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all-things-bright-and-beautiful

All things bright and beautiful…..

Recently my grandson, now 5, tried to pick a stinging nettle. Of course, he stung his hand and ran to ...
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The Suppressed Perfectionist

The Suppressed Perfectionist

I have never identified myself as a perfectionist. No way, that is not me at all, I relax and go ...
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mindfully not right

Mindfully not right – and that’s ok

It’s the first of April.  April fool’s day. And I feel like a fool. I woke up this morning just ...
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When the moon follows you

When the moon follows you…

Hello all and warm wishes from the Membership team! This week's blog has been a hard one to write. I ...
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from Mindfulness to Insight

From Mindfulness to Insight I thought I would write a little about how our book From Mindfulness to Insight came ...
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Out of the Blue – Vin’s random inspirations

Out of the Blue – Vin’s random inspirations

Reflections on hearing that Mary Oliver has died. The poet Ezra Pound once said that “literature is news that stays ...
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living mindfully with loss

Living Mindfully with Loss

Big blue skies and so much sunlight – it felt good to be alive and waving to my son as ...
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reflections on insight

Reflections on Insight

Within the last month I’ve had the pleasure of teaching on two “Insight” courses with Heather Regan-Addis and Choden, both ...
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Heather’s Musings

mindfulness of birds

Mindfulness of Birds

One of the things I love about my home in Scotland is the birds. The little birds that come to ...
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homeward-bound

Homeward Bound

It is my last day in India. We have empowerments this morning with Tai Situpa Rinpoche and then our teachings ...
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mindful musings in India

Mindful Musings in India

I am in India this week for year four of a six or seven year training in Mahamudra meditation. The ...
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ambling-along-in-engaged-mindfulness

Ambling along in Engaged Mindfulness

On Saturday I travelled from Scotland to London for the People’s Vote march. I stopped on the way in Manchester ...
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Kristine’s WonderWords

The real work - Wendell Berry

The real work – Wendell Berry

It may be that when we no longer know what to dowe have come to our real work, and that ...
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Daily - Naomi Shihab Nye 

Daily – Naomi Shihab Nye 

These shriveled seeds we plant,corn kernel, dried bean,poke into loosened soil,cover over with measured fingertips These T-shirts we fold intoperfect ...
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In the beginning - David Whyte

In the beginning – David Whyte

Sometimes simplicity riseslike a blossom of firefrom the white silk of your own skin.You were there in the beginningyou heard ...
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For suffering – John O’Donohue

For suffering – John O’Donohue

May you be blessed in the holy names of thoseWho, without you knowing it,Help to carry and lighten your pain ...
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