Archive for November 2009

A poem by Hafiz

Noise Is a cruel ruler Who is always imposing Curfews While Stillness and quiet Break open the vintage Bottles Awake the real Band. ‘Curfew’ by Hafiz – from The Gift

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Note on places to go – retreat (and my month retreat ahead)

For deepening your practice I’d recommend looking at the possibility of taking your self on retreat, for a week or weekend. There are all kinds – led and silent – in some beautiful places throughout the country, including urban retreat centres. Browse possibilities on the Retreat Association or the Good Retreat Guide websites. It was…

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The Belonging and Heimat Project

Last night I went to a talk at the Garden Museum near Lambeth Bridge, once obscure, now an eco-icon to the history and future of gardening and our human connection with the land. The event was called ‘Landscape and Belonging’ and the speaker was Professor John Rodwell, a research fellow who has been setting up…

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