I just listened to a very interesting podcast from Sam Harris the American neuroscientist, philosopher and author. In the podcast he interviews Michael Pollen about his new book ‘How to … Continue reading How to change your mind.
“One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the … Continue reading The Snow Man – Wallace Stevens
A short video on painter, Gert Johan Manschot.
Most people are familiar with the (originally Japanese) form of poetry known as Haiku.
I have just returned from a week long intensive meditation retreat or sesshin at Kodoji Zendo. It was one of the most difficult and rewarding things I have done.
I’m about to head into Sesshin ( a meditation retreat) for the next 7 days. So I will be untethered, uncontactable and off-grid for that time. This seems like a … Continue reading Untethered.
Dogen Zenji was a Japanese Buddhist priest, writer and poet who lived in the early 13th Century. Garry Snyder is a teacher, poet, essayist and travel writer who lives today … Continue reading Blue Mountains.
This, from one of my favourite writers, Peter Matthiessen: