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Happy New Cheese!

Yesterday Gesine and I had a business meeting to review the financial sustainability of this year's work. There have been fewer participants at key events, and at times we’ve reluctantly dipped into our savings. I was reminded of a parable I read almost twenty years ago, Who Moved My Cheese? in which people get used to a regular supply of their favourite “cheese”, whether it's money, security ...
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The gift of gratitude

Open grave strewn with flowers
On Saturday I accompanied Shantigarbha to the funeral of his Buddhist teacher, Sangharakshita — founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. It was the first time I had participated in a Buddhist funeral ceremony. Sangharakshita was 93 years old, and had started the community 50 years ago. The community has grown over the years and is now spread over six continents, so people came to t...
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