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  • Editorial: January 2024

    Editorial: January 2024

    Our actions are the ground on which we stand. (From The Fifth Remembrance, Thich Nhat Hanh.) Sir Nicholas Winton died in July 2015 at the age of 106. He was dubbed the “British Schindler”, having helped rescue  669 Czechoslovakian children, most of them Jewish, from an impending invasion by Germany and preventing their murder by…

  • Cauliflower Leaves with Potatoes

    Cauliflower Leaves with Potatoes

    Cooking time:: 15 – 20 minutes leaves of 1 cauliflower ( chopped fine) 1 medium potato (peeled and chopped into 8 pieces) 1 teaspoonful of coriander powder 1/4 teaspoonful of chopped chillies 1/4 teaspoonful of turmeric 1 teaspoon of amchoor 1/2 teaspoon of salt Bahhgaar (Whole spices are browned in hot oil or ghee before…

  • Holy Isle Retreat: Maeve O’Sullivan

    this wee island birthed from Lamlash Bay * * * mandala garden – a pair of chaffinches over the daffodil beds * * * Good Friday: a blackbird moves the earth by the Buddha’s thigh * * * fragrant rosemary in the wish-fulfilment garden mother’s roast lamb * * * mistle thrush the birding website…

  • Sir Nicholas Winton

    Sir Nicholas Winton

    What seemed so poignant to me about the film Schindler’s List was the cool, unabbreviated examination of man’s inhumanity to man in the context of the holocaust. The story concerns the relocation of the Polish Jews from Krakow in late 1939, shortly after the beginning of the second world war. (Such a momentous faux pas…

  • November Editorial

    November Editorial

    You learn something every day if you pay attention. In this issue, Anne Katrin Voss has been interviewed by Michele Sisto.  Anne started her studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Dusseldorf.  Entering late into education at the age of 45, Anne pioneered Multi-cultural Constellation Work with refugees, some suffering the trauma caused by…

  • Anne Katrin Voss: Interview

      Michele Can you tell us about yourself and briefly about your background in education? Anne Katrin Well, a lot of people ask me why I usually wear orange or purple clothes and a lot of people ask me whether I had been an Osho follower: I never was actually. As you can see behind…

  • Autumn Editorial

    Autumn Editorial

    Autumn teaches us the beauty of letting go. Growth requires release – it’s what the trees do. Aloha Ka’ala The season’s change has brought to mind the necessity of understanding the nature of impermanence.  The trees are shedding leaves in the gales. In Canada, this time of year is rightly called ‘the fall’.  Sheltered inside the…

  • A Sea Change

    A Sea Change

    Fife Shipyard used to be one of the greatest boatbuilders in the world. I believe it’s still there at Fairlie – just a way south of Greenock on Scotland’s west coast. In 1929 they built their most successful racing yacht, a classic metre-class boat, Caryl, the only British metre-class yacht to race against the Yanks…

  • Edinburgh Festival 2023

    Edinburgh Festival 2023

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  • Falafel


    INGREDIENTS 650g canned chickpeas, drained 1 red onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 100g wholemeal bread 2 small red chillies 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp chopped coriander, plus extra to garnish 1/4 cup of yoghurt 100g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs vegetable oil for deep frying salt and pepper to taste TO SERVE tomato and cucumber…

  • Lecture du poeme le chant de la DAKINI par Yumma Mudra

    Lecture du poeme le chant de la DAKINI par Yumma Mudra

  • Holiday and Postcard from Bodhicittaland

    Holiday and Postcard from Bodhicittaland

            Holiday  I’ve booked my holiday to an exotic place, the cost is priceless, the journey endless, the signposts glisten, the way is near, not far away   I need to pack some precious jewels I make my choice:   Kindness and Generosity Compassion and Gratitude Patience and Tolerance   Respect and…

  • Editorial


      May your hands always be busy, May your feet always be swift, May you have a strong foundation, When the winds of changes shift. Bob Dylan: Forever Young. Planet Waves Many Roads for Bodhicharya provides a platform for thought-provoking articles. We hope to engender an interest in many different areas of contemporary thought, current issues,…

  • Helen Sherlock-Jones:  Holy Isle Poetry

    Helen Sherlock-Jones: Holy Isle Poetry

      HOLY ISLE DORMITORY… Quiet, Peaceful, Comfort for me, Time to reflect on what I see. All my buttons are already being pushed, I want it to be over now but this can’t be rushed! Time to go inward and see what is there, I can be Quiet, Peaceful and find Comfort anywhere… It is…

  • 3 Haiku by Monica Kakkar

    3 Haiku by Monica Kakkar

    infinite echoes of primordial waters cadence of a conch ***** haiku 2 freshwater cradle Mansarovar on my mind circumambulate ***** haiku 3 dandelion orb flowers in where nothing is cloudy cup of tea ***** Biography Monica Kakkar is savoring her freedom, peace, silence, and solitude. She is learning to explore, express, connect, and celebrate through…

  • Free School Opens in Delhi:  Good News Network

    Free School Opens in Delhi: Good News Network

    A Dehli police officer who managed to crawl his way out of the city slums as a child is now giving back to poor children who live the lifestyle of skipping school and working odd jobs. With his free school, when class is in session in the parking lot of the famous Red Fort, Than…

  • Holy Island Teaching With Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

    Holy Island Teaching With Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

    The following photos were taken during Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teaching on Holy Island this July.   For a high-definition view click on each photo. All photos by Yeshe Dorje