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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…



    A Buddhist Peacemaker Born in Vietnam in 1926, Thich Nhat Hanh has been a peacemaker since his ordination as a Buddhist monk at the age of 16. During the Vietnam War, he helped villagers who were suffering as a result of bombing. He opposed his government’s policies and as a consequence was exiled from his…



    Dr Kai Syng Tan is an artist,  curator, researcher, and consultant who lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University.  She is known for her interdisciplinary/intercultural approach to making interventions in the world around her. She was diagnosed with ADHD in 2015 and since then has become an advocate for the notion of neurodiversity. She initiated a major…


    Dealing with life, death and beyond



    Dusk, a tub full of freshly picked Autumn raspberries, a warm moody sky, and you appear out of nowhere!


    AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIEN GRYPE We’re sitting in a little room at the end of a row of units used as accommodation for the volunteers and residents of New Life Thailand. This room is commonly used for counselling, life-coaching and therapy. Julien sits across the table looking calm despite his busy schedule as a meditation teacher…

  • Bodhicharya Caribbean

    Rinchen came to the Caribbean from England when he was 22 and lived in the Leewards during the ’70s and ’80s working in the islands – and living the life of a lay Buddhist.

  • A Musical Ramble

    Music has been always been important in my life. One of my earliest memories is, as a child, hearing Johnnie Rae singing “Cry”. The lyrics meant nothing but the melody stuck in my head. I would sing along with it but a three-year-old trying to copy the song must have looked and sounded a bit…

  • Tribute to Jack Niland with Love

    The whole story is a fairy tail and as such, it took place in quite difficult circumstances for both of us. But first we need to roll up in time, because the story starts in 1977.

  • The Practical Buddhist: Coming Home

    Teachings on The Joy and Comfort of Buddhism, of Finding Yourself _____________________________________________​ NEW Video Series Based on posts from, this video series by Hanh Niêm, Ronald Hirsch, presents both an easy to understand overview of Buddhist thought on why we suffer and the path to end suffering, and practical techniques on helping you reach that…

  • Summer Days on the Allotment

    “…Just had one of those cuppa teas I didn’t want to end!”… A past statement by a friend echoed in my mind as I quenched my thirst. The temperature has gone up by ten degrees since seven o’clock this morning. Every movement seems an effort, it’s hot, it’s humid, it’s June. I’ve seen three butterflies,…

  • Mindful Heroes – stories of journeys that changed lives

    Mindfulness is well recognised as an effective way to deal with the challenges of modern life. So many people have experienced for themselves the power of allowing things to get better by not making them worse. But hopefully the story doesn’t end there. Might the mindfulness journey also prove to be an expression of a…

  • Never Give Up: from Living and Dying in Peace

    No matter what is going on Never give up Develop the heart Too much energy in your country Is spent developing the mind Instead of the heart Be compassionate Not just to your friends But to everyone Be compassionate Work for peace In your heart and in the world Work for peace And I say…