Having completed one year of pandemic lockdown and with the regeneration of nature outside the door, the atmosphere seems to have become more positive with more people on the streets and children playing in the parks. Let’s hope that this augurs a recurrence of life as we knew it before the restrictions brought about by the spread of the virus.
In the magazine there is a wide range of interesting articles. A young man from Toronto, Gabriel Evans, has examined the present situation regarding bullying and penned an incisive analysis of the current state of affairs in Bullying: A New Approach.
Monica Wilde, in her observations regarding the tragedy of losing someone, has pondered just what sort of world is now appearing post-pandemic in her article The Birth of a New World.
David Russell has looked back on his life and the life of his father in Byken Matsukawa. He relates the circumstances surrounding the internment of his Japanese father on the Isle of Man during the Second World War.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, artist and activist, died aged 101 and lived according to his conviction that “small is beautiful”: the last of the beat generation, his poem The World is a Beautiful Place takes into account the good and the bad that we are destined to experience in life.
Please read and enjoy the many other articles in this edition.
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Wishing everyone a long and healthy life in the coming year.
THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA: Sutta
BULLYING: A NEW APPROACH: Gabriel Evans
POSITIVE NEWS: Gavin Haines
THE BIRTH OF A NEW WORLD: Monica Wilde
NEVER GIVE UP: Living and Dying in Peace
BYKEN MATSUKAWA: David Russell
NIRVANA: THE WATERFALL: Shunryu Suzuki
THE DALAI LAMA’S CAT: Pat Little
ON LINE BOOKSHOP: Bodhicharya Bookshop.
CREAMY CARROT SOUP: Charmaine Solomon
THE WHITE MAN’S BURDEN: Ron Hirsch
THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE: Ferlinghetti
CHINESE POEMS: Po Chü-i
ST DAVID’S DAY: Ianthe Pickles
THE LIGHT ON THE SHORE: Karine Polwort
LATIN FINGER STYLE: Stephanie Jones