20 Quotes from Pope Francis. A Voice in the World.


Despite being wrapped up in the conservative tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis does not mince his words when it comes to issues close to his heart. (more…)

It is time to make joints (of marijuana)

available over the shop counter.

Weed might do some people a world of good.

I first smoked weed (marijuana) in a cave on the Matala beach in Crete with some other hippies in the Summer of Love in 1967. I never looked back from those weeks on that Greek island. I smoked marijuana and hashish from time to time in Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Laos and the rest of south east Asia. Ancient India regarded marijuana as a sacred plant owing to its medicinal properties. Hippies also adopted the tradition of thanking God (Siva) after inhaling smoke from a joint. Boom Shankar (The Sound of Siva).. (more…)

Silent Meditation Retreat in Qu bec,

with Jaya Ashmore (Open Dharma)

August 14th to 21st, 2015

In Sutton, QC, Canada

Meditation, deep rest, yoga, nature and teachings

A week of exploration and inquiry

In English and in French (with translations)

Retreat offered entirely on dana (on donation)

For more information or for registration (limited spaces), please write to: quebec@opendharma.org

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or visit: www.opendharma.org

Leaflet in English: http://www.spun-shop.com/redir/3c0361

Leaflet in French: http://www.spun-shop.com/redir/d72357



Intentions, Ethics, Action and Consequences.

A Dharma Perspective on wars and moral superiority

(6290 words)


Ignorance and Conflict

Ethics, Intentions, Actions and Consequences

Action and Suffering

Buddhists and War

Enquiry into so-called Cause and Effect

Powerfully armed countries, such as USA, UK, France and Israel, and military organisations, such as NATO, propagate our moral superiority over threats, real and imagined, from other nation states or political/pseudo religious organisations, such as found in the Arab/Islamic world. (more…)

A non-residential weekend retreat

In Brighton

 Stress, Mindfulness and Liberation

Christopher Titmuss


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