My sister and I wish to thank everybody for your very kind and thoughtful messages of condolence after the the passing away of our mum on March 18, 2015. I have take an extract from your message with your first initial and country.

Here are extracts from messages of condolences from family and friends of my mother. I had regularly told stories of my mother on retreats. I have included extracts from messages of condolences from the Sangha. (more…)

See link to photos of funeral service at foot of this page.

From Judy (my sister), to friends and family

This is just to let you know my Mum passed away peacefully yesterday morning (18th March). It would have been around 11.30 on St. Patrick’s Day your time in the UK.  She really had a wonderful life and to reach almost 95 (April 7) with a great degree of dignity, still able to care for herself within the nursing home and still walk around with the aid of a walker and feed herself without assistance. (more…)

You would think by now that we would all be mega-experts on matters of love. In our day to day life, we can hardly escape it. The endless streams of television soap operas and films deal with issues of the heart and the complexity of human relationships. Endless pop, rock, R&B, rap, and all the other forms of music sing about love. Poetry, novels, plays and the arts are all about love. Love, love, love… (more…)

I watch occasionally on YouTube a TED (Technology, Education, Design) talk which claims to “challenge our core beliefs in search of deeper truth, while we celebrate the thinkers, dreamers and mavericks who dare to offer bold new alternatives.” (more…)

March 8, 2015 marks International Women’s Day. The UN and the majority of the nations of the world need to co-operate together to place pressure on the United States to pass laws to give women in the US a real voice in the running of America. (more…)

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