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It’s All About What We Don’t Know

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Yesterday we spent some enjoyable time in the centre of London visiting the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) for one of their lunchtime lectures. These are free lectures and can often provide an … Continue reading

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Education and the Higher Self

“The troubles of the interior life increasingly dominated his thoughts. He found an intersection between the private and the public.” – Salman Rushdie From his novel, ‘Joseph Anton’* The inspiration for today’s post comes from a comment sent to us … Continue reading

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Paralympic Enlightenment

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We’re back to the Olympics and although the fever is somewhat subdued compared with a couple of weeks ago, the nation has awoken to the action of the Paralympics. The opening ceremony was called Enlightenment, which in itself is a … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligences and Political Opinions

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There’s a curious column written by Simon Jenkins in today’s Guardian, in which he discusses our political opinions and allegencies, and where they come from. He references a book by Jonathan Haidt, called The Righteous Mind, on the subject of … Continue reading

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The Essence of Zen, and a Trip to Kyoto

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A train trip to Kyoto and back again in the course of a dull, cloudy, cold day with occasional showers. Not very easy travelling on an unfamiliar railway system, but well worth the effort to visit three quite different temples … Continue reading

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