Tag Archives: Zen

Mindfulness Update for Educators and Parents

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It seems a tipping point has been reached with regard to ‘mindfulness’ and it being a regular part of our national and international conversations. It’s only a few years since ‘mindfulness’ was first mentioned on television or radio, but is … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd and the Spirit of Creativity

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Last night’s fascinating documentary on the making of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” (BBC4) illustrated again what it means to be “in the zone” in order to be creative and to be focused on the task in hand. When … Continue reading

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The History of the World – And The Gove Curriculum

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This time last year, we were visiting Kyoto and enjoying the Zen gardens of Ryoan-ji temple. The simplicity of the form was mesmerising. The dullness of the afternoon took nothing away from the awe-inspiring experience of simply sitting there and … Continue reading

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The Culture of Education

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The word ‘culture’ seems to be endlessly fascinating, and very often quite confusing. We talk about ‘high culture’, middle class culture, working class culture, the culture of schools, the culture of homes, the culture of the workplace, and so on. … Continue reading

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Sports, Personalities, Characters, Intelligences

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There was a tremendous amount of interest in this year’s BBC sports review/awards programme last night – “BBC (UK) Sports Personality of the Year” – which was won by the amazing Bradley Wiggins. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/shortcuts/2012/dec/17/bbc-sports-personality-of-year-2012-best-moments http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/20748902 We’ve written some fulsome praise … Continue reading

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Waging Heavy Peace

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Lessons for Peace and Spiritual Intelligence. Samurai culture appears to be much misunderstood. Many people find it hard to get beyond the images of flashing swords, exotic suits of armour and epic battles. If we think about the martial arts, … Continue reading

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