“No sleep till Tibet” is the name of my album that I share freely courtesy of MacIDOL. Less free, is Tibet. A huge place steeped in history and currently swathed in violence and oppression. Tibet needs her “Ocean of Wisdom”. If there was a Gold Medal of Compassion, surely the Dalai Lama would win? The… Continue reading No sleep till Lhasa
Transport for London (TfL) recently didn’t publish a document that suggested that cyclists that followed the rules of the road were more likely to be killed or injured than those who stuck to the rules. By following the highway code, cyclists are more at risk than those who jump red lights. The report implies that… Continue reading Cycling in the moonlight
Brian Haw has been protesting for peace in Parliament Square, London since the 2nd of June 2001. Here are some pictures of the Parliament Square Peace Protest, I took today. Brian has shown that peace really does work. His peaceful demonstration, has been victorious against even the British government, in 2005 they passed a law,… Continue reading Peace in Parliament Square
I went green today, no I didn’t replace my lightbulbs with energy efficient varieties, I got on my bike. I have already replaced all my light bulbs, I recycle much of my rubbish but what I did today, made me really green. For the first time in about 6 months I dragged my trusty Sirrus… Continue reading Going Green
Frequency Karma is the name of my latest tune. It is about us all becoming enlightened, together, in a sort of Celestine Prophecy “Critical Mass” type of vein. As far as the music goes, I would call it buddhist punk if you measure in genres, but you can call it anything you like.
My 6 year old daughter Jasmine asked me a question yesterday that had me lost for words. She explained how her “friend” from school had said to her that she was going to get her two older brothers to beat her up. Jasmine then asked me: ” Daddy, what does ‘beat me up’ mean? “… Continue reading What does “beat me up” mean?
A Happy Soul Mortality is a subject I have been exploring with a greater depth lately. I am approaching my 40th birthday, so my focus has been drawn to my own existance and demise. What is the meaning? Is there a meaning? I think Buddha might had said that this was an unanswerable question. It… Continue reading Swan Song – Death in Ham
I have once again, let my Tai Chi practice waver a little. Do not despair, the resultant vacuum has not been filled by tv or drugs. I have picked up my classical guitar again, having lessons and even blogging about it in my Guitar Blog. Guitar practice is a great meditation. I can lose myself… Continue reading Guitar – a new meditation
Earthlings is a heart breaking documentary by Shaun Monson, featuring the music of Moby and the narrative talents of Joaquin Phoenix. It explores the relationship of earthlings – the inhabitants of earth. It spells out the misery that humans inflict on our fellow earthlings, drawing on similarities with The Holocaust it pulls no punches, and… Continue reading Calling all Earthlings
Bamboo, my new Master My Tai Chi class concluded with a drawing of Bamboo. John explained that in China, bamboo is a very special thing. He used it to represent our Tai Chi learning. The knobbly bit represents the class, the long smooth section the practice. Notice that the sprouts grow from the knobbly part.… Continue reading Fun with Bamboo