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Beginnings and endings

Posted by Simon Parke, 30 Oct 2014

Welcome to the morning of Day 4 on the Beautiful Life retreat at Abbey House in Glastonbury.

It’s a great honour to have you joining with us; we are a world-wide community on retreat.

And here by the haunting and dismantled ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, we’re pondering endings and beginnings this morning… because life is impermanent and life is change…

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Goodbye to regret

Posted by Simon Parke, 29 Oct 2014

It’s the evening of Day 3 of the Beautiful Life retreat at Abbey House in Glastonbury.

Welcome once again if you’re retreating with us, wherever you are.

And however you are.

One of the themes today has been letting go.

So often, life arises in us not by acquiring something new but through letting go of something old…

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The secondary self

Posted by Simon Parke, 29 Oct 2014

The morning of Day 3 on the Beautiful Life retreat at Abbey House.

Welcome once again to the retreat, present here wherever you are in the world.

We light a candle for you every day.

This morning, we’ll be reflecting on some words written by the poet Ted Hughes…

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Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

This is a silent retreat, set amid the beauty of Devon on the edge of Dartmoor. The silence is punctuated by mediations and sessions, during which Simon will use material and themes from his book, The Journey Home (formerly published as The Beautiful Life).

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