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spiritual materialism

Posted by Simon Parke, 22 Dec 2014

Spiritual materialism, a phrase coined by Chogyam Trungpa, is what happens when we ask our ego to look after our search for truth.

Our ego doesn’t panic at the request… merely adopts the spiritual teaching for its own ends…

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A blessing

Posted by Simon Parke, 19 Dec 2014

A blessing on your wonderful life:

May now the armies within, which struggle, begin to make peace…

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Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Dec 2014

My poem of the week is ‘Stopping by woods on a snowy evening’ by the American poet Robert Frost.

It was written in New Hampshire, 1923…

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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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