The Message of Wesak, for You

Wesak is known for being the most important of the Buddhist festivals, celebrating the birthday of Buddha and marking his enlightenment and his death. For me, Wesak is much more than that, and it has significance for all souls everywhere.

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Respecting your Dreams

The opportunity to dream is precious, and many people underestimate the significance of dreaming for our health, wellbeing and spirituality. Doctors stress the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, but do not recognise that the problems deriving from insomnia stem as much from lost dreaming time as from the more conventional explanations of stress, diet and lifestyle.

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Easter’s Reminder of the Greatest Prize

I write as the Easter Full Moon comes into its climax, and, fittingly, at this time of completion, a heavy fire burns out of control on the mountains opposite my home, consuming old bracken and other dying vegetation and covering the skies with grey fog. Whether the fire was started maliciously or not I do not know, but even though it is creating grievous damage, it is serving to prepare the ground for new life.

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Life, Death, and the Equinox

On Sunday, day and night will be in equal balance as the mystery of the Equinox is felt on Earth once again.

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The Perseid Meteors in the Dark of the Moon

Perseus is expelling his fire once again, as he does every year, but this year is different in that his expression of stellar light and life, the Perseid meteors, comes at the time of the Dark of the Moon.

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Kennedy and Blatter, United at the June Full Moon

This week has been remarkable for memorable events, most notably the scandal enveloping Fifa and which has seen the promised resignation of Sepp Blatter, and also, at the same time, the unexpected death of Charles Kennedy.

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Wesak, Mobilising the Light

In the early hours of Monday, the moon will be full in the sign of Taurus, and it will be Wesak once again, the one time in the year that the great Lord Buddha returns to our world to give us directly the love and the blessing of God.

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A Solar Eclipse Creating the Future

Over a few hours on Friday, the Moon will come to cover and obscure our Sun in a rare total solar eclipse: night will fall during the day and the stars will come out, and it will be extraordinary.

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