A time of differentiation

A time of differentiation
This is the second attempt at writing an editorial for this newsletter. I was satisfied with the first. It sat on the computer for a couple of days while a few other pieces assembled. And then… suddenly became hopelessly left behind by events. A sign of what we are living through. Major events now unfold ...

Love and hate form the landscape

Love and hate form the landscape
It’s been a grim week from many perspectives. Just over a week ago 49 LGBTQ people were killed in an Orlando night club. A mere few days ago Jo Cox, a young MP in the UK, known for her advocacy for refugees, was brutally murdered while coming out of her surgery. To list these two ...

Time in community

Time in community
In our new year newsletter, we wished you sustenance to match the intensity of the challenges you face. We hoped that the support of loved ones and the solidarity of a wider community would be part of that sustenance. Now we are able to offer you an opportunity to spend some time in community with ...

Happy New Year!

It’s a New Year! And we at the Centre very much wish that 2016 will turn out to be good to you, your loved ones, and all living beings. Whatever your personal experience of last year, there’s no doubt that the defining public events of the year were often grim, rather than uplifting. And realistically ...

On the edge of awareness

On the edge of awareness
The bluebells were glorious in the nearby woods recently. There’s an opened patch where the trees are thinner and a multitude of them blaze for a short few weeks in every direction. On one of my visits I saw a dog sniffing its way through leafy debris. I thought, how sad that the dog will ...

The sap is rising

I love Spring – the peace of winter shattered daily by dozens of small birds piping their concerto. There is still snow up on the hills beyond our garden, and the river is running full with meltwater. The farmer has moved his pregnant ewes into the field bordering our rickety fence, providing both distraction and ...

Facing 2015

On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you.* January is traditionally the time we all offer each other the best wishes for the coming year and look back on the year that is behind us. So let us start by sincerely wishing you ...

The World calls to us now urgently

The World calls to us now urgently
We send our love and best wishes to colleagues and friends shocked by recent events in France, Pakistan, and Nigeria, to name but three. The world calls to us now urgently. Each of us is called to think, feel, speak and act more wisely, more connectedly and powerfully. Each of us is called to bring ...