Category Archives: wildlife

Rewilding with George Monbiot and Alan Watson Featherstone.

You would have had to book well in advance to get a seat in Exeter University’s Forum last week. The auditorium was packed, and an air of quiet expectation permeated the room. We weren’t disappointed. Within minutes, George Monbiot’s powerful … Continue reading

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The Grit in the Grease

For those of you who’ve been wondering where I’m making my connections between cycling, meditation and other Buddhist ideas, here’s a draft of the prologue to my forthcoming travelogue. I’d love to know what you think. Prologue: The Grit in … Continue reading

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Form, Emptiness and the Great Tit of Zen

Mindfulness. Pedalling around all over the place is all very well, but sometimes I need stillness and contemplation. In his book The Power of Now, Ekhart Tolle says that he has “lived with several Zen Masters – all of them … Continue reading

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Cycle-touring: A Spiritual Practice?

This little video from Michael Stone gets right to the reasons why my cycle-touring seems, to me, so much more than just riding a bike. My trips have led me to let go of attachments to my ideas of the … Continue reading

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Some of you may find it hard to believe, but I find commuting on my bike around these parts an absolute privilege.

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