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Slow train coming

  The space is pervaded with green, with the chirping of birds and the sweet smell of pollen. We are in the countryside of Dordogne, and it would be difficult for anyone to find a more idyllic setting. In general, I try not to read the news, especially here, but whenever I do, that idyllic image is replaced by another one: the slow train, picking up speed downhill. The machine engineers are incompetent and instead of stopping it and repairing the faults with care, they keep on loading it with coal. Its lights are on in the darkness; they illuminate only the small patch in front, so the passengers could see the end, but only in a fashion.  Why are we in a such a hurry to destroy our civilisation? Do we have so much that we are bored with it? There was this boredom in the air before the epidemic in 2020. I had the feeling that people, especially the young ones, were waiting eagerly for something to happen. Anything. Just not that day after day boredom. They were trying to shake it off –

No Rules Apply

The latest adventure of Kunga Gyaltsen, our correspondent in Nangchen, Neten Gompa

A pilgrimage to Dza Pagye Mani Rima - The 'Mani wall'of Dza Patrul Rinpoche

Tibetan Buddhism in the Dordogne, a brief history

News from Nangchen

Summer in Dordogne

The history of the Chateau de Fosseuse

The Chateau de Fosseuse


A Story about Aunt Mary, Uncle Pete and the Dragon of Conceit

The tree train

Buddha lite

Spring at Kagyu Ling, Manchester

The beautiful Montchardon

Some words of politics

Some rambling about stars, Amazon and space travel

Spring in Mexico City

Looking for the self

Spring in Hyde Park

The locked river