Archive for August, 2006

August 29th, 2006

I know, I know we are a little late getting the show out! Please bear with us we hope to get it out in the next couple of days! Warm thanks to Phil Becque and Martin Althoff for their help with sound. Thank you for your patience. Children on holiday etc!

One exciting development, we are working with Bodhisattva Productions to provide you with video content very soon!

August 14th, 2006

If you would know about sound, compression, etc we would really benefit from your help. We really need a hand from someone who can help us understand ‘all the dials’ and improve our recording. I am a quick learner but need some help! If you can help it would be great to hear from you and we would be very grateful, get in touch…

August 14th, 2006

Great party on Saturday night, special thanks to everyone who came, some from very long distances! We had a great time and pictures will follow!

August 11th, 2006

For anyone who knows us, there is a party/late one garden/live music/tents food/drink session at our place this weekend, starting Saturday afternoon, if you want to stay, bring a tent! If you play one, bring an instrument… We have tried to reach our friends, some to no avail…so If you would like to come, send us an email and we will send you directions!

August 11th, 2006

Another gem from the mighty Jim. Jim Burtles sent this to me today. Its another ‘share me’ email, but I like it…
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar… and the coffee…

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.  When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar.  He shook the jar lightly and the pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.  The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.  The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognise that this jar represents your life.  The golf balls are the important things.  Your family, your children, your faith, your health, your friends, and your favourite passions; things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.  The pebbles are the other things that matter; your job, your house, and your car.  The sand is everything else; the small stuff.
If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.  The same goes for life.  If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.  Play with your children.  Take time to get medical checkups.  Take your partner out to dinner.  Play another 18.  There will always be time to clean the house and fix the waste disposal.  Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.  Set your priorities.  The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee
The professor smiled.  “I’m glad you asked.  It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

August 8th, 2006

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It just keeps getting better!

August 8th, 2006

Ok, we have started Joyrise, our new daily podcast! Let us know what you think.

August 8th, 2006

Well, as of  yesterday and interview I did some 6 months ago for John McClumpha of Podlounge has just been featured on the front page of their site

Thank you John for featuring us!

August 5th, 2006

Tonights show begins with a talk on a great vow and includes:

  1. Faith and courage
  2. Original desire of the Buddha
  3. Deeper the roots
  4. US troops at Gatwick
  5. Now thats what I call a great vow

Karen has some great shownotes and reads an experience from Henry Leong from Singapore, Shout outs to everyone and the challenges facing SGI France.

Music from tonights show comes from Natives of the New Dawn, their song is called Good Day and you can get it from the Podsafe Music Network. We also played, Building our own Future with kind permission from Howard Jones. Howard has a great album called Revolution of the Heart
Have a wonderful week!

August 2nd, 2006

Summer Celebration

Young lovers walking hand in hand
Their footsteps joined upon the sand
The red sunset they view with awe
And through it all the Mystic Law

Ducklings all swimming in a line
They dive so deep but come up fine
Into the sky their parents soar
And through it all the Mystic Law

From flower to flower fly busy bees
Fat and furry but fly with easy
Cute squirrels on their fir cones gnaw
And through it all the Mystic Law

Small children paddle in the sea
But run when waves reach to their knee
They love ice-cream and want some more
And through it all the Mystic Law

Seed pods exploding all around
To start new life within the ground
While roses produce hips and haws
And through it all the Mystic Law

Bright butterflies adorn the air
From flashing swifts they must beware
Poppies in corn fields we adore
And through it all the Mystic Law

The hares that love to box and fight
Strange birdsong that we hear at night
The baby deer we think we saw
And through it all the Mystic Law

The cold drinks that go down a treat
The deckchair gets us off our feet
Sunburn that makes us really sore
And through it all the Mystic Law

Strawberries and cream that we love so
Days by the river, nice and slow
As England score runs we all roar
And through it all the Mystic Law

The days draw in, leaves start to fall
As autumn comes to claim us all
The long hot days are here no more
And through it all the Mystic Law

Bob Kemp 25th July 2006

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