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The space man

Posted by Simon Parke, 31 Oct 2014

It’s the morning of Day 5 at the Beautiful Life retreat at Abbey House.

We’ll soon be packing up, stripping our beds, saying our goodbyes and travelling half-knowing but whole-hearted back to Blighty.

We’ve pondered space while we’ve been here this week which brings us to our morning meditation, our last of the retreat

It’s called The Space Man. ...

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Bonfire of sanities

Posted by Simon Parke, 30 Oct 2014

It’s the evening of Day 4 of the Beautiful Life retreat at Abbey House.

After six hours of silence, we’ve been relaxing this evening with some wonderful home-grown entertainment and a bonfire beneath the Glastonbury sky.

I’ve crept in from the bonfire to write this, (don’t tell anyone) but not before the toasted marsh mallows and sparklers.

Apart from wood, various things have been thrown on the fire…mostly shame though…

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Beginnings and endings

Posted by Simon Parke, 30 Oct 2014

Welcome to the morning of Day 4 on the Beautiful Life retreat at Abbey House in Glastonbury.

It’s a great honour to have you joining with us; we are a world-wide community on retreat.

And here by the haunting and dismantled ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, we’re pondering endings and beginnings this morning… because life is impermanent and life is change…

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Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

This is a silent retreat, set amid the beauty of Devon on the edge of Dartmoor. The silence is punctuated by mediations and sessions, during which Simon will use material and themes from his book, The Journey Home (formerly published as The Beautiful Life).

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