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Solar installation – phase 2

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David, the solar project’s master electrician, and Shane from Ethos were here Tuesday to complete the wiring among panels and the connection to the main electrical panels on back of guesthouse. These cover all our buildings in the vicinity: founder’s … Continue reading

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Solar installation – phase 1

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Delayed by the snow storms of April’s first half; then, after a quick melt with dry, sunny weather; the solar installation started April 25th. On hand were Alicia the main contractor, Shane, Eric, Isaac, and Shayna. All the work went … Continue reading

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Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait”

Tonight at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall I received unexpected medicine. Almost by accident, created by bad weather, I took Josephine, a dear elder and friend from Oxford (UK) who has been my classical music mentor, to a Chicago Symphony concert. We … Continue reading

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New touches

Liberation Park is undergoing a name change to Kevala Retreat, reflected in the banner above. Stay tuned for further explanations and eventually a new website. Please note the additions to the Menu Bar: Local Events are sessions with local … Continue reading

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Thinking About Meditation

In a couple of talks at last weekend’s retreat hosted by the Theosophical Society (Wheaton, IL), I offered broad scope perspectives on meditation practice. These perspectives are based on early Buddhist teachings and apply especially to meditation within a Buddhist … Continue reading

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