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Fifty Years Fifty Voices: Atula (Highlights)

On Thu, 30 June, 2022 - 14:35
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I had to come into relationship with what was happening to me. I couldn’t run away any longer.

Atula Annals:

In 1968 I was in my hometown, Whitstable, Kent, struggling as a self-employed carpenter. Getting myself into terrible debt.

In 1978 I was living and working on-site as the foreman and worker (mainly worker!) in the Sukhavati/Old Fire Station/LBC building project. It was the last phase. I’d been involved with the ‘Friends’ for 7-8 years and ordained 2 years. Some time after this I began leading twice-weekly study groups on the prophetic books of William Blake with Prakasha for a long time.

In 1988 Prakasha and I began doing a psychosynthesis training course together. (1988-1995).

In 1998 I was running mixed retreats at Rivendell, leading group work and working as a therapist.

In 2008 I was doing similar things to 1998. I’d also ordained Cittavasin and Nagasamaya in [?2004], when I was 60.

In 2018 I’m doing similar things to 2008 and 1998, but I’ve also been running the ‘River of Soul’ courses [‘An in depth series of workshops to experience soul and healing through myth, poetry and fairy tale.’]. I’ve been President of the West London Buddhist Centre for 2 years.

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