Freely distributing "the heart of mindful relationships" and helping the strong

Dear X
I've  been reminded recently of a controversial aphorism: "Help the Strong".
This morning I realised what my working definition of "the strong" is ie those who have been receptive to one of your two-day trainings or to some other formalised structure to support individual growth eg Hastings Buddhist Centre, as supported by a guy called Vidyakaya*.

Rather than give everyone who attended your training here a copy of your book, prompted by my partner", I want to practice freelending (and possibly timebanking at the same time). Buying a stock of just 10 books from you, I'll promote the book to those who came to your last years training, lend the book for a month to anyone who wants to borrow it (including an advert for it in the forthcoing fortnightly newspaper I'm launching at St Leonards Warrior Square Station), and deliver/collect it on my bike using timebanked hours where possible. 

For those who haven't seen Maria's advert for her book, here it is: 

* And here is Vidyakaya:

A plea for team-building as the pre-requisite of community-building

Dear X
Let me just mark this stage of the "story" by stating that I believe you can achieve great things in St Leonards in the context of a strong team that is deeply committed to working through conflicts. To use Maria's words (paraphrased): "Wherever there is more than one person, there is conflict. Wherever the conflict is expressed there is a dispute. Wherever there is conflict or dispute, an authentic exploration of needs and values enables healing that no other process achieves."
The vision that I had for you, Patsy Solanki, Sue C & Ms Z last autumn was of "a sisterhood", providing mutual support that enabled you, amongst other things, to get the best out of me in making my contribution to "a more caring and sharing St Leonards", to which I am deeply committed, though often feel under-resourced. Thus, some difficulties in life I too postpone handling, striving to treat people with respect as I do so.
Of course I balance this by asking: Why postpone your integration (& integrity) any longer?
Kind regards/ Lots of love (whichever you prefer)

Also - I've experimented in many ways with filming. I'd really value it if you subscribed and let me know what filming could enhance your connection with others and help  develop a "more caring & sharing community" around you?


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Questioning a teacher on the fundamental nature of things

Thank you Surata, for being such a sport at the Triratna International Festival 2012.