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an odd boy - volume three [paperback] By Doc Togden
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Volume Three of an odd boy tells of the foundation course at Farnham Art School from ’70 to ’72. At Hatch Mill—the warren of wonders—the author steps out of time into a world... More > of creative camaraderie where every meeting is a scene from a surrealist play. ’72 marked the end of the ’60s gestalt. Before the final curtain call however, a tumult of bizarre scenes tumble across the panchromatic stage: strange liaisons with transient heroes and heroines of the lost time; the Farnham Blues Festival; and, ‘the religion of Art’ entwined with burlesque love stories. He meets with Liverpool Poets – Adrian Henry and Roger McGough. Poetry and oil painting co-mingle with loves won and lost. He finds himself—for a bare month—as a rising star on the British Blues scene – but with the death of Jimi Hendrix, it’s the end of an era. He steps off the stage, takes to the road – and arrives, ironically, at the ever-familiar crossroads.< Less
The Book of Robert By Doc & Caroline Togden
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Composed and illustrated by Robert’s family and closest friends – this is a personal book. We are all unique - but those who counted Robert as a friend agree that he deserved the... More > description more than most: in distinct and different ways. His personality contained delightful and surprising contradictions: he took life seriously and humorously – affectionately and satirically. Those who knew him were proud to call him their friend – and it is hoped that this book, limited as it is, will serve as a reminder of a hero, biker, artist, musician, wit, kind-hearted practical joker, and committed Buddhist whose name was Düd’dül Dorje. What would he have achieved had he lived a fill life-span? All that can be said is that he would have been a valued friend, an association to cherish, and a person to respect and admire.< Less
The Legendary Rabbit of Death - volume one [paperback] By Ræchel Togden
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The Rabbit of Death lives in the ‘Cave of Everlasting Terror’. He rides out each day on his huge motorcycle to bring humorous chaos to the lives of rabbits in need of change. They greet... More > him with trepidation, as he can be gruff and strange - but he is a kindly figure, even though he has a strange and startling way of helping. The rabbits he helps, join him in his mysterious world becoming the Rabbits of: Peace, Special Powers, Rainbows and Flyingness. But there are villains in the small Welsh rabbit town - the horrible chain-smoking rats Morgoth and Sowgoth Gizzardswill. The Rabbit of Death has to deal with them. These stories overflow with humour, word-play, and weird surprises. They carry a heart-warming message: everyone has skills and qualities that can be developed. Anyone can learn to become kind, creative, happy, and exciting.< Less
an odd boy - volume two [paperback] By Doc Togden
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The peak of the British Blues Boom - and Savage Cabbage the band who could have rivalled Cream. At their height they were billed with Rory Gallagher's Taste at 'Colonel Barefoot's Rock Garden' where... More > psychedelic lyrics and electric blues ignited the night. The arts became rampant street-culture - roaring like wildfire from '68 to '70: Doc's exotic final school years. A tragic chaotic emotional hiatus thrusts him choicelessly on stage alone, as a weird solo-Bluesman with a maniacal talk-in. He meets John Martyn, Jo Ann Kelly, and Mike Cooper. Art School looms and Doc finds himself standing alone with his Blues harp and faux-resophonic guitar - waiting for Papa Legba at yet another crossroads ... "Deeply touched by what you wrote" — John Martyn Praise for Volume one: "One spectacular sentence after another - a delight to read" — Deborah Magone "The taste of some exotic food on the tip of the tongue - unsure of what it is you like - but you must try more and more ..." — Colin J. Tozer< Less
Rays of the Sun [paperback] By Ngakpa Chögyam
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In the early days of Vajrayana few Tibetan Lamas visited Britain, and eager students were often prepared to travel considerable distances to receive instruction. Yet some sought out a young... More > Englishman recently returned from the Himalayas. Inspired by the magic and mystery of Tibet, they were keen to discover the lived meaning. Ngak’chang Rinpoche’s teachings were simple, direct, and experiential. The four evening talks contained here deal with the themes studied by everyone exploring Buddhism in depth: the four noble truths, eightfold path, causality, compassion and refuge. This material is discussed in creative contemporary English, and presented from a perspective informed by Dzogchen. Rinpoche was first asked to teach by Gétsulma Tsültrim Zangmo, a Western nun whom Rinpoche named ’ö-Zér Nyima after she received Dzogchen transmissions from him. ’ö-Zér Nyima means Rays of the Sun and this book is dedicated to the memory of this extraordinary English woman.< Less
Tupakka: Sokeaa taluttava opas tuhoon tuomitulla polulla By Kyabjé Jigdrèl Yeshé Dorje Düd'jom Rinpoche
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Loputtomassa ystävällisyydessään vajrayana-harjoittajia kohtaa, Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche viittaa Chögyal Ratna Lingpan, Sang-gyé Lingpan,... More > Rig’dzin Go’demin, Düd’dül Dorjen, gTértön Longselin, Thugchog Dorjen, Dro’dül Lingpan ja Ma-gÇig Labdrönin gTérmoihin kertoakseen epätavallisen näyllisen historian, joka valaisee tupakan haitallista luonnetta. Tupakkaa koskevia varoituksia on paljastettu gTérmoina siitä saakka kun buddhalaisuus levisi ensimmäistä kertaa Tiibetiin, ja siksi aidoilla nyingma-harjoittajilla ei voi olla mitään tekemistä tupakan kanssa. Düd’jom Rinpochen esitys käsittelee suurten gTértöneiden gTérmoissa ilmaistua tupakan demonista aietta, ja siksi se on merkittävä erityisesti niille vajrayana-harjoittajille, jotka luottavat Padmasambhavaan ja gTérma-perinteeseen. Mutta myös muitakin buddhalaisia – ja ihmisiä ylipäänsä – pitäisi kiinnostaa se, että tämänkaltaiset varoitukset ovat olleet olemassa jo kauan ja että ne ovat aika rajuja.< Less
an odd boy - volume one [paperback] By Doc Togden
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Volume one of an odd boy is a memoire of an eccentric aficionado of Bach and Blues, poetry and painting. A portrait of the artist as a lad, set in the experimental cultural ferment of the late 1960s.... More > It is a coming-of-age adventure, both surreal and innocent, humorous and poignant, depicting an era when the Arts set a generation’s imagination on fire. The author’s life is a rare roulette wheel of childhood wonder and tragic debacles; a debilitating stammer and a powerful singing voice; bad luck and fierce good fortune. At 16 he’s travelled far in human experience from the midnight expedition he made to the crossroads at the age of 12.< Less
Relaxing into Meditation [epub] By Ngakma Nor'dzin
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What exercises and practices will help us to live a life free of stress? Ngakma Nor’dzin, a Western Buddhist Lama, guides us through relaxation and breathing exercises that lead into... More > meditation. The meditation methods are described in friendly and accessible language, and will enhance the lives of those who practise them. Meditation is a life skill which increases well-being and creates happier and more fulfilling relationships. Relaxing into meditation draws on her experience teaching in community education. Ngakma Nor'dzin teaches internationally and is also the author of Spacious Passion, an introduction to Buddhist practice.< Less
Relaxing into Meditation [paperback] By Ngakma Nor'dzin
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What exercises and practices will help us to live a life free of stress? Ngakma Nor’dzin, a Western Buddhist Lama, guides us through relaxation and breathing exercises that lead into... More > meditation.  The meditation methods are described in friendly and accessible language, and will enhance the lives of those who practise them. Meditation is a life skill which increases well-being and creates happier and more fulfilling relationships. Relaxing into meditation draws on her experience teaching in community education.  Ngakma Nor'dzin  teaches internationally and is also the author of Spacious Passion, an introduction to Buddhist practice.< Less
Tobak: guiden som leder de blinda längs med en falsk väg som slutar i ett stup By Kyabjé Jigdrèl Yeshé Dorje Düd’jom Rinpoche
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I sin oändliga vänlighet gentemot varjayanautövare citerar Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche från gTérmas utav Chögyal Ratna Lingpa, Sang-gyé Lingpa,... More > Rig’dzin Go’dem, Düd’dül Dorje, gTértön Longsel, Thugchog Dorje, Dro’dül Lingpa, och Ma-gÇig Labdrön, för att förklara den ickeordinära visionära historien som kastar ljus över tobakens skadliga natur. Varningar angående tobak har blivit upptäckta som gTérmas sedan den första spridningen av buddhism i Tibet och därför kan inte autentiska Nyingmautövare förknippa sig med tobak. Düd’jom Rinpoche's text avhandling behandlar demonisk avsiktlighet som den diskuteras i de stora gTértönas gTérmor och är därför främst inflytelserik för de vajrayanautövare som har tillit till Padmasambhava och gTérmatraditionen. Det borde hursomhelst vara av intresse för andra buddhister – och för folk i allmänhet – att sådana varningar har existerat så länge och att de är så starka.< Less