Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Hastings Triratna Sangha Facebook Group - no longer just a Facebook page; your interaction with Hastings Triratna Group Matters Hastings Triratna Sangha Facebook Group

Monday, 10 November 2014

Parami Sangha Day 2014

As of November 2014 Hastings Triratna has a Facebook Page, which is a better way to connect with many than this blog, which now simply covers key Sangha events experienced by multiple-blogger, Paul Crosland

Part 1)
Part 2*)
Part 3)
Part 4)

*Only Part 2 is uploaded in High Definition Picture Quality

Post puja -

With metta
Paul Crosland
Message Zero7807 066 202 & I'll call back (please subscribe) (please follow) (please befriend)
What would it take for you to be at least OK, if not pleased, for (some/all of) those on the Hastings pier on 5th October 2010 (& the alledged 30th July 2014 Eastbourne Pier arsonists) to be invited to re-open these Sussex Community piers in Spring 2015?

PLEASE value community learning opportunities eg "Hastings Pier Fire Justice Fiasco"/ "We Need To Act If We Want Justice"

Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Widow's Mite @thepeoplespier - #Hastings Pier Community Share Scheme

These days talking about money seems to be a greater taboo than talking about sex etc.
Just as the question "What did you do during the war?" is a poignant question, so too is "How much did you pledge to the pier?". Are we holding ourselves and each other to account? How much of our wealth is a sensible amount to put into the pier; a tithe (one tenth)?

Some own no home (myself included) and so a significant contribution to the pier is a step away from home ownership, yet a step towards community. Is this foolishness or the act praised in the Bible - the small amount the widow gave was larger than any amount given by the rich.
Will this be "a people's pier" or largely a Hastings and St Leonards' Home Owners' pier? What percentage of the people here own their homes, let alone have a share in the pier? Respond or leave these questions as you will.

If you give money as a result of following this link, please let me know so that I can count it towards the £10,000-£20,000* target I have set for raising funds

Monday, 18 November 2013

A Triratna Talk on Building the Spiritual Community (Sangha) @buddhistcentre

Lewes Triratna Sangha Day 2013 - Ratnaprabha Talk - Part 1 of 4 is here:
Filmed on behalf of by one of the Sangha.
(#FreeRange #Buddhist Films -
This 1st part is in Standard Resolution for faster loading on the web; the subsequent 3 parts are in High Definition:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:

I recommend the whole talk and am personally taking note of a section from 11minutes into the second part of this talk on how to build and deepen friendship.

PS. How do you want to be loved?
PPS. What's my role in that?

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Desert Island Discs

Paul Crosland's Practice Desert Island Discs

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
(Total time 37 minutes for all 3 parts)

My eight discs are
1) Hungry Heart (Springsteen)
2) Miserere (Allegri)
3) World of Good (The Saw Doctors)
4) The Ghost of Al Capone (John Cooper Clarke)
5) Working on a Dream (Bruce Springsteen)
6) I Don't Care (The Ramones)
7) Bad Touch (Bloodhound Gang)
8) L'epuisement (from the soundtrack of "Himalaya - The Rearing of a Chief)

+ new question: My eight foodstuffs
1) Bananas
2) Cocoa
3) Macademia nuts
4) Honey (or Agave Syrup, if that's not breaking the rules?)
5) Short-grain rice
6) Brocoli
7) Chick peas
8) Olives

The website on which I first attempted to generate on-line empathy is:

The website about the 10 year plans of 16 Indian students at Nagaloka, Nagpur is

& my hub website is

Friday, 8 November 2013

A bit of my work in photo form

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May everyone be loved well,
#FreeRange #Buddhist
Tel 0780 70 66 202
From Spring 2014, how will you interact with:
1) The Action For Hastings Happiness 'Pay It Forward' Rickshaw?
2) The Book "No Blame, No Pain (Shades of bad/mad/sad/dangerous to know & how we apply these to self/other)?

PS. How do you want to be loved?
PPS. What's my role in that?

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Hastings Sangha blog news & Bexhill (NKT) Maitreya Buddhist Centre

Watch this space for news of St leonards Buddhist Action too! - a foretaste is at

DO RESERVE 5th October 2012 in your diary, please!