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The Vipassana a Blog: One Day to go

August 25, 2014
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We leave for our Vipasana retreat tomorrow. Its a strange feeling to be so close to the end of the journey. Its a journey that started at least 40 years ago. I remember we had gone to Jaipur for a visit. While most people love the touristy part of the Pink City, I fell in…

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The Vipassana blog: four days to go

August 22, 2014
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A strande thing happened early this morning. i had set the alarm four  a.m, in preparation for the Vipassans retreat. When I opened my eyes, I saw something dark circling the room, near the ceiling. At first, I thought it was a hallucination. Then I discovered it was a bat. very strange. I woke up…

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Vipassana Blog: Nine days to go

August 17, 2014
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We are now nine days away from our Vipassana retreat, scheduled to start on August 26 at Montebello, Quebec. Most of our preparations are in place. However, we still have a hard time following the Vipassana schedule in the hustle bustle of daily life. It is hard to get up at 4:00 a.m. when you…

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The Vipassana Blog:More Preparations

August 15, 2014
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Today is August 15  and now we are just days away from our Vipassana retreat that starts on August 26,2014. We began our preparations in June 2014 and now it is time to re-cap what we have achieved so far. Both Anila and I are now firmly established in our routine of getting up around…

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The Vipassana Blog: Intention

June 8, 2014
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Once you decide to do something, the intention creates its own  energy. This energy helps you overcome the obstacles that will always arise when you start something. My wife Anila and I experienced this power as soon as we decided to sign up for the Vipassana course. The course is over two months away, but…

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The Vipassana Blog:Preparation

June 6, 2014
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This is a live blog about my inner journey towards Vipassana, written primarily to help others who are drawn towards this path. I will try to be as accurate as possible, to offer maximum guidance to others. My wife Anila and I took the plunge last week, by sending in our application for attending the…

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Re – vitalizing Public Sector Unions

February 12, 2014
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Public sector unions face major challenges with the passage of Bill C -4,and the relentless attacks on the public service by the present governement. While the new legislation is a major problem, an even bigger problem is the “divide -and- rule” strategy that the governement uses to control public sector unions.   It is a…

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Climate Change: Myth or Reality?

January 5, 2014
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For a long time, I was a firm believer in man-made climate change. I even wrote a few articles about it, but lately  I an having some serious doubts. The evidence just doesn’t seem to be there to support the theory of man-made global warming due to greenhouse emissions. Average global temperatures have not increased…

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Neighbourhood Watch

December 2, 2013
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We have a neighbour who is somewhat mentally disturbed, armed and possibly dangerous. I am not talking about my next door neighbour, who is pretty good. I am talking about our neighbour south of the border, the United States of America.   Why do I say that? Just look at some of the symptoms of…

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A Day Trip To The US

December 1, 2013
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We reached Ogdensburg, the nearest border crossing from Ottawa, bright and early in the morning. There were no line-ups; in fact there were no other cars at the border crossing. I said to my wife “We seem to be in luck today.” Words spoken too soon. The border guard asked us to pull over. He…

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