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By: Richard Winter

How to BE the Change We Need

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Why doesn’t our politics ‘do what it says on the tin’? What on earth happened to ‘Truth’, ‘Responsibility’, ‘Honesty’ and ‘Trust’? The words and concepts have long been familiar. They are all ‘on the tin’, so to speak. But not much sign, anywhere, of putting them into practice!


So what actually needs to change? Not just our values or our ideas but, surely, our behaviour, our habits. We don’t just need a description of the changes we want to see, but an understanding of how we can BE those changes. And this is where meditation comes in.


Meditation not just as thinking, but as actions that we practise until they become habits. To enable us not only to think differently about politics but to develop forms of awareness that enable us to respond more effectively – with greater self-knowledge, imagination and sensitivity.


So this is a book for us to practise with, and the final section is a practical guide to meditation methods.


The details of the meditation practices are derived largely from the philosophical and psychological teachings of Buddhism, but the book is intended for those of any faith (or none) or of any political persuasion.


So enjoy: perhaps this book will make all the difference!

Richard Winter was for many years professor of education at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. His research was mainly concerned with helping nurses, social workers and teachers to develop more reflective and creative methods of working with each other and with their patients/clients/students. For more than twenty years, he has studied and practised Buddhism and meditation at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, and he currently teaches meditation at the Buddhist Centre for students of the Cambridge University of the Third Age.

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