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Michael Lewin

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Michael has been involved in a number of Buddhist organizations, over the years, organizing programmes and events, editing newsletters and sitting on a number of committees. He was a Trustee of the Buddhist Hospice Trust, a Committee Member of the Lifestyle Movement ( dedicated to simple, green living ) and a Member of the Gandhi Foundation. A few years ago he spent two years living in community, in a Franciscan Friary, engaging his time with meditation, walking, yoga and deepening his writing practice He has spent the last twenty five years teaching and supporting a variety of different groups ( eg, young offenders, young unemployed people, children at risk, children with special needs, adults with learning difficulties and adults with mental health needs ). He holds a BA Degree in Psychology and a Teaching Qualification. He also holds an MA Degree in Fine Art. He writes, on a regular basis, for a variety of Buddhist, self development and spiritual magazines both in the UK ( where he lives ) and abroad. He edited the book: Buddhist Reflections on Death, Dying and Bereavement He has also contributed to a number of other published books e-mail address:


A DAY TRIP TO MARGATE 1957 When I was a child Huddled up in the back of my Dad’s van My Brother said, out of pure boredom, Peering through the small back door window “ See who can spot the most yellow Volkswagens.“ I have never, ever, thought about Or indeed spotted A yellow Volkswagen Ever in my entire life - Up to then. But since that day 61 years ago Through the subtle power of consciousness arousal, Raised by my Brother, I have subsequently spotted many yellow Volkswagens. Why, only last week I spotted another to add to my list, The first in many months And I couldn’t help but think of my Brother and me In the freshness of our early youth Sitting in the back of our Dad’s van, Heading for Margate - Volkswagen spotting. As space explorers search for life beyond Planet Earth In other galaxies, other celestial worlds, My searching journey began On that Sunday daytrip As I unknowingly left my childhood behind In search of life beyond my Dad’s Ford van, On the then not too busy A28, To explore a strange new world The coming of my age

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michael lewin

Thu 17th May 2012 15:59

Many thanks Ann. I'm looking forward to participating.


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Ann Foxglove

Thu 17th May 2012 12:13

Hi Michael - welcome to WOL. I hope you will enjoy becoming part of the site.

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