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Peter Clothier

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Peter Clothier is an internationally-known writer who specializes in writing about art and artists. He believes in avoiding the jargon that obscures much current writing about art, and in writing simply, clearly, in language that the lay person can readily understand. He seeks to achieve a harmony of mind, heart, and body in his work, and looks for this quality in the artists he writes about. A reformed academic, now fifteen years in recovery, he has returned in recent years to teaching, in mostly non-traditional ways: in workshops, continuing groups, and individual coaching and mentoring for artists and writers.

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YOU ARE INVITED...!

 No more entries in The Buddha Diaries. BUT...

... please go instead to my new blog, now in progress, DEAR HARRY: Letters to My Father, where I'm still "getting to the heart of the matter."

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Peter Clothier Peter Clothier said: " THE SIMPOL SOLUTION: Solving Global Problems Could Be Easier Than We Think, by John Bunkl and Nick Duffell, Peter Owen Publishers.

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I have a few thoughts about your new book, “Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen.” (They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I hope you’ll forgive this
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We start at the height of the Spanish Civil War, a brutal period described by some as the dress rehearsal for the apocalypse of World War II. The story of the attack on Guernica by Adolf Hitler's German bombers is well known, thanks in part to Picass ...more
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Can a lay person like myself learn the ancient Tibetan practice of tonglen? Sometimes called “taking and sending”, it teaches the practitioner to breathe in the suffering of self and others—eventually of the entire world—envisioned usually as a strea ...more
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“It's perfectly possible to enjoy a good, civilized, person-to-person conversation with a picture on a museum wall. Talk to it, listen carefully, and it will more than likely talk back to you.”
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