Our world will change when we change
34 years ago a physical structure I named the Reciprocal Frame
dumped itself in my awareness.
From the moment of its arrival, it was clear that it was also
wisdom in structural form.
Its wisdom guided me on an inner journey
through my pain, suffering and the endless activity of my mind
to awaken within ever present, silent, formless awareness
within which all experience is known.
This bestowed peace in my mind
and happiness in my heart
where previously there was none.
In those 34 years I have designed and constructed some
40+ Reciprocal Frame buildings and structures.
Each one an embodiment of that silent wisdom.
My work is a weaving
of these inner and outer worlds.
Outer action & Inner transformation.
It is a great pleasure to pass on the meditations, practices and understanding arising from my inner journey, together with the technical and design know-how from my design, construction and project work with the Reciprocal Frame.
The Peacebuildings project
is an amalgamation of this inner and outer work.
Each project, no matter how small or large,
is essentially a cocoon and crucible
where we humans can forge re-connection
with our ever present silent awareness
as a foundation for peace and sustainability on earth.
THE RECIPROCAL FRAME
The Reciprocal Frame
where form and formlessness interweave.
Formlessness is an absence of form.
Absence permeates, all life and bestows awareness to the perception of life and form.
We identify with our perception of the world of form.
That identification tells us we exist.
Its solid .We can see it, hear it, touch it, taste it, smell it
and our mind thinks it can understand it.
Rarely does a form clearly invite us to that which we cannot see or hear, or touch, or taste, or smell.
To that which is beyond the capacity of the mind to understand.
The beams of the Reciprocal Frame form a vortex,
which invites us to experience the centre-less absence.
The Reciprocal Frame embeds that invitation in buildings.
Reunion with that experience bestows peace and happiness to the heart and mind.
Inner transformation & outer action
Peacebuildings is a response
to perhaps the greatest challenge
we have ever consciously faced on this planet
If we are to have a world
where peace, truth, justice and sustainability have dominion......
We must first unearth those qualities in ourselves
Are we the ones
who are willing to change ourselves
so that life on earth can change for all.
Peacebuildings are epicenters of such change
Out of Nowhere
Playing with form
The Reciprocal Frame came Out of Nowhere
It is the name of my commercial studio in honour of its origin.
In the years since 1987 I have designed and made 45 or so Reciprocal Frame buildings.
From small garden offices and meditation sanctuaries
to radical ecological homes and million pound Woodland Burial Park complexes.
I accept commissions to design Reciprocal Frame buildings and offer consultative constructional assistance.
I offer courses on all aspects of Reciprocal Frame design and construction
Playing within formlessness
Nowhere is an interesting word,
Comprising Now Here.
We can spend a lifetime seeking,
and never arrive here and now.
So the question is how do we arrive,
when we never left?
If we never left, why does it feel like we have?
How and with what do we make a re-union
Into Nowhere is an exploration into these questions
and finally into Now Here
A Personal Story
The arrival of the Reciprocal Frame, a journey and an invitation
A Personal Story
moving money toward change
The Peacebuildings Yurt - Being the Change Tour
The Peacebuildings Yurt is a travelling epicentre of change. At this time I am moved to take it on a Journey of Peace particularly to countries surrounding Russia and the Ukraine but also Europe and the UK. I am crowdfunding to pay for the Yurt, the trailer to transport it and a vehicle to haul it, with all the associated travel and accommodation expenses.
We welcome donations to a ring fenced bursary fund to enable those who are less well off to attend seminars/ workshops and programs.
Project development Fund
Peacebuildings projects often take time to establish and require sometimes repeated visits to communities before the project can begin. We welcome donations for this work.
Donations are ring fenced and accounts are available for annual inspection by donor