Jay Roche

Jay Roche joins us to speak about Common Ground Bray, a group dedicated to promoting a co-operative and ecological lifestyle in Bray, Ireland.

Hi, everyone. Before we get started with today’s episode, I want to remind the listeners that we’ve started a new podcast which may also interest you. It’s called Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science, and appears every other week, alternating with The Secular Buddhist. You’ll find many of the same guests you’ve enjoyed and learned from here, as well as new researchers, teachers, and practitioners. You’ll find Present Moment in the Science & Medicine section of iTunes, in Natural Sciences, or just do an iTunes Store search for Mindfulness, and look in the results in the Podcasts section. You can also visit the website, PresentMomentMindfulness.com. Thanks for checking it out, and if you like what you hear, please feel free to share it with others.

Do you ever feel like an outsider, even in your home town? Maybe not so much of an outsider, certainly you’re known and liked, but you may have a vision for what a community might be that’s a little different. That requires dedication to making that vision come alive, and building community within your community.

Jay Roche works as a visual artist and designer and lives in the small town of Bray on the east coast of Ireland with his wife and four children. He has been meditating for over 20 years and is interested in a secular approach to Buddhist practice. In 2012 along with a number of other people he helped set up Common Ground Bray, a grass roots ethical and cooperative community. He runs a meditation group as part of this project with an aim to fostering mindfulness and to explore new ways of building sangha in the modern world. He publishes a blog The Bray Meditation Space that touches on topics and ideas discussed within that group.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Barry’s Irish Breakfast tea.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in the middle of this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

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  1. Mim Donovan on April 18, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Fantastic to find this. I am a founder member of Sustainable Skibbereen and we are looking to go down the same road as Common Ground which I was unaware of until finding this podcast right now. Jay has described almost the exact journey I have been on, minus the trip to India, but including the interest in anarchism. I owe my interest there to Noam Chomsky with whom I corresponded over a period of years. However, and above all, I relieved to see Jay’s preference for the most superior tea in the world, Barry’s. As a proud Cork woman it would be heresy to contemplate drinking any other kind.

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