Tao-Tossed Thoughts

Articles, Speculations, A Talk, and Photo-Essays

by Myra Sampson Reeves Cover design or artwork by Emily Thomson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 21/9/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 78
ISBN : 9781543771350
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 78
ISBN : 9781543771367

About the Book

In my previous book, Slow-Cooked Thoughts, I related how human life has taken an exacting toll on the planet, that the way to reverse this is to behave unselfishly towards all life forms and to share the earth’s resources fairly with them, rather than taking the largest piece of the cake, leaving them only the crumbs. Tao-Tossed Thoughts also briefly refers to how an eighteen-acre land I bought thirty-eight years ago, and has been managed by a village society for the last twenty eight, becoming the first community managed conservation project in Sri Lanka. Since then, there have been a series of devastating natural disasters, such as bush fires, floods, earthquakes etc., as we continue to despoil our naturally self-sustaining wealth. In this book I delve into origins: of the universe; formation of planets; life on earth and its evolution echoing sometimes what was expounded clearly two thousand five hundred years ago. Tao-Tossed Thoughts also includes a talk I gave, Lionel Wendt, Nucleus of the `43 Group, the first modern art movement in Sri Lank and a few photo essays, some of which shed light on these topics.

About the Author

As the current chairman, of the Sapumal Foundation, show casing works especially by the `43 Group, the first modern art movement in Sri Lanka, he has advanced the cause of art by giving presentations, talks and holding exhibitions. He bought a secondary scrub jungle in 1985 and inspired villagers in the area to become environmentally aware and manage it since 1995. It is the first community managed conservation project in Sri Lanka, declared a sanctuary in 2017 by government gazette. He is also the chairman of a charitable trust which has helped a large number of causes and individuals in need.