May the many sentient beings who are sick,
Quickly be freed from sickness.
And may all the sicknesses of beings
Never arise again. (Medicine Mantra)
During my stay in hospital this year I have been visited by family and friends as well as by some I never thought I'd see again, been sent cards and messages of support from across the world. Both lapsed and active Catholics have lit candles in churches, atheist 'Muslims' have attended mosques and offered 'dua' for me, distance healers have healed me from south west UK to south west USA, Jews have played Leonard Cohen's 'Halleluja', Buddhists have meditated on my behalf and musician friends have brought me guitars and played for me – the most holy act of all. Meanwhile, and with all this extra help, the NHS are healing me. Deepest thanks. Here is Leonard .....