Bodhisattva Conversations with… Tim Crook

Tim Crook, AKA Tim B’Vard is the founder of the Bavard Bar, which is described as
‘A delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4 – sort of’!

The Bavard Bar opened its doors in March 2017 and has grown in popularity exponentially. 

It ‘happens’ in the Towner gallery in Eastbourne on the 2nd Wednesday of each month; and in the Kino- Teatr in St Leonards on the 3rd  Wednesday of every month…

In this podcast Tim talks about his journey from Lawyer to his life now, on stage as a compere and comedian…

He also tells us of his love of the outdoors and how it has always been linked to his deepest desire to know himself and to live fully in a way he recognised as a teenager…

Here is the poem that Tim wrote at 16 years old, mentioned in the podcast 

The Hour Glass of Life

The sand falls fast, in the hour glass
For the balding man about town.
His youthful grin, his middle aged chin,
Are replaced with a nod and a frown.

He has searched for the meaning of life,
In a video, TV and wife.
He has climbed the rungs of success,
And always gave of his best.

But the sand falls faster now,
And still he struggles on,
Until his pills or his iron will,
Or his Ford Cortina are gone.

And what use is that video now,
And by how much is he cleverer,
Than the farmer’s wife, the miner’s son
Or death, the perfect leveller?

You can find out more bout the Bavard Bar by clicking here
And on Twitter, instagram and Facebook he is @bavardbar

Podcast link

I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running.

I have also worked in the lives of others as a guide, counsellor, healer and teacher for over 40 years.

I lived as a nomad for 6 years with my husband Anadi, but my inner voice brought me back to the UK in May 2019 and I have been living and working and running in London since then….

Julia Chi
Teacher of Life Skills
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