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2014

Why go on an insight meditation (vipassana) retreat? What are the benefits?

Why go on an insight meditation (vipassana) retreat?

What are the benefits?

I received an email from a student of journalism asking me two questions about insight meditation retreats. Based in Sydney, Australia, the student wrote that she was preparing a feature article on meditation. Continue reading 



My Mother is 94. She has an incredible memory. For yesteryear…

My mother, 94, never resists an adventure. She loves travel. It is steeped deep in her DNA.  She made more than 30 pilgrimages to Lourdes in France, several pilgrimages to Jerusalem, to Rome, as well as Walsingham in England.  She has made numerous other journeys including a visit to myself when I was a monk in Thailand in the 1970s. Continue reading 



The snake raised its head and other photos from retreats in Australia

Photos from the two retreats in Australia, plus mum, 94, and son, 70.

See the photos of two snakes (pythons). One was outside the shower in the rainforest where we had our retreat. Continue reading 



I saw a photograph of men in the 1920’s. I decided to lose 10% body weight.

I saw a photograph in a newspaper of men in a demonstration taken in the 1920s. Without exception, they all appeared rather slim. I decided to lose 10% body weight. A small expression of solidarity. Continue reading 




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