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2023

Develop the Witness of Internal-External Life. Guided Meditation on Wholeness

Let us listen with heart and mind. Let us not give any exaggerated authority to one person over another.  We have the capacity to listen with our heart, with our mind or both. Continue reading 



Is Being in the Now the goal of spiritual practice? Is it similar to living like a canary in a cage?

On a retreat, Christopher offers an invitation to a participant to sit next to him at the front in the Dharma Hall to engage in a Dharma Inquiry. A single inquiry may last for a few minutes or up to an hour or more. These periods of inquiry contribute to insight and awakening for one and all in the Dharma Hall. Hundreds of these Dharma inquiries have been recorded over the years. Continue reading 



Seven Kinds of Karma. Do you need to give attention to any of them?

It is important to understand the essential meaning of karma. Continue reading 



Fundamentals of the Middle Way. Selection of about 182 Verses from Text of Nagarjuna, 2nd century Buddhist Sage

FUNDAMENTALS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
(Mulamadhyamaka-Karika). Written by Nagarjuna, the second century Buddhist sage of India. The Buddhist tradition often regards Nagarjuna as the finest in-depth commentator on the Buddha’s teachings on causes/conditions, emptiness and liberation. The verses serve as a reflection and meditation. The text begins with appreciation to the Buddha. Continue reading 



Join our Online Course. The Buddha for Daily Life. Five Powers of Mind. February to July 2023. Two 90 mins sessions per month on a Saturday.

THE BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS FOR DAILY LIFE
New Online Course over six months: February 2023 – July 2023with Christopher and Suchitra
1st Saturday and 3rd Saturday of every month offering a single 90-minute session for the day.

Time

CET. 8 am -9.30 am (time zones suitable for India, Israel, UK, Australia. Extra motivation for the Americas!)

Theme

Five Powers of the Mind: The Buddha emphasised the importance of developing these Five Powers of the Mind. We will start with an overview, and then explore and develop one power per month.

Five Powers of the Mind are:

  1. Trust/ Confidence. The Buddha shifted from faith to trust/confidence
  2. Energy. Physical/mental/emotional energy has a significant influence upon us – whether high, low or between. 
  3. Mindfulness includes the ability to observe, to remember and see clearly
  4. Concentration/Unification of Mind. Concentration includes the capacity to stay focused on what matters/harmony/well-being
  5. Wisdom. Wisdom means to understand. Understanding means dissolution of suffering, of problematic issues

Format

The Zoom Meeting will include use of Gallery on screen for interactive discussion with participants. Suchitra and I will hear your voice and respond to your experiences and questions.

  • 10-to-15-minute talk
  • Interactive Discussion
  • 10-to-15-minute Guided Meditation
  • 10 to 15-minute Summary with Application for Daily Life

Registration
Email to: Suchitra Shenoy
s.shenoy@gmail.com

There is no registration fee. The course runs on dana (donations).
The course will provide a free PDF of Christopher Titmuss’ 77-page Buddha Study Guide.

Do join. We have much to learn from each other.




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