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Dharma Reflections

What does the Dharma offer the West?

I spent 10 years engaged in exploration of the spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the East, including six years as a Buddhist monk. The privilege of listening, reflecting and meditating upon a range of teachings served as the backbone for a transmission of teachings from East to West. Continue reading 



A Reflection on Dharma Teachings and Personal Dana (Donations)

I am in the 50th year of teaching Dharma (teachings/practices for waking up) having offered my first 10-day retreat in Elysium House in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, located in the foothills of the Himalayas  of India in 1974. Continue reading 



Meditation on Not-Self

Read slowly. Perhaps read aloud. Listen within to any responses from the deep of your being.

Repeat the process. It is your responses that matter.

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We have Eyes to See. Do we Know the other Six Eyes to See with?

I spent three years (1970-`1973) in a Vipassana (Insight Meditation) monastery, Wat Chai Na, Nakornsridhammaraj, southern Thailand with the day starting at 4 am and finishing around 22.00. Continue reading 



Is Islam a threat to Western civilisation or is the West the real threat to itself?

I have much  affection and respect for the Muslim communities. I had the opportunity in 1967 and after to travel to Muslim countries – Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sumatra/Java (Indonesia) plus numerous annual visits to Palestine between 1993 to 2019. I learnt to appreciate the virtues and not deny the vices of the Muslim world. I take much the same view of the West – much to appreciate and much to feel deep concern about.

As a founder of Prajna Vihar School in Bodh Gaya, India in 1992, we begun an inter-religious school to cultivate harmony and understanding between teachers and young people of different faiths and secular beliefs. Action speaks louder than words.

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