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The Buddha, Spiritual

The Buddha on Mindfulness of Breathing. 15 benefits. And why I am going to refer to myself as a Buddhist psychologist.

Not surprisingly, I regard the Buddha as the master meditation teacher. He offered much more than meditation for a fully awakened life – ethics, values, knowledge, understanding, fulfilling views, depth of wisdom on matters of the heart, mind and consciousness. Continue reading 



The Intimacy of the Spiritual Path and the Goal. The Significance of Trust in the Process

The text below comes from a transcription, editing of text and adaption of a Zoom talk on the theme. Talk given on 27 November 2021. Mindful Space in Israel organised the Zoom teaching sessions. Four 60-minute sessions with talk, Q and A, guided meditations on first link of Noble Eightfold Path. on Saturday 8 January 2022. All are welcome. See link below to register. Continue reading 



The Buddha on Mindfulness. Outline of the Great Discourse on the Four Applications of Mindfulness. With brief comment

GREAT DISCOURSE ON THE FOUR APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS

Discourse 22 in the Long Length Discourses

This discourse of the Buddha has served as major inspiration for 2600 years for the practice and application of mindfulness for realising Nirvana.

See POINTS TO REMEMBER below the discourse. There is a brief comment to words in discourse in bold type. Continue reading 



The Buddha adopted a Relaxed Attitude to Nakedness

The Buddha extolled the virtues of the homeless wandering seeker. He described householders’ life as crowded and dusty while a life gone forth is wide open.” (Middle Length Discourses Sutta 36). That generalisation may have rung true then in a lifestyle of extended families living in the same building but for many of us today our homes are neither crowded nor dusty (unlike some monasteries!). Continue reading 



An Unreliable Self confirms an Insubstantial Personality

Dear Readers,

This is not an easy read. Read slowly. Perhaps read out loud.

The text may go over your head. That does not invalidate it.

The text may appear intellectual. That does not make it heady. Continue reading 




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