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Do I Create My Own Suffering? Does Another Create My Suffering? Or between us, we create suffering? Or is it Chance, Fate or Destiny?

The Buddha expressed a profound concern on our holding to personal views about the causes of suffering. If we do, we can blame ourselves, blame others, both ourselves and others or believe in circumstances we cannot prove.

I would advise every person looking into suffering to read and re-read the following words of the Buddha until deeply understood. In the bamboo grove in the Squirrel Sanctuary, Raghir in Bihar, India, the Buddha had  an inquiry with an austere yogi from another sect: Continue reading 



Great Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. A Boon for all who explore the benefits of Mindfulness.

Never overlook the significance of the Buddha’s magnificent Great Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

Every Mindfulness teacher and every Mindfulness practitioner can benefit from a careful and mindful reading of this discourse. The discourse has the potential to provide practitioners with an immense resource for clarity, inspiration and insight. Continue reading 



Mindfulness. A Single Limb in the Body of the Teachings/Practises. A Podcast. Ron Purser with Questions for Christopher

Ron Purser interviewed me for his 60 minute Mindful Cranks podcast in July 2020.

Professor of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University, Ron is the author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. Dr. Purser is an ordained Zen Dharma Teacher in the Korean Zen Taego order of Buddhism. Continue reading 



Rob Burbea, the insight meditation teacher, has inhaled his last breath. As the birds woke up on the Full Moon (7 May 2020) marking the Buddha’s full awakening …

Today is the Full Moon of May. The Buddhist tradition marks the birth, death and enlightenment around 2600 years ago of Gautama the Buddha.

The facing of sickness, pain and death served as the trigger for Gotama, aged 29, to depart from the pleasures and privileges of the Royal Palace to explore the depth of experience. Continue reading 



Zoom Evening Meetings. Meditation. Talk. Q and A. Sundays and Tuesdays in English with Christopher or Ulla. Wednesdays with Ulla in Germany

Dear Friends,
Do join our online meetings on Zoom. We offer three kinds of meetings to support you in these days. All are welcome. Places for 100 people.
On Sunday evenings. starting Sunday 19 April at 20:00 pm EU (19.00 UK time), Christopher offers the first in the Sunday Wisdom Series. The language is English. Title for this Sunday: What is the Truth of our experience?

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