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Can an individual transcend suffering while surrounded by collective suffering? One of the questions from a meditator.

Around 90 participants joined all or part of four days of Dharma teachings/practices in the Australian time zone between 24-28 September 2021 with Samantha from Melbourne and myself.

Meditators had the opportunity to ask questions either directly on Zoom, via the Zoom Chat column or by writing us an email. Continue reading 



Spaces on three Minfulness/Meditation retreats in Germany. 12-17 October, 17-22 October and 22-24 October 2021. Do join.

Due to late cancellations, we have spaces on all three retreats at the Waldhaus Buddhist Zentrum, Nickenich, Andernach, Germany.

Tuesday evening 12- 7 Sunday lunch 17 October

Sunday evening 17 October to Friday lunch 22 October

Friday evening 22 October to Sunday lunch 24 October.

With Christopher Titmuss
Zentrum for Buddhismus
One hour from Bonn/Cologne
Waldhaus Am Laacher See
56645, Nickenich, Germany

Telephone: 02636 – 3344

Nearest railway station: Andernach
To Register for any retreat, send email to:
info@buddhismus-im-westen.de
For information: www.buddhismus-im-westen.de

The retreats consist of comprehensive mindfulness/meditation instructions in sitting, walking, standing/reclining, inter-views with myself, inquiry, questions and answers and a daily talk. Silence is a major feature of these retreats. Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

A precious moment can change a life.

Do come.

Photo shows view from Waldhaus Retreat Centre.



Flowers and Trees Bloom into their Fullness. Do we experience that? Do we feel undernourished? Here are four important areas for daily nourishment. Wednesday 5 May 20021. 19:00 PM Israel time. 18.00 CET. 17:00 UK time)

What Nourishes Us? Do we feel nourished or undernourished?

We may feel generally OK going about the duties of our daily life without highs and lows. We sense am unnrealised potential. Continue reading 



Ten Mindful Tips when you Wake up in the Morning. This is life. It is far from being an eternal picnic.

We can wake up in the morning and sleep walk through the first hour or more. Yawning, tired and irritable, a lifeless, zombie. we drift from one thing to another.

Why waste a chunk of your life in such a way? Continue reading 



A former German Marxist wrote sentences of poignant beauty about the Buddhist tradition and the importance of deep wisdom

Edward Conze (1904-1979) ranks among the much loved commentators/translators in the Buddhist tradition. Although born in London, Conze came from a German family with their home in Langenberg, Germany. In the 1930s, he wrote The Principle of Contradiction, a Marxist inspired text on dialetical materialism. A fierce critic of Fascism, he found himself harassed for his views.  In 1933, the Nazis burnt his books in Berlin among thousands of other books, as they were deemed “unGerman.” Continue reading 




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