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17 Koans. A Monk to the Zen Master. Introduction. Examples and Replies. Brief Comment on each Koan

In the Buddhist tradition, Zen employs koans to rattle the cage of the mind in meditation. Koans come in the form of a question, story, dialogue or an event in history. Koans developed in the 13th century in Chinese monasteries, then Japan and Korea. Continue reading 



Have You Settled for Truth as coming from your Experience and Perception of it, or an Event?

I taught my first insight meditation retreat in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas in the autumn of 1974 with around 30 participants. I am not sure how many retreats I have given since then but at a rough guess around 750 – 1000 ranging from day long retreats to week-long residential retreats, plus longer ones. Continue reading 



Is the Ultimate Goal of Spirituality Important to You? Guided Meditation/Talk. Given in Embodiment Meditation Week. 15 November 2021

Embodiment Conference offered five days of online Embodiment Meditation between Monday 15 to Friday 19 November 2021. The conference invited a range of teachers to speak on an aspect of meditation.  Continue reading 



Am I too Hard on Myself? An edited Zoom talk to given to MTTC. 22.11.2021

A transcribed, edited and adapted Zoom talk to Mindfulness Teacher Training Course. 50 mins. 22.11.2021. I invited a suggestion for the theme for the talk for the MTTC. One of the trainee teachers, Nshorna, said she felt this topic would generate interest for the participants.

Am I too hard on myself? Practice and the exploration of experience includes vigilance of the frequency of use of this single word I. The I does not emerge out of the being unaccompanied. That means the I requires a variety of conditions for it to arise. Continue reading 




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