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Do I have the right to be angry? No. But….

No word has an independent, self-existent meaning. The meaning of every word depends upon the general agreement of those who use it.

Take the word Anger for example. See its meaning in the Buddha’s teaching, which has a similar meaning in widespread public use.

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THE PRECISION OF PALI (the language of the Buddha). Past. Present. Future. Hope. Explore the subtle meaning to change your view of time and a positive desire

The teachings make clear our view of what is viewed matters as much as the viewed of the past, present or future. Continue reading 



Eight Poems with an Edge. To be Read in a Time of Reflection. Written by English, Scottish, German, Israeli and American poets

1. THIS BE THE VERSE
Philip Larkin (1922-1985)
One of his best-known poems in the past 70 years in the UK. Larkin says our parents were fucked up by their parents so we can’t blame them. Public who know his poems often regard him as a national treasure. Continue reading 



A Broken Promise. A Poem on Relationships. From the Personal to the Political

Life reveals itself as countless expressions of relationships.

We share relationships with others – partner, family, friends, colleagues, strangers and the unfriendly. 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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