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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 



Inquiry. Meditation on the Breath and Meditation with no primary object. Q and A. With Christopher

This is the  first transcription/adaption for reading of an Inquiry on an Insight Meditation retreat with myself. The person has given permission for the recording. The Inquiry sessions take place regularly on the retreats. Inquiry may last from a few minutes to 30 minutes or longer. The meditator sits beside Christopher at the front of the Dharma Hall. Continue reading 



Some Questions to Christopher on Emptiness and Wisdom.

This is a recorded interview in 2022. Gobind based in Australia inquired into emptiness and wisdom. This is a transcribed and edited version of the interview. Continue reading 



Six Much Loved Sonnets of William Shakespeare. To Nourish Your Soul and Shed Light on your Life

I have selected six of my favourite poems of the 154 poems in the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. These sonnets shed light on your life, reveal the beauty and expose the dark corners. Continue reading 



A Buddhist Perspective. On Emptiness, Mindfulness, Views, Experiences, Conditions for Suffering, Truth, Behaviour, War etc.

In September 2017, Lila Kimhi, a senior Dharma teacher in Israel, and I met for an in-depth Dharma exploration on a range of topics. We recorded the exchange consisting of Lila asking me a range of questions addressing issues that practitioners often bring up. Several of her questions or concerns were on behalf of meditators. She is a friend for more than two decades. Continue reading 




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