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Short Talk on Are we living a confined life? Inquiry. 60 minute Zoom. Wednesday 3 March. 8.30pm Israel. 7.30pm CET, 6.30pm UK

Join a 15 minute talk, 10 guided meditation and 35-minute Inquiry with Christopher.

Wednesday 3 March 2021. 8.30 pm Israel time. 7.30 pm CET. 6.30 pm UK time. Continue reading 



Weekend Insight Meditation Course, via Zoom. Friday 26-Sunday 28 February 2021. Time Zone suitable for Asia.

Weekend Zoom Insight Meditation Course with Christopher Titmuss, assisted by Suchitra Shenoy in India.

The  Zoom meetings take place three times per day with times suitable for Asia, and elsewhere.

Dates for Course: Friday, 26th February to Sunday, 28th February, 2021. Continue reading 



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 



An Inquiry. From Ego to Inter-Connectedness and the Expanse

A retreatant participates in an Inquiry. An Inquiry does not include theories, abstract ideas, speculations or views of about the future. She or he sits besides myself in the front of the Dharma hall. A participant can speak about or ask about any significant issue of concern and interest that she or he wishes. An Inquiry might last for five minutes or 25 minutes and sometimes longer.. The Inquiry offers mindful/meditative listening for all of us. An Inquiry can generate an insight or understanding for questioner, listeners and teacher. The participant or myself can say ‘thank you’ to bring the Inquiry to a close at any time.  An inquiry might close with understanding or possibly for further reflection. 

Here is an example of an Inquiry. This Inquiry took place on the retreat in the Thai Monastery in Sarnath, India in February 2020. A few spots of editing help make clear when reading. Different initials used for person. Continue reading 



Christopher’s Teaching Programme in Queensland and NSW, Australia between 21 November and 6 December 2019.

Photos show Forest Retreat Centre, Dhammananda Community, The Channon, NSW.

AUSTRALIA

Relaxation Centre, Brisbane.

CAN WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO AN ENGAGED LIFE?

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