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A Question on Practice/Liberation in Dharma teachings

This is an edited/adapted question and response at the end of my commentary on Zoom with the Sangha on the Discourse on the Greater Cessation of Craving/Desire given by the Buddha (Middle Length Discourses. 38). Continue reading 



The Buddha and Rod Stewart. The Raft and Sailing to be Free

At first glance, you probably cannot imagine much connection between the Buddha and rock/pop singer, Rod Stewart. I have found one. Admittedly, it is a little tenuous.

The Buddha gave a classic discourse on The Simile of the Snake on grasping onto the teachings which end up causing harm and suffering, such use of the teachings for self-righteousness, putting down others and inflaming self-importance. Continue reading 



Relative Truth. Ultimate Truth. A Talk to the International Sangha. Hosted by Sangha Live. Sunday 5 June 2022.

This is a transcription, edit, adaption, plus additional sentences, from a recorded session. I gave this guided meditation and talk during a 90-minute Zoom session on Dharma teachings hosted by Sangha Live on 5 June 2022 on the theme of Relative and Ultimate Truth. Continue reading 



What are the Limits of Insight Meditation – Vipassana? Views. Beliefs. Concerns. Questions. Reflections

What are the limits of Insight Meditation (Vipassana)? Twelve concerns, plus reminders for reflection, concerns, questions to explore.

The benefits make an immense contribution to ethics, a depth mindfulness/concentration and wisdom. Continue reading 



The Intimacy of the Spiritual Path and the Goal. The Significance of Trust in the Process

The text below comes from a transcription, editing of text and adaption of a Zoom talk on the theme. Talk given on 27 November 2021. Mindful Space in Israel organised the Zoom teaching sessions. Four 60-minute sessions with talk, Q and A, guided meditations on first link of Noble Eightfold Path. on Saturday 8 January 2022. All are welcome. See link below to register. Continue reading 




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