A transcribed, edited and adapted Zoom talk to Mindfulness Teacher Training Course. 50 mins. 22.11.2021
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 →
This is a 40-minute transcribed, edited and adapted talk given to the Totnes Meditation Group in the Natural Health Centre, Totnes, Devon, UK on Wednesday 10 November 2021. 3000 words. Continue reading →
Hosted online by Sangha Live on Sunday, 7 February 2021, the following comprises a transcription, edit and adaption on the theme of a 30-minute guided meditation, 30-minute teaching and 30-minute question and answers. Continue reading →
This week, the news told us more than 100,000 people in the UK have died from Covid-19 in a year. That’s the fourth highest of the 215 nations. One in 63 people in Britain currently have Covid-19. That is more than one million people at any given time.
We might find ourselves thinking about life, death and the end of the world.
Areas of Science give priority to the future and ecological disaster unless we change our behaviour. The end of the world for sentient life could be getting closer as the world slowly gets hotter and hotter.
Areas of religion refer to the end of the world. ‘The end of the world is at hand.’
People regard death as the end of the world for them., whether secular or religious.
The shared common view states death is the end of the world for the secular and the religious.
Is this the most common view of humanity regardless of belief or not in an after life?
Is there a way to see and know the end of the world without reference to the above beliefs/views/concerns?
Is there a deep liberating truth embracing life and death?
The human experience of the ‘world’ consists of consciousness inter-acting with sense objects and the mind.
The world seems to consist of a world of diversity of things and diversity of views about things.
One view might claim we all live in the same world and another views claims we live in different worlds.
Claims of what is true, half true and false abound.
CLICK ON TITLE BELOW to watch or just listen to video given on Sunday 7 February 2021
Dharma teachings point to the ‘end of the world.’
Can a depth of meditation and reflection reveal the end of the world?
This question lies at the heart of the Buddha-Dharma. Session includes a 30 minute guided meditation on the ‘world’ and pointing to the end of the world. A Dharma talk follows for 30 minutes on the theme. A Question and Answer session for the final 30 minutes.
Buddhahood, Buddha Mind, Awakening, Enlightenment, Selflessness, infinite compassion, the highest happiness, vows, merits, the deepest wisdom… What is a life well lived?
The wind in the trees….listen…a Sacred Homecoming. Life….this moment…siting zazen…there is stillness. Like a Mudra….infinitely peaceful…unshaken…life is Silence. Breathing the moment… Does the question make sense? It is a silent mind… it is moonshine…other than this there is nothing you need to know. Awake! At the heart of life itself.
Between 2015 and 2020 I asked more than a thousand renowned and spiritual people from around the world one question: what is the meaning of life? This book is an anthology of eighty-one poised and peaceful answers on the Meaning of Life, written by renowned Buddhists.