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The Flask in the Dharma Hall had the words printed on it. OM FUCKING SHANTI. A Response.

While giving a teaching in Germany, I saw a flask besides one of the meditators. I turned to the person to ask what the words say on the front of flask.

The words said OM FUCKING SHANTI. Continue reading 



Questioning of Authority. The Buddha’s Charter for Enquiry. Commentary on the Kalama Sutta. A Masterpiece from the Buddha

The discourse of the Buddha to the Kalama People of north India constitutes one of the most profound statements ever uttered in the history of humanity in terms of the inquiry into beliefs, views and standpoints of people exercising authority. Continue reading 



Lives of the Dead. A book of death poems by Hanoch Levin, an Israeli playwright. A review. Provocative. Frank. Uncomfortable Reading

I received an email from a Dharma friend in Israel recommending I read playwright/poet, Hanoch Levin (1943-1999), who lived in Tel Aviv. I checked out some of his writings on social media and then purchased his collected poems Lives of the Dead. Continue reading 



What is the Ultimate Truth? What is the relative truth? Guided Meditation. Talk. Q and A. with Christopher. On Line. Sangha Live. Sunday 5 June 2022. 20.00 – 21.30 CET

In the spiritual, mindfulness, religious, Buddhist circles, we use the word ‘practice’ with frequency. Practice provides a genuine sense of development, of moving forward, while a fading of practice can give the sense of being stuck or slipping back into old patterns. Continue reading 



 A funeral service was held in Hamburg, Germany on 20 January 2022 for Hans Gruber, a Buddhist commentator and philosopher

Buddhist philosopher and commentator, Hans Gruber died unexpectedly on 18 November 2021 on the stairs at his home in Hamburg. He could not be resuscitated. He was 63. Continue reading 




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