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The Sniper and the Sangha. A Dharma Inquiry and Reflection. Ein Dor, Israel. August 2018.

After the Dharma Inquiry with the sniper transcribed below, I recalled an incident in the years after the second Intifada – the Palestinian uprising against the occupation that started in 2000 and sustained itself for about five years.

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Join our two weeklong Mindfulness/Insight Meditation (Vipassana) Retreats in Sarnath, near Varanasi, India from 4-11 and 11-18 February 2019.

Join our Mindfulness/Insight Meditation Retreats in India in early 2019

The Buddha’s teachings have a practical relevance for today.

Retreats held in the beautiful Thai Monastery, Sarnath, near Varanasi, India.

Title: From Insight Meditation (Vipassana) to Liberation 

Teacher: Christopher Titmuss

4 February 2019 – 11 February 2019 

11 February 2019 – 18 February 2019

Cost: There is a modest registration charge and appeal for donations to cover remaining costs at end of retreat.

For more information: www.meditationinindia.org .

Website contains useful information for travel in India.

Christopher has taught annual retreats in India for the past 45 years, as well as elsewhere in the world.

A senior teacher and former Buddhist monk, Christopher is the author of 20 books, poet and social critic. He lives in Totnes, England.

If you wish to travel with others to India, you could join the pilgrimage with Ellen Van Lersel from Holland. Her pilgrimage includes the 7-day Vipassana retreat with Christopher Titmuss

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26 years of visits to Israel. These are dark days for the nation….

I have been taking annual flights from London across Europe and the Mediterranean to Israel for the past 26 years. I have probably visited Israel around 40 times to offer the teachings, known as the Dharma.  I usually stay in Israel around two or three weeks. I pay regular short visits to Palestine. I leave this weekend for the next visit. Continue reading 



Boards of Directors in Buddhist Centres, Organisations and Publishers. Conservative? Liberal? Progressive? Democratic?

The Boards of Directors run a variety of Buddhist retreat centres, organisations and publishers in the West. They may not believe in a soul but they may have some soul-searching to do. Continue reading 



Bodh Gaya and Sarnath Update, photo links and information for January, 2017 retreats

Bodh Gaya and Sarnath 2016 update, photo links

and information for January, 2017 retreats

We held our 42nd annual Dharma retreat in India on mindfulness, insight meditation (vipassana) and liberation in India in late February. 2016.

Indian newspapers had been reporting a decline of around 5% tourists per year (outside Goa) for several years in India. For example, British tourists and travel agents were disgruntled with the £98.00 visa charge (the British government charge even more for Indian citizens to secure a tourist visa for the UK), plus sending in the passport, photo and visa forms to the Indian High Commission. One small error or oversight in the form could result in delays in securing the visa. Continue reading 




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