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Rob Burbea, the insight meditation teacher, has inhaled his last breath. As the birds woke up on the Full Moon (7 May 2020) marking the Buddha’s full awakening …

Today is the Full Moon of May. The Buddhist tradition marks the birth, death and enlightenment around 2600 years ago of Gautama the Buddha.

The facing of sickness, pain and death served as the trigger for Gotama, aged 29, to depart from the pleasures and privileges of the Royal Palace to explore the depth of experience. Continue reading 



Zoom Evening Meetings. Meditation. Talk. Q and A. Sundays and Tuesdays in English with Christopher or Ulla. Wednesdays with Ulla in Germany

Dear Friends,
Do join our online meetings on Zoom. We offer three kinds of meetings to support you in these days. All are welcome. Places for 100 people.
On Sunday evenings. starting Sunday 19 April at 20:00 pm EU (19.00 UK time), Christopher offers the first in the Sunday Wisdom Series. The language is English. Title for this Sunday: What is the Truth of our experience?

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Transcription of Zoom Conference on Mindfulness of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) with Israeli Dharma Teachers. Part One of Two

Teachers Express Concerns and Raise Questions with Christopher

90-minute Exchange.  Part One (45 minutes)

Friday morning 27 March 2020

Part One of Two.

Part Two to be transcribed by 02 April 2020. Continue reading 



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

www.livemindfully.nl 




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