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A Reflection on Mindfulness. Is it progress to shift from Buddhism to Mindfulism?

The Buddha of Mindfulness

Many senior leaders of the mindfulness world wisely insist those training to be a mindfulness teacher attend regularly Buddhist retreats. Continue reading 



What am I doing with my life? A 40-minute Talk and Intimacy Circle given at Alternatives, St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, UK on 2 October 2017.

Text for the Talk

The definition of a successful life often revolves around a career, a significant income, property ownership, and a family. Are we bold enough to ask ourselves a fundamental question? What I am doing with my life? If we do not ask the question from the depths of our being, we will escape into fantasy to escape our unfulfilled life. We have the potential to live a fulfilled life. What will enable us to act? Christopher Titmuss will address these issues. Continue reading 



Religious Rock. 30 of the Best Religious Rock Songs, plus 1

I make a regular pilgrimage on my bike to the local Totnes gym in Devon, UK. I take with me my MP3 player.

For seven years, I have been a paid up member of the Church of Gymism, where I bow down to the barbell and lift some modest weights up to Heaven.

A few days ago, I looked at my Most Played List on the MP3. Lots of songs had lyrics with a certain religious/spiritual flavour.

The word ‘religious’ here makes no reference to a religion or religions. A religious/spiritual flavour carries a deep intimation, a sense of the transcendent, beyond the song and its lyrics. We can find such intimations in all the religions. We can experience spiritual sensitivities in music.

Music offers reminders and revelations of the profound nature of human experience and our capacity to respond to reality.

Let’s dance to that. Let’s move to that.

Rock on….

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Retreats in Germany Spring and Summer 2016 With Christopher

Retreats in Germany
Spring and Summer 2016
With ChristopherAll teachings in English and German translation available.

GERMANY. near Bonn
Friday April 29, 18.00 – 13.00 on Friday May 6 13.00. 2016,

INSIGHT MEDITATION RETREAT.
Zentrum for Buddhismus
with Christopher and Nicole Stern (http://www.dharma-training.de)

This classical Vipassana retreat will include comprehensive meditation instructions in Vipassana (Insight) meditation, a daily talk and regular one to one meetings with Christopher and Nicole. The retreat offers the opportunity to go deeply into ourselves in a supportive and caring atmosphere. The retreat points to inner renewal, a deep sense of presence and the emptying of the mind for fresh perceptions and insights. Suitable for new and experienced meditators. Held largely in silence.

Zentrum for Buddhismus Waldhaus am Lachersee (one hour from Bonn/Cologne)
D 56643, Nickenich, Germany
0049 2636 3344
budwest@t-online.de
www.buddhismus-im-western.de

GERMANY, near Dusseldorf
Friday evening 20.00 June 3, 2016 to Tuesday June 7, 13.00 2016

DHARMA ENQUIRY WITH CHRISTOPHER

This course explores meditation and inquiry into daily life issues based on the Buddha’s teachings. The course includes an exchange of experiences between groups of two people up to several people. There are regular full group meetings. We also look at the relevance of a major discourse of the Buddha for practice and insight. There is meditation practice and extended silent periods. The course is open to all.

See www.DharmaEnquiry.org
christopher@insightmeditation.org

With Christopher
Pauenhof e.V.
Pauendyck 1
D – 47665 Sonsbeck Hamb (40 minutes from Düsseldorf)
Germany
Tel. +49-(0)2835 / 44133

www.pauenhof.de
info@pauenhof.de

GERMANY, near Dusseldorf
Tuesday June 7 19.00 to Sunday June 12, 13.00, 2016

INSIGHT MEDITATION (Vipassana) at Pauenhof, near Dusseldorf.
With Christopher

This classical Vipassana retreat will include comprehensive meditation instructions in Vipassana (Insight) meditation, a daily talk and regular one to one meetings with the two teachers. The retreat offers the opportunity to go deeply into ourselves in a supportive and caring atmosphere. The retreat points to inner renewal, a deep sense of presence and clarity for heart and mind for fresh perceptions and insights. Suitable for new and experienced meditators. Held largely in silence.

The retreat will be taught in English/German.
Pauenhof e.V.
Pauendyck 1
D – 47665 Sonsbeck Hamb (40 minutes from Düsseldorf)
Germany
Tel. +49-(0)2835 / 44133

www.pauenhof.de
info@pauenhof.de

GERMANY. near Munich
Tuesday June 28, 18.00 – 13.00 on Sunday July 3. 2016,

INSIGHT MEDITATION RETREAT
at Seminarhaus Engl with Christopher and Nicole Stern (www.dharma-training.de)

This silent retreat will include comprehensive meditation instructions in Vipassana (Insight) meditation, a dharma Daily talk and regular one to one meetings with Christopher and Nicole. The retreat offers the opportunity to go deeply into ourselves in a supportive and caring atmosphere. We focus on the cultivation of presence, compassion and deeper understanding. We practice letting go of stress factors and allow insights that lead to inner liberation. Suitable for new and experienced meditators. Dharma talks in English with German translation (as required), meditation instructions in German.
Seminarhaus Engl e.V.(one hour from Munich)

Engl 1
84339 Unterdietfurt, Germany

www.seminarhaus-engl.de
Phone +49-(0)8728-616
Email:
info@seminarhaus-engl.de

www.christophertitmuss.net
www.mindfulnesstrainingcourse.org
www.insightmeditation.org
www.dharmaenquiry.org
www.meditationinindia.org
www.dharmayatra.org

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12 Questions to Meditate on and Enquire into

12 Questions to Meditate on and Enquire into

Teachings and practices include a deep exploration of significant issues of our life.

We have the capacity to see the truth and the reality of situations. Continue reading 




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