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Zoom. Teachings/Practices. Theme. Wisdom Amidst Uncertainty. Fri.24 Sept to Wednes. 29 Sept. Australia time. With Christopher and Samantha

Welcome to our five-day International Zoom Teachings/Practices from Friday 24 September to Sunday 29 September. The primary time zone is Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Continue reading 



The Cost of Thinking Too Much About Yourself. 12 Outcomes and the Resolution

You think about yourself. Then you think more. Then you think even more. Day after day. All this thinking makes  your life difficult. Very difficult. Do not think otherwise.

Meditation contributes to clearing the mind, finding space in the mind, for thought to be clear and succinct.

Here are 12 Outcomes of Thinking Too Much about Yourself. 

You find yourself:

  1. Addicted to comparing yourself with others.
  2. Far away from peace of mind
  3. Feel isolated from what matters.
  4. Feel cut off from closeness with life, nature and people.
  5. Feel lonely.
  6. Feel someone or something is missing in your life.
  7. Keep feeling disappointed with yourself
  8. Keep making yourself unhappy.
  9. Thinking less about needs of others the more you think about yourself.
  10. Unable to handle stress.
  11. What you think and what is seems far apart
  12. Withdrawing from difficult people.

What is the Resolution?

You do not have to be a Buddha to answer the question,

Think less about yourself.

Wake up in the morning with a single resolution.

You do not have to  be a Buddha to know the resolution. This is the resolution.

“Today, I am firmly resolved to think less about myself.”

All this thinking stops you living.

Get back your life.

Develop seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching.

Connect. Live.

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Photo shows children meditating in 

our beloved Prajna Vihar School, Bodh Gaya, India



A former German Marxist wrote sentences of poignant beauty about the Buddhist tradition and the importance of deep wisdom

Edward Conze (1904-1979) ranks among the much loved commentators/translators in the Buddhist tradition. Although born in London, Conze came from a German family with their home in Langenberg, Germany. In the 1930s, he wrote The Principle of Contradiction, a Marxist inspired text on dialetical materialism. A fierce critic of Fascism, he found himself harassed for his views.  In 1933, the Nazis burnt his books in Berlin among thousands of other books, as they were deemed “unGerman.” Continue reading 



Online Evening Programme Sunday 23 May 2021. A 90-minute online meeting. CAN WE SHOW COMPASSION TO THE SELF? IS COMPASSION THE END OF SELF?

The Dharma flies with two wings – compassion and wisdom.

Compassion emerges from a liberated wisdom. Continue reading 



Thursday 8 April is Holocaust Day. A talk on the Mutual Influences of Past and Present on Wednesday. 18.50 Israel time. 16.50 UK time.

Tomorrow (Thursday), Jewish citizens in Israel and worldwide, and millions of others, mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The day remembers the millions who suffered and died in the concentration camps during the time of the Nazi ideology. The day also acknowledges the genocides that have taken place in the years since.
At the invitation of the Israeli Sangha, I speak this evening at 18.50 pm (16.50 pm) UK time.

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