Things tend to be a bit quiet through the month of August but the Triratna East Surrey community, meditation and Buddhism meetings on Thursday continue for your support.
On the 31st of August we will, all being well, have our […]
Guhyaloka journal entry #3
I am now well into my last week cooking for the concluding ordination retreat here in Spain. In particular, the last two or three weeks have been a time of continuity, tranquility and clarity. The fruits of the second dhyana, […]Read More
A search for joy
I have felt particularly ‘connected’, ‘centred’, ‘present’. The qi-gong practise was moving both physically and emotionally. With my eyes closed, in movement, alive to experience the subject of joy arose. Normally I wouldn’t post such a reflection but seeing as […]Read More
Peace is a fire
Some are attracted to Buddhism because they find in it confirmation of their ideas. It would be better if they were attracted by it because it refutes there ideas.
Sangharakshita, Peace Is A Fire 1979
I have been noticing an increasingly strengthening […]
An inconvenient truth
Sitting as dawn creeps along the valley wall,
Asking what life wants say.
And… In reply
Life offers an inconvenient truth
In reality there is only one truth, one universally unifying fact of experience. That is to say all experience is impermanent. Through the […]
Just how conditioned are we?
The theme of conditioning and to what degree conditioning asserts itself continues to be at the fore of my experience. It seems to me that even when I think I am making a choice I am not, it still remains […]Read More