Category Archives: Buddhism

The teachings of the historical Buddha adapted for the contemporary practitioner

Four Reminders – Samsara

This is the last of the four mind-turning reflections, which have taken these from Madhyamavini’s blog. Samsara is often defined as the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth as depicted in the wheel of life. Or, you may understand it […]

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The Four Reminders – Karma

This is the third of the four mind-turning reflections, which have taken these from Madhyamavini’s blog. Karma explains how our past actions affect us, either positively or negatively, and that our present actions will affect us in the future. Buddhism uses […]

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The Four Reminders – Reflection on Death

This is the second of the four mind-turning reflections. According to the Buddhist way of thinking, death, far from being a subject to be shunned and avoided, is the key that unlocks the seeming mystery of life. It is by […]

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The Four Reminders – This Precious Opportunity

Reflecting on the four reminders, or mind-turning reflections, is a great way to strengthen your regular practice. Some people like to keep a copy of them by their shrine and refer to them daily so I thought I’d look them up […]

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Making of a Wheel of Life

A short movie of the ‘WHEEL OF LIFE’ from our most recent course. Always a pleasure.  
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Local communities day retreat – 2016

Another wonderful Day retreat as well as the privellege of witnessing three individuals’ Silvia; Aydan and Jack, going for refuge to the three jewels. The Buddha jewel (enlightenment), the Dharma (the teaching to enlightenment) and the Sangha (the community of […]

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Last but not least!

Why is the Sangha (community) jewel so important?
Peer Group; shared ideals; support; teaching and inspiration are all valid benefits of being part of a community but is that all?
In entering a Buddhist community, maybe in a few hours, weeks or […]

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Tea and Tree II

 
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Journey and the Guide – week 4

 
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Last Day retreat for 2016, join us!

 
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