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 […]Read More
We all have a sense of self; we believe we are egos, a soul animating a puppet of flesh. An idea expressed in language as ‘I’, ‘Me’ and ‘mine’. But, imagine for a second that this idea of our self […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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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 […]Read More
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 […]