The unhealed, disowned aspects of our shadow aspects are trying desperately to win over our attention. Unexpressed feelings never die, they are buried alive and resurface in uglier ways (when triggered). Seek them out and transform them (with love and […]Read More
Bellow is my experience of being a Buddhist; the things I’ve felt, the difficulties, highs, lows and teachings I’ve found useful along my journey…
As I sat on the pillow in my first meditation class I found it impossible to keep my […]Read More
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
The import of Ikkyū’s motto is that anyone can be saintly in refined conditions, but the real challenge is to achieve enlightenment in the midst of the world’s suffering, greed and hatred.
Ikkyu (1394-1481) was renowned for pointing out the hypocrisy […]