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Buddhism, Atrocities & War
Mar 7, 2017 14:14PM WST

A  friend has sent me this following text in an Email. It is a challenging statement that to my mind has the ring of truth to it. My apologies to those offended by its coarseness.“Unless you are willing to be as ... Read More

The reality of NOW
Feb 26, 2017 12:28PM WST

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand.And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand.And Eternity in an hour.”William BlakeWhile the “powers that be” seem to be a forcing a ... Read More

Relationships
Feb 12, 2017 09:20AM WST

The most important thing that we depend upon in our lives on this earth is our relationships. None of us is an island and even if we end up living life reclusively as a hermit or a monastic, this statement remains true. Our ... Read More

Consciousness and the Universe.
Jan 30, 2017 11:16AM WST

“Consciousness sleeps in the stone, dreams in the plant, awakes in the animal and slowly becomes aware of itself in man.”   ---- PythagorasLike others who have examined consciousness, my experience and ... Read More

Buddhism & No Self (Anatta).
Jan 24, 2017 07:19AM WST

The concept of Anatta or no self in Buddhism can be quite daunting for some of us to approach. I am writing this blog following a discussion that implored me to find another word instead of “finished” when ... Read More

Knowing
Jan 19, 2017 07:57AM WST

Last year I wrote a piece called “Belief Faith & Knowing”. In it I tried to show that “Belief” is totally conditioned and when we are trapped inside its ideas, we can only ever know a relative ... Read More

Short Term 12
Jan 13, 2017 09:30AM WST

Film released in Australia December 2013I came across this 2013 film on Netflix last night and the reality and truth it displayed is still with me. There is no doubt in my mind that this film is a 5 star production.It is a ... Read More

Can the World be perfect?
Jan 8, 2017 13:52PM WST

Much of the discussion and commentary that we hear on the media today is very forthright and often very appealing in the way it tries to convince us that doing things this way or that would certainly fix or ameliorate the ... Read More

Confabulation of Life
Dec 20, 2016 11:22AM WST

Living life as a practicing hypnotherapist allows a unique view into the human condition. The world of the subconscious and conditioning becomes very visible and the way that it impacts our lives as human beings is very ... Read More

Unctuousness and the American Election
Nov 17, 2016 09:13AM WST

I would like to give a Buddhist perspective on the disbelief at large following the results of the American election. Even though it may not be obvious, we have once again received a reminder that, natural influences control ... Read More

When is a body dead?
Nov 8, 2016 16:14PM WST

This is an interesting and controversial topic. There are certainly stories in early medicine of premature burials where scratch marks were found inside coffins and even today people waking up in the morgue after being ... Read More

Is Enlightenment Conscious Suicide?
Oct 18, 2016 10:55AM WST

This is a question that was posed to me by a friend when we were discussing some of the vocabulary around Buddhist Enlightenment; with words like Cessation and Extinguishment. It is a good question that plays into the ... Read More

Is Buddhism a Religion?
Sep 28, 2016 11:10AM WST

This question comes up a lot, and many people think Buddhism is not a true religion because it does not have a “Godhead”, at least in the conventional way that one may think of a religion. I wish to make the case ... Read More

Belief Faith & Knowing
Sep 26, 2016 10:37AM WST

In this essay I would like to examine the ways that we use our senses to apprehend the world and then look at the ways that we make an interpretation of what we are experiencing.BeliefThe most common and probably the most ... Read More

CHANGING ECONOMICS FOR GOOD
Jul 7, 2016 13:42PM WST

From the perspective of Buddhism, and its emphasis on finding balance in life through meditation and mindfulness, it is easy to see that our mental existence is a very important part of our being. Buddhist knowledge ... Read More

LATEST NEWS/BLOGS

23 Jan 2018 : The Paradox and Subtlety of Life & Reality

 The Buddhist path is a very subtle one. Small wonder that this elusive and Absolute Truth that the Buddha realised and experienced was causing him to despair when he thought about how to teach it.  The balance for him came through the ...

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06 Dec 2017 : Awakening to Stillness -- A poem!

This poem comes at the end of the series of blogs I have written since "Hypnosis, Buddhist Meditation and Reality" which was uploaded on 25th August 2017. I feel it succinctly covers both the intellectual and emotional experience of existence ...

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08 Nov 2017 : Fused Consciousness and Letting Go

At the outset, it needs to be said that from a Buddhist perspective, the human condition is a deluded condition. This is so because we do not generally self-reflect deep enough to understand the Absolute truth that can be discovered in the depths of the ...

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05 Jun 2017 : New Poem "Perceptions & the Switch"

This new poem has been gestating for some time, and following a recent discussion with our Monday night Meditation group at the Cambodian Buddhist Society, (CBSWA) the time had come for it to be written.I think this poem is an important poem for ...

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09 Oct 2016 : New Poetry with a theme

There is a new poem called Fearing the Moment which is now listed in the cascade above. It is poem highlighting the depth into truth that our minds can see along with the joy of practice, but is also pointing to the subtle fear ...

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06 May 2015 : Hypnosis and Past Life Workshop

"Hypnosis and Past Life Workshop" added under "Public Talks" drop down.

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10 Apr 2014 : You Tube Poetry

I have added a new section to the cascade area to highlight some of my poetry that I have read and performed on You Tube. Doing this has enabled me to speak directly about the poems context. The first two poems are new. I hope you like them.

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04 Dec 2013 : 2 New Poems. Death the theme.

Two poems added.Death and the Brightening MindMeditation on Death

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29 Nov 2013 : 3 NEW POEMS Stillness the theme

Three new poems addedThe Subtlest EnergyThe Right Side of StillnessThe Burden of Stillness

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