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Meditation rears its ugly head

Meditation has been featured on Breakfast television on BBC over the last two weeks. Usual format, a reporter gives a stereotypical Western viewpoint of what Meditation is, speak to some scientists, joins a group that meditates and see if there is  any improvement in any of the participants; say: “mind over matter”, another time slot on the programme filled.

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Ticking the boxes for Universal Spirituality

“…..the power of a universal spirituality and its eight practical elements: 1. Solidarity for all life 2. Moral capacity 3. Non-violence 4.

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Dharma Quote of the Week

In general, most non-Buddhist religions meditate on the deity as being outside the physical body. In these cases the deity takes the form of a refuge, or of a protector or messenger.

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The emperor's new clothes syndrome

If we don’t want to be led and controlled then we must stop acting like sheep, we must all become shepherds- our own shepherd. Continue Reading »

When your horse dies………..you walk.

There is a Chinese proverb which goes: when your horse dies…..you walk, Continue Reading »

Good wishes

Practice for the New Millennium by the Dalai Lama The Practice: 1. Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering we all want the same things (to be happy and be loved) and we are all connected to one another.

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Samatha Meditation at Shining Tree

Samatha means calm. Samatha meditation is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to develop inner strength and freedom from turmoil, leading on to clarity and understanding.

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