Look Within and Wake Up

What are we, and what are we doing on this planet? We easily get lost in the dream of the world. It is a very good time to wake up. Right here in your own heart is the greatest adventure possible. See the danger…

Are We the Disciples of Fear or Love?

Walk away from the tigers that have made us run all our lives. Grow instead that beautiful space of selfless love deep within. Growth means breaking out of the shell. It may hurt. But this is our journey. Trust that it will ripen into…

Be the First to Forgive

Our greatest life journey takes us inward through the Dhamma MRI of mindful, radical investigation. At last, we learn to see clearly, with true discernment. We see the root causes of our suffering, disentangling the web of delusion and despair to take up our…

What Supports the Truth In Us

There is a fearlessness that we can know, where greed and anger are vanquished. It is a state of equanimity with whatever comes which no one else can pollute, disturb or destroy. There is nothing more difficult – or more noble – for a…

Choose Simplicity

Simplicity is not about wearing one colour, shaving your head or fasting but rather it’s a way of mental fasting. When we choose simplicity, we have time to stop, and to observe and study the mind. We see the extent of our suffering and…

Far From the Madding Crowd

How well are we spending our time? Do we endlessly cling to all that perpetuates suffering? Death will have no holiday. So what will free us from the tyranny of death? Be courageous enough to see what gives us true happiness and what brings…

At the Shrine of the Awakened – Unfathomable Love

What is spiritual beauty? Kindness, forgiveness, unconditional love? Can we sustain a hallowed inner space that will not be degraded by unkind thoughts? When noble virtue protects the heart at its innermost core, we repair and train the mind to go beyond all brokenness….

Just Practise Kindness

Every moment of right mindfulness is a gift of pure attention, clarity and discovering the true origin of our pain. Applying the alchemy of kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others, we break through the veils of delusion to experience a selfless happiness, peace,…

When the Trees Wither and the Leaves Fall

Sometimes we feel torn apart by life and unable to cope. Healing may be slow to come but our meditation practice can enhance that process. If we contemplate the fearsome winds of life in such a way that we deeply understand their impermanent nature,…

Saving Grace

The Buddha offers us an extraordinary medicine – the medicine of Truth. No one can take it for us nor can we take it for anyone else. And we discover it through our own wisdom, love, and compassion. We are the surgeon and the…