Standing for the Dhamma: Reflections & Guided Meditation

Standing up in pure presence is one of the four great postures. In this simple act of being present, know one mind-moment at a time, repeatedly. Grateful for one breath, one posture, one point, we gain balance and poise. We allow our suffering to…

When Truth Speaks – Limbless Man On the Bridge

When delusion, impatience and lack of trust prevail in our spiritual work, we rape our own goodness and execute ourselves over and over again. This suffering, clearly known, helps us to see how we cling and how we let go. When clinging again, let…

Rising Up Like A Swan, Reflections & Guided Meditation

Reviewing our effort to practise, recalibrate and make adjustments as needed. Make peace with what arises – neither controlling nor being passive; like a parent – compassionate, mindful, discerning. Whatever hindrance is most predominant, make it skillful, waking up if we’re asleep, or settling…

On the Look Out, Dhamma Talk

Venerable Punna was one of the great bhikkhus of the Buddha’s time, known especially for his fierce faith, practice skill, and his fearlessness.  When the Buddha hears that Punna plans to wander on foot in a remote and dangerous frontier region, he questions Punna…

Don’t Own the Second Arrow, Dhamma Talk

How do we deal with life when it bites us? Without trust in the Path, there is no way we can fulfill it. Practise seeing what works and what doesn’t, what binds us and what frees us. Seeing pain as our teacher, we can…

Noble Virtues, Reflections & Chant of the Ten Pāramῑ

We are Dhamma gardeners putting in the right ingredients to develop ten perfections. These noble qualities are essential to enhance the practice of growing in wholeness, unconditional love and balance. Reflecting on how they support each other and work together, we fill the beautiful…

Where the Flame of Truth Burns Bright – Reflections & Guided Meditation

Dhamma is like mother, father, guardian, the Truth that we can rest in. So rest in the purity of one moment. Offering to listen, what is the message we receive? In the silence of the mind, what do we hear? If there is no…

I Sit Here In Blessing

How can we care for ourselves and each other, using our formal meditation practice as a template for daily living? As we sit for meditation, mark an intuitive pathway through painful, burdensome mind states, teaching the mind to purify itself with every breath. Gradually,…

Softly Close The Gates

There is so much for us to understand. Preparing yourselves for that unfolding of wisdom, take your rightful seat in a balanced way and follow the path inward. Softly close off all the gates and give your full attention and energy to the mind’s…

Baptism of Fire

Sometimes it takes an illness or a loss to wake up. The wheel of Dhamma turns us towards the centre point, where all the mind’s movements are stilled so that we can see the truth of suffering. Fear arises but we can observe it…