A heavenly moment

In neither being distracted from, nor suppressing, nor considering, nor attributing (judging/categorising) but simply experiencing, simply receiving the flavour, the delicate aroma of the Camomile Tea, I am surrounded by it. It infuses me and fills me. With no self to reference, to wonder how I appear to others, no thought of whether this is […]

It’s my tent and I’m sticking to it!

154. O house-builder, you are seen! You will not build this house again. For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered. My mind has reached the Unconditioned; I have attained the destruction of craving. This is one of my favourite Dhammapada verses and over the last few years I’ve reflected on it many times. […]

Ten Fetters introduction

We live in a world where we’re often persuaded that to be of any value something has to be new. If it’s not this year’s model, innovative or the latest thing then we’re missing out. So perhaps it’s no surprise that when it comes to spiritual development or awakening, Buddhism can be seen by some […]