Unborn

Try not to think about a destination. Don’t let yourself imagine endings or stages. Avoid the traps of examples, ideals or stereotypes. Instead imagine yourself a pioneer, exploring virgin territory. There’s no map, no travel journal to guide you. Every day brings something new and you wake with no expectation of how your journey will […]

Mindfulness is not the end game

In mindfulness we rest in the wider experience of the moment. Establishing mindfulness; acquiring the positive habit of allowing attention to move to the senses, the form, the energies and feelings we experience, all the while aware of these rather than identified with them, is incredibly beneficial. What we discover is that obsessive and repetitive […]

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 […]

Finding perfection, losing self

One of the aspects of searching for truth that contains any number of potential stumbling blocks is our expectations. Thoughts can arise such as, ‘If I see there’s no separate self, will I become like a Buddha? Will I be enlightenened? Will all suffering cease? Will I get rid of all my hang-ups? Will I […]