Buddhism, Death & Rebirth, Philosophy, Spirituality

Episode 58: Upajjhatthana Sutta – Subjects for Contemplation

This Sutta is closely related to the Four Noble Truths: the first Truth being that there is suffering - old age, sickness, separation, and death. But, the Buddha doesn't stop there! He found out that, even though these inevitably exist, there is a way out of suffering them. The Sutta is a reminder that we,… Continue reading Episode 58: Upajjhatthana Sutta – Subjects for Contemplation

Buddhism, Spirituality

Dhamma and Sickness: Mid-season Blog

What has the Dhamma been teaching me lately? That we all get sick! "What is the advantage of often reviewing this: ‘I am liable to get sick, I am not exempt from sickness’? There are sentient beings who, drunk on the vanity of health, do bad things by way of body, speech, and mind. Reviewing… Continue reading Dhamma and Sickness: Mid-season Blog

Buddhism, Philosophy, Society, Spirituality

Episode 57: Being a Buddha and Loving Your Enemy

Being a Buddha may not be what you imagined... is a Buddha reserved for one man, Shakyamuni? Does he have to lay on his right side and appear as calm as in deep sleep? Does a Buddha wear long orange robes, engage in Tantric Green Tara visualisation, or sit on a cushion for hours a… Continue reading Episode 57: Being a Buddha and Loving Your Enemy

Buddhism, Guided Meditation, Society, Spirituality

Episode 53: Guided Vajrayana Medicine Buddha Meditation

I remember, not too long ago, I fell ill with a fever and a raging temperature that ruined my good mood and imprisoned me with fear. The next morning, early, I was supposed to catch a flight to Portugal to find a plot of land after a deposit we put down on another plot fell… Continue reading Episode 53: Guided Vajrayana Medicine Buddha Meditation