We need to understand the absence of the fantasy self

  Buddha talks about how things exist in two ways – well, many ways, actually. But this particular way of presenting it, he calls the two truths: conventional truth, the way things exist conventionally; and the way things exist finally, or ultimately. Initially...

We make the body the boss

  I like jazz. If I hear just one trumpet note, I’ll bliss out and, that second, I’ll say, “Wow! Divine Miles Davis!”    But for a couple of years before I was a Buddhist I was a radical feminist – and I mean seriously radical! – and I’d given...