Why meditate?

There are so many ideas in the world about what meditation is and why we would want to do it. And, I’d suggest, there are many misconceptions about it, too. The clichéd image of a person “meditating” has them sitting in full-lotus position, the incense wafting and the...

Everything is interdependent

We don’t need to be great philosophers to see that everything around us functions in dependence upon everything else. If we start to think more deeply it’s evident that we can’t isolate anything; there’s nothing that doesn’t rely upon something else for its existence....

What is love?

The English word “love” is used to convey so many different emotions that it’s amazing that we can communicate with each other! We can love chocolate cake, our dog, our mother, our new shoes, God, or our boyfriend. So, what’s the difference? According to the Buddhist...
Postcard 65 from Robina: Marzens, France, January 1, 2016

Postcard 65 from Robina: Marzens, France, January 1, 2016

On December 3 I flew to Cyprus, arriving in Larnaca and then driving to Nicosia. First time there! I’d met Dino Joachim, who runs Thab She Ling there, in London in 2014 and he suggested I come. I had no idea where it was, but when I Googled it I discovered it was just...