In his approach, Buddha is more scientific than religious

  Part of the problem for many of us is that as soon as we hear the word Buddhism, we straight away go into our religious mode, don’t we? We think it’s about believing things.    We can so easily fall into the trap of a kind of intellectual laziness...

We all need retreat time

 This time of coronavirus and being stuck in our house is forcing us into retreat mode. It’s fantastic! So why do we go crazy? Because we simply don’t know what to do with our mind; we don’t learn it. In our culture we define ourselves as social beings. We think...

The power of vows

For the Buddha, vows play a huge role all the way from here to enlightenment. Because we have crazy ideas about religion we get nervous when we hear about a vow – we hear it as someone telling us what to do and if we don’t do it, we’ll get punished. Well, there’s no...