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Understanding Karma

Understanding Karma

Few concepts are as misunderstood as the concept of karma. It’s often perceived as a kind of reward and punishment system that is woven into the fabric of the universe. People may assume that the more good deeds they do, the more they will be rewarded with good...
A Meditation on Impermanence

A Meditation on Impermanence

A loss in my life in this last week has deeply touched the most vulnerable places in my heart and brought home my awareness of impermanence. How can we heal in times of loss and change? How can we find acceptance, grace and compassion in the face of impermanence? How...
An Exquisite Collection of Mindfulness Poetry

An Exquisite Collection of Mindfulness Poetry

When I teach my mindfulness retreats and courses I like to share poetry, quotes and passages about mindfulness. Mindfulness poetry like this conveys important messages for our lives and our meditation practice. People always ask me for these poems at the end of the...
The Three Best Bits of Advice the Buddha Ever Gave

The Three Best Bits of Advice the Buddha Ever Gave

The Buddha was a wellspring of wisdom and clarity. He gave so many wonderful, clear and concise teachings. Here are my favourite three bits of advice that he ever gave to his disciples… 1.“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.” 
 Buddha states here,...