Category Archives: Buddha nature

Good in the Middle: Understanding the main point of practice

In the last two post I have been reflecting on what essential elements my practice needs to have in order to be authentic and to bring lasting benefit and transformation. The three elements that are considered to be indispensable are … Continue reading

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Ordinary Enlightenment

Since the aim of Buddhist practice is to attain enlightenment, it might be good to ask: What is enlightenment? Enlightenment is a very misunderstood and misused word in the modern world.  Often it is talked about as some far out … Continue reading

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Clarifying my practice

I arrived in Munich a few days ago after a week of traveling, and have been trying to rest and recover from the massive jet lag. I had hoped to make a few posts once I am here in Munich, … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I had to leave early today to drive to the airport for a two and a half month journey to Europe. After stopping over for a few days on the mainland to see some friends, I will visit my family … Continue reading

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The world is a mystery

Usually I am very groggy when I first wake up in the morning and it takes a while for my mind to show any signs of consciousness. But sometimes I wake up in the morning with a sense of wonder. … Continue reading

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Buddha is here, right now!

The teachings tell us that buddha is here, right now. It is said the moment you think of them, the buddhas are here. I often reflect on this and try to get my head around this statement because I find … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas day. I am just having a quiet day while most people follow the social rituals of this season … families gather spend time together, exchange gifts, eat a lot of rich and unhealthy food … Amidst all … Continue reading

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