Category Archives: Western Buddhism

A sign of an authentic spiritual teacher is devotion

I thought I had said anything I wanted to say about authentic teachers in my first two posts on this topic, but in the last week I had some more “after thoughts”! A question kept coming into my mind: What … Continue reading

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How can we know a spiritual teacher is trustworthy?

On the spiritual path, we need teachers we can trust, and who will guide us correctly and not leads us into deeper confusion. So what is the main criteria for a qualified teacher?  How can we tell whether the teacher … Continue reading

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What makes an authentic spiritual teacher?

How do you know if a teacher is trustworthy and genuine? This is a question I have reflected on quite a lot in the last few months. I thought this would be a good theme to conclude the series of … Continue reading

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Moving my blog: frustrating day, happy ending

Over the last week, I moved my blog from Blogger (blogspot.com) to a WordPress powered format on a self-hosted website. WordPress has more features and flexibility. For example, it allows the blog to have separate pages for information about the … Continue reading

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Does Buddhism need to be adapted to the West?

I was looking at some other Buddhist blogs on the internet yesterday, just to see what is out there, and if I might be interested in connecting with others there. I noticed on some blogs there are very passionate discussions … Continue reading

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