Tag Archives: Enlightenment

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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Learning to appreciate challenges

Sometimes I don’t sleep well and then I feel unwell and tired for the day. When this happens, I can see quite clearly the habitual pull of aversion to this experience in my mind. In a way, it is natural … Continue reading

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