Intelligent enquiring

I got this enquiry on slack. I didn’t want to reply to the person who sent it because sometime the enquiring person will actually get much better insight through continuing to explore their own question. I share it here anonymously with you to have a ponder. Don’t try to find the “right “ answer. But…

We never know, do we?

Here’s Jane’s story. How brave and humbling. This is another example that shows that continuous effort pays off. We never know the full story of someone’s life until the kindly choose to share it with us. Then we can become inspired. Hi I’m Jane and I would like to share my story with you all …

A beautiful view…

Here’s another story. A great example of the power of Dharma to help us change, grow, transform. And how no conditions are ever unsurmountable if we just keep at it. Thank you Katy. A beautiful view I first came to Compassion Centre 18 years ago but only went to one class and didn’t go back,…

Yes! we can

This is from wor Arleen. Remember that when you think I cannot change – according to Dharma this is both wrong and lazy. Another inspiring example. Thank you Arleen My name is Arleen Hull – and I’m becoming, what I believe is commonly called, a ‘silver surfer’ as I’m definitely a regular (though not necessarily…

Karen Maylia

Karen sent this from Cyprus! She is a great inspiration of the power Dharma gives us in the transformation of any conditions. And as we know she feeds all the poor cats there. They’ll be devastated when Karen comes back home. Thank you Karen Bio Hello my name is Karen I am 56yrs old and…

Another Heartfelt Story

Hi folk. Another peep into the life of one of our Sangha. Quite philosophical and with a very personal touch. Sharing with us their personal account of the ups and downs of the path. How brave and kind to share this with us. Thank you! My Path I have been attending meditation classes for about…

Two personal descriptions of meditation.

Hi folk. Two members of our sangha gave their personal descriptions about the stages of how to calm our mind during the first meditation. Since it take a lot of courage to write your own thoughts and share them with others our sincere thanks to both for having taken the time and care to write…

The Going for Refuge Retreat at Compassion Centre

Beginnings If you’ve been to a Buddhist Meditation Centre you will, in all likelihood, have heard a word often mentioned. It is usually mentioned with great reverence, or a serious, even secret look between those in the know. That word is – ‘retreat’. Upon hearing this word you may have developed the image of a…

Puja Part Two

When I wrote the previous Puja blog I didn’t realise there would be a part two, but find I have much more to say about pujas and sadanas. If a puja is a road, a path, a route; the sadana is a map. Where are we going you might ask, and while one puja might…