A Single Excellent Night

A Single Excellent Night There’s a sutta in The Mid Length Discourses of the Buddha by this name. In fact there are four that all riff on the same set of verses so they can be seen to be important.  …

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Oh no, not metta again!

Sunday morning I did metta (kindness) practice at the Buddhist community house in Coogee at 6 am and then headed down to the croquet club to do it again for our 8 am to 9 am collective sit. And I …

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Not quite there …….

So Gina and I arrived in Mollymook yesterday afternoon. I’ve been interested in Mollymook for years, ever since hearing that one of my ex-student’s fathers had settled here after his marriage ended. The name and it’s location on the NSW …

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Going where there’s resistance

In our regular practice known as the metta bhavana (cultivation of kindness) I’ve long felt that the fourth stage (the enemy) is perhaps the richest.  It’s not easy to hold someone in your mind when there’s ill will, hurt and …

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Ahhhh ….. I dunno ……..

So it’s our last Tuesday night meditation for 2020. Our last chance to gather as a practice community and sit with wide open courage, love and equanimity with what is. And this brings me to the third of the traditional …

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Covid has changed me ……

 think it was during a morning meditation last week that I saw my resistance to going back into the level of ‘busy-ness’ that I was used to prior to Covid.  I have done a lot of short stay property letting …

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Connecting, Releasing, and Inspiring

2020 has been a challenging year. As a community of practice, we recognise this and would like to warmly offer you the opportunity to be part of two special gatherings. The general themes for these gatherings will be Connecting, Releasing, and Inspiring. During …

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I want more than this …..

Meditation integrates us. How? When we settle to meditate whether it be for five minutes or an hour it probably won’t be long before a subtle or not so subtle idea or urge arises for something more tasty than being …

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Doubt and Indecision

Is this the best use of my time? In the Buddhist meditative tradition there are five traditional hindrances. They are things that arise in the formal practice of meditation but they also appear in every aspect of our lives.  Over …

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Tofu Knives

This week as promised there’s a set of ‘Tofu knives’ as a special offer – after meditation finishes tonight I’m going to screen this month’s Tricycle Film Club’s free film. It only runs for 43 minutes and to me it …

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