A Way to work in the Metta Practice

A way to work in the metta bhavana How we cultivate kindness or, perhaps more usefully, how we open to kindness is a bit of an art. We know the traditional phrases ‘May I be well, may I be happy, …

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Don’t Miss Out

Our retreat is nearly full so if you’re planning to join us please register now so that you don’t miss out.  Queens’ Birthday long weekend June 10 – 13 If you have any questions you need to ask before making …

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FEEL THIS MOMENT

Feel this moment In the quietness of meditation, we get in touch with ourselves. It is an opportunity to find out what’s really going on behind the endless stories our mind creates. I think this is an important part of what …

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2022 Coogee Retreat

I hope your week has started well. I’m enjoying the sunshine after our weeks of relentless rain.Can I urge you to give consideration to joining us for our Coogee Retreat on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Whilst the theme ‘Taming …

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The Cetokhila Sutta

Greetings from Vijayaloka, our rustic and beautiful retreat centre on the banks of the Georges River. Padmadakini and I are both out here for an order convention. Beings set upon enlightenment are gathered from the UK, New Zealand and Australia; …

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Coogee Retreat 2022

Coogee Retreat 2022 Friday June 10th – Monday June 13th The towering image above is of Padmasambhava. It’s over 37 metres tall and sits overlooking Rewalsar Lake in Pradesh India.  Padmasambhava is revered in many schools of Buddhism as he …

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Meditation this Week

And now that I’m at my computer ….. I’d like to trawl my consciousness for some ‘little gem’ from my own efforts with meditation to share with you and encourage you ……. umm ….. Well, in some ways it may …

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Noticing

Noticing I’ve had a lot on my plate of recent times and a result I find my mind casting about and busy as I sit by candlelight to meditate at 6 am. The way I deal with this is to …

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Life

This card above was hand delivered to me (with thank-you messages on the back) for some help I gave preparing our retreat centre for the women’s ordinations that have just taken place.  I was really touched. Isn’t it yummy being …

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Do you ever?

Do you ever ……. Do you ever put a younger part of yourself into the metta practice? I do. This morning I spent a delicious chunk of my practice bringing a junior high school ‘me’ into the practice. I was …

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