A spiritual journey

Soon after discovering buddhism it felt like I was embarking on a spiritual journey…. and that was exciting. Ordinary life can be so boring and tiresome and the spiritual realm seemed to offer so much opportunity...

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A life of benefiting others

I’ve wanted to live a life that is focused exclusively on helping people for many years now, having been inspired by the example of my spiritual guide and many of his followers. But much of the time my wishes to...

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Opening our heart to all living beings

Learning to be a more open hearted person is probably something all of us aspire to. Not only does it make us feel relaxed and happy, it means we’re always available to connect with other living beings in...

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Enjoying a lighter way of being

Being light hearted possibly doesn’t come naturally to most of us. And in fact if you’re anything like me, probably it’s being serious that does. If like me, you want to let go of these serious...

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Illuminating emptiness in Christianity

In the last post we broadly looked at the relationship between Buddhism and Jesus and explored whether this spiritual teacher may indeed have been an enlightened being. In this article we will look more specifically at...

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Was Jesus an enlightened being?

In recent months I’ve been travelling around Western Europe and one thing you can’t help but notice over is how pervasive Christianity is in this part of the world. If we live in similar, modern societies...

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Awaken to the mystery that is life

I’m sure that like I used to, many of us must wonder what the mystery of life is. Is it our sole purpose simply to come to this world, try our best to avoid bad things and enjoy nice things followed by our...

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Emergence of our pure potential

In general I try to be mindful of training my mind in ways that make it more peaceful and positive, understanding this helps cause the pure potential in oneself to emerge. But knowing the best way to do this isn’t...

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A spiritual awakening

Many spiritual traditions talk about the concept of spiritual awakening, or we could say people’s experience of it, and I’d imagine there must be many different definitions out there. For some maybe...

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Breaking free from our conditioning

Understanding the conditioning of oneself, and human conditioning at large, is no easy thing. Whether we like it or not, we’ve all been conditioned to one extent or another. So the issue isn’t so much about...

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