Faith

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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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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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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Following the path of reliance

Yesterday I went with my partner and some friends to go walking in a very mountainous area in the south-east of France. It’s so beautiful here and I was looking forward to going on my first proper walk since...

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Guru Yoga

Discovering a guru yoga practice I started practising guru yoga about five years ago during a long, silent retreat. Funnily enough I wasn’t expecting the retreat to be particularly challenging. Had it not been, I...

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