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Bring Back the Wandering Retreat

The best retreat I have gone on was not at a fancy, expensive retreat centre at an exotic location. It was the bicycle tour that I did by myself in late August, 2014, riding from Halifax to Mahone Bay, mostly by trail through the woods. 893 more words


Not being stingy with the Buddha's Dharma

Irreversible Bodhisattvas are not stingy in their Dharma and so in all situations even when explaining the teachings of the Theravada, they always apply the principles of the Great Vehicle. 448 more words


The Great Deception of Religion

This post is a continuation of the earlier “Nature of Religion“!

We have often heard the idiom “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”!

In fact, it comes from the New Testament, Gospel of Matthews, 7:15. 1,709 more words

Thoughts On Dharma

a metta wish for all

The sun is warming the snow and ice that cakes the lane way and the pups are enjoying their version of a Formula 500 race around the house. 677 more words


'Sangha Retreats' for Rich People

Dear Nalandabodhi: I am a working class, low-income sangha member who lives in public housing in Halifax. It really concerns me that Nalandabodhi has “sangha retreats” that only take place in the western half of North America, Seattle in particular. 154 more words


Buddhism: Blueprint for a New World

Wait, is the one with “A Blueprint for a New World“…with an actual plan to Change the World—I mean true, lasting, real, holistic, complete social progressiveness/social reform, by one of e the greatest  visionaries of modern times, Urgyen Sangharakshita? 1,114 more words


The Swastika

For the Hindus and Buddhists in India and other Asian countries, the swastika was an important symbol for many thousands of years and, to this day, the symbol can still be seen in abundance – on temples, buses, taxis, and on the cover of books. 90 more words