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Ethnicity and Buddhism in the UK, by Noy Thomson

Ethnicity and Buddhism in the UK, by Noy Thomson (Thai name Mom Rajawongse Saisvasdi Svastis Thomson) at The ‘British Buddhist Landscape —Transplantation and Growth’ conference. 25 more words


Clinging on to pain

There is a current story in French news about a man who has lived in a vegetative state for several years and the European court on Human Rights last week gave their permission to stop his life support which has sparked a wave of controversy across the country. 477 more words


24th April 2015

Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.

~~Ajahn Chah


Ajahn Chah

People who suffer will accordingly gain wisdom. If we don’t suffer, we don’t contemplate. If we don’t contemplate,
no wisdom is born.Without wisdom, we don’t know.

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The Buddha's wisdom - Going beyond cause and effect, beyond birth and death, beyond happiness and suffering - Ajahn Chah

The worldly way is to do things for a reason, to get some return, but in Buddhism we do things without any gaining idea. The world has to understand things in terms of cause and effect…

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Holding On and Letting Go

If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
~Ajahn Chah

Life Lessons

Becoming or returning?

Will I notice me changing if I develop wisdom? I think I only exist in other people’s view.

If other people influence who I am as I grow up and those same people continue as they are then any change will be seen by them as “me” changing… 567 more words