Category Archives: Buddhism

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Peeling Pomelos

Peeling Pomelos in Thailand. There’s a lady who sells peeled Pomelo at 6am every morning outside my apartment in Bangkok, she always greets me with a warm “Sawat dee krawp”  and a beautiful smile regardless of whether I’m buying. She

Peeling Pomelos

Peeling Pomelos in Thailand. There’s a lady who sells peeled Pomelo at 6am every morning outside my apartment in Bangkok, she always greets me with a warm “Sawat dee krawp”  and a beautiful smile regardless of whether I’m buying. She

Miraculous Meditation – time for use in classrooms.

Many of us will have heard teachers who tell students to be quiet, to sit at their desks, and to “Pay attention!”. Pay Attention to what ? is my question. It seems very obvious that we should treat the mind

Miraculous Meditation – time for use in classrooms.

Many of us will have heard teachers who tell students to be quiet, to sit at their desks, and to “Pay attention!”. Pay Attention to what ? is my question. It seems very obvious that we should treat the mind

Exstasis – new photo ebook (free)

This e-book is in many ways a counterbalance to my last e-book (Sold Souls). This book focusses on my own thoughts of how learning about Buddhism has helped me to understand my behaviours and life. It’s focussing on growth rather

Exstasis – new photo ebook (free)

This e-book is in many ways a counterbalance to my last e-book (Sold Souls). This book focusses on my own thoughts of how learning about Buddhism has helped me to understand my behaviours and life. It’s focussing on growth rather

The true inner voice.

I was sitting on a beach yesterday when my attention was drawn to an upset person. She was incongruous in the relaxed happiness of a sleepy Thai beach. As I continued to watch she went through tears, and onto anger.

The true inner voice.

I was sitting on a beach yesterday when my attention was drawn to an upset person. She was incongruous in the relaxed happiness of a sleepy Thai beach. As I continued to watch she went through tears, and onto anger.

The Wind

Recently, I’ve found myself spending time catching up on the events in Ukraine. My ideal self tells me that I do this because I am a concerned global citizen, and citizenship requires me to be informed. However, I suspect (as

The Wind

Recently, I’ve found myself spending time catching up on the events in Ukraine. My ideal self tells me that I do this because I am a concerned global citizen, and citizenship requires me to be informed. However, I suspect (as

The Hedonic Treadmill

In 2010 the British Government started to measure happiness, they found that the average British person is 7.4/10 happy, which seems fairly happy to me. I wonder whether Mr Cameron is tempted to use this figure along the lines of

The Hedonic Treadmill

In 2010 the British Government started to measure happiness, they found that the average British person is 7.4/10 happy, which seems fairly happy to me. I wonder whether Mr Cameron is tempted to use this figure along the lines of