3.0 New Podcast Episode is out! The Dharma Oveground & the non-Buddhists

Soundcloud: download or listen In this episode, the Dharma Oveground and Buddhist Geeks get enlightened, Francois Laurelle and the non-Buddhists speculate, Hokai Sobol and Kenneth Folk do their own thing. Matthew and Stuart cross the line and fumble over names. This is part 2 of our first real episode exploring a number of innovative elements … Continue reading 3.0 New Podcast Episode is out! The Dharma Oveground & the non-Buddhists

Free Speech and Buddhism

The recent events in Paris have stimulated a lot of discussion regarding free speech in the press, blogs and across social networks and the issue of whether free speech equals having the right to insult others has been centre stage in discussion taking place in the UK. I wanted to say a few words on … Continue reading Free Speech and Buddhism

Buddhist Bullshit

I generally avoid getting political on this blog. Not because I am apolitical, or think it too messy a subject to broach, but because I have used this blog primarily as an exercise in exploring ideas and experiences I personally find curious and interesting so it’s been a primarily personal affair. Although I have been … Continue reading Buddhist Bullshit

The Tricky Issue of Being Authentic

  “For the dignified Shambhala person, an unwaning authentic presence dawns.” Chogyam Trungpa Words allow us to enter into new worlds. They allow us to inhabit new spaces, evoke new feelings, receive different ideas and come to the see the world differently. They also allow us to experiment with the creation of those same things. … Continue reading The Tricky Issue of Being Authentic

Meditation; some post-traditional thoughts

Who’s meditating? Many who come to Buddhism see meditation as being its essence. However, as many Buddhist scholars like to point out, in most Asian countries, meditation is, and always has been, practised by an extremely small percentage of Buddhists, like really, almost nobody. Buddhism for the masses has long been primarily about worship, prayer, … Continue reading Meditation; some post-traditional thoughts