6.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: Engaged Buddhism & the apolitical trend

  Latest Episode: click here We’re back! The Imperfect Buddha Podcast’s new episode arrives just in time for the New Year. This time out, we’re exploring Engaged Buddhism and the question of whether to engage or disengage. We discuss how Buddhism could provide tools and practices to support those engaging with the political landscape and … Continue reading 6.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: Engaged Buddhism & the apolitical trend

4.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: cults, cultish shennanigans & Buddhist groups

Episode 3.1 at Soundcloud. Here it is, finally, after a long wait, episode 3.1 of the Imperfect Buddha Podcast. We get ‘culty’ in this one, discussing Buddhists cults, cultish behaviour in Buddhist groups and the reasons why people join. We look at the NKT, Rigpa, Shambhala, Michael Roach and H.H Maitreya, otherwise known as Ronny … Continue reading 4.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: cults, cultish shennanigans & Buddhist groups

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

Compassionate action: documentary on the how

Often a question arises, what does it actually look like, to enact compassion, to express and live Buddhist principles in a human life? Stories come down to us from historical sources, tales repeated and retold that illustrate miraculous events in a far off land in even further time periods. These stories were most likely put … Continue reading Compassionate action: documentary on the how

The Eightfold Path: Concentration and Closing

Concentration is the last element of the Eightfold Path. Practising all of the eight factors of the path pretty much guarantees us a powerful and transformative journey of discovery, growth and change. If we go far enough down this path, it ought to lead to some sort of liberation from suffering and confusion and awakening … Continue reading The Eightfold Path: Concentration and Closing