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

Reconsidering enlightenment: A post-traditional reconfiguration (1)

  ‘If you are too well connected, you stop thinking. The clamour, the immediacy, the tendency to absorb other people’s thoughts, interrupt the deep abstraction required to find your own way.’ George Monbiot Introduction This piece was written to fill a void. One that I see as being the denial of the more ambitious aims … Continue reading Reconsidering enlightenment: A post-traditional reconfiguration (1)

Radical Identity and Non-Duality

(Michael O'Connell, Syncromesh, 1957) The following is my first attempt to define, describe and put together a view of the world from a non-dual perspective. It's an experiment, so don't expect too much. The language may be complicated for those readers with little background in Buddhist meditation, for others it may be inspirational or resonant … Continue reading Radical Identity and Non-Duality

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

Collapse and Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain (Final)

This is the last part of the Dark Mountain piece, which as I read it again after so long, appears rather forced. It reminds me of how much further I need to go in developing my writing skills and I am afraid to say that I am guilty of letting enthusiasm get the better of … Continue reading Collapse and Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain (Final)