Return to zero

My father was a philosopher who loved art. When I was fifteen, I had a boyfriend (R.) who was also very philosophical, so the two started having long conversations. Usually I preferred playing ba…

Observing with honesty

Is it really yours?A zen student approached her teacher: ‘Master, I have a terrible temper, please can you help me?’ ‘Hmmm, strange,’ the master said. ‘Can you show it to me?”Not now…”Why not?”I…

Don’t compare!

In June one ‘Buddhist talk’ in The Conscious Club was on mudita, altruistic joy, one of the four Brahmaviharas (literally meaning ‘divine abode’, just like metta, compassion and equanimity).  …

Living like a tree

It is not the outer objects that entangle us. It is the inner clinging that entangles us. – Tilopa There is an ancient Buddhist story about a an who is traveling the world without shoes. To prot…