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Doing Time Doing Vipassana

I heard a lot about vipassana. It sounded like a very demanding practice, something next level – 10 days spent in silence as a minimum. The idea of silence meditation always appealed but 10 days of it, mostly sitting and … Continue reading

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⭐️ The perfect portrait of Buddha – the art of the Ajanta caves ⭐️

I found this image ages ago in one of Nat Geo magazines, I think! It was with me and inspired my practice for years. The serene, soft gaze of Buddha guided me in my quest for inner peace, compassion and … Continue reading

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is not about death (part 1) #happiness

I wanted to read this book forever but despite my interest in death and dying, I was a bit conscious of the subject. Then I watched this documentary (link to part 2 is on the right side of the video … Continue reading

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The meaning of Om Mani Padme Hung mantra by Dalai Lama

I was chanting this mantra with my little one helping him relax and go to sleep when I realised I have no idea what it means. I looked it up and was blown away. Whole doctrine of Buddhism neatly wrapped … Continue reading

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Have more or need less? #happiness

Buddha had nothing when he died. By modern standards he was destitute and homeless. Yet he died not being afraid of death (and isn’t it the life’s biggest achievement?). He died in peace. He made a huge difference in many … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, happy spring, happy events

The spring is upon us, which means the end of winter hibernation and immediate surge in life energy. Procrastination remains an on-going battle, but projects abound, ‘success is trying’ and ‘prioritise change’ have become my new mantras. First event of … Continue reading

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When life seems hard… motivational quote from Tiny Buddha

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Stay calm and continue to procrastinate :) #happiness

I am totally procrastinating with my blog. At least I am spending this time usefully (huh?), or so I think. I watched another great documentary and am self coaching using The School of Life cards. The one I want to … Continue reading

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February 14th, Parinirvana day #buddha #happiness

It’s only this year that I learned that Feb 14 is Parinirvana day, the day when the Buddha died. I will quote London Buddhist Centre: Parinirvana day is the celebration of the final passing of the Buddha, which gives us … Continue reading

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Patience and perspective – learning from people who piss you off

A somewhat negative post perhaps, however this information was very useful to me in the last couple of months, when I had to deal with a lot of negativity, and a few negative people. Below is my summary of the strategies you could use … Continue reading

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