The Mythic Context

I am in Padmavajra’s study group. What a joy! He is a Padmasambhava man, like myself. I commented today that I think I have got a high self-esteem problem. Oops! I may have set my ordination back several years and found out that you can’t practice effectively without being humble. Read more…

Stone Steps

Guess where I am. The Scottish Highlands? The French Alps maybe? In fact I’m just an hour outside of Manchester, down the snake pass in the beautiful Peak District. It’s a lovely sunny day too. I’m on a short Buddhist retreat, the theme being – and this is ironic – Read more…

Kalyana Mitra Ceremony

On Friday 23rd November 2018 I became a Kalyana Mitra. My friends Aparajita and Garavacitta became my fellow Kalyana Mitras in a simple ceremony, led by Manchester Buddhist Centre President, Arthapriya. An Indian term meaning special or spiritual friend, it is one of the cornerstones of practice within the Buddhist Read more…

Led meditation classes

I’m back leading these again. Love it! View this post on Instagram What's happening at 🙏 Manchester Buddhist Centre in week commencing 15th July ⠀ ⠀ Monday -⠀ Lunchtime led meditation • 1.00pm – 1.40pm • £3/5 ⠀ ⠀ Tuesday⠀ Clean up Tuesday • 12.00pm – 1.00pm ⠀ Lunchtime led Read more…

The Interdependence Party

We can can provide quality DJs for parties and events. Our aim is, via fundraising, to invite people to engage with the concept of ‘interdependence’. We’ve had enough of left/right politics. Somehow this division has lost its relevance. Does anyone want to join us in forming a new party rooted Read more…

Meeting Sangharakshita

In March 2018 I was able to meet with my Buddhist hero, author and spiritual teacher, Sangharakshita. Affectionately known as Bhante (Teacher) throughout the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Order, He sadly died in the October of that year. Here follows my first question. I have Multiple Sclerosis and so I was Read more…