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Abiding in Awareness: A Tribute to Russel Williams

May 11th, 2018 | By

by Steve Taylor and Paul Shambrook Russel Williams died on April 9th 2018, at the age of 96. He was a remarkable man, who lived a remarkable life. Although he was a spiritual teacher for sixty years, he remained largely unknown until three years ago, when the book Not I, Not Other than I was

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A-U-M: Awakening to Reality, by Dennis Waite

May 9th, 2018 | By

Search for Happiness There is much talk about happiness at present. Even governments have begun talking about it, as though they have suddenly realized that the subject is actually of interest to voters and that their ability to promote happiness in some way might win them the next election. Of course, we are interested! One

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Vesak: A Celebration of Buddhism

Apr 30th, 2018 | By

Buddha Purnima or Vesak marks the anniversary of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The date for the celebration of Buddha Purnima varies from year to year in the Western calendar. This year Buddha Purnima 2018 or Vesak 2018 falls on 30th April. Today, we celebrate the

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BUILD YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL /SELF-HELP LIBRARY – MADE EASY !

Apr 17th, 2018 | By

John Hunt Publishing’s various imprints have built a series of Made Easy titles.  They cover a whole multitude of spiritual ideas and disciplines.  It is a collection of brief introductions which reveal alternative spiritual insights, paths and truths to new and experienced seekers whatever their current faith, practice or creed. All titles are available now

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Widening the reach of our compassion

Mar 21st, 2018 | By

by Pierre Pradervand There is such a need in the world today of the most tender and immense compassion and deeper, more unselfed caring and giving, and blessing is one simple and efficient way of doing it. It is also an amazing tool for learning instantaneous, unconditional forgiveness, a practice upon which, given our dramatic divisions in

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Meditation: Calming a Busy Mind by Maggie Kay

Jan 5th, 2018 | By

Some people say, “I’m just no good at meditating.” “I can’t sit still and my mind is all over the place.” Well, I have a couple of tips. The first thing to say is that energetic, active people are just as capable of meditating as peaceful, docile ones. My foremost Buddhist teacher, Sangharakshita, used to

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Learning to Love Yourself by Pierre Pradervand

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

“A great teacher told us that ALL that the Divine Entity includes is already ours, i.e. that we are the very same essence as Infinite Love, just as the wave is of the exact same composition as the ocean. May I learn to see myself beyond the picayune limits of self-imposed fears and doubts and

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The Masters by Denise McDermott-King

Dec 30th, 2017 | By

It has been proved there live today adepts, Masters as we refer to them, who have obtained control over themselves and the forces of nature, and have also guarded the sacred writings in the past regarding the Spiritual Powers of man and the only way man can develop these powers. But I ask you, did

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The Narrow Way, Chris Lemig

Nov 1st, 2017 | By

One of the most important aspects of recovery is forgiving ourselves and embracing our shortcomings. If we let ourselves be consumed by regret for all the mistakes we made in the past we’ll never be able move forward. Here’s a piece from The Narrow Way where I had that realization in the middle of a meditation retreat in Dharamsala,

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Why You Shouldn’t Move a Virgo’s Cheese

Aug 31st, 2017 | By

by Mary English My Virgo doesn’t seem to worry about the important things in life but gets upset if I move the cheese/leave spots of water in the sink/forget the name of….. This is I’m afraid, extreme Virgo territory. They seem to not be caring about what you’re caring about. And I said ‘seem’. They

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