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Those who’se joy it is to Heal the Sorrows of the World

Our society is held together by so many people, usually women, mothers, carers, social workers, elders, clerics, Aunties, Indiginous elders, unexpected leaders.... These people are usually not paid or the work they do far exceeds the monetary rewards. They make our lives easier, they listen to us, they hold our hands and dry our tears … Continue reading Those who’se joy it is to Heal the Sorrows of the World

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Community May Be the Future Buddha

Community may be the future Buddha, the bonds of interconnectedness are a sacred web. Happiness is not just a personal matter, it is a communal matter. Spiritual practice may be something we start alone. But somewhere along the way the doors of our heart open and we find ourselves inviting all beings on our journey, … Continue reading Community May Be the Future Buddha

Why To Be Spiritual Is To Act For the Welfare of Humanity

Usually we dont care about something until it affects us personally. We all have various levels of privelege that may insulate us against seeing/feeling what those at the bottom of society feel... But.to me spirituality inspires us to see our most amazing pure connection and basic goodness, but it should also inspire compassion for those … Continue reading Why To Be Spiritual Is To Act For the Welfare of Humanity

Ways You Can Be an Ally To Nuns and Reduce Patriarchy in Buddhism

Ways you can be an Ally to Nuns and Reduce Patriarchy in Buddhism: Many people assume that monastics who serve the community have some large organisation behind them. This is not the case. To do the amazing work they do, often for no pay like run Dharma Centres, preserve and study ancient wisdom traditions, teach, … Continue reading Ways You Can Be an Ally To Nuns and Reduce Patriarchy in Buddhism

The Real Purpose of Yoga and Buddhism – Maybe Not Slaying in a Bikini

Yoga and mindfulness are buzz words now. There is a whole movement with the over simplified idea that Yoga and Buddhism are about having a chill life with lots of sensory pleasure, having a beautiful body, excellent sex and no tension. This is accompanied by a small amount of profound spiritual wisdom usually minutely quoted out of … Continue reading The Real Purpose of Yoga and Buddhism – Maybe Not Slaying in a Bikini