Mindfulness in the workplace can boost productivity

Once considered something alternative mindfulness courses are being increasingly used by business to improve morale, productivity and the ability to cope with stress. Businesses as diverse as Transport for London (TfL), Google, Facebook, GlaxoSmithKline, the Home Office, the Cabinet Office, KPMG, […]

Bare Attention

In last week’s blog I talked of the teaching I attended by Ajahn Vimokkha, a Thai Buddhist monk  teaching at the Buddhist society. As part of this teaching he had us explore a traditional teaching of the Buddha’s, the five khandhas, translated as […]

Heartfulness

Last week I went to a practice day at the Buddhist society with Ajahn Vimokkha, a Thai meditation teacher. He had a very clear and fun way of teaching and I’ll share a little of it here with you. He started by […]

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”

In this weeks essay I return to a theme I’ve covered before, but it’s so central to the practice that it’s worth repeating. In this week’s  class I’ll be taking about the teaching of ‘the two arrows’. The first arrow is the initial cause of […]

From Shame to Self-Love

I was talking with Kai this week about the Solo Tantra workshop that’s coming up on the 11/12th May and it helped to clarify for me why I want to take part in this and why I want to share this […]

Feeling Alone in a Crowd

Some find it easy to connect, socialise, reach out. For others social interaction can feel like a foreign language – a place where we stumble through unfamiliar phrases and don’t fully know how to express what we wish to say. […]

Suicide – finding ways to bear the pain

As I looked at the news headlines yesterday two papers reported different cases of young men who had killed themselves. This is not a topic we may find easy to address  but it is the silence that makes it so difficult, as those who have these thoughts […]