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I am an Holistic Therapist practicing Reiki, Crystal Therapy & Indian Head Massage. I am also a Reiki Master Teacher and web designer.
I am an Holistic Therapist practicing Reiki, Crystal Therapy & Indian Head Massage. I am also a Reiki Master Teacher and web designer.

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For those of a Mahayana leaning, I provide an anthology of texts regarding the practice of Lojong, or ‘Mind Training’. This text contains 15 texts regarding the Tibetan practice of Lojong. It is not the be-all and end-all of the subject, but having been…
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I have just published an anthology of the Digha Nikaya made available by the Venerable Thanissaro Bhikkhu. It is made available under a Creative Commons license, meaning you can share it assuming you give due credit to the original author. The Digha…
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So I was remiss in my searches through my eBook archives, I do apologise, because this one is a biggy. This text is freely available from SuttaCentral downloads section and is a must see for anyone considering ordination into the Theravada tradition. I…
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This booklet is priceless. It contains quotes and anecdotes from the Venerable Ajahn Chah that really get to the ‘nitty gritty’ of the Dhamma. It is compiled by Dhamma Garden and following the wish of Ajahn Chah, is made freely available. It must not be…
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I have come across a thoroughly interesting eBook regarding the life for a Thai Forest Monk. It is published by Wat Pa Nanachat Monastery celebrating their 25th Vassa. It contains articles and essays by various Bhikkhus and Ajahns on numerous subjects,…
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Once the Blessed One was staying at Kosambī in the siṁsapā forest. Then, picking up a few siṁsapā leaves with his hand, he asked the monks, “What do you think, monks? Which are more numerous, the few siṁsapā leaves in my hand or those overhead in the…
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The Vinaya Pitaka is considered to be the first ‘basket’ of the Tipitaka. It contains the codes of practice, rules, regulations and ceremonies that the Theravadin Monk or Nun must obey. Vinaya Pitaka literally means ‘basket of discipline’. Thanissaro…
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It is my intention to provide as much Dhamma as possible. It may sound grandiose but I feel that it is my calling. If I were to live my life again, I would take ordination and live as a Therevadin Monk, hopefully an Ajahn, and thus provide the community…
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So this is where I depart from Theravada Buddhism somewhat. I have no issue with promoting other traditions important texts and Master Eihei Dogen’s Shōbōgenzō is something that demands promotion. It is an immense work by any standard and comes in at…
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I believe this blog title to be roughly a title of a Zen document written years ago. I was just thinking about it now and I must admit I have never read the original treatise; however, it occurred to me that the Dhamma is much the same as someone pointing…
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