Am 33 and a half weeks pregnant. At the scan earlier this week we saw her yawn while stretching her hand and touching the placenta that is in the front of the stomach. How extraordinary!
(To help you understand the photo: The sonographer did say that photos of the scan at this point in the pregnancy wouldn't be as great as the early ones because the baby has grown so much. The circumference of her head is roughly 37cm which means that her head is probably the size of a…Continue
With the euro debt and current global economic financial crisis, the price of gold and other precious metals are now at an all time high. It has got to the point where wearing gold has attracted unwanted attention - it is now advisable not to wear gold jewellery. How fitting then that Anna, an artist friend of Amida currently in residence at TBH has made Nembutsu rings to wear out of pieces of silver. She has made nembutsu rings for some of us at TBH, and has sent me a picture to show…Continue
It's been a while since I've written anything so it's hard to know where to start but the feeling of wanting to write and share some things is strong now. In a way, this feels like the start of a kind of pregnancy retreat. The pregnancy started about 5 and a half months ago but the retreat starts today as I investigate some of the feelings that are present.
In the beginning of the pregnancy I didn't even realise that a life was forming inside of me. The first month passed…Continue
Can anyone know the reasons behinds all the riots and looting, violence and unrest that have spread across the Uk for the 4th day in a row? Does anyone care to delve deep and look at how our society has become rife with violence and greed?
Is it really the youths that are responsible for this level of destruction and mahem that have taken root in many large and medium size cities across the UK? In many of the stories and images captured by the public and media it…Continue
I just found out that Sogyal Rinpoche's master's consort has recently died. Did it make a big splash in the Buddhist world? I wonder what her death was like?
I wonder who will be the next generation of Buddhist masters and teachers…Continue