Zen is clear that we are essentially enlightened beings. Pureland insists that we are hopelessly deluded. Both seem to me to be true. On the one hand the mind with all it's contradictions,…Continue
I think it is time that socially engaged Buddhists did something to support the protesters in Parliament square.Perhaps we should go and bow. Perhaps we could do this individually but also maybe have…Continue
On the one hand there is our conditioning or whatever one might call the irresistible personality traits which seem to cause so much trouble - on the other there is that eternal transcendent…Continue
I have been a buddhist now for 20 years. I used to hold the standard buddhist beliefs. Karma, enlightenment, the path etc... I felt very clever compared to 'ordinary' people or even what I thought of…Continue
Hello everyone, my name is Thomas Myojo radcliffe. I am a Soto Zen priest living and working in London.
I am organizing a two day retreat in central london 23rd-24th July, led by Claude Anshin Thomas, author of At Hell's Gate - a record of his experience as a teenage soldier in Vietnam and his gradual emergence from hell to become a Buddhist priest.
Claude travels almost permanently talking, running retreats and campaigning for peace. He lives the life of a mendicant accepting…Continue