Quotes

Ignorance or Melting the iceberg of dissociation

The last and final and most powerful agenda of all is not-seeing.

Greed and "self-snugness"

The second great agenda is Greed.

This is the one I had most problems identifying. I could sheepishly get in contact with my inner Nazi, even if it felt grisly to do so, but I could never quite see myself as a greedy, acquisitive person.

...who lightens the load of others.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the load of other" Charles Dickens,

on Western Road in Brighton, outside the Shelter Charity shop.

Aggression, your inner Genghis Khan

This is the first of a set of three blog posts on the three great agendas that we secretly (or not so secretly) commit to when we let the Ego run things. The first of the three agendas is… Aggression

un-inventing the ego contraption

While we up on Holy Island this month, the retreatants and I were discussing the ludicrous tangles our thinking minds get into.

"You cannot be at your own funeral"

Speaking personally, the 'ego' and everything to do with it was a real turn-off for me previous to this Summer. There was something about the concept about the way it was bandied around by Buddhists that made my mind curdle.

from Podcast 135

We cannot blame the massive subliminal despair and defeatism we harbour about sustaining our lives on this planet just on some greedy petro-capitalists and corrupt politicians, while failing to look at ourselves and our crippling worldview that prevents us from controlling ourselves and there

22nd September 2017 - 6.30pm

One of the lovely things about being a teacher for a while is that ex-students pop up in unusual places.

A Buddhist Geek bares it all...

I was listening to my podcasts on the way home from a weekend in Devon. Daniel and I are both avid podcast consumers and I have a bunch downloaded for long car journeys like that.