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Shattering the Great Doubt

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I have just returned from a quite beautiful week in Wales. Still very much re-entering the space we refer to as ‘normal’. It seems anything but. The retreat I attended was called ‘Shattering the Great Doubt’, also known simply as a Koan Retreat. For those you unfamiliar with the term ‘Koan’ it is a short story, statement, dialogue or exchange between master and student, that is used as a form of practice in the Rinzai tradition of Zen. We are asked to meditate on , and merge with the koan, observing how it...

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Meditation: It’s Not What You Think

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In the past few months, I have been approached more and more by people curious about meditation. Often, they call me to one side and quietly ask, “what’s it all about?” Lately, buzzwords like mindfulness and promises of tranquility and increased calmness, stress relief or better mood  have caught the attention of many people who may not ever have given a second thought to such things. In that sense, it’s a good thing that word is getting out. However, it seems to me that (much in the same way we are fine-tuned to seek quick fixes and a direct...

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Welcome to my new website where you will find information about future retreats, events, writings, and eventually access to my online shop, One Hundred & Eight ~ dharma inspired crafts & gifts. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you at a future event. Michael x

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