Author Archives: Clive Tenryu Lindley-Jones

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Book Review by Clive Tenryu Lindley-Jones of Matthieu Ricard’s Notebooks of a Wandering Monk

Notebooks of a Wandering Monk by Matthieu Ricard,  (Translated by Jesse Browner. 2023. 702pp. Hardback £28.00) This is a giant, magnificent book in weight and its import, depth, and unique and extraordinary viewpoint. Matthieu Ricard gives us an intimate insider’s perception of the world of Tibetan Buddhism over its last half-century journey and beyond. This […]

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The Essential Teaching of Buddhist Practice and how it influences my life – Clive Tenryu Lindley-Jones

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness”. – Dalai Lama Kindness? How wimpy is that? isn’t that for your Aunt Matilda rather than a world-changing  philosophy? Surely there is more to all this […]

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‘Reflections on Rohatsu and Jukai’ by Clive Tenryu Lindley-Jones

Early on in George Eliot’s seminal Novel, Middlemarch, Dorothea says to her would-be husband, the dried-up scholar Mr. Casaubon: “I have longed for some great purpose in my life that would give it shape and meaning.” Looking at the sad struggles of our world and reflecting on this desire to have meaning in our lives, […]

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