Category Archives: Personal reflection

Buddhist Action Month – Climate Action: Personal Action

The Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) which StoneWater Zen is a member of, hold a Buddhist Action Month in June each year. The theme for 2019 is “Climate Action – Personal Action”. The NBO have produced a Handbook which suggests actions that Buddhists might want to consider taking, either personally or in groups, to make […]

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Life is like a borrowed book, and other thoughts of a 6-year-old – Sarah Kokai Thwaites

While some sangha members have been thinking about ways to introduce children to Buddhism and to answer the very good question of why we sit on cushions doing nothing, my child conversations have been of a more internal nature. “Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)”, […]

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HELL ? NO !

Keizan Sensei has invited us to write about any subject within the Buddhist tradition that, within the realm of our own life, feels meaningful, problematical, puzzling or all three. Here Maurice Shokatsu George reflects on the profound relief and freedom he found in discovering Buddhist ethics.   “I’m going to flashback to the moment when I became a Buddhist. […]

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