20 June 2016 Guided sitting practice had already begun when I tiptoed into the Buddhist Society of Victoria’s meditation hall last Saturday morning. A row of nuns draped in robes of ochre, russet, and chestnut hues presided from either side of the illuminated Buddha statue at the front of the room. I located a spare

Kindness is what our mindfulness meditation is often missing, according to Buddhist teacher Venerable Ajahn Brahm. Last month in Bangkok I had the privilege of attending a one-day retreat with him, where he taught and guided us in ‘kindfulness’ meditation practice. Kindness… Mindfulness… Kindfulness. I’ve never heard the term before and I have to tell

The Heart of a Mother

Sunday, 10 May 2015 by

With Mother’s Day upon us, I want to take a moment to honour what being a mother means. Certainly no mother is perfect. Some are downright challenging. Mine happens to be incredibly kind, and it’s my good fortune to be celebrating her today. But no matter the mother we’ve known, according to my Buddhist training