Why Mindfulness is better than Chocolate

Why Mindfulness is better than Chocolate

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Are Buddhists non-theists or atheists – and what’s the difference?

Buddhism is a non-theistic tradition, meaning that it does not involve a belief in God.  The focus of Buddhism is on the nature of mind.

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Posted on: Jan 27, 2015

Do animals have souls that go to heaven? The Buddhist view.

Late last year there was quite a stir when it was reported that Pope Francis had told a young boy that animals have souls which go to heaven.

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Posted on: Jan 20, 2015

Why my new book is NOT called ‘Mindfulness is Better than Sex’

Book titles can be challenging for an author.  In a noisy world where everyone is competing for people’s attention, how do you distill the essence of a 300 page book into a title and strapline of just a few words?  And do so in a way that makes a reader want to pick the book up or click for more? I am well aware that store shelves are heaving with books on mindfulness and meditation.  At first glance they may seem to cover the same ground.  But as a mindfulness teacher, I realised that none of them provided a lucid account not only of the stress management benefits of meditation, but also of the many other physical and psychological benefits.  An explanation of why mindfulness, coupled with cognitive behaviour training can profoundly shift our inner narrative from a negative to a positive trajectory.  And most important of all, an account of what exactly mind is, and the nuts and bolts of how we can experience our own true nature.

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Posted on: Jan 13, 2015

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