A Buddhist View of Friendship

A Buddhist View of Friendship

One of my favourite concepts in Buddhism is metta: this word is usually translated as loving-kindness, but its root meaning is the nature of a friend. As frictions grow in life, we need to find more kindness and tolerance for everyone we meet. What’s different...
Life lessons from the movies: Hope Springs

Life lessons from the movies: Hope Springs

Is changing a relationship like changing a lightbulb? You may recall the old joke about how many therapists it takes to change a lightbulb.  The answer is one: but the lightbulb really has to want to change.  It may take one therapist or less to change a sterile...
Exploring elderhood at Findhorn Foundation

Exploring elderhood at Findhorn Foundation

Rich, expansive, poignant, nurturing and more… Community Centre, Findhorn Foundation In February 2013, I brought a vision to fruition: co-leading a week-long programme at Findhorn Foundation on elderhood.  My co-facilitator Ineke and I, had high hopes for the week,...
Amour: French film about love in old age

Amour: French film about love in old age

A picture of joy and pain: in equal measure? Stunning is a word much over-used, especially by estate agents, but stunned is the best way to sum up my feelings at the end of this film.  I have never seen a whole audience leave a cinema in such deep silence. The gist of...

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