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Recalling the Buddha’s Death

Today is Parinirvana Day when Buddhists mark the death of the Buddha. The body's impermanence calls us to be mindful and alert

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Buddhism in the Modern World

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Buddhism in the West

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Learning the Harsh Way at the Croydon Buddhist Centre

This is a personal reflection on my involvement with a Buddhist Centre that went wrong in the 1980s: a cautionary tale about the complexities of 'spiritual communities' and how good intentions produce harmful results

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Welcome to Wise Attention: exploring what it means to practice Buddhism, mindfulness and ethics in the modern world. You'll find reviews, talks, Thought for the Day broadcasts, interviews and reflections on the arts and current events as well as background material to my book on the Buddha and discussions of mindfulness and Buddhism in the modern world.

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