• Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is Form

    This single phrase from the Zen Heart Sutra sums up the whole of the Zen path.

    Where does the tree end and begin? At its trunk? Its roots? What about the leaves that fall off to produce leaf compost? What about the oxygen that is released? Walk in a garden and you are breathing in the trees. Where do you end or begin? At your feet? At your head? At your skin? What about thoughts, feelings or senses?

    Where do you end and the trees begin? All matter is composed of atoms, which are full of empty space. We cant see emptiness but we can BE it. You already ARE it.

    To truly see the garden, you have to live emptiness. We do this by dropping our personal agenda, our judgements and opinions, we let our defences down. we give up any idea of who we think we are and just take one step in front of the other with all possibilities in front of us.

    Now we are ready to take our first step into the garden

  • The big question of everyone's life is, whether we actively think about it or not: 'What is the meaning of my life? Peace in life comes through realising that if I let go of all of my questions, then the answers appear. Peace in life comes through losing our self criticism and self doubt. Being kind to ourselves.

    Peace of the Individual

    Peace of the Individual

    The big question of everyone's life is, whether we actively think about it or not: 'What is the meaning of my life? Peace in life comes through realising that if I let go of all of my questions, then the answers appear. Peace in life comes through losing our self criticism and self doubt. Being kind to ourselves.

  • The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating close, warm-hearted relationships with others transforms our own life; therefore, individual peace can come from peace in society.

    Peace in Community

    Peace in Community

    The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating close, warm-hearted relationships with others transforms our own life; therefore, individual peace can come from peace in society.

  • Everybody shares the same need for love; if you look through the eyes of a family member, of a neighbour, of an enemy, that is what you see. Our basic natures' are the same. I believe that the practice of active compassion is needed, not based on any religion but based on a respect for humanity and its beautiful diverse nature.

    Peace of the World

    Peace of the World

    Everybody shares the same need for love; if you look through the eyes of a family member, of a neighbour, of an enemy, that is what you see. Our basic natures' are the same. I believe that the practice of active compassion is needed, not based on any religion but based on a respect for humanity and its beautiful diverse nature.