A Small But Kind Act

A Small But Kind Act, by Medini Richardson I volunteer as a Buddhist chaplain at a renowned children’s hospital , on my weekly visit to my regular ward I went to an isolation cubicle to chat to the mum who was holding a very small and sick 7 month baby. We chatted and got along…

The Results of a Metta Practitioner

The Results of a Metta Practitioner Story From Mae Chee Punnisa Since 2009, Bhante Aggacitta has taught me the metta meditation. At that time, I was still a lay person. Family was against my becoming a nun. Bhante said: “Visualise all members of the family as well and happy, then radiate metta to them again…

A Wholesome Snack

It was an evening about 3 pm when we were on our way home. Me and my two sons. We have this small cafeteria close to our house and usually we stop by to pick up some snacks for tea in the evenings. My sons remained inside the rickshaw and I went inside the cafe….

Sabbe Satta (metta)

When a Buddhist monk says “sabbe satta,” that is a shorthand for metta practice. “Sabbe satta” means “all beings.” One of my friend’s collects the leftover food and cakes and says or acts on this everyday after each meal at our monastery. But in reality, even though he says “sabbe satta,” he really just seems…

A Different Kind of View

A Different Kind of View Several years ago, I was working with a client (I am a psychotherapist).  He was a man in his late 50’s who was working with me around a number of issues including dealing with painful and debilitating headaches of an unknown medical origin.  He had spent many days in pain…

Thumbs Up For Hitchhiking

Thumbs Up For Hitchhiking I remember when I was fourteen or so, some time in the mid eighties, when I started to test the realm beyond my parents’ advice. At that time, we had just moved to a new area in town and I decided to explore a bit with a visiting friend of mine….

Wide And Shining Eyes

Wide And Shining Eyes It was in 2011 when I came with my ex-wife to Myanmar.  In Yangon, there are many begging children that sell postcards on the streets and near the tourist areas.  Knowing this beforehand, I used to carry some sweets with me to give them instead of money. As you know, their…

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