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Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, 28th March 2022

The best way to look after yourself is to look after your environment. By that, I don’t mean the physical environment, but the people and the culture that you surround yourself with. If everyone around you sees learning and self-improvement to be important, if they aspire to be kind, take responsibility for what needs to […]


Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, Autumn 2021

Without at least a little sacrifice on our part, we will not be able to help another in any significant way.

It Starts at Home

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, 10th September 2021

We do not practise the dharma to attain authority over others, to be in charge. On the contrary, we practise to become a servant or assistant to others. Our practice is to put our self-interest aside for the sake of all beings. But this has to start with those we are closest to; if we […]

There’s Good in Each of Us

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, Autumn 2021

If you wish to progress in your practice it is very important to think positively of others. This is more than doable because every person has something positive or admirable about them. Merely by the fact of being human – of all the six different classes of beings, humans are rare and special – so […]

You can’t build without bricks

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, Nepal, 16 July 2020

You can’t practise that which doesn’t appear in your mind. If you are to practise developing loving-kindness, for instance, there is a particular order to it, and this order applies to any practice. Sticking with the example of love though, you first have to learn what love is. You have to be able to distinguish […]