Avicenna

Avicenna MinatureIbn Sina, commonly known in the West as Avicenna, was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, philosophers, and writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine. Although Avicenna exericised considerable influence over medieval European thought, in Muslim circles he is considered above all to be a great spiritual leader.

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Guru Purnima 2022

Full Moon October 2020The July Full Moon brings with it the festival of Guru Purnima, an occasion without any blemish, and the most auspicious Full Moon of the year. While there is much upset and disturbance abounding on our Earth, it is a time when the planets remind us to move forward with steadiness and gracefulness, and to give witness to true humanness.

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Celebrating the Dalai Lama

XIV Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet and one of the most beloved and recognized leaders of our time, turned 87 on Wednesday.

His Holiness is the fourteenth person to be recognized as a Dalai Lama, believed to be a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. The self-proclaimed “simple monk” has dedicated his life to that spirit of compassion, and in turn has made a worldwide impact with his service as a statesman, spiritual teacher, and theologian. In this article we look at his life as inspiration for our own. These days, we need the Dalai Lama’s wisdom more than ever.

This teaching by the Dalai Lama explains how the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and compassion lead inevitably to feelings of self-confidence and kindness.

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Holograms of Light; Negative Holograms

Spirituality and Holograms

Spirituality and HologramsLife is Light. So long as there is Light there is life. We have experience of this phenomenal world, it is created a mass hologram by the thoughts, words and actions of those taking birth. The light is within; manipulating the light without are the bad news bearers who create holograms of despair, hopelessness, abominations and destruction. The Light within us – the human is the HUE-man – the One imbued with the Light of the Source of the ALL can conquer this darkness, these negative holograms.

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Virtual Reality and Ready Player One

Ready Player One – a science fiction adventure book with film adaptation – hints at a future that many are immersing themselves in – with technology – now. The film adaptation does a lot of things, such as 1980’s pop nostalgia, re-entry into the fantasy world of computer games and introduces the viewer to life in Virtual Reality in a way that The Matrix does not aspire to. It is an at-times challenging movie with an important message for the future of humanity. Virtual Reality is on the way.

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Peace and the Androgynous, the Transgender

Trans in SportThis is a time which may appear as a time of great darkness upon Earth. Whatever it may appear as, we have to remember that there is only atma in this world and the mind that we are born with sees only illusion. Moreover, our reactions to what is moving in front of us in the stream of illusion elicits reactions from us. It is meet and fitting to remember to be the witness, whatever the media presents. In this talk, we look to androgynous – transgender children, youth and adults.

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June 2022 Full Moon and Kabir Jayanti

June 2022 Full MoonSant Kabir Jayanti is observed on the Purnima or full moon day in the month of Jyeshta (May – June) as per traditional calendar. In 2022, the date of Sant Kabir Jayanti is June 14. This month’s Full Moon is in a somewhat precarious position, gandanta, the boundary between water and fire signs. This occurrence frequently presents somewhat knotty problems.

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Questions without Notice: Religion and Mental Health

Religion and Mental HealthFrom time to time, we receive enquiry from students about their assignments on various topics. These questions often address matters relating to religion and spirituality. So we commence a new category, “Questions without Notice”. On this occasion, questions addressed Religion and Mental Health.

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The Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan


The Ku Klux Klan – commonly shortened to the KKK or the Klan – is an American white supremacist terrorist and hate group whose primary targets are African Americans, Jews, Latinos, Asian Americans, Catholics, Native Americans as well as immigrants, leftists, homosexuals, Muslims, and atheists.

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Foundations of Moral Agency: Respect and Responsibility

Respect and ResponsibilityBeing a respectful and responsible moral agent – that is – one with the capacity to act lays a foundation for a life of integrity. We cannot imitate others nor ingratiate others in order to be seen as a respectful and responsible moral agent. This is something that has to flow from our character. Our character is somewhat assessed by what other people perceive we think, say and do.

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May 2022 Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

lunar eclipseThe Full Moon of May 2022 – in Scorpio – is joined by a total lunar eclipse – which occurs several minutes before the Full Moon, depending on your location around the world. This total lunar eclipse will be visible from across North and South America, plus parts of Europe and Africa.

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History of Pure Land Buddhism

Sukhavati
A modern painting of Sukhavati, the pure land that’s associated in Mahayana Buddhism with the buddha Amitabha, known in Japanese as Amida.


Pure Land is both a distinct school of Buddhism that developed in Japan and is the cornerstone of the whole Mahayana tradition. In this article, the history of Pure Land Buddhism in Japan, Tibet, China and India is shared.

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Siddharoodha Swami

Siddharoodha SwamiSwami Siddharoodha was a wandering advaita yogi. He considered all people equal, he disregarded the caste system that existed during those times. Siddharoodha is one of the least known among the most illumined souls. From childhood he showed characteristics of spiritual maturity. His remarkable story offers great help to spiritual seekers on conduct and right perspective. He was a true sage in a rather deceiving appearance.

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