Questions and Answers

If you wish to submit a question about your Buddhist practice you are welcome to forward it to Please be brief and succinct; preferably two or three sentences. 

Kindly keep your enquiries to the practice of the teachings and not conceptual speculation. Responses are in audio format and last less than 15 minutes. Note, not all questions are guaranteed to receive a response.


5 minute guided 'Aligning' meditation.

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Full Moon Day, Wednesday 22nd May 2024

New Moon Day, Thursday 6th June 2024

April 8, 2024
Q: Would Pursuing Monkhood Help Me Get Over The Suffering Of A Relationship Issue?

(approx. 5 minutes) New Moon, Monday, 8th April, 2024. "I had a relationship issue with a partner and got depressed. As a result I was hospitalised. I now want to give up everything and become a monk. Should I pursue monkhood or not?" Inadequacy, abandonment ...

March 24, 2024
Q: Please Would You Explain What Is Meant By Being Born And Dying Moment By Moment

(approx. 10 minutes) Full Moon, Sunday, 24th March, 2024. "I have heard according to Theravada Buddhist teachings we are born and die at every moment, and we do this continuously, not only after our final breath. Could you please explain what this means?” Dependent Origination, kamma, rebirth...

March 24, 2024
Q: Though I Am Practising Hard, I Seem To Be Going Backwards

(approx. 10 minutes) Full Moon, Sunday, 24th March, 2024. I have intensified my practice over the last year and a half. During this time my sila has gone backwards: Why is this the case? Sila, anger, attention, light, energy, dissolve, denial...

March 24, 2024
Q: Observing Impermanence Produces Fear In Me. How Do I Skilfully Work With This?

(approx. 15 minutes) Full Moon, Sunday, 24th March, 2024. "I can see impermanence in my daily life. This creates a lot of fear instead of ease. How do I work with this in a skilful manner?" Fear, running away, surprise, secure, uninspected relationship with life...

March 24, 2024
Q: How Might Those With A Scientific Background Relate To Teachings On Rebirth?

(approx. 11 minutes) Full Moon, Sunday, 24th March, 2024. "For those of us with a Western scientific back ground, some of the more metaphysical teachings of the Buddha's teachings such as rebirth are hard to make sense of. And even from the perspective of the teaching on Anatta, rebirth is hard to make sense of! Please could you give advice on how to relate to those parts of the teachings that seem to require belief in things we cannot know for ourselves and also the parts of the teachings that we plain just don’t understand.”...



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