Just a quick, weak excuse for my overall lack of effort here. First, I’m currently working on a Masters in Buddhist Studies – which sucks up a LOT of time. Second, much of my free time is dedicated to studying the work of Geshe Michael Roach (www.world-view.org) – There is audio and text of an 18 part ‘mini-Geshe’ training course he ran in the 1990s. A Geshe, for those who do not know, is a Tibetan Buddhist Doctor of Divinity… Read more

For matters of Philosophy, I post regularly (well, did at least) at http://umphilsociety.blogspot.com For matters of my current life in Bristol, England, I’ve created a blog at http://justininengland.blogspot.com Maybe I’ll continue with this Blog as a more random, opinionated location, who knows. Read more

With a nice flash-page set up, images of sculptures and paintings, words from contemporaty and historical holy men and women, this site acts a wonderful interactive introdution to Buddhism. http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/buddhism/index.htm Read more

Last month, at the 15th Aids conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Richard Gere told reporters that Aids is a more important issue to him than Tibet. While he said that he still sees the Tibet issue as very important to him, Aids, he said, is the biggest single threat to the planet. Gere’s words and actions are to be commended, not condemned. Many of us have our hearts so firmly planted in Tibet that it is hard to see the myriad… Read more

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