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By Lena Turnbull As the Black Lives Matter movement ricochets across the United States and around the world, people are reflecting on systemic racism and white privilege.[1] More and more White people recognise the ways they benefit from a system that centres their needs. There is increasing public acknowledgment that the privileges White people experience…

Chenrezig

By Sharon Wells ‘Chenrezig arises radiating clear white light suffused with the five colours. His eyes gaze in compassion and his smile is loving…Chenrezig is within us because love and compassion are not qualities added to the mind. These qualities are part of the awakened state…’ – Chenrezig, Lord of Love by Bokar Rinpoche On…

Interview with Venerable Hasapanna

By Annelise Roberts, 13 January 2020, Maitripa Centre I talked with Venerable Hasapanna, Abbott of Dhammasara Nun’s Monastery, at the 37th annual Buddhist Summer School at Maitripa Centre, Healesville. Fresh from delivering a morning teaching on idiosyncrasy and compassion – “true compassion is when you understand the suffering of others, but you don’t get sucked…