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I have practiced and studied Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions since the early 1970s, and have a good knowledge of theory, history and of the struggles of trying to practice the teachings, including meditation, while leading a normal, modern life. I am also available to provide background information for journalists.

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I have been a practitioner since the early 1970s; have run a small Buddhist centre in the English Midlands and was vice-president of Kagyu Benchen Ling e.V. in Germany, for whom I managed three large Buddhist summer-camps. More importantly, I maintain a habit of personal practice. I am the "owner" of the Kagyu list at Yahoo.


My first degree was an M.A. from Oxford. I later obtained a Master of Philosophy degree for a research thesis in "Initiation in Tibetan Buddhism" from Leicester University. I also have engineering and educational qualifications.

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2017-02-27 Buddhism Questions:

Hi Autumn,    1. Yes. A Buddhist chooses to take certain "precepts", which typically include not stealing, not lying, not killing, not indulging in harmful forms of sex, and avoiding intoxicants. Details

2016-12-10 Death:

Dear Elena,    > I would like to know where a person goes  > (if anywhere), when s/he dies.  Where their habits, their mind, drags them.    > Also is the »self« eternal or not?   That depends entirely

2016-12-10 Lha Bab Duchen:

Dear Stella,    Personally I just take it as a nice tradition, inspiring even, as it encourages us to make a special effort on those days, so we then remember the benefits at other times. It helps to form

2016-11-18 caste system and Buddhism:

Hi Greg, and thank you for a good question! The social history of Buddhism in India is not my particular field, but I can say the following: by and large the monastic community had a fairly high status

2016-09-16 Group Project:

Dear Michelle,    I'm afraid I don't have time to go into your questions at any length – that would take pages and pages, which I expect you don't want anyway! But briefly:    1. I read a few books that


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