Buddhism Guide Blog

Dealing with Isolation

So many of us are having to work from home or self-isolate and we are starting to get overwhelmed by it all. That is no surprise because being confined in our homes for days on end can have a detrimental effect on our mental health. We start to over think and focus on...

read more

Experiencing Gratitude

Most neuroscientists agree that the left-hand side of our brain is used to interpret the world. It does this through language, categorising and patterns. It is probably through this process that our fictional self is born. The left-brain groups things by some common...

read more

Don’t Do That!

We are usually told about things that will benefit us but Gampopa, a Tibetan Buddhist teacher from the Kagyu school of Buddhism, taught ten things that are of no benefit to us. No matter how much respect and honour are payed to your illusory body, it is certain that...

read more

Strength of Mind

This blog was taken from my latest book 'Open Awareness, Open Mind' find it on Amazon and Kindle. I think it’s true to say that we become distracted very easily and find it hard to stay focused for any length of time. The mind lurches from one thing to another at a...

read more

Buddhism and the LGBT+ Community

Is being lesbian, gay or bisexual forbidden in Buddhism? Is it sexual misconduct? Let’s look at what Gautama Buddha and Tibetan Buddhism say. Gautama Buddha stated in one of the five precepts that lay-people should refrain from sexual misconduct. He never really...

read more

Chasing Happiness

Searching for happiness seems to be one of the most important things in people’s lives today. Here in India, we've got the ‘Art of Happiness’ program, in Bhutan they've got their gross national happiness, and if you look online there's websites called Berkeley's...

read more

The Illusion of Permanence

This is a guest blog post from Stan B. Martin and is taken from his latest book entitled ‘Illusions on the Path.’ It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live - Marcus Aurelius Our inability to face the fundamental truth of our...

read more

How to Practice Self-Restraint

A good way to train ourselves in self-restraint is to have a day of observance. This is when you make a promise to yourself to observe the eight precepts. You can observe them for one day, a week, a month, a year or even for the rest of your life. However, most people...

read more

Five misunderstandings about meditation

Even though you know how amazing meditation is supposed to make you feel, when you think about starting a practice it seems too difficult or too time consuming. You feel you will do it when you have more time or when the kids are grown or when you retire. We think...

read more

Hello and welcome to my blog!

This blog will be about Buddhism. ‘Oh! not another one,’ I hear you say. Well, yes but…

There are many great blogs on Buddhism as a religion and even more on Buddhism as a philosophy. I am writing about Buddhism as a way of life, which means there is no Buddhist jargon or dogma. It is not based in the metaphysical world, but has its feet planted firmly on this planet. It is easy to follow and practical. I use the Buddha’s early teachings as the blogs foundation, and explain them in a way that is relevant to your life today. You will find some of what I am going to write about in my books, ‘The Best Way To Catch A Snake’ and ‘Life’s Meandering Path.’ You may also follow Buddhism Guide on Facebook and Twitter. I hope you enjoy the blog. Feel free to give me feedback, as I love to hear other people’s views.