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Dementia: Grugging Is Back!

As you will see from the photo above grugging – group hugging – is once again firmly established as an ongoing Retreat at Madhyamaka.  I encouraged Gen Togden, the Resident Teacher here, to demonstrate the technique after lunch yesterday. Shortly afterwards, … Continue reading

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Dementia: Madhyamaka Is Amazing

I had a really good day yesterday.  Taking Precepts at 7am. was a really helpful start to my day.  The teaching on my Retreat continues to be excellent; provoking me to think about how to move my mind in a positive … Continue reading

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Dementia: A Warm Welcome But No Grugging!

I have decided not to set up a new page and will post news of my Retreat here: Yesterday morning Gen Togden the Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka greeted me with ‘welcome back’. We snatched a brief hug as we went … Continue reading

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Dementia: Heeding Wise Counsel

I eventually let my head rule my heart yesterday morning.  Once again our Key Worker kept me on the straight and narrow and eased Maureen into Alderlea Care Home.  He remains the only professional who Maureen remembers and trusts! Now I’m … Continue reading

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Dementia: Stop Worrying, Start Living

Today’s Buddhist teaching is once again from Dekyong : As well as trying to deal with my mind I’m also taking steps to resolve issues with my body.  My physiotherapist has now prescribed a series of exercises to address restricted … Continue reading

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Dementia: Taking My Time Off

One of my mistakes during 2017 was not taking my time off.  There were many occasions when I chose to stay around during Carer Sits: especially when our Sun Room was being built.  I made a similar mistake on Christmas … Continue reading

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Dementia: Transforming Our Lives

  HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE – A BLISSFUL JOURNEY BY VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO In the introduction to How to Transform Your Life, the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: ‘Through practising the instructions presented in this book we can … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘My Inner Peace is Non- Negotiable’

Today’s Buddhist teaching is once again from Gen Togden: Togden is an inspirational teacher as are so many of his colleagues at the Buddhist Centre in Pocklington.  He says his ‘inner peace is non-negotiable’ and that must be a wonderful place … Continue reading

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Dementia: ‘Put On Your Seat Belts You’re In For A Bumpy Ride’

Today’s teaching is from Gen Togden the Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre: His teachings are amazing and have inspired me at a very challenging time in my life. My good friend Kelsang Dorde has had a similar impact on … Continue reading

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Dementia: Correctly Identifying Our Enemy

Posted at 5 am Today’s lesson from Dekyong is: ‘there is no enemy other than our delusions:’   I’m sending myself to Coventry shortly.  It will be lovely to be with my mum and brother again and see how things … Continue reading

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