Category Archives: Controverted questions

Mutual Enrichment: Meditation in Tantra and Christianity

  Mutual Enrichment: Meditation in Tantra and Christianity Lecture given at the Australian Meditation Conference, Australian Catholic University 21 July 2108 Introduction Mindfulness develops attentiveness in every way. It breaks down the silo effect which keeps different traditions apart. This paper … Continue reading

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Anything goes! Tantra.

Anything goes? Tantra. A question was put to me: “In tantra, can any action be a means to union with the divine….”  Here are some thoughts. Tantra, and particularly the Kaula tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, speak of the chakras which open … Continue reading

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Review of: André Comte-Sponville, The Book of Atheist Spirituality.

André Comte-Sponville, The Book of Atheist Spirituality. (Trans. Nancy Huston). London: Bantam Books, 2009. 212 pp. Originally published in French as L’esprit de l’athéisme, Paris, Editions Albin Michel. André Comte-Sponville is a lecturer at the Sorbonne. He has written the … Continue reading

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Euthanasia: Some of the questions

Euthanasia:       Some of the questions Few topics are more significant to the human being than life and death. This is true today no less than in the past, yet the fundamental topics of euthanasia and suicide are, in our … Continue reading

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Getting it all wrong! A review of: Sculley DLS, Max. Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki; a Guide for Christians.

 Getting it all wrong! A review of: Sculley DLS, Max. Yoga, Tai Chi, Reiki; a Guide for Christians. Ballan Vic.: Connor Court Publishing, 2012. ISBN 9781921421716 (pbk.). 180 pp. This book fails on two counts: it misrepresents the three systems, … Continue reading

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‘A happy death’: palliative care

‘A happy death’: the purpose of palliative care Palliative care provides comfort for those who are in the process of dying. It seeks to provide care in every respect, physical, social, cultural and spiritual. Just as we seek quality of … Continue reading

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Judgment – Mercy: a dilemma?

 Judgment – Mercy: a dilemma? The theme of this symposium is ‘Judgment – Mercy’. Does this mean ‘Judgment versus Mercy’, as though they are opposites and incompatible? Does it mean ‘Judgment or Mercy’ as though they were alternatives? Does it … Continue reading

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