It’s Buddha’s birthday ……. 3 times over!


Today is Buddha’s birthday, May 18th, or Baisakh full moon in Nepal’s calendar, together with the anniversary of his enlightenment and of his death. In Kathmandu almost every single person will be visiting temples, monasteries and shrines to celebrate. We have experienced such a day in Nepal as we walked to the top of the … Continue reading It’s Buddha’s birthday ……. 3 times over!

The Buddha walks into a bar and discusses “happiness” …….


“I don’t think I have ever sensed a national population so unhappy, so angry, so divided, so disturbed even, as how your country appears today” said Sid (Buddha to most other folks) “Yes Sid, but, with respect, your perception is not so enlightening because the unhappiness is so tangible everywhere, at work, in shops, on … Continue reading The Buddha walks into a bar and discusses “happiness” …….

Buddha on ancestors, twitter ………


"Hello Sid, you found us!" said Dr C as Buddha sat down beside them in the library. "Yes, it took a while since we used to meet in the wine bar and now you spend more time in the library, is this to be our usual meeting place?" "Sure Sid," I said, "we need to … Continue reading Buddha on ancestors, twitter ………

Book Review: Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age


Patience! This IS a book review! Buddha walks into the wine bar, sits down in his usual corner and waits for the Two Doctors to arrive. His favourite bottle of Badoit Rouge is placed on the table with a glass and the waiter opens the bottle and pours the sparkling mineral water. Christmas is coming … Continue reading Book Review: Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age

Marcus Aurelius: Learning is about experience, reflection and change!


Marcus Aurelius in his Book 1 Meditations, reflected on all of the people he learned from and what he actually learned from them. Father, mother, grandfather, great grandfather, brother ..... all are here with many values and insights listed; Here’s my chosen selection from his list: From Diognetus: to endure freedom of speech. From Apollonius: … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius: Learning is about experience, reflection and change!