Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)


My earlier post outlined my 8 Golden Rules with #6 being “Make ethics and values the central issue of your day to day life”; here’s some background and personal experiences that led to me include this vital rule which should really be #1! 1. Values in business Around 30 years ago I was recruited by … Continue reading Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)

Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.


I cannot claim to have any great wisdom, though I HAVE had a lot of defining moments in my long life. Born in relative poverty, wasting early education, then a revelation in education, some great mentors, a great marriage, wonderful children, successful career, many setbacks personal and business, privileged to provide education aid for thousands … Continue reading Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.

Flummox Friday: Epictetus WAS a Buddhist! Part 2


My previous post in this series ended with stating my belief of major overlaps between Buddhism and Stoicism. To be quite specific: • The goal of Buddhism is Nirvana, defined as the ultimate happiness and the end of suffering. • The goal of Stoicism is Apatheia, defined as peace of mind. Similar? The Buddhists journey … Continue reading Flummox Friday: Epictetus WAS a Buddhist! Part 2

The Full Flummox: #5 Was Epictetus A Buddhist?


Am I a Buddhist?  I try hard to be, but unlike my Buddhist wife I was raised in a Methodist family in working class Northern England. She was born and raised in Kathmandu so the “path” of being a Buddhist is ingrained in her psyche. But we have been married for almost 50 years so … Continue reading The Full Flummox: #5 Was Epictetus A Buddhist?