Dismantling the Patriarchy And Awakening

Systemic oppression is the main thing that gets in the way of freedom and truth. It’s important that any understanding of spirituality recognises this.

I talk briefly about this in this video and transcription, with my friend James.

The Heart States Are Not Mental Constructs

One common misperception in Buddhism and spirituality is that the heart states are mental constructs that we create. But they are in fact inherently there in our hearts – they are the way that we connect with the outside world. It is the part of our being that receives and consolidates all the information we are receiving.

Universal Love – The Backstory

This is the description of the process that I went through specifically to experience Universal love, which opens us up to a way of being where we are just a container for the Universe to express itself through us, rather than something that is actively doing something.

What Is Interdependent Origination?

What is interdependent origination I hear you ask?

Interdependent origination is the embodied insight that comes from full tantric enlightenment. Full tantric enlightenment comes from bringing awareness to every different aspect of experience in both your individual being and the collective experience.

I explain this in more detail here.

Overview of All Practice

All that practice really is is a way to connect with ourselves or the world in a different way than how we normally operate in our lives. This is an overview of all the different types of practice.

The Different Parts of Experience

These are the different parts of experience. Having disentangled them it is very easy for me to understand and identify the different bits with a huge amount of clarity.

Changes in Consciousness Through Altered States

A short post on how altered states of consciousness can change our perspective on life.

What It’s Like Going Mad

I have been asked a few times what it’s like going mad. What I went through was indescribable in the truest sense of the word – I know that even I have completely lost touch with how awful it was and I was the one who went through it. Communicating it to other people feels almost impossible. But this is my best shot.

What is Suffering?

Suffering is such an overused and under-specific term in spirituality. It can mean so many different things.

Engaging with Social Issues with Friendliness and Passion

Fixating on what you think is bad and wrong, dictating how others should behave and having high expectations of how you think the world should be is not helpful for anyone.