Author Archives: Mahayana Mum

About Mahayana Mum

A wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbour and modern western woman trying to reconcile her life with the teachings of the Buddha.

Vegetarian Recipe of the Week #3

Sweet Potato, Lentil & Bean Rolls I wish I could say that my kids loved these as I was primarily making  it for them however it was a disaster in that regard! My 3 year old picked off the pastry and … Continue reading

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Meditation for Children

One of the pitfalls of parenting is that your time is never your own. Hence when the latest cold virus sweeps through the family you find you suddenly have no time to work on that blog you just created! Sorry … Continue reading

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Practicing Compassion

The Buddha taught us to be compassionate. That is to sincerely want to alleviate the suffering of others. Not just our family and friends but of ALL others. ALL sentient beings. [A sentient being is characterised by having consciousness or sensory … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Recipe of the Week #2

My husband has been in London the past two weeks so my experiments in the kitchen haven’t been forthcoming. Not enough people to eat the leftovers! I did find that I ate virtually no meat. I say virtually as I … Continue reading

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Thank you!

I was woken up at 5am this morning by my son who wanted to watch TV. After some heavy negotiations I lost the battle around 5:30am when he was ramping up to such a volume that would wake #2. I … Continue reading

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True Love is without Attachment – Teaching from 28.8.11

Tonight’s class was not about any one topic but as it was the last class with this particular teacher he commenced with a longer than usual meditation and then just opened the floor to questions.  One question, which I think … Continue reading

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Does Buddhist = Hippie?

It is thought small Buddhist communities existed in Northern Australia from the 1400’s. If not, then it certainly would’ve arrived during the Goldrush with the influx of Chinese migrants seeking their fortunes. Later on lay organisations were established but from what I can gather … Continue reading

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