Recommended summer reading from the faculty 2024

Ajahn Sucitto: Breathing Like a Buddha, Amaravati Publications 2022. A beautiful presentation of his personal and pragmatic understanding of the Anapanasati Sutta – the Buddha’s teaching on Mindfulness of Breathing. Ajahn Sucitto’s approach is very...

Our teachers share: Jaya Rudgard

We asked our teachers five questions about them and their lives. Here is what Jaya responded: 1) If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self / what do you wish you’d known at the beginning when you started out on this path? a)That there...

Our teachers share: Christoph Köck

We asked our teachers five questions about them and their lives. Here is what Christoph responded: 1) What brings you joy? What makes you unhappy? Learning something. Misunderstandings. 2) If you weren’t teaching what career would you have liked to have?...

Our teachers share: Jake Dartington

We asked our teachers five questions about them and their lives. Here is what Jake responded: 1) What brings you joy? What makes you unhappy? I love it when I can spend longer periods of practising at home. It feels helpful for me to see myself as a yogi first and a...

Our teachers share: Martine Batchelor

We asked our teachers five questions about them and their lives. Here is what Martine responded: 1) If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self / what do you wish you’d known at the beginning when you started out on this path? Nothing to...

Our teachers share: Christina Feldman

We asked our teachers five questions about them and their lives. Here is what Christina responded: 1) What brings you joy? Personal learning and seeing people flourish in the practice 2) If you weren’t teaching, what career would you have liked to have?...

Our teachers share: Bernat Font

We asked our teachers five questions about them and their lives. Here is what Bernat responded: 1) What brings you joy? What makes you unhappy? The greatest source of suffering for me are thought patterns based on fear. Tranquillity, human connection and music are...

Our teachers share: Yuka Nakamura

We asked our teachers five questions about them and their lives. Here is what Yuka responded: 1) If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self / what do you wish you’d known at the beginning when you started out on this path? Progress...

Our teachers share: Stephen Batchelor

We asked our teachers five questions about them and their lives. Here is what Stephen responded: 1) If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self / what do you wish you’d known at the beginning when you started out on this path? To always...

Coming Home

Stephen Liben from Canada shares his reflections on our 2024 pilgrimage to the ancient Buddhist monasteries of India  Fifteen days travelling with a group of 24 fellow “pilgrims”, together with Buddhist teachers Stephen & Martine Batchelor, Akincano Weber,...

Emptiness, Not-Self and Identity

Bodhi College teacher, Christoph Köck, shares his thoughts on the theme for our upcoming study retreat Emptiness, Not-Self and Identity “The Buddha was not so much interested in Absolute Truths than in providing ways of seeing and cultivating the heart.” “The...

A Question of Identity

By Martine Batchelor I am 60 years old and I have never thought that I would be able to take such a picture as above.  As someone who likes to take photos I have had two holy grails – the perfect sunset and the perfect rainbow.  I gave up on the perfect sunset when I...

Living with a sense of wonder

Bodhi College co-founder and teacher, John Peacock, on the inspiration for his new course: As we grow older and the world becomes seemingly more and more familiar to us, we often lose a vital quality that we possessed as children, and that made the world and life...