Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lama Rangdrol's Visit

I was privileged to meet Lama Rangdrol earlier this year, when he visited the London Buddhist Centre. He was fresh from giving one of the keynote speeches at the Beyond Race and Caste conference in San Francisco.

We had two meetings with him at the LBC. I asked him about how we can spread the Dharma in the Black community and spoke of my concern about the rising number of young people killing each other. Many of these murders happen in South London, and even in my neighbourhood of Camberwell, but mostly in adjoining areas such as Peckham.

Lama Rangdrol said we would need to practice for others who can't do it for themselves. Many of the young Black men he grew up with in Oakland, CA did not make itout of the ghetto alive. Those who did were often too scarred by their experience to be able to explore the life of peace and contemplation which Buddhism can offer.

I was glad to be able to meet an experienced Buddhist who is committed to exploring and demonstrating the relationship Buddhism has to the experience of people of African heritage.

We will be screening Lama Rangdrol's film, "Festival Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain", on Saturday at the LBC. Click here for more details.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Using EFT with Children

One of the great things about using EFT is that we don’t have to tell the therapist what the problem is. EFT still works effectively. We may be too upset or traumatised to talk about what is going on. Or we may feel it is too private and we don’t want to divulge our secrets. Either way, EFT still works.

One benefit of this is that we can use EFT with children. Again, the child may be too upset or frightened to say what the difficulty is. But the child may also not have the language skills yet to be able to describe the problem. EFT can even be used on babies who are too young to talk. It works with animals as well. There is a process called “surrogate tapping” that can be used for this. We can also use it at a distance – if you have a friend or family member who you know is having a difficulty, you can do surrogate tapping for that person.

You can even use it on strangers! I read a great article about tapping for someone who was nervous on a plane. The person doing the tapping did not feel confident to approach the other passenger, but saw the person looking visibly relieved and calmer after a few rounds of EFT.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Using EFT for Financial Abundance

Okay, this is not the best EFT video I have ever seen, but it's interesting that she uses several of the things I talk about in What They Don't Want Us to Know: gratitude, being open and receptive. And it worked! Click here to view the video.

Click here for more on EFT for financial abundance.

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