Solitude

By Kamalashila

People have been coming to visit, sometimes spontaneously but usually arranged in my calendar. I have been in a mood to talk, and conversation has often been inspiring because of the circumstances. A couple of people – Candradasa of FreeBuddhistAudio, and Padmamati of ‘The Bureau of Lost Culture’, who will be MC at my funeral,…

An ancient tooth

By Kamalashila

Today I sat with Yashobodhi in the lovely ornamental garden outside St. Thomas’ Hospital.  NHS staff with name tags ate lunch on the  benches and walls around the fountain.  I looked up at the tenth floor ward I which I had recently experienced major sensory challenge with the constant sounds and sights of new patients,…

talk with the oncologist today

By Kamalashila

Well guys… this may come as a shock so maybe sit down with a glass of wine or cup of cocoa. I’ve been in Guys and St. Thomas hospital SDEC all day (Same day emergency centre.) The doctors got on the phone advocating for me to actually meet the oncology and palliative care teams. It…

My Voyage into the Unknown

By Kamalashila

I’m not written here for a year or so. I’ve had a great year, and it has been a delight to move back to London. But recently I experienced a noticeable drop in my energy. I suffer from MS, so I thought it was just more of that. But I was also nauseous and really…