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The island is called Long'ying ö-ché - the vast dimension of expansive clear light - named by my teachers, Mé-sèl Gyalmo and Bar-ché Dorje. Quite a name, but amazingly true. The island has some wonderful qualities that support my practice. Maybe it is just me, as I have the possibility of spending much time on the island during the summer...

There is a moment in everyone's life when we discover that our existence does not feel complete. A feeling of dissatisfaction. Something is lacking even if materially we have everything we want. Those moments when we experience this lack may be so short that we don't even notice them, but it is wonderful to discover there is something beyond...

I think most people define religion as the belief in, and celebrate a creator or god. So Buddhism, although a religion, doesn't celebrate a creator or ultimate god. There is no discussion about whether there is a creator. The real question might be: if there is a creator, who created the creator?