Paul's Background in Buddhism
Mum was a Theravadin Buddhist since birth. Her adventurous and truth-seeking spirit led her to systematically explore Bangkok's temples for a Buddhist teacher. After much searching, she found exactly what she sought in Dhammakaya practice. Henceforth she practised meditation within this lineage, for over 30 years, right through her passing in 1995. Yet she never applied any pressure on me to learn dhammakaya, so in fact I learnt my initial practice - in samatha - from the Samatha Trust whilst I was studying at Kingston University.
I wish you a warm welcome to my corner of the Buddhist internet and am happy that you are interested in what Buddha Gotama taught. I consider myself a novice and have no certificates to wave before your eyes (except for Maths and Computer Science that is :-) If you would like to suggest some topic or make some other contribution, then please feel free. Perhaps we can build a friendly ecumenical community of True Individuals!
- Paul Trafford
Page last modified: 23 August 1998