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DARK SIDE OF THE MIRROR

First announcement and request for sponsorship of my next book by Windhorse publishers. https://mailchi.mp/67ba42ebb315/windhorse-publicati

Started by David Brazier

1 Jul 18
Reply by Désirée Verstraete

McMINDFULNESS

I have been reading Ron Purser’s new book, McMindfulness: How mindfulness became the new capitalist spirituality, published by Repeater, L…

Started by David Brazier

0 Mar 9

COMING HOME ~ Satya Robyn's new book just out

Kaspa writes... I just wanted to know that the book on refuge that Satya has been working on has just been released. It's a Pureland Buddhi…

Started by David Brazier

0 Mar 8

A LITTLE HISTORY OF ECONOMICS

I have just completed reading Nialle Kishtainy 2017. A Little History of Economics. Yale University Press 249 pages. which is an excellent…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jun 29, 2018

Le Miracle Spinoza

Item from Annette Tamuly Frédéric Lenoir, Le Miracle Spinoza (Fayard, novembre 2017) Outre l’extraordinaire modernité de Spinoza (1632-1677…

Started by David Brazier

0 Feb 6, 2018

GRIT

Coming towards the end of "GRIT: why passion and resilience are the secrets to success" by Angela Duckworth.  I love that we now have resea…

Started by Ian Summers-Noble

1 Dec 20, 2017
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

OF HUMAN BONDAGE

I have just completed reading Of Human Bondage, volume I, by Somerset Maugham. It was published in 1915 and is the story - probably substan…

Started by David Brazier

5 Aug 4, 2017
Reply by Satya Robyn

POWER, WEALTH & WOMEN ~ Gandavyuha

I am reading Doug Osto’s book Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-sutra AmazonIt is thorough, academic and…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jun 4, 2017

THE ASIATICS ~ Frederick Prokosch

Last night I read a chunk of the novel The Asiatics, by Frederick Prokosch. I say "a chunk", because my copy is missing the first fifty pag…

Started by David Brazier

2 May 3, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

Hallelujah Anyway by Ann Lamott

This little book explores mercy in humorous and insightful ways. Lamott shares her stories as illustrative of our bombu natures with honest…

Started by Jan Wizinowich

0 May 3, 2017

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 Comments



At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…

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Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

Sit

Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…

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