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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, 2019
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, 2019

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, 2019

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
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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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Bombu Quote

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on January 27, 2020 at 11:25 0 Comments

Quote from Anthony De Mello:
“…in awareness you will understand that honour doesn’t mean a thing. It’s a social convention, that’s all. That’s why the mystics and the prophets didn’t bother one bit about it. Honour or disgrace meant nothing to them. They were living in another world, in the world of the awakened. Success or failure meant nothing to them. They had the attitude: “I’m an ass, you’re an ass, so where’s the problem?”

Namo Amida Bu( ;

Sagesse féline...

Posted by Tamuly Annette on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 1 Comment

En l'absence de Darmavidya, j'ai - en ma qualité de voisine et d'amie - le privilège de m'occuper (un peu) de Tara, la petite chatte. C'est un bonheur  de la voir me faire la fête chaque fois que je me rends à Eleusis: elle s'étire, se roule sur le dos au soleil ou saute sur mes genoux. J'ignore si elle a profité de l'enseignement du maître des lieux, mais j'ai comme l'impression qu'elle me donne une belle leçon de sagesse: elle…

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 3 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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