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AFFINITY WITH INFINITY

Commentary on the Summary of Faith and Practice, Part One Text: For those having a karmic affinity with Amitabha BuddhaThis is the first p…

Started by David Brazier

1 Jan 12
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

THE WISH TO PRACTISE A RELIGIOUS LIFE

Commentary upon the Summary of Faith and Practice, part two. Text: wishing to practise a religious life A Foundation The wish to practice…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 3, 2017

THE WRONG IDEA ABOUT THE RIGHT IDEA

A view that I encounter repeatedly in Buddhist circles is the notion that in order to be enlightened one needs to have a correct idea of… e…

Started by David Brazier

5 Nov 4, 2017
Reply by Marianne Jacuzzi

A FEW WORDS ABOUT GRIEF

A correspondent recently wrote to me as follows: "When you talk to me about grief you never say stuff like 'This is all just a figment of y…

Started by David Brazier

4 Oct 31, 2017
Reply by Yaya de Andrade

MEDITATION, MYSTICISM & MORAL DEVELOPMENT

I recently read an article that argued that (a) there is no necessary relationship between meditation and mysticism and that (b) the purpos…

Started by David Brazier

1 Oct 31, 2017
Reply by Gerald Beeck

MEDITATION IS AN AUXILIARY PRACTICE

The attempt to fit Buddhism into the secular, technical, reductionist mindset of modernity often has the effect of turning the matter on it…

Started by David Brazier

4 Oct 31, 2017
Reply by Gerald Beeck

GENTLE SPIRIT

Each school of Buddhism has its favoured texts and its favoured practices. Thus, for instance, the Soto Zen Shu favours the Diamond and Hea…

Started by David Brazier

13 Oct 19, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

DIECISIETE FORMAS DE CONDICIONAMIENTO

Publicado por David Brazier el 5 de septiembre de 2017 en el grupo “Budismo”   Esta es una lista de las diecisiete formas principales de co…

Started by Nati

0 Sep 28, 2017

SEVENTEEN FORMS OF CONDITIONING

Here is a list of seventeen major forms of conditioning that shape our lives. Included are the factors that tend to keep us trapped in sams…

Started by David Brazier

2 Sep 8, 2017
Reply by Minsun Sung

OFFER EVERYTHING

Mindfulness is remembrance of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. This is most easily done by saying and hearing the Buddha's name. Hence the practi…

Started by David Brazier

1 Aug 30, 2017
Reply by Maja

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Posted by Susthama Kim on January 7, 2018 at 22:30 0 Comments

As far as my life goes, it is pretty boring; nothing too exciting or too adventurous. We had a ‘minor scare’ over Christmas, however, but it turned out to be nothing but a change in hormones. Had it come to fruition it would have meant another three years of my life doing nothing but the same thing that I have been doing for the past six years, and boy oh boy, I am so relieved that it was just a scare. You can never be too careful, and at the same time you can’t even plan the perfect time to…

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ITALIAN DAYS

Posted by David Brazier on January 7, 2018 at 16:00 2 Comments

I am currently in Milan - a fine city. This is the commercial hub of Italy, home of many big names and innumerable small enterprises that attract shoppers from all over the world. There is quite a strong sense of energy here. The biggest tourist attractions are La Scala and the Cathedral.

I have rented a…

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Johnny Halliday: la mort d'un monstre sacré

Posted by Tamuly Annette on December 18, 2017 at 21:45 1 Comment

L'engouement quasi mystique qu'a suscité la mort de Johnny Hallyday m'a incité à réfléchir sue un phénomène qui m'est apparu comme un substitut de religiosité...

Un monstre sacré

La mort de Johnny Halliday et ses obsèques le 8 décembre 2017

Il y a eu comme une sorte de fièvre médiatique lors de la mort – pourtant attendue – de notre chanteur national Johnny Halliday (Jean-Philippe Smet). Il venait de décéder un jour, après Jean d’Ormesson, et le dernier événement a en…

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JOHNNY HALLYDAY

Posted by David Brazier on December 6, 2017 at 10:08 1 Comment

Johnny Hallyday died just after midnight this morning.

A vous autres, hommes faibles et merveilleux

Qui mettez tant de grâce a vous retirer du jeu

Il faut qu'une main posée sur votre épaule

Vous pousse vers la vie, cette main tendre et légère

On a tous quelque chose en nous de Tennessee

Cette volonté de prolonger la nuit

Ce désir fou de vivre une autre vie

Ce rêve en nous avec ses mots à lui

Quelque chose de Tennessee

Cette force qui nous…

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