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KARMA, PART ONE (of 6): IT IS NOT SIMPLE

A DIFFERENT PARADIGM In Western philosophy we have been much concerned with ideas of free will and determinism, guilt and responsibility. r…

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ANAPANASATI

Anapanasati is a central teaching of Buddhism but it is commonly misunderstood. Literally the term means “breathe-in-breathe-out-mindfulne…

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0 Apr 12

BARDO

THE IN BETWEEN The word bardo refers to the state between lives. It is a gap or transition period. More generally, we experience many such…

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0 Apr 10

MOMENTEN VAN EEUWIGHEID

Niet alles is vergankelijk. In het boeddhisme zeggen we soms nirvana, soms shunyata, we spreken van geen-geboorte en van geen-dood, en soms…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Apr 8

MOMENTS OF ETERNITY

Not everything is impermanent. In Buddhism we sometimes say nirvana, sometimes shunyata, we talk of No-birth and of the Deathless, and some…

Started by David Brazier

4 Apr 8
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

WHY ARE YOU?

I am. I am what I am. A walnut tree grows walnuts. It does not grow tulips. The tulip plant is no less than the walnut tree. The walnut tre…

Started by David Brazier

4 Mar 27
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

ON NOT UNDERRATING THE DHARMA

Buddhism is a mystical religion.It is noumenal. It does not fit within the common paradigm, but soars far beyond. Those who turn their hea…

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0 Feb 26

THE HYPNOTIC SELF

Self is an intervening fantasy that masks reality. What does this mean? Perhaps one eats too much chocolate. One feels a bit sick. One lear…

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2 Feb 21
Reply by Nati

NO CRITICAR, ACEPTARLO TODO

Publicado por David Brazier el 4 de diciembre de 2018 a las 16:17 en "Budismo" Hay un maravilloso texto que registra las palabras de los Pa…

Started by Nati

1 Feb 11
Reply by Óscar Martínez

RESPONSE TO RICHARD: One small but important quibble

Richard Ollier has recently published an essay in the Journal of Global Buddhism "Dharmavidya’s Engagement with Hōnen: How a Contemporary B…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jan 8

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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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Obstructions

Posted by Susthama Kim on April 16, 2019 at 21:30 0 Comments

My children, Floor and I have been at Eleusis for a week visiting Dharmavidya. He had had another attack of new embolisms in his lungs a few weeks ago, and had gone to see a specialist at the hospital who then kept him in the hospital for just under a week and was back home the day before we arrived.

When we arrived, he told us of another serious blockage problem. He lives in the countryside, quite remote, and is on…

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SUCCESSFUL FIRST ELEUSIS SEMINAR

Posted by David Brazier on March 15, 2019 at 16:59 2 Comments

We have just had our first Eleusis Seminar on the theme of the Philosophy of Taoism.

Sixteen people took part and from immediate feedback it seems to have been a great success.

We shall do more.

There is a second meeting of a more open kind this evening.

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