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NEMBUTSU - SIMPLE PRACTICE

The core element in Pureland Buddhist practice is nembutsu.  Nembutsu means being with the Buddha.  Buddhists “take refuge” in being with t…

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PARAVRITTI (Partie 8 - Conclusion) : Foi et courage

Se détourner de et se tourner vers l'élément de la foi sont tous deux  d'une importance cruciale. Sans cela, le retournement n’est pas comp…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

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LU SHAN HUI YUAN

Hui Yuan of Mount Lu (334-416) was a famous Chinese Buddhist monk, founder of Pureland Buddhism in China..  Mount Lu Mount Lu is in the cen…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jan 7

TALMUDIC DHARMA: Four in the Orchard

This morning as we had a delicious drawn out breakfast here in Petach Tikwa near Tal Aviv, a massive thunder storm developed lashing the bu…

Started by David Brazier

3 Jan 5
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PARAVRITTI (deel 8 laatste deel): Geloof en moed

Zowel bij het zich afkeren als bij het zich wenden tot, is het element geloof van cruciaal belang. Zonder dat is het omdraaien niet comple…

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1 Jan 4
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PARAVRITTI (Deel 6): De bodhisattva

De bodhisattva, die zich heeft teruggedraaid, leeft het leven als een geschenk, niet als een handel, in barmhartigheid in plaats van in ge…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

1 Jan 4
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PARAVRITTI (deel 5): SHAKYAMUNI

In het leven van Sidhartha Gotama, die later Shakyamuni Boeddha werd, zijn er twee grote keerpunten. Beide zijn voorbeelden van paravritti…

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1 Jan 4
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PARAVRITTI (deel 4): DE BOEDDHA DIE ACHTEROM KIJKT

Er is een beroemd houtsnijwerk van Amida Tathagata waarop hij naar achteren kijkt. Dit terugblikkende beeld is zeer beroemd. De uitdrukking…

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1 Jan 4
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PARAVRITTI (deel 3): WEERZIN

De term paravritti wordt vaak vertaald door iets dat nogal groots klinkt, zoals een omwenteling in de zetel van het bewustzijn. Dit soort v…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

1 Jan 4
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PARAVRITTI (deel 2): GELOOF EN VERTROUWEN

Geloof (shraddha) ontstaat in de toestand van dukkha, zegt Boeddha in de Nidana Vagga in de Samyuta Nikaya. Dukkha is het feit dat we gevoe…

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1 Jan 4
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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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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

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