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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
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
Reply by Maja

TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

Continuing the commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT: wishing to practise a religious life in truly simple faith, Truly Simpl…

Started by David Brazier

9 Jul 26
Reply by Annetta de Quaasteniet

VIDYA IS AUTHENTICITY

Authenticity & FreedomI have been reading some existentialism. One of the key concepts in existentialism is authenticity. This goes wit…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jul 20

IRREVERSIBILITY & DETERMINISM ~ An old Buddhist controversy

The Problem Throughout the history of Buddhism there have been controversies about the ideas of irreversibility and of determinism.These ar…

Started by David Brazier

2 Jun 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

RECEIVING THE SEED OF BUDDHAHOOD

Summary of Faith & Practice Commentary TEXT: the method of opening oneself to Amitabha's grace COMMENTARY: The Buddha has vowed to rece…

Started by David Brazier

4 Jun 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

SLAVES TO APPEARANCE

Continuing the commentary on the Summary of Faith and Practice - we are working backwards toward the beginning at the moment... TEXT: free…

Started by David Brazier

3 Jun 17
Reply by Mat Osmond

Habitando esta fe firme (Traducción de "Dwelling in this settled faith")

Publicado por David Brazier el 8 de mayo de 2017 en el grupo de “Budismo” Como continuación de los comentarios de Recopilación de Práctica…

Started by Nati

0 May 18

NIEN FO

Commentary on the Summary of Faith & Practice (part 5) TEXT (is) the practice of Nien Fo COMMENTARY Nien means mindfulness. It also…

Started by David Brazier

2 May 16
Reply by David Brazier

WHO'LD BE A BELL MASTER?

The bell master is responsible for the meditation hall and, in the liturgy, works with the celebrant. The celebrant may specify exactly wha…

Started by David Brazier

3 May 16
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

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Relationship.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 1 Comment

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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Korean Version of Workshops

Posted by JAESUNG KIM on August 6, 2017 at 6:58 0 Comments

2017 여름 불교심리치료 및 상담 워크숍 3회 내용

THREE PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS

 

WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind, object relatedness, skandha process, the unity of path and goal, bodhichitta,…

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Great Intentions.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

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