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MEDITATION WITH NEMBUTSU: Part Two (of three)

EGO OBSESSION Buddhist psychology can be seen as a cure for addiction or obsession. Addiction is officially defined as a compulsive behavio…

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QUEEN VAIDEHI

We call her Queen Vaidehi. Actually we do not know her name. At the time, twenty-five centuries ago, the word vaidehi probably meant a cons…

Started by David Brazier

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DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS

Alternating Ages of Greed and Hate: A Little Bit of Buddhist Psychology In Buddhist psychology we talk of delusion having a double valency.…

Started by David Brazier

13 Nov 12
Reply by Robert McCarthy

MEDITATION WITH NEMBUTSU: Part One

Meditation is a natural expression of spiritual liberation. When we are swimming in grace, the heart lifts and sings. In following the Dhar…

Started by David Brazier

4 Nov 11
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

NIRVANA

Nir-vana means “no wind” Here’s a poem… Awful wind, east, west, north, south, my little raft, on rock, is in time’s mouth. Where flee? How…

Started by David Brazier

5 Oct 20
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Real Suffering is a Suffering of Mind

Mental disquiet affects us all. It is, in fact, the greatest cause of human suffering. Of course, we do not think we are so disturbed -- af…

Started by Cahya Maitri Avalokita

1 Oct 14
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

FAITH & BELIEF

Faith is a quality, like courage or generosity. It is not the same as belief which is a matter of conviction about certain matters. Belief…

Started by David Brazier

8 Oct 7
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HOW BENCHO UNDERSTOOD HONEN

Shoko-bo Bencho (1162-1238) was a, perhaps the, leading disciple of Honen Shonin (1133-1212), the principal propagator of Pureland Buddhism…

Started by David Brazier

0 Oct 3

Questions très anciennes

Dharmavidya David Brazier à écrit en anglais le 26 avril 2018 (traduit par Annette et Vajrapala):  LE PLUS ANCIEN DUALISME Il existe une id…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Sep 13

Oude oude vragen

vertaling van Dharmavidya David Brazier z'n talk van 26 april 2018     HET OUDSTE DUALISME Er is een gebruikelijk idee in hedendaagse boedd…

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0 Aug 30

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Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 5, 2018 at 12:46 1 Comment

Adjusting to the extreme contrast between India and England has been a truly enlightening experience for me and I will probably be processing it psychologically for quite a while to come! 

It is impossible not to be affected by the seething mass of raw energy that flows endlessly there, seemingly toward no apparent goal except pure survival. It often seemed like hell…

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MARY MIDGLEY

Posted by David Brazier on October 21, 2018 at 17:25 1 Comment

Born: September 13, 1919, London, United Kingdom

Died: October 10, 2018

Mary was a dear friend and inspiration. I first met her when she came to a meditation class I was leading. Her husband had recently died and she was grieving. She did not need meditation, she just needed to grieve and that be OK, which it definitely was, but she continued to come to meetings and made a…

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…

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