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"Thank you Sujatin. We don't know one another. I am in Canada and going through my ow…"

Carol English replied May 26, 2016 to HOW THIS BOMBU MET THE BUDDHA

5 May 27, 2016
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

"Yes, my teacher Namgyal Rinpoche often said we should think of it as an advance not…"


5 May 25, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

"This teaching made me smile a lot. Thank you."

Carol English replied May 19, 2016 to THE NIGHT OF ENLIGHTENMENT

3 May 19, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

"Somehow this makes me think about the businss of taking on any identity. It can be u…"

Carol English replied May 14, 2016 to THE ROBE

1 May 14, 2016
Reply by Carol English

"This feels exactly right. In the best apprenticeships there must be joy and contentm…"

Carol English replied May 12, 2016 to THINKING ABOUT THE AUTUMN RETREAT

1 May 12, 2016
Reply by Carol English

"I just heard a podcast interview with Dr. Frans de Waal, a primatologist who has spe…"

Carol English replied May 9, 2016 to DEALNG WITH EMOTION: The Fixless Fix

26 May 9, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

"Hi Jimena, I am happy that you've put this response up. I have no doubt that animals…"

Carol English replied May 6, 2016 to DEALNG WITH EMOTION: The Fixless Fix

26 May 9, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

"I really enjoyed this teaching though it brought up some interesting conundrums: if…"

Carol English replied Apr 28, 2016 to CRAZYANA

5 Apr 28, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

"I usually hate lists but this is beautifully elegantly clear. I can see exactly the…"

Carol English replied Apr 25, 2016 to FIVE STAGES OF MINDFULNESS: Toward and beyond spacious mind

4 Apr 26, 2016
Reply by Nati

"The photo is from a mountain trail in the beautiful Wangapka study and retreat Centr…"

Carol English replied Apr 23, 2016 to TRUSTING TRUST: Faith Is Enlightenment, Enlightenment is Faith

3 Apr 26, 2016
Reply by David Brazier



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Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 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…



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…



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


Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…


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