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"Nice instructions and description :) just read your Tricycle article today as well n…"

Kaspalita replied Nov 11, 2018 to MEDITATION WITH NEMBUTSU: Part One

5 Dec 14, 2018
Reply by Carol English

"Thanks for this Dharmavidya. It's a very nice analysis. I wonder if we are half and…"

Kaspalita replied Nov 8, 2018 to DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS

13 Nov 12, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

"Thank you. Perfect."

Kaspalita replied Oct 30, 2018 to QUEEN VAIDEHI

7 Nov 17, 2018
Reply by Sujatin Johnson

"Very nice reflections. Particularly those about clan. Having spent time with both my…"

Kaspalita replied Mar 12, 2018 to Being Natural is Rather Unusual

5 Mar 12, 2018
Reply by Nati

"Palms raised in gassho - deep bow "

Kaspalita replied Mar 7, 2018 to The Famous Dialectic of Chan

13 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Andrew Ralph Cheffings

"When the wink landed in the eye of the disciple "

Kaspalita replied Mar 7, 2018 to The Famous Dialectic of Chan

13 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Andrew Ralph Cheffings

"eyes are open see the lighteyes are closedthe light remains"

Kaspalita replied Mar 6, 2018 to The Famous Dialectic of Chan

13 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Andrew Ralph Cheffings

"Very nice. Namo Amida Bu :)"

Kaspalita replied Mar 6, 2018 to The Famous Dialectic of Chan

13 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Andrew Ralph Cheffings

"Thank you for this - very nicely put - sometimes a very difficult invitation to acce…"

Kaspalita replied Mar 2, 2018 to EARLY BUDDHISM IN A NUTSHELL

5 Mar 2, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

"This is a really lovely commentary, and very clear. Thank you."

Kaspalita replied Jun 14, 2017 to SLAVES TO APPEARANCE

3 Jun 17, 2017
Reply by Mat Osmond

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 0 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

Sit

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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