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"Grateful for the view from your hospital bed. I find myself thinking often of how mu…"

Mat Osmond replied Apr 7 to MOMENTS OF ETERNITY

4 Apr 8
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"Typo, or Freudian slip? :-)"

Mat Osmond replied Jan 5 to HOW THE WEST LIKES TO MISREAD BUDDHISM

3 Jan 5
Reply by David Brazier

"Thankyou for this recapitulation. Your perspective here makes real sense to me. It r…"

Mat Osmond replied Jan 5 to HOW THE WEST LIKES TO MISREAD BUDDHISM

3 Jan 5
Reply by David Brazier

"Woods I part the out thrusting branches and come in beneath the blessed and the bles…"

Mat Osmond replied Dec 19, 2018 to SILENT ILLUMINATION

2 Dec 20, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

"'all the other things that arrive in one’s mind space become like the multitude who…"

Mat Osmond replied Nov 17, 2018 to MEDITATION WITH NEMBUTSU: Part Two (of three)

5 Nov 19, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

"Hi Rob, Just wrote a long reply, then somehow it got lost! Oh well, will try again t…"

Mat Osmond replied Nov 11, 2018 to DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS

13 Nov 12, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

"...and - if its not tangling the thread - this is in reply to Rob' most recent. I ag…"

Mat Osmond replied Nov 11, 2018 to DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS

13 Nov 12, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

"I'm grateful for these exchanges, thanks all. Rob, as you proceed from your expressi…"

Mat Osmond replied Nov 11, 2018 to DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS

13 Nov 12, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

"Thankyou for this calm appraisal of the large-scale turn now beginning, it seems, to…"

Mat Osmond replied Nov 7, 2018 to DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS

13 Nov 12, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

"Lovely and helpful reflection - thank you. Whether this is a right idea or a wrong…"

Mat Osmond replied Oct 29, 2017 to THE WRONG IDEA ABOUT THE RIGHT IDEA

5 Nov 4, 2017
Reply by Marianne Jacuzzi

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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 8 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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