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"Makes much heart sense."

Carol English replied Dec 14, 2018 to MEDITATION WITH NEMBUTSU: Part One

5 Dec 14, 2018
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"Thank you for the reminder of the importance of what can seem like such small things…"

Carol English replied Dec 11, 2018 to BODHI DAY

7 Dec 11, 2018
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"Thank you for this. Much to contemplate."

Carol English replied Mar 30, 2018 to MEDITATION SICKNESS

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"Namo Amida Bu. Thank you."

Carol English replied Oct 30, 2017 to A FEW WORDS ABOUT GRIEF

4 Oct 31, 2017
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"23. The fact that in a free society each person has a social right to their own opin…"

Carol English replied Aug 19, 2016 to PRINCIPLES AGAINST SOME COMMON FALLACIES

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"Perhaps luminous things need the paradox of death to be seen Darkness to rest again…"

Carol English replied Jul 30, 2016 to RARE & PRECIOUS

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"I am writing this while lying in a pull out couch in a hospice in Canada next to a p…"

Carol English replied Jul 19, 2016 to DECAY OF THE BODY

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"Feeling gratitude for a last quiet loving night at home with my partner before he go…"

Carol English replied Jun 10, 2016 to GRATITUDE

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"Thank you both for the reminder."

Carol English replied Jun 10, 2016 to GRATITUDE

5 Jun 10, 2016
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"While this isn't everything in Genjo Koan, it feels as though, through Annette's tra…"

Carol English replied May 28, 2016 to Three Aspects of Delusion & Enlightenment

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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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