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"Namo Amida Bu. Thank you."

Carol English replied Oct 30 to A FEW WORDS ABOUT GRIEF

4 Oct 31
Reply by Yaya de Andrade

"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

6 Aug 31, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

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

Carol English replied Jul 30, 2016 to RARE & PRECIOUS

1 Jul 30, 2016
Reply by Carol English

"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

2 Jul 19, 2016
Reply by Jimena Balli Garza

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

Carol English replied Jun 10, 2016 to GRATITUDE

5 Jun 10, 2016
Reply by Sujatin Johnson

"Thank you both for the reminder."

Carol English replied Jun 10, 2016 to GRATITUDE

5 Jun 10, 2016
Reply by Sujatin Johnson

"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

1 May 28, 2016
Reply by Carol English

"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…"

Carol English replied May 25, 2016 to DIALECTIC WITHIN THE TEACHING & WITHIN THE SANGHA

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

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JOHNNY HALLYDAY

Posted by David Brazier on December 6, 2017 at 10:08 1 Comment

Johnny Hallyday died just after midnight this morning.

A vous autres, hommes faibles et merveilleux

Qui mettez tant de grâce a vous retirer du jeu

Il faut qu'une main posée sur votre épaule

Vous pousse vers la vie, cette main tendre et légère

On a tous quelque chose en nous de Tennessee

Cette volonté de prolonger la nuit

Ce désir fou de vivre une autre vie

Ce rêve en nous avec ses mots à lui

Quelque chose de Tennessee

Cette force qui nous…

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THE RUBICON

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 5, 2017 at 22:30 0 Comments

i have been attending a parent and toddler group at the Steiner school in Kings Langley for a little while. I first started going there with Selena and then started taking Dorian there in September. It’s a lovely place with a different outlook and philosophy, and where I have learned about the Rubicon stage, but unfortunately the regulatory body Ofsted had rated it badly and so it had to introduce radical measures in order to stay open. 

But these changes have made things worse for…

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By sheer power of aspiration

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 3, 2017 at 22:30 4 Comments

Ever since my ordination back in Dec 2003 I have always loved being involved in or being a witness to someone taking a step onto the Buddhist path. The aspirant or candidate taking on the Amida precepts always appears solemn, and sincere, and as I listen to the vows and see how willing they are to aspire to live an ideal life they become even bigger with a certain amount of gravitas and I find myself shrinking and becoming less Significant. It is a wonderfully moving experience and so I always… Continue

letter to Father Christmas

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 2, 2017 at 22:36 6 Comments

Dear Father Christmas,



Please can I have a light up Christmas tree and the prettiest baubles in your workshop. Love Selena



My daughter is 5 and loves decorations. She would love to have a garden with lots of flowers and fruit trees and plants but we live in a flat with a balcony so she spends time enjoying other people’s garden whenever she can. So maybe this Christmas we will try and create a mini Pureland garden on our balcony.



This Bodhi retreat she and her… Continue

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