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"P.S. Your travels sound wonderful. Too good you. Hope to see you in Hawaii soon. "

Jan Wizinowich replied Dec 5, 2017 to I'M TRAVELLING AGAIN

3 Dec 5, 2017
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"This week I flew to Santiago, Chile. Peter is visiting observatories and I am doing…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Dec 5, 2017 to I'M TRAVELLING AGAIN

3 Dec 5, 2017
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"Yes, I guess that was kind of a dumb question. I have that book as it happens. Time…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Aug 16, 2017 to SUMMER: And so to Korea

9 Aug 17, 2017
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"Do you have writings on the Abhidharma? Or would you recommend on particular one? "

Jan Wizinowich replied Aug 16, 2017 to SUMMER: And so to Korea

9 Aug 17, 2017
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"Wonderful!!!! "

Jan Wizinowich replied Aug 14, 2017 to FRIDAY 26 May ~ A lush season

3 Aug 14, 2017
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"So glad to hear your travels went smoothly. Thinking of Eleusis, a kind of dharma bu…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Aug 14, 2017 to SUMMER: And so to Korea

9 Aug 17, 2017
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"I just finished watching "Farewell my Concubine" and so my thoughts are along the li…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Jun 1, 2017 to WEDNESDAY 24 May ~ Light & Dark

3 Jun 2, 2017
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"Yeah!! The berries look great!"

Jan Wizinowich replied Jun 1, 2017 to FRIDAY 26 May ~ A lush season

3 Aug 14, 2017
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"A sense of place and that you belong to that place. Beautiful peace."

Jan Wizinowich replied May 16, 2017 to A FEW PICTURES FROM AROUND THE PLACE TODAY

13 May 16, 2017
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"It sounds very lovely. Learning to enjoy one's own company is a blessing. I think it…"

Jan Wizinowich replied May 16, 2017 to APRIL IS A WICKED MONTH

3 May 16, 2017
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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

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…

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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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