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"Nice. Namo Amitabhya"

David Brazier replied Apr 1, 2018 to FULL MOON

2 Apr 1, 2018
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"Will do. She is enjoying life here. Yes, hope to see you here before too long. Namo…"

David Brazier replied Mar 26, 2018 to A QUIET LIFE

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":-)"

David Brazier replied Mar 23, 2018 to BACK IN FRANCE

4 Mar 23, 2018
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"Maybe I'll see you in Ontario before that."

David Brazier replied Mar 22, 2018 to BACK IN FRANCE

4 Mar 23, 2018
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"You'll be very welcome in Malvern, or in France. Hope you have a good visit in Chile…"

David Brazier replied Dec 5, 2017 to I'M TRAVELLING AGAIN

3 Dec 5, 2017
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"Thanks for putting up your news. Nice to read. I hope you settle well in your new ho…"

David Brazier replied Nov 30, 2017 to I'm not sure if this is an open contributory forum or not. If not...

2 Dec 3, 2017
Reply by Ryusho Jeffus

"Yes, great memories. Not absolutely sure where I'll be when you are in France next y…"

David Brazier replied Nov 30, 2017 to AUTUMN HAS ARRIVED

3 Nov 30, 2017
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"Yes, my forward programme is already starting to get a bit complicated."

David Brazier replied Sep 18, 2017 to END OF SUMMER: Looking forward

6 Sep 18, 2017
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"Yes, the Korea workshops and now the ITZI Conference - all very good. Perhaps we cou…"

David Brazier replied Sep 15, 2017 to END OF SUMMER: Looking forward

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":-) "

David Brazier replied Aug 17, 2017 to SUMMER: And so to Korea

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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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