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Started by David Brazier. Last reply by ANGELA ROMANI Jan 21. 10 Replies

I'm in Milan facilitating a workshop on couple relationships. We have looked at how many different schools of psychology and psychotherapy each contributes something important to our understanding of this theme but none can eliminate the mystery…Continue


Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Jan 2. 11 Replies

I am currently at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference in Anaheim, California. This conference is organised by the Milton Erickson association, though there seem to be few people here who really practice as Milton Erickson did. It has been…Continue


Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Susthama Kim Dec 22, 2017. 9 Replies

On the final morning of the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference I went to a workshop by Jeffrey Zeig called ‘Evocative Approaches to Change’. This experience went some way to redeeming the conference for me. Zeig is the director of the Milton…Continue


Started by Susthama Kim. Last reply by Jan Wizinowich Dec 18, 2017. 5 Replies

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…Continue


Started by David Brazier Dec 17, 2017. 0 Replies

I am at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Copnference in Anaheim, California. This conference attempts to showcase the best practice in psychotherapy. The presenters are exemplars for the profession and the information presented is intended to shape…Continue

Del Mindfulness al Heartfulness (Corazón Pleno), Parte 5 (final) – El Corazón del Asunto.

Started by Nati Dec 3, 2017. 0 Replies

Publicado por David Brazier el 23 de noviembre de 2017 en el grupo ITZI Cuando le preguntan al Buda qué es lo más importante en la búsqueda del camino espiritual, con frecuencia coloca  shraddha al principio de la lista. Shraddha se traduce…Continue

FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 2 - Some Different Kinds of Mindfulness

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Juline Smit Dec 2, 2017. 3 Replies

In Part One we looked at mindfulness as punctuating the day with times of immediate, here and now, bare…Continue

FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 5 (final) - The Heart of the Matter

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Satya Robyn Nov 23, 2017. 1 Reply

When the Buddha is asked what is essential for the pursuit of the spiritual path he often puts shraddha at the start of the list. Shraddha is commonly translated as 'faith'. However, shrad is heart, so it is also possible to render shraddha as…Continue


Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Geeta Chari Nov 15, 2017. 6 Replies

In Chinese Buddhism, the idea of the mind as a mirror became a much used metaphor. There are a number of interesting features of mirroring that can help us to understand spiritual practice and investigate the nature of mindfulness.Firstly, a mirror…Continue

Del Mindfulness al Heartfulness (Corazón Pleno);Parte IV - El Espejo Precioso

Started by Nati Nov 14, 2017. 0 Replies

Publicado por David Brazier el 13 de noviembre de 2017 en el grupo de discusión ITZI En el budismo chino, la idea de la mente como  espejo se convirtió en una metáfora muy utilizada. Hay una serie de características interesantes del hecho de…Continue

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Comment by Johnathan Robertson on September 13, 2017 at 13:40

Thank you for the inviting me. These conferences sound very interesting.

Comment by Marianne Jacuzzi on September 12, 2017 at 18:50

Thank you for inviting me to join this group, David. Though I did not attend the Conference, I am very interested in the subject. I look forward to the discussions in this space. With warm wishes, 

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Francoise Guillot on September 12, 2017 at 18:42
Thank You for being a Part of this community dear David!
Comment by Nati on September 12, 2017 at 17:35

Hello friends. It is a pleasure to join this group  and to have the opportunity of reviewing and sharing what this conference has been.

I feel deeply grateful for having attended, in spite of the long journey, this was a very special experience for me. It is always exciting and very interesting to exchange with people coming from many different parts of the world and see how we are feeling, what we are thinking about, how we are working...

The different sharings and presentations gave me a sensation of softness and openness, a growing attention to body and heart..Unfortunately I could not stay until the end since, after the Refuge ceremony, I felt in need of being by myself for a day..Anyway I want to express my gratitude for the excellent organization, for the great kindness and help I received from everybody, for the good work of the different speakers who inspired me with the different approaches, and I specially would like to express my gratitude to Dharmavidya for having made possible that time so deeply special for me.

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Ryusho Jeffus on September 12, 2017 at 15:33
In the shared folder on Dropbox I gave places copies of the photos I took during the conference. These include many shots of the abby itself and some obscure places. There are a few short video clips including a portion of the refuge ceremony. There is also a short clip of the evening mist settling on the grounds and the evening warbling of the birds along the roof and in the trees. At the end of that clip one bird alights onto the grass from the tree.
Comment by Minsun Sung on September 12, 2017 at 13:48

Thanks for invitation.  We Korean fellows may want to participate in the next conference as the program developes.  If you have further summary of the 2017 Belgium Conference, please share it with us too. Thank you again!

Comment by Angela Romani on September 12, 2017 at 10:48

Thanks for invitation....I've never participated at seminar until now...but I hope in the future. 

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Peter Henderson on September 12, 2017 at 9:21

Thanks to everyone who attended the conference. Good to see some familiar faces and meet some new people.  Great range of topics, just sorry we could not attend the whole conference and missed saying goodbye to lots of folks.  Now have some new Facebook friends so will hear about interests and exploits. 

Comment by Sujatin Johnson on September 12, 2017 at 8:52

Thank you - I look forward to hearing more about the conference.

Comment by David Brazier on September 12, 2017 at 8:25

Thanks, Mo, this page is developing even as we write.


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Posted by Susthama Kim on January 7, 2018 at 22:30 0 Comments

As far as my life goes, it is pretty boring; nothing too exciting or too adventurous. We had a ‘minor scare’ over Christmas, however, but it turned out to be nothing but a change in hormones. Had it come to fruition it would have meant another three years of my life doing nothing but the same thing that I have been doing for the past six years, and boy oh boy, I am so relieved that it was just a scare. You can never be too careful, and at the same time you can’t even plan the perfect time to…



Posted by David Brazier on January 7, 2018 at 16:00 2 Comments

I am currently in Milan - a fine city. This is the commercial hub of Italy, home of many big names and innumerable small enterprises that attract shoppers from all over the world. There is quite a strong sense of energy here. The biggest tourist attractions are La Scala and the Cathedral.

I have rented a…


Johnny Halliday: la mort d'un monstre sacré

Posted by Tamuly Annette on December 18, 2017 at 21:45 1 Comment

L'engouement quasi mystique qu'a suscité la mort de Johnny Hallyday m'a incité à réfléchir sue un phénomène qui m'est apparu comme un substitut de religiosité...

Un monstre sacré

La mort de Johnny Halliday et ses obsèques le 8 décembre 2017

Il y a eu comme une sorte de fièvre médiatique lors de la mort – pourtant attendue – de notre chanteur national Johnny Halliday (Jean-Philippe Smet). Il venait de décéder un jour, après Jean d’Ormesson, et le dernier événement a en…



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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