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Website: http://www.zentherapyinternational.com/
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The Rubicon

Started by Susthama Kim. Last reply by Susthama Kim yesterday. 2 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

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

Started by Nati Dec 3. 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. 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. 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

FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 4 - The Precious Mirror

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Geeta Chari Nov 15. 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. 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

FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 3 - Wonderful Awe

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Nati Nov 9. 3 Replies

In Part One we stopped to take a look at mindfulness and in…Continue

Del Mindfulness al Heartfulness (Corazón Pleno);Parte III - Maravilloso asombro

Started by Nati Nov 9. 0 Replies

Publicado por David Brazier el 8 de noviembre de 2017 en el grupo “ITZI” En la primera parte, nos detuvimos a examinar el mindfulness y, en la segunda parte, encontramos muchas formas diferentes de entenderlo . Consideramos diferentes formas de…Continue

FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part I ~ To stand and stare

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Nov 8. 3 Replies

The practices that now go under the heading of mindfulness are not new but they have taken on a special relevance as we have become more and more conscious of stress.Early in the twentieth century William Davies wrote a poem that became…Continue

NEXT ITZI CONFERENCE

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Jan Wizinowich Nov 7. 6 Replies

There are rumours that the next conference in 2019 or 2020 might be in Netherlands and/or China. Watch this space. But it all depends on you too. If you have ideas or want to be involved/help do contact …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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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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