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CREATING LOCAL ITZI GROUPS

I just want to say that if you can get together three or more people to start a local ITZI group anywhere in the world, I am happy to offer…

Started by David Brazier

5 Oct 31, 2018
Reply by Mo Henderson

PSYCHOTHERAPY: EVOLUTION OR DECLINE: The misuse of 'evidence'

I am at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Copnference in Anaheim, California. This conference attempts to showcase the best practice in psycho…

Started by David Brazier

4 Aug 29, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

BUDDHISM and TAOISM

It seems that Taoism had a considerable effect upon Far Eastern Buddism. Thus, consider the fact that Dogen Zenji had his great awakening u…

Started by David Brazier

1 Aug 21, 2018
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

ALCHEMY OF LOVE

I'm in Milan facilitating a workshop on couple relationships. We have looked at how many different schools of psychology and psychotherapy…

Started by David Brazier

10 Jan 21, 2018
Reply by ANGELA ROMANI

SOMETHING HAS GONE WRONG WITH PSYCHOTHERAPY

I am currently at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference in Anaheim, California. This conference is organised by the Milton Erickson ass…

Started by David Brazier

11 Jan 2, 2018
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

MILTON ERICKSON, ZEN MASTER

On the final morning of the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference I went to a workshop by Jeffrey Zeig called ‘Evocative Approaches to Chan…

Started by David Brazier

9 Dec 22, 2017
Reply by Susthama Kim

THE RUBICON

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 wit…

Started by Susthama Kim

5 Dec 18, 2017
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

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

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 búsque…

Started by Nati

0 Dec 3, 2017

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

In Part One we looked at mindfulness as punctuating the day with times of immediate, here and now, bare awareness, appreciating beauty. Thi…

Started by David Brazier

3 Dec 2, 2017
Reply by Juline Smit

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

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…

Started by David Brazier

1 Nov 23, 2017
Reply by Satya Robyn

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 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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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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