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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
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
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

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

0 Dec 17, 2017

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

FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 4 - The Precious Mirror

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…

Started by David Brazier

6 Nov 15, 2017
Reply by Geeta Chari

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

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  espej…

Started by Nati

0 Nov 14, 2017

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Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…

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Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…

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Buddhism Day

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on March 28, 2018 at 15:46 1 Comment

I wasn't getting as much done as I intended to or 'needed' to in my previous mode of moving between lots of different activities, so I decided to devote one day a week to a particular activity, and this week I'm doing a Buddhism day. I've finally managed to get started on Vow 22, then I did some online research and catching up with mostly Buddhist emails, then I wrote a dharma talk. I plan to do a service run-through later. It's certainly easier for me to get things done this way. Namo Amida…

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REMEMBERING SAIKO SENSEI

Posted by David Brazier on March 19, 2018 at 21:43 1 Comment

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Gisho Saiko. Sensei Saiko was the founder of Shinshu Counselling. He wrote a number of books and presented his ideas at international conferences as well as through his university and Buddhist organisations in Japan. He referred to my work in his books and when I visited Japan a few months before his death, he took on to invite me to a number of gatherings and hosted my wife and I in royal fashion. He was enthusiastic that I should play a…

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