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ONENESS AND DIFFERENCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

SHARING: SOME INITIAL POINTS Recently I was involved in a discussion about “oneness”. Clearly, to some people in the Buddhist world, onene…

Started by David Brazier

3 14 hours ago
Reply by Nati

ZEN THERAPY ABILITIES

I could have called this ZT Skills, but I don’t like the idea of reducing therapy to a set of skills, as though you could build it up like…

Started by David Brazier

4 Aug 26
Reply by Juline Smit

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT ZEN THERAPY

Buddhist Psychology has what we in the West might call behavioural, cognitive, humanistic and analytical aspects all together in a single…

Started by David Brazier

2 Aug 26
Reply by Juline Smit

THE AIM OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY

In Buddhist psychology, the aim is somewhat different from most Western psychology. The latter aims to make the person self-assertive, self…

Started by David Brazier

0 Aug 15

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

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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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