All KOREA 2017 Pages (5)


WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of… View »


1 Buddhist Analysis and Psychotherapy We are going to look at Buddhist analysis and its associated use in psychotherapy. We call this approach Zen Therapy, for short. In essence, it is the transmi… View »

* HEART SUTRA: Therapeutic Commentary

Hanya Shin Gyo: The Heart Sutra in old Japanese with English translation Kanjizai Bosatsu gyo jin hanya haramita ji sho ken go un kai ku do issai ku yaku Quan Shi Yin Bodhisattva practises deeply… View »


A BUDDHIST PSYCHOTHERAPY: The Tiger and the Ox ~ David Brazier 2015 Buddhism as a Basis In this paper I would like to describe one way of doing and conceptualising psychotherapy. I do not claim that… View »


Translation & commentary ~ D. Brazier The following is a translation and commentary upon a famous Chinese Buddhist text. I am not a language scholar, so my translation is not perfect and, in… View »


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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…



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


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…


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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