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THE RIGHT SPIRIT

Q: Tell me, why do people do what they do and what should they do?A: They do what they do acting out a particular spirit and what they sho…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jun 10

A RELIGIOUS PERSON

A religious person is one who has faith in and tries to live a holy life. Conceptions of what kind of life might be holy vary somewhat, but…

Started by David Brazier

1 Apr 16
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

Some thoughts on Liberation as an Ethic

A person is inherently free, even though constrained by conditions. In other words, whatever the conditions may be, a person always has fre…

Started by David Brazier

1 Mar 10
Reply by David Brazier

CULTIVATING SANGHA

Getting On with One AnotherI have a vision of a world in which there is no war and yet neither are there the causes of war which normally s…

Started by David Brazier

5 Dec 27, 2018
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

STRESS AND STRAIN ON PLANET EARTH

These days we are much concerned about stress. My father was a civil engineer and he was an expert in concrete structures. Concrete has gr…

Started by David Brazier

5 Dec 8, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

DHARMA Y RESISTENCIA A LA INJUSTICIA SOCIAL

Publicado por David Brazier el 10 de noviembre de 2018 a las 13:17 En el ámbito del budismo socialmente comprometido, hay ciertos problemas…

Started by Nati

0 Nov 15, 2018

DHARMA AND RESISTANCE TO SOCIAL INJUSTICE

In the arena of socially engaged Buddhism there are certain problems that have generally not been thought through with sufficient care. Th…

Started by David Brazier

0 Nov 10, 2018

A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT FEAR

Fear is a strong aversion so is a form of vedana and therefore samudaya.In principle, therefore, it can be a doorway into a deepening of li…

Started by David Brazier

0 Sep 17, 2018

THE VALUE OF FEAR

I was recently invited to write an article for the Buddhist magazine Tricycle toward their forthcoming issue on the theme of "Fear". This w…

Started by David Brazier

2 Sep 16, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

LIBERATION

Personal Spiritual Liberation Liberation is, in a sense, a negative term. It is always liberation from something. Thus it is often used in…

Started by David Brazier

1 Jun 13, 2018
Reply by Massimo Tomassini

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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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