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DISCUSSING SIMONE WEIL

An item from 11 February 2006 This evening, at The Buddhist House, we had a seminar about Simone Weil (1909-1943), regarded by many as one…

Started by David Brazier

3 yesterday
Reply by Tamuly Annette

SELF-CARE AND COMMON SENSE

I have recently had several conversations involving the concept of “self-care” which seems to be a popular idea at the moment. This fashio…

Started by David Brazier

2 Sep 29
Reply by David Brazier

Zelfzorg en gezond verstand

ZELFZORG EN GEZOND VERSTAND Ik heb de laatste tijd verschillende gesprekken gevoerd over het concept "zelfzorg", wat op dit moment een pop…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Sep 28

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

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Posted by Tamuly Annette on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 1 Comment

En l'absence de Darmavidya, j'ai - en ma qualité de voisine et d'amie - le privilège de m'occuper (un peu) de Tara, la petite chatte. C'est un bonheur  de la voir me faire la fête chaque fois que je me rends à Eleusis: elle s'étire, se roule sur le dos au soleil ou saute sur mes genoux. J'ignore si elle a profité de l'enseignement du maître des lieux, mais j'ai comme l'impression qu'elle me donne une belle leçon de sagesse: elle…

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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

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