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Comment avançons-nous ?

Question: Cher Dharmavidya, Je viens de lire votre texte sur la contrition. Comme d'habitude, vous savez toujours comment aller droit dans…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Nov 5

Les bienfaits de la pratique du nembutsu

Question: Je voulais savoir comment faire face au mauvais karma et aux illusions qui causent de grandes souffrances dans ma vie, et (savoir…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Oct 30

Hoe gaan we verder vooruit ?

Vraag: Beste Dharmavidya, Ik heb zojuist gelezen wat je schrijft over diep berouw. Zoals altijd weet je ook nu weer hoe je mijn hart raakt!…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Oct 29

De voordelen van de nembutsu praktijk

Vraag: Ik wil graag weten hoe ik kan omgaan met het slechte karma en de waanideeën die me veel pijn bezorgen in dit leven , of er praktijke…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Oct 24

SUKHAVATI

QUESTION: What is the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha? SHORT ANSWER: Being in the presence of that Buddha. LONGER ANSWER: A Buddha land or Bud…

Started by David Brazier

1 Oct 8
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

De kracht van mantra's

Vraag: We hadden een interessante discussie over de heilige lettergreep OM die in vele tradities wordt gebruikt (hindoeïsme, jaïnisme, boed…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

2 Sep 24
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

Le pouvoir des mantras

Question: Nous avons eu une discussion intéressante sur la syllabe sacrée OM utilisée dans de nombreuses traditions (hindouisme, jaïnisme,…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Sep 17

Shikantaza

If we are in Shikantaza, without wanting to achieve something, as in an objectless meditation, without desire, without having a goal, could…

Started by Désirée Verstraete

4 Aug 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

SHINJIN & ANJIN

QUESTION: In Jodo Shinshu it seems that an experience of shinjin acts as a kind of 'proof' or 'guarantee' that one has called out to Amida…

Started by David Brazier

3 Aug 29
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

HOW TO READ A SUTRA

QUESTION: What is the best way of reading and interpreting a sutra? SHORT ANSWER: One tries to understand the Dharma contained in it and le…

Started by David Brazier

2 Aug 19
Reply by David Brazier

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Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 5, 2018 at 12:46 1 Comment

Adjusting to the extreme contrast between India and England has been a truly enlightening experience for me and I will probably be processing it psychologically for quite a while to come! 

It is impossible not to be affected by the seething mass of raw energy that flows endlessly there, seemingly toward no apparent goal except pure survival. It often seemed like hell…

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MARY MIDGLEY

Posted by David Brazier on October 21, 2018 at 17:25 1 Comment

Born: September 13, 1919, London, United Kingdom

Died: October 10, 2018

Mary was a dear friend and inspiration. I first met her when she came to a meditation class I was leading. Her husband had recently died and she was grieving. She did not need meditation, she just needed to grieve and that be OK, which it definitely was, but she continued to come to meetings and made a…

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…

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