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Vraag: Wat zei de Boeddha over gehoorzaamheid? Kort antwoord: Heb aandacht voor de Dharma Langer antwoord: De definitie van een christelijk…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 6 hours ago

Religie of psychologie

Vraag: Is het boeddhisme een religie of een psychologie? Kort antwoord: Beide en nog meer, maar een religie in de eerste plaats Langer antw…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 yesterday

Assumer secrètement les souffrances d'autrui

Question : Pouvez-vous en dire plus sur ce verset : "Apporter de l'aide et du bonheur à tous les autres êtres, et prendre secrètement sur m…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 on Sunday

Heimelijk het lijden van anderen op zich nemen

Vraag: Kun je iets meer vertellen over het vers: "Breng hulp en geluk aan alle andere wezens, en neem in het geheim al hun kwaad en lijden…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Sep 6

Amida Terre Pure et autres pratiques

Question : J'ai assisté ce week-end à un enseignement dirigé par un maître du bouddhisme tibétain. L’enseignement du maître portait sur les…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Jul 20

Amida Zuiverland en Andere Praktijken

Vraag: Ik ben dit weekend op een manifestatie geweest onder leiding van een leraar in Tibetaans boeddhisme. De leraar leerde ons over de vi…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Jul 5

Le Bouddha était-il auto-pouvoir ou autre pouvoir ?

Question : En lisant les sutras des Nikayas, ce que le Bouddha enseigne semble être très auto-pouvoir - essayez de vous concentrer, faites…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 May 12

Facultés secondaires

Question : D'après ma compréhension de la Terre Pure, nous sommes tous des bombu et nous utilisons donc le nembutsu, car il est facile à co…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Apr 19

Bouddha et Derrida

Question : Derrida est réputé pour avoir dit qu'"il n'y a rien sans contexte" et je me demandais si sa pensée recouvre partiellement celle…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Apr 11

Secundaire vaardigheden

Vraag: Mijn begrip van Zuiverland is dat we allemaal bombu zijn en daarom gebruik maken van de nembutsu, omdat die voor ons gemakkelijk te…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Apr 8



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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…



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…



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…


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