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Réponse brève : Mondo est un rituel de questions-réponses formel entre enseignant et disciple. Réponse plus longue: Mondo est un mot du vie…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Jan 4


Mondo Vraag: Wat is mondo? Kort antwoord: Mondo is een ritueel van formele vraag en antwoord tussen leraar en discipel. Langer antwoord: Mo…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Dec 19, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018


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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018


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, 2018
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman


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Posted by David Brazier on January 11, 2019 at 9:43 2 Comments

I’ve always been interested in groupwork. Recently I’ve been facilitating a rather challenging group. It includes an older man who is enjoying his retirement, an outdoor type who does not say so much but clearly regards the other members as wimps, a writer who has an irritating obsession with etymology, one I think of as the wanderer whose life problem seems to be that of never having learnt to settle down, who tells endless entertaining stories of travels, love affairs and so on, and I was…


Sense on Brexit

Posted by Geeta Chari on December 16, 2018 at 18:51 0 Comments

I found this piece tremendously sensible, well-reasoned, and above all, realistic.


Posted by David Brazier on December 14, 2018 at 18:52 6 Comments

Carol drove me into Ottawa at midday on Wednesday 12th. I had spent the morning being interviewed and making a short film. In Ottawa we had lunch at the vegetarian restaurant and then went on to the airport where she dropped me off. I was to take a local plane to Montreal then fly to Paris and on to Bilbao in Spain with Air France, due to arrive at nine in the morning local time the following day. F would meet me in Spain and take me back to stay with him in a village near Vittoria.…



Posted by David Brazier on December 8, 2018 at 15:00 4 Comments

I'd like to try to say something about real life, which is the only thing that is really interesting.

I have been a bookworm ever since I learnt to read, which was not until I was seven years old. By that time I had already had important spiritual experiences. I was a rather odd child. Many ideas went through my head that tended to set me apart from other children.



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