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SUNDAY 26 Feb ~ Good to be Alive Morning

Early it was one of those mornings that makes you truly glad to be alive. Calm, clear, bright with blue sky and the sound of the rooks comp…

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0 Feb 26, 2017

SATURDAY 25 Feb ~ Ice & Sunny

Last night there were millions of stars, so I knew we would have a frost and this morning the air is sharp and the sky is pale blue. Not a…

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0 Feb 25, 2017

SUNDAY 19 Feb ~ And the Seventh Day Thou Shalt Work (and Sleep in the Sun)

I like to rotate the physical jobs so today it was liming walls. My technique has gradually improved and today I got quite a bit done. My s…

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0 Feb 19, 2017

MONDAY 13 Feb ~ Domestic life

Life here is pretty simple. Today, for instance, it has been mild and windy - a good drying day -  so I decided to do some clothes washing.…

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1 Feb 19, 2017
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WEDNESDAY 15 Feb ~ IT'S SPRING

Although, no doubt, we shall have more cold, wet and windy days yet, I think I can declare that here in my little kingdom on the hill, yest…

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3 Feb 16, 2017
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FRIDAY 3 Feb ~ Writing & Talking about Dharma

This week my practical tasks have mostly been set aside in order to clear the decks for writing. I have got some work done on the manuscrip…

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0 Feb 3, 2017

WEDNESDAY 1st Feb ~ No typhoon

Well there was no typhoon today, only grey clouds and a mild temperature. In fact it has been the first day of the year warm enough for me…

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0 Feb 1, 2017

TUESDAY 31st Jan ~ End of Winter?

The end of the month. I wonder if it is the end of the winter. I mean, of course, the real winter, the winter defined by the elements, not…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jan 31, 2017

SATURDAY 28 Jan ~ Tranquil Life of a Buddhist Hermit

I’ve got guests coming, persons unknown. What does one do? Make a cake. OK, corny but true. I start to get out pastry and cake making thing…

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4 Jan 29, 2017
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SUNDAY 15 Jan ~ Home Again

I'm back. My visit to UK has been full and joyous, but it is lovely to be back at Eleusis. Today I travelled from the snow in the north bac…

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6 Jan 28, 2017
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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 0 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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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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