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SATURDAY 5 DEC 2015: A charmed day

Christmas Shopping: Today we took the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping. I had several people to buy for and, of course, there were…

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0 Dec 5, 2015

FRIDAY 4 DEC 2015 relaxing and socialising

Tonight there are several community activities. We had a real community dinner; a nice mixed group of people; sangha members, inhabitants o…

Started by Elja Stoel

0 Dec 4, 2015

THURSDAY 3 DEC 2015

It was a delight to join in with sangha in morning devotions at the Amida Mandala Temple. Then, after breakfast, we headed off to the Midla…

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0 Dec 3, 2015

WEDNESDAY 2 DEC 2015 ; Life in the Amida Mandela Temple

At the moment we are staying at the Amida Mandela Buddhist Temple in Malvern in Worcestershire in England.  It is quite special to be here…

Started by Elja Stoel

0 Dec 2, 2015

MONDAY 30 NOV 2015: Beyond Carl Rogers

Today I led a day workshop at the Metanoia Institute in London on the theme "Beyond Carl Rogers". COURSE TOPIC: Carl Rogers advanced a high…

Started by David Brazier

10 Dec 2, 2015
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TUESDAY 1 DEC 2015 - Arrival at Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple

Today we spent the morning in Watford having discussions with our friend Susthama mostly on the topic of what it is like living outside of…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 1, 2015

SUNDAY 29 NOV 2015 A day in London

Today we went into London. I had a meeting which we had arranged in central London and spent two hours there discussing Buddhist psychother…

Started by David Brazier

2 Nov 30, 2015
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SATURDAY 28 NOV 2015: arriving in England

Today i realized that I arrived at Eleusis 6 weeks ago and in this 6 weeks I have been to visit six countries; France, Spain, Italy, Belgiu…

Started by Elja Stoel

1 Nov 29, 2015
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FRIDAY 27 NOV 2015 Speaking in Antwerp

This evening I am speaking on the topic Buddhism & the Brain. Currently there is considerable interest in the dialogue between Buddhi…

Started by David Brazier

0 Nov 27, 2015

THURSDAY 26 NOV 2015: Full Moon

On full moon day, visits to friends with discussions mostly about love and relationships. Does love have to involve jealousy and possessive…

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0 Nov 27, 2015

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 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

Sit

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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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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