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THURSDAY 19 Jan ~ Tarts & Mantras

Cold Days It is another frosty morning. Frost on the east window is thicker and climbs almost to the top of the top pane. Nonetheless, it d…

Started by David Brazier

2 Jan 20, 2017
Reply by Mat Osmond

WEDNESDAY 18 Jan ~ Déjeuner du roi

Tara the cat knocks on my door. It’s morning! She is full of energy after a night confined to the house. I let her out onto the frozen eart…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jan 18, 2017

MONDAY 16 Jan ~ Post Travel

It has been a post-travel day. I have been occupied with recharging the car battery (the car is an electric-petrol hybrid), bringing in the…

Started by David Brazier

2 Jan 17, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

SUNDAY 15 May - Selena's existential crisis

Damian's uncle Eddie passed away last week. As soon as I heard the news I asked Selena to say a prayer with me and so I instructed her to p…

Started by Susthama Kim

7 Jan 15, 2017
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

SATURDAY 7th Jan ~ Big Birthday.

This afternoon the Amida Sangha had arranged a celebration event to mark my 70th birthday. It was a lovely occasion. Many people came inclu…

Started by David Brazier

3 Jan 9, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

TUESDAY 3 January ~ A little mishap on the hills

I am currently visiting Britain. I spent Christmas with dear friends near London, my birthday with my daughter and grand-daughter, and am v…

Started by David Brazier

19 Jan 7, 2017
Reply by Carol English

MONDAY 13 December ~ For Peace

Spent this afternoon bringing to the surface a rock estimated to weigh about 350 lb to incorporate in the crazy paving path we are laying.…

Started by David Brazier

6 Jan 1, 2017
Reply by Carol English

MONDAY 5 December ~ Healthy Life

Good Medical News I have recently had some medical tests and today saw my own doctor to review the results. She is pleased with my progress…

Started by David Brazier

8 Dec 19, 2016
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

FRIDAY 9 December ~ Remembering Enlightenment

This is the season for remembering the enlightenment of Buddha. Traditionally, in the far east, Bodhi Day is December 8th. Yesterday, the 8…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 9, 2016

THURSDAY 8 December ~ End of a full day

After you have gone for a long walk all around the property, climbed to the top of the beech tree, investigated the inside and outside of t…

Started by David Brazier

2 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

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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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