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TUESDAY 6th December ~ It's a stony road

Here is a picture of one of our little projects. The path is made mostly from slabs of limestone dug up on the site and maneuvered into pla…

Started by David Brazier

1 Dec 7, 2016
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

FRIDAY 2 December ~ Life in the Cold

We are in the middle of a cold spell here. The temperature has hardly risen above zero all day. As we were driving to Oasis this morning th…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 2, 2016

MONDAY 21 November ~ Sudden Storm

Today we have had extraordinary weather. This morning was like a summer's day. Balmy. Then thunder. Then heavy clouds rolled in and brought…

Started by David Brazier

2 Nov 21, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

SUNDAY 13 Nov ~ How do I get that up there?

A day's work in pictures Very nice stairway. I don't know how much it weighs, but I can't lift it. It needs to go in the wellhole that you…

Started by David Brazier

4 Nov 21, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

THURSDAY 10 November ~ and then it stopped

This evening as I was cooking dinner I suddenly realised that something felt different, deep, affecting... what was it? Then I knew. Silenc…

Started by David Brazier

0 Nov 10, 2016

TUESDAY 8 Nov ~ Thirteenth Day of Solitude

Thirteen, supposedly a magic number, unlucky for Christians, foundation of empire for Gengis Khan. Today it was cold. I shall have to sta…

Started by David Brazier

0 Nov 8, 2016

WEDNESDAY 2 November ~ A walk by the lake

Autumn leaves not yet fallenseem to float in mid-airabove the Lake of St Bonnet;like the terraces of heaven.Below them the fallen have tur…

Started by David Brazier

1 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Tam

TUESDAY 1 November ~ A Bright Morning

Aphrodite arosefrom Mediterranean spume.November, however,is born of colder mist.The fertile goddess has now gone decking may trees...red…

Started by David Brazier

0 Nov 1, 2016

MONDAY 31 October ~ The Sunset was Orange

The clocks have changed,an extra hour in the day - put it in the pantryto eat later.The old codger is suddenly singing at breakfastto the B…

Started by David Brazier

0 Oct 31, 2016

7 OCT; LIKE TWO ARROWS IN MID-AIR

 After the meeting with my sangha in Zen Centrum Den Bosch, I return to Yvette’s home. At Yvette’s I saw that it was almost nine pm. I open…

Started by Elja Stoel

4 Oct 31, 2016
Reply by Sujatin Johnson

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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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