Désirée Verstraete's Groups (11)

  • WHAT ARE YOU READING?

    30 members Latest Activity: Jul 18

    This is a group in which we can share information about what we are currently reading or have read and discuss emerging themes..

  • Books for Sale

    16 members Latest Activity: Sep 15

    Books for Sale

  • TAO & EASTERN WISDOM

    34 members Latest Activity: Aug 12

    This is a group for non-Buddhist oriental thought, religion, philosophy, art & culture

  • QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

    42 members Latest Activity: Oct 6

    In Dharma practice, questions are very important. Most instances of enlightenment recorded occur in dialogues and most of these start from a…

  • KOREA 2018

    10 members Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2018

    This is a place for materials relating to the teaching programme in Korea in August 2018

  • THERAPEUTAE

    41 members Latest Activity: Aug 2

    A place to discuss therapy and personal growth, health, wholeness, and transformation of the psyche.

  • DAVID'S ARCHIVE

    9 members Latest Activity: Jul 11, 2018

    Here I will gradually add papers I have written, mostly ones written rather a long time ago but which still have some use or relevance. The papers…

  • ITZI Conference 2019: No Pearl without Grit

    24 members Latest Activity: Jun 23

    5-8 September 2019, Netherland

    This group is for announcements, discussion, and information relevant to the conference and to help…

  • BUDDHISM

    62 members Latest Activity: Oct 9

    To discuss Buddhism and gather Buddhist materials

  • ART, MYTH & CULTURE

    26 members Latest Activity: Aug 2

    This group is for contributions on culture and the arts, including film, drama, mythology - music, mandala, mosaic, labyrinth, calligraphy, dance,…

  • POETRY

    37 members Latest Activity: Aug 18

    A place for poems

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Blog Posts

Sagesse féline...

Posted by Tamuly Annette on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 1 Comment

En l'absence de Darmavidya, j'ai - en ma qualité de voisine et d'amie - le privilège de m'occuper (un peu) de Tara, la petite chatte. C'est un bonheur  de la voir me faire la fête chaque fois que je me rends à Eleusis: elle s'étire, se roule sur le dos au soleil ou saute sur mes genoux. J'ignore si elle a profité de l'enseignement du maître des lieux, mais j'ai comme l'impression qu'elle me donne une belle leçon de sagesse: elle…

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 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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