This page gives a listing of Teachings with links. These teachings are no longer "Daily" but it is impossible to change the title on this program. Each teaching is stored in one or other of the Groups according to the topic. All items are by Dharmavidya David Brazier unless otherwise specified.

2017

October

11th B - Meditation, Mysticism & Moral Development

10th B - Meditation is an Auxiliary Practice

September

29th B - Gentle Spirit

5th B - Seventeen Forms of Conditioning

1st Th - Therapy as Spiritual Practice

August (Teaching was given in Korea)

29th B - Offer Everything

July

20th B - Vidya is Authenticity

June

14th B - Slaves to Appearances - Summary of Faith and Practice commentary

7th B - Irreversibility & Determinism - An old Buddhist controversy

6th B - Receiving the Seed of Buddhahood - Summary of Faith and Practice commentary

4th T - Tao Te Ching 13: Serve under Heaven, not under Self

May

26th Q - Being, Becoming & Three Levels of Craving

22nd Q - Two Truths

13th T -Tao Te Ching Chapter Twelve & Commentary

12th T - Tao Te Ching Chapter Eleven & Commentary

8th B - Dwelling in this settled faith - Summary of Faith and Practice commentary

7th T - Tao Te Ching Chapter Ten & Commentary

6th B - Who'd Be A Bell Master?

3rd T - Tao Te Ching Chapter Nine & Commentary

April

22nd B - Nien Fo

21st Q - No Nature

10th B - Complete Assurance

6th B - Happiness & Emptiness

1st Th - Transparency: Can you keep a secret?

March

28th B - Body, Speech & Mind - Summary of Faith and Practice Commentary

26th B - Simple Mind - Summary of Faith and Practice Commentary

16th B - Shan Tao's Dream - Summary of Faith & Practice commentary

15th B - Not Monotheism

14th Q - Suicide

13th B - Impediments to Faith - Summary of Faith & Practice commentary

11th B - Tung Shan's Five Ranks

February

12th B - The Great Grief - Summary of Faith & Practice commentary

5th B - Tung Shan's Five Ranks

3rd B - In the Dark

January

23rd Q - Mantras

18th B - What is Nembutsu?

17th T - Skandhas, Kelly & Vico

16th Q - Secretly Taking on the Sufferings of Others

7th Q - Trikaya

4th Q - Benefits of Nembutsu Practice

1st E - Into the Unknown with Open Hands

2016

December

31st E - Vico, Descartes and all that

24th Bl - Seasonal Message

12th B - Foolish Beings of Wayward Passion

1st B - The Vow Body of Buddha

November

24th B - Land of Love & Bliss

22nd B - Learning from Karmic Obstacles

3rd Q - How it is to Be Alone

October

22nd A - Art & Practice

21st B - Dharma Transcends Worldly Rules

20th Q - Religion & Reason

18th X - Self, Sex, Commodification & Manipulation

15th Q - Too Much Awareness

14th Q - The Merit in Being a Hermit

13th Q - Many Right States of Mind

7th B - Responding to Crimes Motivated by Hate ~ Acharya Modgala

6th B - Sudden & Gradual: Open the Tin Can

4th B - Encounter with Korean Zen

3rd B - A New Year and an Old Piece of Wood

2nd W - Will Dull Become Dark?

September

28th B - The Means of Training are Thousandfold

26th D - Ethics Beyond Religion? - A lively discussion

25th Q - Mixing Practices, Cultivating Friendship

24th B - The Distinctive Role of Religion in Society _ Acharya Modgala

23rd B - Faith & Grace ~ Acharya Sujatin

21st B - It's Not About Seeing Things As They Are

20th P - Shuttledore

18th B - Quantum Buddha

15th B - Delineated by the Precepts

14th B - The Buddha Body

13th Th - Separation

12th Bl - There is No One

11th Da - Buddhist Community

9th B - Awesome Power ~ Acharya Sujatin

8th B - Faith & Practice Cannot be Differentiated

6th B - A Bundle of Dependent Factors

5th B - Ekagata

3rd B - Respecting Difference

2nd B - Self-Psychology East & West

1st B - Dualities & Nondualities

August

30th Bl - Buddhism & Creative Writing - Part One

27th B - Dogen & Saigyo

26th W - Preserving Democracy

25th B - Can a Tile Be a Mirror?

24th Q - To Err is Human... & We Do Not Stop Being So

23rd B - Lamenting War with Saigyo

22nd B - Here and There with Saigyo

21st Q - Duality & Nonduality

20th B - Enough is Enough

19th B - Dharmaternative: The problem of real peace

18th B - Principles Against Some Common Fallacies

17th B - Honen & human Nature

16th B - Completely Foolish

15th D - Blind Turtle

14th B - Set It Aside

13th Q - Metta

12th B - Small Degrees

11th B - Not Too Complicated

10th Th - Space Therapy

9th T - Three Short Teachings ~ Number Three

8th T - Three Short Teachings ~ Number Two

7th T - Three Short teachings ~ Number One

6th B - Contrition (Summary Part 18)

5th B - The Three Minds (Part Four)

4th B - The Three Minds (Part three)

3rd B - The Three Minds (Part two)

2nd B - The Three Minds (Part one) - Summary part 17

1st B - Fragment of a Conversation - puritanism, fundamentalism, ritual and other things

July

31st Da - Lama Wangmo on Unconditional Goodwill

30th B - The Unconscious has an Honourable Place - Summary part 16

29th B - Rare & Precious

28th H - Secretly Put Down a Deep Root

27th B - The Practice for Ignorant Beings (Summary 15)

26th B - Without Knowing What Rebirth in the Pure Land Truly Is

25th B - Bencho, successor to Honen

24th B - Rebirth in the Pure Land

23rd Da - Talking about Saigyo

22nd B - Kyojukaimon - Ten Precept teaching

21st Q - Live with Wholeness of Heart

20th B - Styles of Buddhist Training

19th B - Your Sutra

18th B - Unpredictable Relationship

17th B - Are You Creative? ~ Acharya Sujatin

16th B - Decay of the Body

15th W - Terrorism

14th X - Sharing Feelings

13th B - Complete Trust (Summary of Faith & Practice 12)

12th B - A Foolish Being who Understands Nothing (Summary of Faith & Practice 11)

11th B - Five Points on Impermanence

10th E - Expectations

9th B - Finding Balance ~ Acharya Sujatin

8th V - Secrecy & Deception & On Youtube

7th V - Anshin Retreat Day Three Talk

6th E - Spiritual Engagement

5th V - Anshin Retreat Day Two Dharma Talk

4th B - The Ways in Which Words Can Lead Us ~ Acharya Sujatin

3rd B - Singularity & Community (Ekagata)

2nd V - Anshin Retreat Opening Talk Video

June

26th B - Words ~ Acharya Sujatin

24th E - Anshin (Part Seven): Practical Application

23rd Th - Anshin (Part Six): Faith in Therapy

22nd B - Anshin (Part Five): Four Sukhas

21st T - Anshin (Part Four): The Judgement of the Oracle

20th H - Anshin (Part Three): Symbolism of My Island Home

19th X - Anshin (Part Two): Domestic Bliss?

18th B - Anshin (Part One): It's alright

17th B - A Nei Quan Retreat & A Break Through ~ Acharya Sujatin

Interlude

10th B - Gratitude for Gratitude

9th B - Gratitude ~ Acharya Sujatin

8th B - Buddhism: Religion or Psychology

7th B - Tan Butsu Ge: The Life of No regret - Part One ~ Acharya Modgala

6th Q - Pureland & Other Practices

5th B - Refuge

4th B - 'Training' in Buddhism

3rd B - In Less than a Day

2nd B - Something New Around the Corner ~ Acharya Sujatin

1st B - Grandmotherly Mind

May

31st Q - Buddha & Derrida

30th B - Namo Amida Bu - Chanting Saved My Life ~ Acharya Modgala

29th T - Heart

28th B - Three Aspects of Delusion & Enlightenment - Talk at Oasis

27th H - A Fire for Artemis

26th B - How This Bombu Met the Buddha ~ Acharya Sujatin

25th B - Shariputra & his Brother Enter the Way

24th B - Dialectic Within the Teaching & Within the Sangha

23rd Q - Obedience

22nd Bl - Dilemmas about Dogen or Dogen's Dilemmas

21st B - Talk at Oasis 20th May 2016

20th Q - Was Buddha Self Power or Other Power?

19th B - The Koan of Shakyamuni

18th B - Two Famous Koans

17th B - The Night of Enlightenment

16th B - More Thoughts About the Autumn Retreat

15th B - The Merit of a Fan

14th E - Spirit in Action

13th B - The Robe

12th T - Permeable Life

11th B - Thinking About the Autumn Retreat

10th E - Building an Ark

9th B - Fo Tao Li: The ideal life

8th B - What is Samadhi For?

7th T - The Importance of Musing

6th B - Passions Below the Surface

5th B - Four Foundations of Mindfulness

4th B - More About Anger

3rd B - More Awe

2nd B - The Way We Carry On

1st B - Realising Anger

April

30th B - Getting out of Prison

29th B - The Buddha's Ambivalence about Meditation

28th B - Why is it So Hard to be Natural?

27th B - Samadhi Soup

26th Th - A Bulimic World

25th B - Crazyana

24th B - Five Stages of Mindfulness: Toward and beyond spacious mind

23rd B - Trusting Trust: Faith is Enlightenment, Enlightenment is Faith

22nd E - All Sangha are One Sangha

21st E - Cultivating Sangha

20th B - Eightfold What?

19th Q - The Unborn

18th B - Dealing with Emotions: The fixless fix

17th B - Overcoming Weakness & Discovering No Birth: The story of Parsva

16th T - A Controversial Chapter: TTC5

15th H - Having Faith in Faith

14th T - Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: Chapter 4

13th T - Problems with Chinese

12th B - The Meaning of Tathagata

11th H - Lessons from Pooh

10th Th - Epoche

9th Th - Apodicity

8th B - Ju-nen Contemplation

7th H - Faith as a Rather Human Friend

6th T - I Ching: The Turning Point

5th B - Praying for All Lineages

4th B - Letting it Go

3rd H - Love is the Life that You Already Have - Part Two

2nd H - Love is the Life that You Already Have - Part One

1st T - Rule Without Misgovernment - Tao te Ching Ch 3

March

31st Th - Three Key Concepts in Buddhist Psychology - Part Two

30th Th - Three Key Concepts in Buddhist Psychology - Part One

29th H - Opening onto a Broad Vista

28th B - Summary of Faith & Practice Part Ten: The One Essential

27th B - Easter Ancestor Memorial Ceremony

26th H - What is a Spiritual Community?

25th T - Tao Te Ching ~ Chapter Two Part Two

24th T - I Ching: Calm Before & After Completion

23rd H - It Is Good to Pray

22nd T - Tao Te Ching ~ Chapter Two Part One

21st B - Summary of Faith & Practice Commentary Part Nine

20th B - Punyayashas: Buddha Child on Golden Ground

19th B - Religious Consciousness: Buddha's Basic Teaching on How to be a Noble One

18th T - I Ching Telling Us About Itself

17th B - Effacement

16th B - Radiant Face

15th H - The Dilemma of Brutus

14th H - The Story of Jonah

13th B - Prayers of the Heart

12th B - Nembutsu as Trikaya Buddhism

11th B - Teachers, Disciples & Students

10th T - Tao Te Ching Chapter One

9th B - Love & Destiny - The Way of Ashvaghosa

8th H - The Tower of Babel

7th B - Summary of Faith & Practice Commentary Part Eight

6th Th - The Stage

5th B - The Samadhi of Equality

4th T - I Ching: The Book of Change

3rd T - Lao Tzu & the Tao Te Ching

2nd B - Buddha's Advice

1st B - Dogen

February

29th B - Reflecting the Ocean of Truth: The koan of Kapimala

28th B - Dependent Origination is Other Power

27th Q - When is the Pure Land?

26th B - Dragon Pearl - The Story of Nagarjuna

25th B - Summary of Faith & Practice Commentary Part Seven

24th B - On Becoming Ippen

23rd H - How Philosophical Are You?

22nd B - Summary of Faith & Practice Commentary Part Six

21st B - Does the Dharma Need Up-dating?

20th D - Some Thoughts on Ethics

19th B - The Equivalence of Three Buddhist Principles

18th H - May Eirene Reign Long

17th B - The Story of Ambapali

16th B - On Verbal & Meditative Nembutsu

Allocation to Groups

A = Art & Myth

B = Buddhism

Bl = Blog Post

D = David's Archive

Da = Eleusis Daily

E = Evolving a Philosophy

H = Hellenica & Ancient Wisdom

P = Poetry

Q = Questions in the Sand

T = Tao & Eastern Wisdom

Th = Therapeutae

V = Video

W = War & Peace

X = Men & Women

Last updated by David Brazier Oct 11.

ITZI Conference 2017

Blog Posts

Relationship.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 2 Comments

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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Korean Version of Workshops

Posted by JAESUNG KIM on August 6, 2017 at 6:58 0 Comments

2017 여름 불교심리치료 및 상담 워크숍 3회 내용

THREE PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS

 

WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind, object relatedness, skandha process, the unity of path and goal, bodhichitta,…

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Great Intentions.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

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