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Désirée Verstraete commented on David Brazier's group ART, MYTH & CULTURE
"Chamuel, Haniel, Jeremiel, Jophiel, Michael, Raphael, Raziel, Uriel, Zadkiel........ which angel will it be? but you are right, things come as they come, now I can see"
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""This drunkenness began in some other tavern." Blindly I arrived, trusting the angel -perhaps I should have known betterbut I'm sure it will be alright in the endor when they send me on my next assignment. Perhaps, while I'm…"
Désirée Verstraete commented on David Brazier's group ART, MYTH & CULTURE
"POESIA RUMI Whoever Brought Me Here All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. This…"
David Brazier replied to David Brazier's discussion WILL EU DEFY US ON IRAN? in the group WAR & PEACE
"Yes, although the amount of war in the world has diminished somewhat in the 21st century, it does seem that we are in a dangerous phase again now."
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I am the son of Irene Brazier and am the originator of this project. I have written a number of books on spiritual, psychological and cultural subjects. I am interested in community and spiritual awakening.
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Posted on March 19, 2018 at 21:43 1 Comment

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Gisho Saiko. Sensei Saiko was the founder of Shinshu Counselling. He wrote a number of books and presented his ideas at international conferences as well as through his university and Buddhist organisations in Japan. He referred to my work in his books and when I visited Japan a few months before his death, he took on to invite me to a number of gatherings and hosted my wife and I in royal fashion. He was enthusiastic that I should play a…


A Day at the Seaside ~ Una giornata al Mare (in Italiano & English)

Posted on March 5, 2018 at 20:30 0 Comments

Ho alzato alle sette e ho preso colazione alle otto. Era un colazione grande e bellissimo con una diverse seleccione di succi, cereale, panne, briochi, frutta, yoghurt, marmellate, miele, uova, e cose cosi, con caffè buono e molto latte caldo.

Questa mattina, dopo di aver fatto un lezione di ilaliano,…


Ritorno all'Eden ~ Back to Eden (Italiano & English)

Posted on March 4, 2018 at 15:00 3 Comments

Ero alzato di pronto. Andavo a piedi i tre isolati fino al garage, pausando per strada, per un caffè e brioche alla "bar degli artisti". Guidavo la macchina a casa e ho trovato un parking in centro di Via Abbruzzi. Ho tornato a casa e mi ho fatto una colazione e completato il mio pacco. Ho detto arrivederci alla padrona di casa e me ne sono andato. Sono andato da Milano alle otto. Era zero gradi. Guidavo al sud ovest verso Genova tra campi da neve: panorama bellissima. Mi sentava…



Posted on February 28, 2018 at 18:00 4 Comments

I am now near to the end of my stay in Italy. I have achieved my basic objectives of delivering some teaching and of learning basic Italian. I've also spent some good times with friends here of long standing and made some new ones. While here I attended language school and right now I feel like a schoolboy anticipating the end of term

It has been an interesting adventure internally. Not so much externally, as I have not ventured far nor done anything extraordinary. Weekdays I have…


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At 15:52 on June 22, 2018, Désirée Verstraete said…

Twice Istarted Italian lessons but could not continue through circomstances. You make me feel wanting to learn it again. Then I could understand one of my favourite films in it's original language!

La meglio gioventù (2003)  a film from Marco Tullio Giordana. 

At 21:23 on March 2, 2018, Alex Mancini said…

Sure David! It was a pleasure to meet you and to have those, always interesting, conversations. Have a good trip back to France. Cheers!

At 8:39 on January 2, 2018, Sujatin Johnson said…

Happy birthday to my wonderful teacher and dearest friend - Namo Amida Bu

At 12:46 on December 17, 2017, Caroline said…
Hi David. Good to see you in Malvern! You left a snowy wonderland indeed! Your relationship courses in Milan look interesting! I think the UK would be an excellent venue if you offer these again ;) NAB
At 9:14 on August 14, 2017, Penelope Immins said…

I have a good friend Lin, who would very much like accompany me on a visit to France. A later Autumn/Winter/Spring visit may be on the cards......

At 14:42 on August 12, 2017, Minsun Sung said…

"Everyday has been a miracle for all of us in the 2017 Korean Workshop."

This is a special time for all of us: The participants' level of aspiration to learn and practice as they learn from you is higher than previous years; and your teaching is profound and I feel like we are a chosen few who are blessed. I can not think of any other better cultivation of mind and Buddhist training.

Thank you very much and enjoy being in Korea this summer. 

At 9:01 on April 14, 2017, Colin Lester said…

Hi David. Thanks!. Good to be here.


At 14:23 on March 15, 2017, anki said…

hello thanks for the comment. i googled spiritual community and came across this so here i am, i was looking for people with like wise minds really to talk to.

well i am willing to post a pic in the pictures part of my page but i prefer not using it as my avatar if thats ok. 

At 21:33 on March 6, 2017, Kim Terrell said…


I am just back in France.  It takes me a few days to get my bearings, but I'm back and happy to be here.

At 15:25 on January 21, 2017, Kim Terrell said…

Hello again,

I am learning to navigate this site and am still a bit clumsy.  I'll figure it out. Kim



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Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…


The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

Posted by Geeta Chari on June 29, 2018 at 9:21 1 Comment

I have been watching The Buddha on Netflix, and although I came well-prepared to scoff, there is a surprising amount of food for thought from a Pureland perspective. What follows is a review of the Pureland touches in the episode, coloured inevitably by my upbringing in India, although I have now lived in Britain for more than half my life.

The scene opens in the republic of Kapilavastu, depicted as a green and pleasant land, with the Himalayan mountains as a backdrop. (I was…


Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…


Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…


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