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May 2, 2019
David Brazier commented on Geeta Chari's blog post Sit
"Yes, the quotes you highlight are all wonderful. - Every stitch "Take refuge": this is nembutsu practice - Safe space is vitally important, but, as you imply, not just empty space. Parents also provide an example. It may be an example the…"
Apr 29, 2019
Geeta Chari commented on Geeta Chari's blog post Sit
"I found myself feeling tender towards all the members of the family by the end of the movie. Some quotes that really struck home:: - ‘Every stitch we recite ‘I take refuge in Buddha’’ - the mother on Nembutsu while sewing,…"
Apr 29, 2019
David Brazier commented on Geeta Chari's blog post Sit
"I think that what is presented here is not just relevant to Buddhist families, but to many “progressive” ones. This father rebelled against his parent in order to become a monk and thinks that he should therefore allow his son complete…"
Apr 28, 2019
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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 prevent suffering, leading back…See More
Apr 26, 2019

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Posted 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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Sense on Brexit

Posted on December 16, 2018 at 18:51 0 Comments

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/

I found this piece tremendously sensible, well-reasoned, and above all, realistic.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted 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…

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The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

Posted 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…

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This Holds Me

Posted by Robert McCarthy on May 20, 2020 at 6:19 0 Comments

What seems to hold me in recent years is a sense of what could have been; how ecstatic living could have actually occurred within our living if we had been held in a different cultural paradigm.

This view is not embracing bitterness or blaming or even divisiveness. This amazing place we just seem to have appeared in, we know it's potential to nurture, to wisely inform and to grow mutual love.

It inspires me to view the utopian, it may just break out in some other time and place. That… Continue

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