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Vajrapala Lut Moerman liked Geeta Chari's blog post Sit
May 2
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
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
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
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Sit

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
Marjolaine liked Geeta Chari's blog post The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1
Feb 12
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Sense on Brexit

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.See More
Dec 16, 2018
Geeta Chari commented on David Brazier's blog post LONG JOURNEY
Dec 16, 2018
Geeta Chari commented on David Brazier's blog post MY REAL LIFE
"Yes, I have always felt that the thing about my encounter with you that I treasure more than anything is this honesty about real life, calling a spade a spade but viewing it from a completely different perspective that is hidden to me."
Dec 8, 2018
Geeta Chari replied to David Brazier's discussion CREATING LOCAL ITZI GROUPS in the group ITZI
"Dear David, I am happy to start such a group in Sutton at my home. If anyone lives nearby they are welcome to get in touch. Geeta"
Oct 30, 2018
Geeta Chari commented on David Brazier's blog post Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere
"Dear David, would be lovely to hear how the ITZI conference went. Lots of love, Geeta"
Sep 12, 2018
David Brazier commented on Geeta Chari's blog post Varlam Shalamov
"Yes. This has also been found in a number of studies. Religious faith clearly has survival value. This raises  interesting questions for evolutionists - religious faith seems to be favoured by evolution/survival. Some evolutionists think…"
Jul 16, 2018
Geeta Chari posted a blog post

Varlam Shalamov

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 published in a…See More
Jul 16, 2018
Sujatin Johnson liked Geeta Chari's blog post The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1
Jul 5, 2018
David Brazier commented on Geeta Chari's blog post The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1
"Thank you. Delightful account !"
Jun 29, 2018
Geeta Chari posted a blog post

The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

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 surprised at the…See More
Jun 29, 2018

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Sit

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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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…

Continue

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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