Jan Wizinowich
  • Female
  • Kamuela, HI
  • United States

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Jan Wizinowich replied to David Brazier's discussion CULTIVATING SANGHA in the group THINKER'S CORNER
"Rather than approaching the sangha as a refuge of idealization, I'm learning that it is a microcosm of our bombu world with all the bombu beings. It can be a safe venue for understanding and accepting our own bombu natures. Staying connected no…"
Dec 26, 2018
Jan Wizinowich joined David Brazier's group


Here we can discuss ideas, inspirations and philosophy that does not readily fall into an established category. Often the most interesting ideas and the ones that are hard to classifySee More
Dec 26, 2018
Jan Wizinowich liked David Brazier's discussion CULTIVATING SANGHA
Dec 26, 2018
Prajnatara Teresa Bryant and Jan Wizinowich are now friends
Dec 22, 2018
Jan Wizinowich commented on David Brazier's blog post MY REAL LIFE
"Thought provoking on this wind-howling, cold, brilliant Monday morning. Namo Amida Bu"
Dec 10, 2018
Jan Wizinowich commented on Dayamay Dunsby's blog post More Will Be Revealed!!
"Aloha e Dayamay; Mahalo for your rich reflections and connections. They brought to mind a film called "Happy", a documentary that explores happiness by seeking out people in wildly different situations who are happy. One of the first…"
Dec 10, 2018
Jan Wizinowich replied to David Brazier's discussion MEDITATION WITH NEMBUTSU: Part Two (of three) in the group BUDDHISM
"Thank-you Dharmavidya. Where I live invites the Nembutsu at all times. Amida's light is constantly calling to us if we can just be open to it. Like the surprises of beauty in the garden, we are always in the presence. It is so simple, yet our…"
Nov 19, 2018
Jan Wizinowich commented on David Brazier's group ITZI
"Yes, too good you Jnanamati!! Jnanamati, family and I had a lovely extended coffee session sitting beside the Severn. Lovely family and lovely to see him. Namo Amida Bu, Jan"
Nov 5, 2018
Jan Wizinowich shared David Brazier's discussion on Facebook
Aug 21, 2018
Jan Wizinowich replied to David Brazier's discussion BUDDHISM and TAOISM in the group ITZI
"I have been doing deep background reading in China history and have been thinking about the interplay of Buddhism and Taoism. Because of my Hawaiian spiritual connection, humans relationship to nature is central to any spiritual practice and belief.…"
Aug 21, 2018
Jan Wizinowich replied to David Brazier's discussion The Famous Dialectic of Chan in the group BUDDHISM
"It's not up to mind to invite the light. Our true Buddha nature, wordless, patiently awaits Amida's penetration. "
Mar 11, 2018
Jan Wizinowich replied to David Brazier's discussion Being Natural is Rather Unusual in the group BUDDHISM
"Eat when hungry, sleep when tired, see what needs to be done and do it. Mahalo Dharmvidya for reminding me of these wise words to live by. What more is there really? Maybe it's a function of age, but I find myself moving through life in a…"
Mar 11, 2018
Jan Wizinowich replied to David Brazier's discussion Do Numbers Matter? Crazy Logic. in the group BUDDHISM
"Timely ideas. The Hawaii sangha is doing the one million nembutsu this year, but I'm resistant to counting as it seems contrary to the whole concept. I have a daily practice of around an hour as well as going to sleep and middle of the night…"
Mar 11, 2018
Jan Wizinowich replied to Ian Summers-Noble's discussion GRIT in the group WHAT ARE YOU READING?
"Thank-you Ian. Eleanor Duckworth was an important author for my academic pursuits and I'm wondering if Angela is any relation? I will definitely check out Angela's book. NAB, Jan"
Dec 20, 2017
Jan Wizinowich replied to Susthama Kim's discussion THE RUBICON in the group ITZI
"What a powerful metaphor for life paths that could have gone one way or another. For me these are times when I thought I was in touch with heart rather than brain to make the decision. Don't know if that was very effective or if I was…"
Dec 18, 2017
Jan Wizinowich replied to Susthama Kim's discussion The Rubicon in the group ITZI
"Goodness. This sounds very deep and complicated, especially if the parent herself isn't able to separate from the child. My maternal grandmother died when my mom was 8 and I remember her being unable to see me as an individual. Perhaps she…"
Dec 11, 2017

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Jan Wizinowich's Blog

A dream of groundlessness

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 20:59 0 Comments

My arm stretched up into the cloud, masking my tenuous stronghold. I'm frozen in the moment of fear. What will happen if I let go? But my body takes over and I do and though I have the sensation of falling, I am also light-hearted with relief.

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At 19:41 on February 15, 2016, David Brazier said…

Big welcome, Jan ! Do explore the site, join some groups, follow the Eleusis Daily (see Groups in the right hand column) and contribute to discussions when you can. Lovely to have you here - much Aloha & Namo Amida Bu.


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Posted by David Brazier on March 15, 2019 at 16:59 2 Comments

We have just had our first Eleusis Seminar on the theme of the Philosophy of Taoism.

Sixteen people took part and from immediate feedback it seems to have been a great success.

We shall do more.

There is a second meeting of a more open kind this evening.


Posted by David Brazier on February 27, 2019 at 11:59 0 Comments

This is a podcast on Buddhism and Buddhist psychology

Interviewer: Kaspalite Thompson
Speaker: myself


Posted by David Brazier on January 11, 2019 at 9:43 3 Comments

I’ve always been interested in groupwork. Recently I’ve been facilitating a rather challenging group. It includes an older man who is enjoying his retirement, an outdoor type who does not say so much but clearly regards the other members as wimps, a writer who has an irritating obsession with etymology, one I think of as the wanderer whose life problem seems to be that of never having learnt to settle down, who tells endless entertaining stories of travels, love affairs and so on, and I was…


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