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Johnathan Robertson liked David Brazier's discussion A RELIGIOUS PERSON
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Johnathan Robertson liked David Brazier's discussion ON NOT UNDERRATING THE DHARMA
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"I could not help but chuckle at "irritating obsession with etymology.""
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ITZI Conference 2019: No Pearl without Grit

5-8 September 2019, NetherlandThis group is for announcements, discussion, and information relevant to the conference and to help organisers and attenders stay in contact. This is going to be a very special event and there will be plenty going on in the lead up.See More
Nov 13, 2018
Johnathan Robertson replied to David Brazier's discussion MEDITATION WITH NEMBUTSU: Part One in the group BUDDHISM
"I first learned about nembutsu and meditation through Taitetsu Uno. It made sitting so much easier and got me through many long zen sessions."
Nov 11, 2018
Johnathan Robertson liked David Brazier's discussion GOLD, GOLD, GOLD
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Johnathan Robertson liked David Brazier's discussion A QUIET LIFE
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Johnathan Robertson liked David Brazier's discussion TELL ME AGAIN HOW TO MEDITATE
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Johnathan Robertson liked David Brazier's discussion EARLY BUDDHISM IN A NUTSHELL
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Johnathan Robertson liked David Brazier's discussion MILTON ERICKSON, ZEN MASTER
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Johnathan Robertson liked David Brazier's discussion AFFINITY WITH INFINITY
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I like old scripture, law, my wife, and my three cats. I am currently working on my undergrad studies to prepare for law school.
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At 12:47 on May 24, 2016, David Brazier said…

Glad you are enjoying reading the teachings.

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Welcome to the site Jonathan. hope you enjoy being part of this network.

 
 
 

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 0 Comments



At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 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…

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