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Massimo Tomassini replied to David Brazier's discussion WOULDN'T IT BE NICE in the group WAR & PEACE
".. and you might say I am a dreamer. But I'm not the only one...."
Jul 3
Massimo Tomassini liked David Brazier's discussion WOULDN'T IT BE NICE
Jul 3
Massimo Tomassini liked David Brazier's discussion LIBERATION
Jun 13, 2018
Massimo Tomassini replied to David Brazier's discussion RUSSIA'S NEW WEAPONS: What does it mean? in the group WAR & PEACE
"hi David, thank you. Equanimity is highly difficult, both as an awakening factor and as a Brahamavihara. It's the point from which we can look at how things are going all over the world while (through?) feeling our fears and our regrets. The…"
Mar 26, 2018
Massimo Tomassini commented on David Brazier's blog post LEAVING SCHOOL AGAIN
"caro Davide,  congratulations. I suppose you're going to brilliantly pass your finals :). In my view you already got the highest grades in disciplines such as irony, self-confidence, empathy, tolerance, curiosity and challenge. The same…"
Feb 28, 2018
Massimo Tomassini replied to David Brazier's discussion REFLECTIONS UPON A LUMP IN THE THROAT in the group THERAPEUTAE
"hi.  It was great to meet you and to attend your workshop in Milan. And your post here is also very inspiring. It happens to me to come across similar experiences. In a way, it seems possible to state that "nothing is created, nothing is…"
Jan 23, 2018

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designing (and/or participating in the design of) research projects to be submitted for financing to international bodies, foundations, etc..

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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…



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


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…


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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