Robert McCarthy
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Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion DOOM AND SMALL HOPE
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Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion AGAINST RACISM
Aug 14
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion ON NOT BEING IN CONTROL
Aug 11
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion ON NOT BEING IN CONTROL
Aug 11
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion ON NOT BEING IN CONTROL
Aug 11
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion ON NOT BEING IN CONTROL
Aug 11
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion KARMA 2: BIJA AND ALAYA
Apr 26
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion Some thoughts on Liberation as an Ethic
Mar 9
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion SOME PESSIMISTIC THOUGHTS in the group WAR & PEACE
"My sense is that this situation is realistic and not pessimistic. It does matter because while I so very often am labelled a pessimist that is simply another mechanism of denial. Though it seems that reality is now meeting the most pessimistic view…"
Feb 23
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion REFLECTIONS ON OUR INABILITY TO CHANGE in the group WAR & PEACE
"Acceptance of the accuracy of your words is contingent upon each of us understanding we are all complicit in this outcome. Instead we become held in anger and blaming as we begin to see the reality of the situation. We do little to resist. So much…"
Jan 26
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion TRICK OR TRUMP in the group WAR & PEACE
"Remembering back, Trump tied two promises together. He will build a wall and Mexico will pay for it. So this current dispute over his demand the us pays for the wall has no legitimacy,.   Not that Trump himself has any issues regarding not…"
Jan 10
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion HOW THE WEST LIKES TO MISREAD BUDDHISM
Jan 5
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion HOW THE WEST LIKES TO MISREAD BUDDHISM
Jan 5
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion STRESS AND STRAIN ON PLANET EARTH in the group THINKER'S CORNER
"Namo Amida Bu."
Dec 8, 2018
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion STRESS AND STRAIN ON PLANET EARTH in the group THINKER'S CORNER
"I couldn't find the like button...technological dukkha....like!..... Having been drawn into comments. It does seem so far beyond believable to me that individually and collectively and 'timely' we can turn around how we live, we can…"
Dec 6, 2018
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks Matt for reposting what I wrote. I want to recheck details, check latest developments and find words that help to accept all this. Occasionally I do write along the lines... what an abomination a billionaire is using such needed resources for…"
Nov 12, 2018

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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
I live in Melbourne Australia. Just now I am trying to work out how to live between here, Amida Sanghas and also with family in Thailand.
Is your primary interest...
Attending courses, Join Staff Team, Develop the Buildings, Group Retreats, Support in your own part of the world
Other information / things you can offer
massage,have built a mud brick house,

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At 11:18 on December 5, 2015, David Brazier said…

Hi Rob. Warm wishes from us in Malvern. Namo Amida Bu.

At 10:26 on November 21, 2012, Cécile Le Clercq said…

Dear Rob, how nice to hear from you ! love the picture of the man on the beach... I too hope to see you at Eleusis next summer, take care, cécile

At 8:08 on November 21, 2012, Michael Brazier said…
Hi Robert, that sounds really interesting. Looking forward to swapping skills/experiences down there when the project starts.
 
 
 

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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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