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Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion HOTEL DU LAC
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Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion WHAT IS "TWO TRUTHS"?
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Steven Durham commented on David Brazier's group WHAT ARE YOU READING?
"I am reading "Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian" by Paul Knitter, with mixed results.  I can appreciate his teaching/explanatory forays into Buddhism, and I am learning from those; but his "returns" to Christian…"
May 17
Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion NO NATURE
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Steven Durham replied to David Brazier's discussion SYRIA: DO I SMELL A RAT? in the group WAR & PEACE
"Someone posted a meme on Facebook the morning after the raid. Against a gray background, a question was asked in white letters: "Is this our Reichstag Fire?" More than one of us is suspicious this was intended as a diversion against…"
Apr 8
Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion SIMPLE MIND
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Steven Durham liked Satya Robyn's page * HOW TO START AN AMIDA SHU BUDDHIST PRACTICE AT HOME
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HELLENICA & ANCIENT WISDOM

This group is to give access to and a space for discussion of spiritual issues in general and from the Western traditions, as distinct from the groups on eastern wisdom (Buddhist, Taoist etc) including the ancient sources of mystery religion, especially but not exclusively Greek mythology, religion, mysteries, oracles and practices.See More
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WAR & PEACE

On the day that England and Wales voted to leave the European Union, I am starting this group as a place for political comment. The aim is to create a space where all and any issue of current affairs in the world can be discussed from a spiritual perspective.See More
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POETRY

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"Nice to see you on the site, Steve. Hope you are well and thriving."
Mar 15
Steven Durham commented on David Brazier's group WHAT ARE YOU READING?
"I'm reading a book titled Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Culture and Family in Crisis byJ. D. Vance.  It tells the story of Vance's growing up in the remoter parts of the Kentucky hills (hence "hillbilly"), part of a…"
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WHAT ARE YOU READING?

This is a group in which we can share information about what we are currently reading or have read and discuss emerging themes..See More
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QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

In Dharma practice, questions are very important. Most instances of enlightenment recorded occur in dialogues and most of these start from a question. This is how the Dharma is given and received. It is not just a matter of getting the right answer. The very act of asking and answering is a practice. Here I will offer answers to the questions that I get asked from time to time and so we shall meet.See More
Mar 15
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Steven Durham replied to David Brazier's discussion NOT MONOTHEISM in the group BUDDHISM
"I'm sure you've heard the saying, to the effect that bowing is "horizontalizing the ego."  Interesting to see worship described in this way, too!  It gives me much to think about -- thank you."
Mar 15

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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
I am a Quaker (and former Presbyterian pastor) who is profoundly interested in, and drawn to, Pure Land Buddhism. I am married (Jan) with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
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Through promotion of "Questions in the Sand" at Friends of Amida Shu
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ITZI Conference 2017

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Relationship.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 2 Comments

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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Korean Version of Workshops

Posted by JAESUNG KIM on August 6, 2017 at 6:58 0 Comments

2017 여름 불교심리치료 및 상담 워크숍 3회 내용

THREE PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS

 

WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind, object relatedness, skandha process, the unity of path and goal, bodhichitta,…

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Great Intentions.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

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