July 2016 Blog Posts (3)

What a week

Last Wednesday I decided to tidy up my garden. I had already mown the lawn and wanted to remove some vines that had grown over my downstairs bathroom window.

I used a plastic stool to stand on and thought maybe I would be better waiting until I have a ladder. Being impatient I ignored my instinct and instead of waiting until I had a ladder stood on my 4ft high wooden fence.

As I tried to step across to get back on my stool the fence broke and I dropped open legged onto the fence. I…

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Added by Andrew on July 26, 2016 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

CURRENT WEEKLY SCHEDULE

With some variations our current pattern is as follows. there is a snack lunch and at 6.30 or 7pm an evening meal and...

Monday: 8.30 Breakfast with Dharma class. Snack lunch. Work period.

Tuesday: 8.30 Morning service with short Dharma talk followed by breakfast and, sometimes, Dharma class. Then work/other activities.

Wednesday: 8.30 Breakfast. Shopping - often Sancoins market.

Thursday: Rest…

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Added by David Brazier on July 16, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments

Letting Go

It's easy to become dependent on someone or a way of life. I have lived with my daughter and granddaughter for the past 12 years. Well actually I've lived with my daughter for the past thirty years, but with her daughter for 11 of those years after separating from my wife.

After meeting a lovely man and falling in love, as we do, my daughter decided to move in with him share her life and home with this person.

Now whilst being happy for her in her new life and as I sit here preparing… Continue

Added by Andrew on July 2, 2016 at 7:36 — 2 Comments

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 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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