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LIVING THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC English / Italian

Podcast: David Brazier: 5th May 2020 ~  5 maggio 2020Transcription of the audio / Trascrizione dell’audioSo how am I getting on with living the four noble truths at the moment? Well, first of all, there is dukkha, and we are all in the middle of a certain dukkha, which is the pandemic. France is pretty badly hit, and here I am, in France. I had the chance to go back to England - the British government warned us “come back now or you may not be able to”. At that point I had to make a quick…See More
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I am the son of Irene Brazier and am the originator of this project. I have written a number of books on spiritual, psychological and cultural subjects. I am interested in community and spiritual awakening.
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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 3 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 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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SUCCESSFUL FIRST ELEUSIS SEMINAR

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 16:59 2 Comments

We have just had our first Eleusis Seminar on the theme of the Philosophy of Taoism.

Sixteen people took part and from immediate feedback it seems to have been a great success.

We shall do more.

There is a second meeting of a more open kind this evening.

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At 1:00 on May 15, 2020, Conrad Young said…

Hi David

Schedule-dependent, I'd like to be part of a weekly online group meeting. I went for refuge over 20 years ago with Karma Kagyu, and I've had exposure to different traditions as I've moved around the UK since, depending on where I've found the nearest sangha - Gaia House, Longchen, and most recently I've co-organised a vaguely Thich Nhat Hanh influenced neighbourhood sitting group in Tooting.  
I'm thinking about the next big step now - traditionally the Boddhisattva Vow, I suppose - but keen to learn more about your insights, on the back of reading the Feeling Buddha.
Conrad 
At 9:01 on May 14, 2020, Andrew said…
Hi Dharmavidya
Please put my name down for any new Amida discussion group as per email.
Andrew.
At 10:17 on May 11, 2020, Strannik said…

You asked if I identify with being a wanderer. I do.

I met the idea when I was a Christian. I trained with a monastery for the priesthood, and learned to practice what we called contemplative prayer. I chanced upon a classic of the Orthodox practice of Jesus Prayer, called ‘The Way of the Pilgrim’, and the particular term Strannik in Catherine Doherty’s novelette by that title (her book Poustinia is better known), and the idea struck with me.

I have since left working In the ministry for the CofE, and think I’m more of a Tolstoyan, politically, but was interested in training in existential therapy, though came across Buddhist therapy and your work the feeling Buddha excited me hence I found your site.

At 18:37 on May 10, 2020, Carole said…

How do I receive your podcasts! By the way all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well .. not always so...

At 20:52 on February 2, 2020, Gertjan said…

Many, many thanks for the invitation and welcome!

At 14:56 on January 2, 2020, José Leandro Miranda Quan said…

Gracias David por la bienvenida. Saludos.

At 1:39 on November 22, 2019, Ed Kimble said…

Thank you for welcoming me to Eleusis.

At 13:47 on October 4, 2019, Tineke Osterloh said…

The pleasure to meet was on my side, and it is a delight to stay in contact.

At 21:53 on April 9, 2019, Liselotte Baeijaert said…

Thank you for the invitation, David. I hope you will get better soon. I just had Karin visiting at my holiday home in Holland. We talked about the ITZI conference. I look forward to attend. (Still need to register.) Cheers! 

At 16:52 on March 15, 2019, Daniel Bairey said…

It was good to be part of the talk and discussion. A unique experience from my kitchen in Tel Aviv as I prepare to fix our family dinne. I look forward to more !

 
 
 

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This Holds Me

Posted by Robert McCarthy on May 20, 2020 at 6:19 0 Comments

What seems to hold me in recent years is a sense of what could have been; how ecstatic living could have actually occurred within our living if we had been held in a different cultural paradigm.

This view is not embracing bitterness or blaming or even divisiveness. This amazing place we just seem to have appeared in, we know it's potential to nurture, to wisely inform and to grow mutual love.

It inspires me to view the utopian, it may just break out in some other time and place. That… Continue

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