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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
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks Matt. I have been noticing the group extinction rebellion and I feel very pleased to see its appearance. I have read I think two of Monbiot's books and ensure I read his Guardian newspaper articles. A weakness that is commonly shared is…"
Nov 11, 2018
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS in the group BUDDHISM
"All I can do David is reach out to people, very much including yourself. I lack depth in history, geography, global potitics and especially psychology and Buddhism. What I bring to the table is a lifelong distrust of elite government, of…"
Nov 10, 2018
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS in the group BUDDHISM
"I write to the correspondents in this discussion David, Matt and Kaspa. For such a vital discussion I am again rather gobsmacked that there are so few correspondents. The political situation in Western countries is as you say Kaspa; still rather…"
Nov 10, 2018
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS in the group BUDDHISM
"I cannot see any way we can avoid global social collapse driven by what is already ecological collapse. While denial is the social currency and likely will remain so until the fires fully overwhelm us the suffering of all beings will also grow…"
Nov 8, 2018
Robert McCarthy liked David Brazier's discussion DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DARKNESS
Nov 8, 2018
Robert McCarthy replied to David Brazier's discussion TROUBLE COMING: USA TODAY, EVERYWHERE ELSE TOMORROW in the group WAR & PEACE
"Thanks David for this important and very insightful essay. We all need much help with clarity of vision especially in these fake news times.  I did not hope for much in that international capitalism would actually respond with any appropriate…"
Oct 9, 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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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

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…

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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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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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