I watched this video which gives some feel for thai buddhism but focuses mainly on impermanence......
http://www.documentarytube.com/bangkok-body-collectors This is part of the introduction to the video.......
This fascinating documentary describes the strange phenomena of the Body Snatchers of Bangkok. We discover the Por Tec Tung (PTT) foundation which is an organisation driven by Buddhist principles and…Continue
There has been a discussion on sacred sites about some of us joining together for a walk over several days; probably within the vicinity of London. I would love for this to go ahead but am only in London between June 3 and June 10.
I have thought for some time about how we as Sangha can come together for several days at a time and also reflected on how the Buddha's Sangha used to meet in the forests. So what I suggest, while I call it a walk, is about us sharing our living for…Continue
I found this within an article on engaged Buddhism on the net and the author was unattributed.
“The only dream worth having…is to dream that you will live while you’re alive
and die only when you’re dead. That is. To love. To be loved. To never forget
your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and
vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To
pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or…
Maybe some of us are familiar with the writings of Ivan Illich, a writer who influenced many people back in the 1970s. One book of his-deschooing society- pretty much spawned the home schooling movement. He wrote of the social alienation that came from the professionalisation of society.
We used to live in small scale communities where we were loved, cherished and needed- a long time ago. And as from time to time one or other of us might go off the rails, the community knew what to…Continue
The nature of just what we are doing in choosing has been a very slippery area for me. I have talked often enough how I have a sense we do not choose. Now this seems nonsensical to the way we see ourselves and it seems so much a device by which we can avoid the sense that we have caused actual harm. It seems we need to sense we are in the driver’s seat, but are we ever there in reality? This seems to me to be a core exploration of the nature of living.
Something Dharmavidya said…Continue