March 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Watch Manu's talk and discussion on ustream

 
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/21333021 not sure why this wont embed properly, but you can get to the talk and to the follow up discussion on u-stream by following this link

Added by caroline brazier on March 24, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Distance Learning

The last few days have seen me once more dug into the depths of the little black box which has been my companion for the last two and a half years - strange how 'friendly' such a black plastic box can get to feel - my window on so many friendships.

This time i am in process of revising the Buddhist psychology distance learning programme. With the various changes this year, I have had to move files from one site to another and moving them has not proved easy - endless copying and…

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Added by caroline brazier on March 21, 2012 at 23:50 — No Comments

Other ways of seeing

 Too often we are too stuck in ways of seeing: how we perceive this world and our lives. This piece attempts to encourage a different way of seeing – an attempt significantly influenced by an article from www.ecodharma.com - and inspiration from Buddhist teachings and radical politics such as the Occupy movement.

Introduction

The current economic system of global capitalism is one of the most powerful human-generated forces influencing…

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Added by norman blair on March 17, 2012 at 20:19 — 2 Comments

ninged off!

To everyone who has requested to be my friend--Karen, Stone, David, Hussam and anyone else who might have made a request--I haven't been refusing or neglecting you, I simply haven't been able to access my acount. The computer drone that calls itself Lisa wasn't much help, either. So I have had to start up a new account, but it's still under my old nom de plume. I hope to be in touch with you all soon! 

Added by Bob on March 15, 2012 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Running Tide Article

I wrote this article for Running Tide back in January but it didnt get published and as Running Tide has only just come out, things had obviously moved on. I'm putting it up here because it seems like a pity to waste a good article - or even a mediocre one!

 

Going Back to Go Forward: The Birth of Tariki Trust

How often do you wish you could go…

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Added by caroline brazier on March 13, 2012 at 22:49 — 4 Comments

Back to the General

Nice to go back up to the General Hospital today and put in my various bits of ID to get my CRB into motion. No doubt it will be a few weeks yet before I can get back on the wards. With all the uncertainties of the last year I have been taking a break from hospital chaplaincy so my CRB has lapsed. Now at last life has slowed down enough to get started again.

I have to say I felt quite emotional as I visited the chaplaincy office. It was lovely to be warmly welcomed and told that a…

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Added by caroline brazier on March 13, 2012 at 22:45 — No Comments

Chaplaincy and open heartedness

Today was the second day of our chaplaincy training course. As part of the Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group I have been involved in the inter-Buddhist process of establish an endorsing body for Buddhist healthcare chaplains within the UK for more than ten years, and more recently have been involved in devloping training for those interested in the process. This weekend was the start of the most substantive course which I have been involved in teaching on the topic.

Chaplaincy is…

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Added by caroline brazier on March 11, 2012 at 23:07 — No Comments

Reflecting on Majesty

Yesterday the queen visited Leicester. Rather to my surprise I found myself sitting in Leicester Cathedral a short distance from her majesty among the faith leaders who had been invited to the commemoration service for her diamond jubilee.

Sixty years is a long time to be doing any job, and, as I sat, musing on the feisty elderly woman who sat there on the old carved…

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Added by caroline brazier on March 9, 2012 at 23:00 — 2 Comments

Ven. Mother Park Chung Soo of Korea will be felicitated by Dr. Ambedkar International Award 2012 at Nagpur (India)

Ven.Mother Park Chung Soo of Korea will be felicitated by Dr. Ambedkar International Award 2012 at Nagpur (India).

       An eminent organization named Jeewak Welfare Society Nagpur (India) is going to organize " Dr. Ambedkar International Award and National Jeewak Award 2012 Ceremony" at Nagpur on 22nd March 2012 at 6.30PM. Global Mother of Korea, Ven. Mother Park Chung Soo will be…

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Added by Dr. Milind Jiwane on March 2, 2012 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

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OBITUARY- PERRY ISODORE IGOE

Friends, family and loved ones: greetings, and thank you for joining us for this celebration of the life of Perry Isadore Igoe.

Though we gather here today, bound by sorrow and loss, we share a precious gift. We were all privileged to live a life that has been touched by Perry. He possessed a number of extraordinary gifts, which he shared with us freely. None of these gifts, however, are more remarkable than his capacity for love in its purest, most sincere, and honest form. Love for his adored wife, his beloved daughters, his precious friends, and for nature that surrounds us all, especially the life breathed into us by the trees.

Perry was born August 1st 1963 and was very premature so spent the first six weeks of his life in an incubator where he captured the hearts of the nurses and midwives with his cuteness. The trademark infectious Perry smile is well known by all his friends and family so without a doubt, even as a baby he could melt hearts.

Growing up, he went to school in Braintree in Essex, where he lived with his mum Carol, his younger sister Tracey, and older brother Wayne.

Perry was severely dyslexic, so, as a young man, in a very lean job market, he looked for a practical career. He joined the RAF at 16 and served with them for 17 years in Biggin Hill, Brize Norton, Germany, and the Falkland islands. Perry was a peace loving soul and had no desire to ever take up arms, harm, or kill anyone. Since however there had been no wars for a long time, it felt like a fairly safe career for a fit young man. It suited Perry who loved to be part of a team.

When he was 23, Perry managed to search for and finally find his father, Isadore Griffin, who was Black American, which led to several visits to his father in the USA.  Sadly his father also died at an early age a few years later. But Perry has continued to keep regularly in touch with the American side of his family – he was always telling Liz that one day soon they would go to visit, what he jokingly called, - ‘the dark side’!

Perry then worked in logistics and stores for the RAF and was promoted to corporal but, as the Cold War ended, promotions in the RAF were increasingly hard to come by. So after 17 years Perry took voluntary redundancy, left the RAF and went to work for Motorola in Swindon. He bought a house with his then wife, Carrie, and lived in it with his two daughters Sian & Kylie and rather a lot of strange pets. 

Perry was a great believer in investing in property and at one point when he found his work hours cut down, he took on two other jobs and bought a house in Avebury, which he rented out for a while. He later moved to Avebury with his wife Antoinette and ran a B&B there. 

Avebury was a spiritual home for Perry – he loved the standing stones and he enjoyed the succession of eccentric, visiting tourists interested in the stone circles as well as the many crop circles that pop up in Wiltshire fields in the spring and summer months. Whilst Perry was there he was a member of a Wiccan coven and later a shamanistic group.

In 2007 Perry decided to train as a counsellor with the Buddhist Organisation, the Amida Trust – now re-named - the Tariki Trust. This was where he met Liz and they became good friends.  In 2009 they both qualified as counsellors. In his usual ‘speedy’ fashion Perry had completed the course in record time – under 2 years. He went on to work for an organisation which helped educate young people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Perry worked as a counsellor for several years before he finally fulfilled a life-long dream of buying a property ‘somewhere warm’.

In 2013 Perry moved again, lock stock and barrel, to the Serra De Estrella Mountains in Portugal where he quickly made a lot of friends among the ex-pats from the UK and Europe, all busy restoring old buildings and farming the land.

Perry and Liz met again accidentally in 2014 at the Buddhist House. They fell in love during a marathon 17.5 hour dinner and talked through the night and most of the following day. Since then Perry and Liz have been busy restoring their house in Portugal, affectionately named ‘The Ranch’ and have gone from having baths by candlelight in the goat shed, to a beautiful home with 3 bathrooms. Perry was never happier than when he was walking around the land working out watering systems and making sure the 150 trees he’d planted were growing well. Indicative of his altruistic personality and philosophy of sustainability, all the trees he planted at ‘The Ranch’ have been selected to provide for the next generations. A fan of tree nursing myself, I would often ask him about his trees and we would share videos and ideas for them. On a specific topic of his latest project, the Pecan trees, he mentioned how the earliest the small, 1-inch saplings would grow to bear fruit in 10 years, and it might be a good 20 before they reach maturity. “Perry,” I said, “that's ...a really long time.” To which he replied: “They aren't for me.”

And this is the type of person Perry was - always thinking of others first. Planning for the long term, working for a sustainable world, a world that works with nature, not against it. To paraphrase an ancient Greek proverb, “a wise man plants trees in whose shade he knows he will never sit.”

Perry had a great love of nature and the natural world, which he attributed to his Native American ancestors. His great love was trees, which he believed really spoke to him. So Perry returned to the Buddhist house to train in eco-therapy and shortly thereafter Perry and Liz started running eco-therapy and tree planting holidays in Portugal. Alongside his projects in Portugal, Perry joined several local eco-projects in Bristol.

On the 10th of July 2016, Perry and Liz married at Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire in a beautiful hand-fasting ceremony with over a 100 family and friends. Neither of them stopped smiling and laughing all day long, and Perry tore up the dance floor in what seemed like a union of John Travolta and Patrick Swayze. Since then they have spent six months of every year at the Ranch in Portugal and have welcomed many family and friends as visitors there.

Perry loved life – he just loved being here on this earth. Many people on this Earth believe in a higher power or greater purpose. Perry was content being himself, in this world, right now, enjoying the greatest and the smallest life has to offer. A true “Zen master”, as I like to describe him to my friends.

Perry was the most gentle and kindest of men – a true gentleman. Perry never had a bad word to say about anyone – not a criticism or judgement ever passed his lips. He didn’t swear, he didn’t argue, and he also didn’t drink alcohol, smoke, or even take tea or coffee. That is one reason why his death has been such a shock for all of us. Perry’s life was about love, acceptance, and working with others as part of a team, and he lived that out with every breath he took.

We have been lucky to know Perry in this life, we regret his passing on so soon, and so young, but his spirit and his legacy will remain among us – youthful, lively, fun, and full of love, and that oh-so-special smile.  We honour him.   

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One-day HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY Conference Expanding a Humanistic Vision for a 21st Century Psychogy

One-day HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY Conference

Expanding a Humanistic Vision for a 21st Century Psychology

Saturday 7th October 2017

Resources for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA, 9am-5pm

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Posted by caroline brazier on August 29, 2017 at 18:30

TARIKI ECOTHERAPY UPDATE

This is a newsletter for all those who have been involved with our Ten Directions ecotherapy training, including past and current students and people who are considering joining the programme in 2017. Within Tariki we have a growing community of people who share an interest in taking therapeutic work outdoors and we want to keep you in touch with us and with one…

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Posted by caroline brazier on March 24, 2017 at 20:32

Grounded in Faith: Psychotherapy and Pureland - paper presented at European Shin Conference 2012

Grounded in Faith: Psychotherapy and Pureland

Since the time of the Buddha people have looked to Buddhism as a source of salvation from their unhappiness and confusion. In the modern age, psychotherapy has become a route which many people choose to help them face and move beyond their personal suffering. Not surprisingly many Western therapists tend to gravitate towards Buddhist ideas and, conversely, Buddhists are often interested in exploring how their faith…

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Posted by caroline brazier on September 4, 2012 at 14:35

Running Tide Article

I wrote this article for Running Tide back in January but it didnt get published and as Running Tide has only just come out, things had obviously moved on. I'm putting it up here because it seems like a pity to waste a good article - or even a mediocre one!

 

Going Back to Go Forward: The Birth of Tariki Trust

How often do you wish you could go…

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Posted by caroline brazier on March 13, 2012 at 22:49 — 4 Comments

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