June 2012 Blog Posts (11)

going to France

Hello Everyone!

If anyone is going out to France in mid-July (before the 23rd when I am scheduled to teach the yoga course) and has room for me in their car, please let me know. I'll be happy to contribute to the cost of petrol and help drive if that would help, too.

Many Thanks,


Added by Bob on June 30, 2012 at 10:37 — 1 Comment

Start of the Summer

This summer will be our last at the french centre, probably. In 1993 my ex-husband, David, and I bought the small farm at Bessais le Fromental, the fulfillment of a dream we had both had since we got together. Immediately we felt the special atmosphere of the place and knew it had to be a retreat centre rather than the course centre which we had originally envisaged.

Nineteen years is a long time and my relationship with the house and land there has grown and deepened and changed over…


Added by caroline brazier on June 28, 2012 at 7:42 — 2 Comments

Presentation for the Buddhist Therapists Forum at tbh, June 23rd 2012

One or two people asked me to post what I read at tbh at the weekend so here it is for the delight and delectation of all...presentationreadattbhjune23rd12.docx

Added by Jeff Harrison on June 25, 2012 at 20:18 — 3 Comments


Rachel has just finished the summer edition of Tariki News. Pease do download and enjoy it


Added by caroline brazier on June 16, 2012 at 13:55 — No Comments

Retreat Weekend: Faith and Belief in our lives.

On the weekend of 26 to 27 May, I led a retreat on the theme of Faith & Belief in our lives.

At one point there were 10 people coming on the Saturday and 11 on the Sunday. In the event I had…


Added by Aramati on June 6, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments


I have already posted a link to the conference book on Buddhist psychology, but thought members of Tariki ning might find it useful to have my paper posted directly:

Other-Centred Approaches: psychotherapy and a Buddhist paradigm

Modern psychotherapy has, to a large extent, developed within the context of Western culture and values, and has itself supported and affected the development of Western culture over…


Added by caroline brazier on June 6, 2012 at 13:08 — No Comments

On Dedication

It was almost by chance I listened to the Queen’s jubilee service. Anyone reading my blog posts might think me an ardent royalist, for this is not the first time I have written of her majesty, but this would be far from the truth of the matter – I have always been one who crept stealthily out of the theatre or cinema to the strains of the national anthem, vowing I would not stand for such monarchist claptrap. Yet we humans are perverse and paradoxical.

Perhaps it was the lure of the…


Added by caroline brazier on June 6, 2012 at 8:13 — No Comments

Self, identity, politics and religion

The bombings in Norway last July were shocking. Not just for Norway, a haven of relative peace since the second world war, a beautiful, wealthy, healthy and sparsely populated corner of the world that you don’t hear that much about, except perhaps when the Nobel Peace Prize is given out. From a population a little more than 4 million people, Norway has contributed a small quantity of soldiers to UN forces in recent conflicts such as Afghanistan and Libya. When the first pictures came from a…


Added by Bodhakari on June 5, 2012 at 22:18 — No Comments

IABU Conference, Bangkok

Excuse this being a brief blog post, but an overnight flight after three full days has left me more ready for sleep than writing.

It has indeed been a full three days - hard to believe that it was only Tuesday when I set out for Heathrow. Bob dropped me at the leicester bus station and I caught the flightlink coach. The flight was 11 hours, leaving at 10,00pm and arriving in mid afternoon Bangkok time. It was in the departure lounge that I bumped into another participant, Angela, whom…


Added by caroline brazier on June 3, 2012 at 22:28 — No Comments

My incompetent attempts to install Loft Stilts

We were going to get some of the lofts insulated at The Buddhist House. As you can imagine, in a big old house like The Buddhist House there are several different bits of roof space. I wanted to get them All insulted up to modern normal best practise standards.

I am motivated mainly to prevent climate change. If we go beyond 450ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the effects on the planet will…


Added by Aramati on June 2, 2012 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

For Heroic Spirits Intended (Talk at Southampton & Worthing Triratna Sanghas Wesak, 06/05/2012)

The Buddha-to-be was said to be a prince. We can assume that he enjoyed his princely state for some while, he knew nothing else. His life would have been privileged by the standards of the time, he would have automatic respect from many people and lack nothing in the essentials for life. He was a married man living within extended family as was the custom, with a young wife and a new born son.

Then something happened which made Prince Siddhartha stop and question the bubble he had…


Added by Bodhakari on June 1, 2012 at 14:49 — No Comments

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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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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!


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