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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Pureland Buddhist priest
Interests: Therapeutic Shamanism, Fibre Crafts, Autism
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You’ve probably heard about Helen of Troy. She’s blamed for starting the Trojan War. Not many people remember Cassandra. She predicted it. In Aeschylus’s tragedy Agamemnon, you get Cassandra’s full... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
A fascinating and instructive interview with Therapeutic Shamanism's Paul Francis, with whom I have studied many wonderful courses. https://shrinkrapradio.com/902-uk-shaman-paul-francis-shares-his-story/ Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
“Socrates said, “The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.” He wasn’t talking about grammar. To misuse language is to use it the way politicians and advertisers do, for... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2024 at lotusinthemud
One has to be wounded in order to become a healer. This is the local image of a universal mythological motif, which is described in Eliade's book about the initiation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2024 at lotusinthemud
"Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer is a profound exploration of indigenous wisdom, ecology, and the interconnectedness of all living beings. Kimmerer, a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2024 at lotusinthemud
A rabbi was asked by one of his students “Why did God create atheists?” After a long pause, the rabbi finally responded with a soft but sincere voice. “God created... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2024 at lotusinthemud
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Happy Spring Equinox! In Winter and Imbolc, the focus is on letting things go. Having done that, Spring brings a breath of new air. The Spring Equinox is symbolizing a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2024 at lotusinthemud
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One of the aptly named Small Isles, at just three miles wide by five miles, Eigg is an ideal island escape for those who want to really get to know... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2024 at lotusinthemud
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Newgrange, a neolithic tomb about 5,200 years old, was built in 3,200 BC. Located in county Meath in the Republic of Ireland. It"s older than the pyramids in Egypt by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2024 at lotusinthemud
4th ITZI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COLLOQUIUM ON BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY A unique meeting to develop skills and knowledge and to contribute to the on-going development of applied Buddhist psychology. Theme: Buddhist Psychology... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2024 at lotusinthemud
“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2024 at lotusinthemud
10 practical lessons from Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer: 1. Cultivate gratitude: Embrace a mindset of gratitude... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
:: link CONTENT 1 FINDING THE LOWER-WORLD What the Lower-World is, how to recognize it, and why the distinction between the three realms more relevant than ever 4 LOWER-WORLD PRACTICES... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
Thousands of young trees perish each year in the vital first few months of planting :: link Ever since the slogan “Plant a tree in ’73” was coined there have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
The Vitakka Santhana Sutta could be seen as a way of marrying self-power and other power practice or of prioritising them such that the former is in the service of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
Therapeutic Shamanism - the understanding is ... WHY IS BECOMING A HOLLOW BONE SO IMPORTANT? We need to hollow out, or our journeys will be coloured, driven and distorted by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
The practice and process of hollowing out are common to many spiritual paths and traditions, including shamanism (with meditation probably being the most ‘famous’ one). The aim is to disentangle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
"Turning to One Another" There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking. Notice what you care about.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2024 at lotusinthemud
you did not come here to pay bills and die nor did you come to build the fortunes of those destroying the Earth Imagine instead that you came to gather... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2024 at lotusinthemud
How brave you are for slowing down. For not finishing that to-do list. How courageous you are for not crossing that finish line, because your body said “enough.” How fearless... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2024 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya David Brazier: Modern people often think that they can control their feelings and moods independently of their lifestyle and life events. Commonly they attempt to do so by taking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2023 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya David Brazier - a reflection: We all, of course, hope for good things in the year to come, but I think that most will agree that the state of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2023 at lotusinthemud
www.buddhistpsychology.ning.com “DIPLOMA IN BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY” A FOUR & A HALF SEMESTER PROGRAMME Course leader: Dr David Brazier Tutors: Dr Iris Dotan Katz (Israel), Dr Yaya de Andrade (Canada, Brazil), Kimiko... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2023 at lotusinthemud
This is our sangha's website :: here ***** I am currently writing Bodhi Day ceremonies, to be held on Zoom, for the morning and evening of Bodhi Day, Friday 8th... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2023 at lotusinthemud
"A ritual is the enactment of a myth. And, by participating in the ritual, you are participating in the myth. And since myth is a projection of the depth wisdom... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2023 at lotusinthemud