“Regard all things with amazement,
admiration and sympathy. Study the
beauty and forms of nature. Meet adverse occurrences with equanimity. Know that all that is manifest is remarkable, yet even the most fine and beautiful shall also pass away”.
The first video below is a talk Dharmavidya gave at the San Francisco Zen Center during one of his visits to the US.
And below that he talks about his most recent book: DARK SIDE OF THE MIRROR: Forgetting the Self in Dogen’s Genjo Koan.
Click HERE to read a review of the book that appeared in Tricycle Magazine’s Winter 2020 issue.
B O O K S
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MIRROR:
Forgetting the Self in Dogen’s Genjo Koan
Reveals the pivotal principle at the heart of Dogen’s Zen and shows how his revelation of it was rooted in his personal experience, as well as in the religious consciousness of his time.
THE FEELING BUDDHA: A Buddhist Psychology of Character, Adversity and Passion
Buddha emerges as a very human figure whose success lay not in his perfection, but in how he positively utilized the energy which was generated through his suffering.
BUDDHISM IS A RELIGION: You Can Believe It
A warning that in minimising or overlooking the metaphysical, religious foundation of the Buddha’s teachings, we are reducing his message to mere techniques.
NOT EVERYTHING IS IMPERMANENT: Zen Therapy & Amidist Teachings of David Brazier
Reveals the mystical core of Buddhism by bringing together the devotional heart teachings of Pureland and the paradoxical wisdom of Zen.
WHO LOVES DIES WELL: On the Brink of Buddha’s Pure Land
An introduction to Pureland Buddhism, also called Amida Buddhism, based on the author’s account of being with his mother every step of the way as she died.
BEYOND CARL ROGERS (Ed. David Brazier)
Faith in the constructive, healing potential of people laid the foundations of contemporary person-centred practice.Here therapists in the tradition of Rogers have written a series of compelling essays exploring new directions in psychotherapeutic practice.
QUESTIONS IN THE SAND: Buddhist Questions and Answers
Here David Brazier responds to questions from his own students. The answers illuminate a different aspects of the Buddha’s teaching. Covers themes such as human nature, meditation, faith and ethics.
ZEN THERAPY: A Buddhist Approach to Psychotherapy
Offers mental health practitioners in the West a fresh perspective on Buddhist psychology and demonstrates how Zen Buddhist techniques can be integrated successfully into their clinical practices.
THE NEW BUDDHISM
A reinterpretation of many aspects of Buddhism that demonstrates that for genuine renewal, Buddhism must be about more than contemplation and personal growth, but also about the practice of truth, and having compassion for all.
AUTHENTIC LIFE: Buddhist Teachings and Stories
A rich collection of teachings that offer a fresh vision and insights on a wide range of spiritual topics, such as the importance of faith, how to manage strong emotions, and the true location of refuge.
T E A C H I N G S
PODCASTS (MORE TO FOLLOW)
5-MINUTE TEACHINGS BY DHARMAVIDYA THAT BEGAN IN APRIL 2020.
2020 0404 Faith During Lock Down
2020 0407 Eightfold Path