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Offline Dharmakara

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Free book by David Brazier
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:09:18 am »
David Brazier's new book "Not Everything is Impermanent" is FREE on kindle today and if you don't have a kindle you can read it on your phone or PC. 

Download it in the UK --- http://amzn.to/14lFpL5
Or in the US ---  http://amzn.to/171ia6I 

“...the hitch-hiker’s guide to no-bullshit Buddhism.”
~ Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil and Soul

“...a book by a true Bodhisattva - an awake awakening being - who brings his compassion and insight to those with troubled hearts everywhere.”
~ Rev. Saigyo Terrance Keenan

"Not Everything Is Impermanent" explores what it means to be a fallible human being in an imperfect world. It shows us how we can live a joyful and meaningful life supported by faith, compassion and wisdom.

David Brazier points to the mystical core of Buddhism by bringing together the devotional heart teachings of Pureland and the paradoxical wisdom of Zen. His writings are grounded in a sound understanding of Buddhist doctrine, decades of spiritual practice and experience, and an ease in speaking to ordinary people about the problems we all encounter in our everyday lives.

This is a book for the person swimming through the ocean of samsara, calling out for light and assistance. It encourages us to look deeply and fearlessly beyond our immediate concerns and to aspire towards becoming true Bodhisattvas.

The author is not afraid of controversy. Along the way he presents a critique of mindfulness and reinterpretations of some classic Buddhist teachings. His arguments are presented robustly, and we are encouraged to enjoy the debate and to agree or disagree with equal passion.

Above all, this is a reassuring book. It doesn’t flinch from looking at the difficulties and pain we encounter in life, but it shows us how even when alone we are connected, even in the midst of change we can rely upon our deepest intuition that transcends impermanence. This settled faith empowers us to reach outwards with compassion into the world, just as it is, just as we are. As he says, “At the core of all is love.”

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Re: Free book by David Brazier
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 07:54:18 pm »
You really found the right forum for such  :D



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David and Caroline Brazier 5 - 'Pureland Buddhism' - interviewed by Iain McNay

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Re: Free book by David Brazier
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 06:42:43 pm »
Thanks for the info Hanzze, I like that vid.
I've become a fan of David Brazier and his take on Pure Land.

Quick note on the book - when I went to the link, the kindle version still costs $8 to own, but it's free to "borrow" for kindle users.

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Re: Free book by David Brazier
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 06:47:37 pm »
Pork Chop, I believe that it was only free for a limited time, one day if I recall correctly, but if it's okay with you I could forward your email address to him and request that he send you a copy if possible.

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Re: Free book by David Brazier
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 07:00:16 pm »
Check your box. :)
I really should've been faster on catching your initial post.
I mostly just lurk because I'm looking to learn more than discuss, but I'm going to have to step it up. hehe

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Re: Free book by David Brazier
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 07:44:31 pm »
So many words of inspiration, books, blogs etc available on the net eg.
http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/inspiration-worthy-words

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Re: Free book by David Brazier
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 12:50:54 am »
I like what Caroline Brazier said, especially at the beginning of the clip. It can be very helpful for many.

 


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