4-6 August 2007 David and Caroline Brazier are leading events in Seattle revolving around their new and already published books.
Saturday: Engaged Buddhism: "The New Buddhism"
Sunday: Buddhist Psychology: "The Feeling Buddha", "Zen Therapy", "Buddhist Psychology/Buddhism on the Couch"
Monday: Readings from "Who Love Dies Well" and "The Other Buddhism"
A correspondent writes: Reading your book The New Buddhism, I feel as though I've been handed something very precious - but don't yet know what to do with it, or whether to take ownership. Hey - the existential story of my/our lives! The book reads to me like a "call to arms" ..and my response has been to cry many times.. like listening to a Mahler symphony.. suffering and catharsis. I must read the book again without the emotional overload! I loved it anyway. There must be many who find it's message intimidating. I know I do. When I read Alan Watts as a girl in the 70's, I was similarly moved, and yet it is only now that I have really begun to look at Buddhism more seriously. Your writing, or spirit, reminds me of Alan Watts. I would have written to him all those years ago, had I the opportunity. Instead, I joined the Workers Revolutionary Party. But, sadly, the revolution which was always imminent, never arrived. Now I have discovered "Engaged Buddhism"
Last night, 13th May, Dharmavidya participated in a transatlantic seminar via Skype with students of Kobose Sensei. Kubose's students have been studying The Feeling Buddha book. There is a review of The Feeling Buddha on the Heartland Sangha site.