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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Order of Amida Buddha: a Pureland Buddhist Order
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Amida Pureland Buddhism in Perth Next Meeting: Tuesday 4 April 2017 We extend a warm invitation to you to join us for our next Pureland Buddhist meeting in Perth Date: Tuesday 4 April Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais' 19 Fairmount Terrace, Barnhill, Perth, PH2 7AS ::... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Amida Scotland
Some of us came to Buddhism as we were interested in the teachings or in living more meaningful or more spiritual lives. Some of us were seeking calm, clarity or comfort. Some of us had become aware of our limitations. Some of us were in pain and turned to spirituality... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Amida Scotland
Our form of practice can seem complicated at first but at its heart is very simple - we take refuge in something good, and we trust that as we lean in, we will begin to feel safe and accepted. As this feeling soaks through us, we find ourselves more able... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Amida Scotland
Amida Shu Buddhism is a form of original Buddhism affirming the trikaya nature of Buddha, the bombu nature of the adherent and the primacy of taking refuge, especially by reciting the nembutsu. Trikaya nature is a way of describing three different bodies or aspects of the Buddha: the ineffable Buddha,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Amida Scotland
The essence of Pureland Buddhism is the same as is at the heart of all great spirituality: how we can put ourselves in relationship with unconditional love, and live a life that is open, spontaneous, compassionate and full of faith. In Pureland Buddhism, that great unconditional love is embodied by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Amida Scotland
Summary of Faith and Practice commentary, continued: TEXT: Saving grace, as was made clear by Shan Tao's dream and advice to Tao Cho, only comes through the sange-mon. COMMENTARY: Sange... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at lotusinthemud
The way that Pureland Buddhism is sometimes presented, it starts to sound like monotheism. This is not surprising given that the conventional speech forms of monotheism are known to us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: This may seem a bizarre question but one I would like a Buddhist view on. Is suicide a sin,in Christianity to commit suicide is a total sin considered evil... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Continuing the Commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT Thus all obstacles become impediments to faith unless we experience contrition and letting go. Path with a Goal When we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Reverend Ananda, of Amida Hawai'i, writes this on the Friends of Amida Shu Virtual Temple site: Metta is the Pali term for love. In Buddhism, love is not the sentimental... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Introducing Amida Shu Home Groups We have a new offering for people who would like to practice and study Amida Shu Buddhism in their local area - Amida Shu Home Groups. These are local groups which can be run by anyone who is interested in our form of Buddhism. Group... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Amida Scotland
The next date for your diary - inviting you to a sangha meeting in Perth on the evening of Tuesday 7 March 2017 Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais' 19 Fairmount Terrace Barnhill Perth PH2 7AS Details of where to find us are :: here Note: Meetings... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Amida Scotland
"The point is not to want to benefit anyone or make them happy. There is no audience involved, no 'me' and 'them.' It is a matter of an open gift,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Introducing Amida Shu Home Groups We have a new offering for people who would like to practice and study Amida Shu Buddhism in their local area - Amida Shu Home... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Question: I was wondering if there were any major diferences in approaches or practices between Amida shu and Jodo shinshu? Dharmavidya: In terms of faith in Amida and the nembutsu,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Continuing the commentary upon Summary of Faith & Practice, part 32 TEXT: This knowledge of our condition is part of the essential basis when it gives rise to contrition COMMENTARY... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Note the change of date - Our next sangha meeting in Perth will be on the evening of Wednesday 8 February 2017 'Finding Light in Times of Darkness' Come and join us in our Pureland practice, enjoy the company of other Buddhists, ask questions, share the warmth and welcome. Time:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Amida Scotland
Summer Retreat - Dwelling in Entrustment 13th - 18th August in Holland House, Worcestershire, UK A residential retreat Spend a week learning to trust, 'lean in' and be held on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Photo by Kiyonobu Kuwahara. When we pray, says Mark Unno, it’s important not to get caught up in magical thinking or to become attached to specific outcomes. Just praying is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: We had an interesting discussion about the sacred syllabe OM used in so many religions (Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism...) Someone said that in a mantra, OM could be replaced by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: In your book you make the statement "Life and death are the same". Could you explain this in more detail? SHORT ANSWER: Just one thing after another. LONGER ANSWER:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at lotusinthemud
In world politics it is evident that some countries are more powerful than others and that, in various ways, the powerful dominate the weak. However, this is not as simplistically... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at lotusinthemud
The word 'Nembutsu' is Japanese and is made up of Nen and Butsu. Nen means ‘mindfulness’. Butsu means ‘Buddha’. So nembutsu is mindfulness of Buddha. However, it has come to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: Can you tell something more on the verse “Bring help and happiness to all other beings, and secretly take upon myself, all their harm and suffering” (The eight verses... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: As a vow 22 student, just starting., I've been asked to look at the trikaya and make some comments. I'm researching the answer but find many answers on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at lotusinthemud