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sujatin
Newcastle upon Tyne
Acharya, Order of Amida Buddha: a Pureland Buddhist Order
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We are all aware that the pace of life gets faster and faster. Once upon a time, if one worked in an office, producing half a dozen letters might be... Continue reading
Reblogged 12 hours ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: The foundation of a Buddhist life is a simple devotional attitude. This has two aspects. The first is a love of and reverence for the Buddha and all... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lotusinthemud
What Does Buddhism Contribute to World Peace? Importance of Avoiding Polarization We are usually inclined to extremes in our ways of life: intellectualism or materialism, absolutism or relativism, eternalism or... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at lotusinthemud
1. Japanese Buddhism Today Secularization of Japanese Society Foreigners visiting Japan for the first time are likely to think that it is a completely secularized country. It appears to be... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at lotusinthemud
1. Buddhism Introduced to Japan Presentation of Korean Buddhist Materials Buddhism is considered to have been officially introduced to Japan in A.D. 538 when the ruler of Baekje, a Korean... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at lotusinthemud
The First Four and a Half Months Amida Mandala, Malvern, UK Reverend Satyavani: We have now been resident in Amida Mandala in Malvern for four and a half months. Is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Bodhipaksa sent this out in a newsletter at the end of last year. Good timing for me to find! Recently someone asked me what she should do if she couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at lotusinthemud
The 2015 Edinburgh Medal is awarded to Mary Midgley, one of the most important moral philosophers working today. Over the past thirty years, her writings have informed debates concerning animal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at lotusinthemud
The 2015 Edinburgh Medal is awarded to Mary Midgley, one of the most important moral philosophers working today. Over the past thirty years, her writings have informed debates concerning animal rights, the environment and evolutionary theory. Mary was a senior... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Amida Buddhism Newcastle
Beyond A Mother's Love Caring, Compassion & Amida's Light by Kusumavarsa Dawn Hart For any new Mum it is an overwhelming experience, this coupled with the sudden unexpected news you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at lotusinthemud
You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile. ~ Brian Tracy Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at lotusinthemud
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MEDITATION FOR RELAXATION Time: 1:10 - 1:50 pm Chris Earle-Storey will be holding the following sessions: Dates: · Wednesday 22nd April · Wednesday 6th May · Wednesday 20th May · Thursday 4th June · Wednesday 17th June Venue: The Mandela... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Buddhism at Newcastle University
by Maria Popova “Do you need a prod? Do you need a little darkness to get you going?” Few are those whose contribution to humanity — be it art, or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at lotusinthemud
: link I receive an email from Tamuly Jung in France telling me that a neighbour of hers, David Brazier, is in Edinburgh for events organised by the Edinburgh International... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at lotusinthemud
:: link Dharmavidya: Buddhism is a religion. It has beliefs, rituals, altars, offerings, bells, candles, metaphysics, clergy, devotees, prayers, meditation, visions, visitations, celestial beings, other worlds, other lives, moral law,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at lotusinthemud
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The word is getting around. So many birds are coming to the feeders now for nuts, seeds, fat balls and cakes. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Satya writes: We currently have a room free upstairs in our Pureland Buddhist temple Amida Mandala (:: photo) for a fourth resident. We are looking for someone quite specific -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Since moving to this lovely house, I have inherited a beautiful garden - terraced, full of shrubs and flowers and soft fruit. And it has a pond. So far all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at lotusinthemud
:: link to original THE REAL DALAI LAMA The audience members wear a 'blindfold', a symbol of darkness and ignorance, during an initiation ceremony held by the Dalai Lama in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Upcoming Amida Events around the World Retreat with Dharmavidya Friendship on the Path 24 - 28 February 2015 Venue: Amida Mandala :: details here Dharmavidya will be speaking at -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Amida Meetings Pureland Buddhism in the North East Reverend Kuvalaya is hosting gatherings on the following dates: 17th January 14th February 14th March 11th April Time: mornings, 10 - 12 Contact Reverend Kuvalaya to ask about the venue, directions and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Amida Buddhism Newcastle
It's not a day for going outside, even if I was feeling fabulous, and I'm not. My only trip outside was fleeting, to feed the birds with fat and seed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Last week Kaspa and Satya set me to thinking. Kaspa wrote: For the past few years Satya and I have chosen a word for the year, something we'd like to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at lotusinthemud
I've been contemplating this phrase ever since Prajnatara mentioned it to me. Particularly in view of the recent changes in my life. Wondering what it might mean to me, what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at lotusinthemud