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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Order of Amida Buddha: a Pureland Buddhist Order
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Dhyana & Chains Buddha says that dhyana releases one from "five fetters" - fetters are chains, as in prison. We are prisoners and dhyana is a kind of freedom. The... Continue reading
Posted 14 minutes ago at lotusinthemud
Buddha Taught Dhyana The Buddha taught “meditation” in a number of ways. I have put the word in quotes because there are several Sanskrit words that get translated as “meditation”... Continue reading
Posted 26 minutes ago at lotusinthemud
Unnatural Existence The problem of neurosis is this. Why is it so difficult to be natural: to be straight-forward, to be in tune with one's instincts? Why do we worry... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lotusinthemud
Ingredients 140g quinoa 3 corn on the cobs Cooking oil spray 400g tin black beans in water, rinsed and drained ¼ small red cabbage, trimmed and shredded 2 large tomatoes, chopped ½ x 25g bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped Juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve 1 garlic clove, crushed... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
NOTE: The famous "Sutra on the Contemplation of Buddha Amitayus" (or simply, "Contemplation Sutra") is revered as canonical by all Pure Land Buddhists, and is one of the Three Sutras... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lotusinthemud
Concentration Samadhi means concentration - like Heinz concentrated soup. One way to understand Dharma is to concentrate your soup. In your soup there are many ingredients - not just wholesome... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lotusinthemud
Three Poisons In Buddhist psychology, we classify mental maladaptation into the so called three poisons of greed, hate and delusion. This is a rough and ready idea since in most... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lotusinthemud
Thank You, Rimpoche The term crazy wisdom is generally associated with Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche (pronounced rim-po-shay), a remarkable teacher who was the first person to give me a real taste... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lotusinthemud
There are plenty of reasons to eat more meat-free meals: They’re nearly always cheaper, lower in calories, and better for the environment. It’s easy to get enough protein without eating animals, but the doubters often have another concern: Are these meat-free protein sources complete? The term "complete protein" refers to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
Presented here is Mindfulness that has five stages: 1. Mindfulness close up 2. Mindfulness with a little space 3. Mindfulness with bigger space 4. Great Spaciousness 5. Anchor 1. Mindfulness... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lotusinthemud
Not Just a Starter Generally, in Buddhist circles, it is said that you need faith in order to enter upon the Dharma Tao but when you have progressed you don’t... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lotusinthemud
Buddha Tao The Fourth Truth is called Marga, the Eightfold Path, but in Chinese, it comes out as the Eightfold Tao. I like it. Tao has a different feel from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: Getting On with One Another I have a vision of a world in which there is no war and yet neither are there the causes of war which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at lotusinthemud
By: Team Reboot It’s hard to find a truly successful veggie burger recipe. Some are too dry, while others are too mushy. These red lentil and quinoa veggie patties are just right, with a pleasant spiciness from chipotle in adobo (add extra if you like it spicier). This recipe works... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
Q: How is Amida-Shu different from typical Western Buddhism? A: In many ways. The emphasis on other power, on the bombu paradigm, and on the Pure Land all come immediately... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: What exactly is the teaching/doctrine of no-birth? I can only come at that through the idea that there is no-thing to be born ... only causes and conditions out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at lotusinthemud
A Common Question People ask how to deal with emotions. It is bad enough having things from outside oneself to deal with, without having to cope with what wells up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Vegan - obviously tweak as you see fit - and don't have with crusty bread! African Soul-Soup Peanuts were brought to America from Africa, where they are often ground to a paste to thicken and flavour soups and stews. For a spicier soup, use up to ½ tsp. cayenne pepper,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
:: link My 5:2 Week By Celia Brooks Some weeks it’s hard to designate 2 fast days. I find it’s best to mark my calendar ahead of time. I try to get it over with early in the working week. I generally work from home a couple of days a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
Use vegetarian rather than chicken stock. Omit yoghurt to make it vegan. :: link Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
A full flavoured and satisfying soup with a low calorie count. Just 123 calories per portion.Great if you are watching your weight and if you aren't then serve with with crusty bread and butter. Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely grated 1... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
Ingredients 400g can chickpeas , rinsed and drained garlic clove, chopped handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder 2 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp sunflower oil Pat the chickpeas dry with kitchen paper. Tip into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
Simple Tomato Sauce This beautifully simple sauce has 190 calories, that's just 63 calories per portion. There is enough to generously serve two. If you are having a more modest portion, it will happily serve three. Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove cloves garlic,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Vegan and Vegetarian 5:2
The Dharma can radically change your life. We are not just made of flesh and blood and the bones of our life are not just the ones made of calcium.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at lotusinthemud