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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Order of Amida Buddha: a Pureland Buddhist Order
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News about Dharmavidya On Thursday 28 January around 16.30 Dharmavidya was rushed to the hospital in St. Amand Montrond, France. He had been experiencing difficulty breathing earlier in the week... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lotusinthemud
From Toni Bernhard: Source: stocksnap.io According to the dictionary, to forgive is to stop feeling angry or resentful toward yourself or others for some perceived offense, flaw, or mistake. Keeping... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at lotusinthemud
Our next Sangha Meeting will be on the evening of 2 February 2016 Amida Pureland Buddhism Our next meeting in Perth will be on Tuesday 2 February 2016 Our theme will be Refuge and Beginning Anew and will include a 'Taking Refuge' ceremony. (See Amida Buddhism: Faith and Practice -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya writes: Innumerable are sentient beings: I have harmed them all; Uncountable are the holy precepts: I have broken them all; Unfathomable are the Dharma teachings: I have offended them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at lotusinthemud
QUESTIONS 1.What lead you to switch from Zen to Pure Land? 2.How did you know you were ready to teach? 3.Why did you create Amida Shu as opposed to aligning... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Amida Sangha in Scotland Bodhi Day Greetings December 2015 Amida Pureland Buddhism BODHI DAY GREETINGS - 8TH DECEMBER During December many spiritual communities hold their Celebrations of Light. Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are shortening and, as our ancient ancestors have done for thousands of years, we all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya: QUESTION: What is specific to the Amidist approach to the nembutsu that might distinguish it from the approach of other similar schools? SHORT ANSWER: Nothing LONG ANSWER: Nembutsu is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at lotusinthemud
:: link QUESTION: If everyone is equal in the assuredness of their place in Pureland, does this not discourage people from efforts to behave nobly (e.g. following the Noble Eightfold... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya answers this question: QUESTION: 1. How do we differentiate between self-care, self-help and self-power? a. Isn't it important to do our best to look after our health to respect... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at lotusinthemud
TRAINING AS A WARRIOR Our patterns are well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wishing for them to be ventilated isn’t enough. Those of us who struggle with this know. Awareness... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at lotusinthemud
'Just As You Are: Buddhism for Foolish Beings' "Just As You Are: Buddhism for Foolish Beings' is for anyone who wants to live a good life but is tired of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at lotusinthemud
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Recently some of the information from the website I made some time ago has been transferred by Reverend Kaspalita to the much cleaner-looking Amida India website. However, as some of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at lotusinthemud
“Man is not the enemy”, Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay has) often reminded us. “Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance and fear.” The roots of terrorism are not to be found... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: We Need Restraint Not More Bombs We are all dismayed by the events in Paris. Yet, have we been equally dismayed by the daily events in the Middle... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at lotusinthemud
News of Amida Events to celebrate Bodhi Day Amazingly, it'll soon be December, during which many spiritual communities hold their Celebrations of Light. Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the days... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Sangha Meeting 3rd November 2015 Amida Pureland Buddhism Amida Buddhism: Faith and Practice Threefold Practice * Keeping the Pure Land in mind * Engaging fully with the world of bliss and affliction * Renunciation Commentary: Keeping the Pure Land in mind means always to be guided by faith. This may... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Pureland Coming West Bringing Pureland to the West one runs into a mesh of ideas that have developed in our very different Western context. A crucial ideological element in our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at lotusinthemud
We all know that dukkha is the first of the Four Truths. These are often called the Four Noble Truths, though a more accurate translation is Four Truths for Noble... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Amida Sangha in Scotland Newsletter 2 October 9th, 2015 Amida Pureland Buddhism Stop Press: Join the Amida sangha in Malvern from afar as they stream their continuous nembutsu chanting Here's an invitation from Reverend Satyavani of the Amida Mandala temple in Malvern: Hi all - Kaspa & Sam (our new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Amida Scotland
The Amida Sangha in Scotland Newsletter 1 September 2015 Amida Pureland Buddhism in Perth Hello again, everyone Stop Press: Dharmavidya David Brazier will be over from his hermitage in France and leading a retreat in Edinburgh over the weekend of May 7/8, 2016. Possible title: “WITH MIND OF TIGER &... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Reverend Jnanamati writes: Dear Dharma Friends Many people in the Delhi/UP border regions of India are currently suffering fever, some the more potentially dangerous and fatal virus dengue. A number... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at lotusinthemud
There is a series of audio recordings of talks that Dharmavidya gave in the summer of 2006 during a retreat in France :: here Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Posted Sep 12, 2015 at Dharma Talks
Download 01 ATDT69 52 minutes 22 seconds Note - there are a few seconds of interference at the beginning of this recording. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2015 at Dharma Talks