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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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Nien-Fo Book: The service book for Amida Shu, containing liturgy and sacred texts. Version December 2015. Audio recording of Nien-Fo Book: Listen to recordings of the liturgy and chants. The Sutra on the Contemplation of the Buddha Amitayus Two Pureland Sutras: The Larger Pureland Sutra and the Smaller Pureland Sutra... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Amida Aspirants
Download 01 Meditation For Relaxation Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Amida Aspirants
You may have heard that Buddhism is “not a religion”. Amida Buddhism, however, retains the true religious core of Buddha’s message - faith in the Unborn - and so provides a safe place where each person can penetrate below the veneer of rational secularist practice and explore the heart of... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Amida Aspirants
SUMMARY OF FAITH & PRACTICE (Dharmavidya, inspired by Honen’s Ichimai Kishomon) For those having a karmic affinity with Amitabha Buddha wishing to practise a religious life in truly simple faith, freeing themselves of sophistication and attachment to all forms of cleverness, the method of opening oneself to Amitabha’s grace is... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Amida Aspirants
Search into yourself, But froth on the stream That soon vanishes See nothing remains Ponder on your life, A shimmer of moon With each fleeting breath How it falls away Human and god realms We cherish and seek Though we love such forms No one can keep them The pain... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Amida Aspirants
EVENING SERVICE Samantabhadra’s Vow Prayer (Gyatso, following Tibetan tradition) With body, speech and mind, humbly I prostrate, And make offerings both set out and imagined. I confess my wrong deeds from all time, And rejoice in the virtues of all. Please stay until samsara ceases, And turn the wheel of... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Amida Aspirants
Celebration of Amida’s Vows The original and sacred vows Are the unique and essential grace By which to enter the Pure Land. Therefore, with body, speech and mind, We are devoted to the teachings That all may attain the state of bliss. Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Amida Aspirants
SAN-GE MON (Shan Tao) May all the Buddhas in the ten quarters, all the great bodhisattvas, all the holy sages, all the devas and dragons, and sentient beings in the entire universe, come here as witnesses. We now confess our offenses and repent them. From the beginningless past up to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Amida Aspirants
You'll find a pdf version of the Nine Fo book :: here Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Amida Aspirants
The Life of No Regret Your radiant face, Like a mountain peak catching the first burst of morning light Has awesome and unequalled majesty. Like black ink by comparison Are the sun, the moon, or the "mani" treasure. Tathagata, such is your incomparable face. The melody of your enlightenment fills... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Amida Aspirants
The next date for your diary - an Amida Shu Service on Skype on the evening of Tuesday 4 July 2017 Time: 7:30 - 9 pm Venue: via Skype Using Skype, you can experience our Amida Shu practice from a distance. The evening will include a chance to join in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Amida Scotland
The Problem Throughout the history of Buddhism there have been controversies about the ideas of irreversibility and of determinism.These are to do with the inevitability (or not) of future arrival... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Continuing the commentary on the Summary of Faith and Practice - we are working backwards toward the beginning at the moment... TEXT: freeing themselves of sophistication and attachment to all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Summary of Faith & Practice Commentary TEXT: the method of opening oneself to Amitabha's grace COMMENTARY: The Buddha has vowed to receive whoever turns to him in faith and calls... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Buddhas create Pure Lands. Amitabha is a Buddha. Amitabha’s Pure Land is called Sukhavati. Those who have faith in that Buddha hope to be received into that Pure Land. As... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: I am reading Doug Osto’s book Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-sutra Amazon It is thorough, academic and requires concentration. but is very well written.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Question: I read something the other day to the effect that, the universe is like an enlightenment machine, which converts ignorance into awakening. To exist is to be subject to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at lotusinthemud
This is to remind you that we will hold an Amida Shu Pureland sangha meeting in Perth on the evening of Tuesday 30th May Time and venue details are :: here Are you hoping to come along? Do let Sujatin know :: here Find out more about Amida Pureland Buddhism... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Amida Scotland
QUESTION: Can you explain the idea of "two truths"? SHORT ANSWER: Truth is truth and all encompassing, but there is a relative and an absolute way of intuiting it. LONGER... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Links to :: Day One :: Day Two :: Day Three Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Amida Scotland
Links to :: Day One :: Day Two :: Day Three Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Continuing commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT: Dwelling in this settled faith COMMENTARY Settled faith is anshin. An-shin literally means "the heart-mind at peace". We can speak of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Remember that movie Limitless, about a guy who discovers a drug that can unlock the 80% of his brain that humans supposedly don’t use? He becomes a financial wizard, gets... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at lotusinthemud
Originally posted on August 28, 2012 after which it received 1400 views The following are some significant features of Buddhist psychology and psychotherapy. # Ideas of Sudden Awakening and Gradual... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at lotusinthemud