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Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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Dharmavidya writes: In The 37-Bon-Bodai-Bunpo, Dogen says “prevention of that which has not yet occurred is called the Buddhadharma”. This is said in the context of his commentary upon “The... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya continues the series on karma: KARMA & REBIRTH Karma is what is reborn. At the end of a life one looks back. A process of life review occurs. From... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya's latest book on Dogen's Genjo Koan, 'Dark Side of the Mirror' is available to buy via the ITZI site :: here Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: In Karma 1, I introduced the common idea of karma as a moral profit and loss account in which good is rewarded and bad reaps its corresponding negative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: A common way of explaining karma is by using the idea of bija. A bija is a “karmic seed”. We can think of karmic seeds as planted in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Buddhist Action Month 2019 Climate Action – Personal Action :: link to download your own copy BAM Handbook Ideas, Tips, Inspiration Ver. 2 Contents 2019 Theme ..................................................................................................................................................... 3 A Buddhist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: A DIFFERENT PARADIGM In Western philosophy we have been much concerned with ideas of free will and determinism, guilt and responsibility. rights and laws, and these debates have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at lotusinthemud
:: link Traditional Japanese boro cloths have a beauty like no other. Each cloth tells a unique story of its journey through life with patches carefully sewed on and reinforced with stitching, often over generations of a single family. Boro is my antidote to the fast fashion world. The cloths... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at shibui
:: Mottainai is the principle behind many of the J... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at shibui
This morning I took part in a workshop taught by Sheila Roussel at Nest, Blairgowrie. There were eight of us in the group, with varying degrees of experience from none upwards. Sheila was extremely patient and good natured as she led us through all the skills of design, then embossing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at shibui
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at shibui
Two elderly sofas have been re-homed and a new sofa bed ordered. Bit by bit my looms and yarns are moving back into the much-more-spacious ground floor front room, on the opposite side to the bookshelves that are full of Buddhist and craft books. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at shibui
Dharmavidya: Anapanasati is a central teaching of Buddhism but it is commonly misunderstood. Literally the term means “breathe-in-breathe-out-mindfulness”. It is commonly taken to refer to a meditation exercise in which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: THE IN BETWEEN The word bardo refers to the state between lives. It is a gap or transition period. More generally, we experience many such periods, not merely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at lotusinthemud
The latest edition of the Amida magazine: Download Running Tide Spring 2019 Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at lotusinthemud
NB Update: May meeting cancelled! Our latest newsletter: Amida Shu in Scotland May 2019 meeting in Perth and news and resources for Buddhist Action Month AMIDA PURELAND BUDDHISM IN PERTH We are holding a sangha evening on Tuesday May 7th Time: 7 - 9 pm Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais', 19... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Amida Scotland
This is my Buddhist site :: here This is the site for the Amida Pureland Buddhists in Scotland :: here and this is about our Buddhist School :: here Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at shibui
Textile Art: The Ancient Practice That Continues to Reinvent Itself :: link We come into contact with textile art every day. From the clothes we wear to the objects that decorate our home, it’s an art that can be simultaneously beautiful and useful. But it should come as no surprise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at shibui
The history of hand-knitting The History of knitting While the origins of knitting are unclear, we know it has been practised in many different parts of the world, over many centuries, producing objects of great beauty as well as items fulfilling practical needs. When done by hand, it has used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at shibui
:: link Dear Muslim family, As Buddhists, we bear witness to your suffering and grief, and offer prayers of deep metta to you across the world in the wake of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at lotusinthemud
On Friday 15 March, Dharmavidya hosted a meeting in which he introduced Daoism. You can listen to the recording here: Introduction to Daoism Thanks to Susthama :: link Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at lotusinthemud
My copy has arrived today: Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at lotusinthemud
My copy has just arrived: Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Amida Scotland
What is SAORI? SAORI is a contemporary hand weaving program founded by a Japanese lady, Misao Jo about 40 years ago, in which everyone can express oneself freely regardless of age, gender, disability or intellectual aptitude. In SAORI, people can enjoy hand weaving as an art form not only as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at shibui
This new site, shibui, is where I will share my Saori weaving, knitting and other crafts :: link Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at lotusinthemud