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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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Dharmavidya: The core element in Pureland Buddhist practice is nembutsu. Nembutsu means being with the Buddha. Buddhists “take refuge” in being with the Buddha. It’s as simple as that. This... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lotusinthemud
The core element in Pureland Buddhist practice is nembutsu. Nembutsu means being with the Buddha. Buddhists “take refuge” in being with the Buddha. It’s as simple as that. This is why Buddhists have Buddha statues, so that they keep in mind being with the Buddha. We are greatly affected by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Amida Scotland
John de Weerdt talks to David Brazier about compassion and tenderness. :: link Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Hui Yuan of Mount... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at lotusinthemud
‘A way to exorcise pain using a tactile language scripted by a needle and thread.’ Illustration: Eva Bee I grew up in post-war Britain when, saved from German invasion – men returned from war, children from evacuation, families were reunited – the comfort of the home became paramount. Its importance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at shibui
Fix up, look sharp: how to mend more and buy less Instagram is awash with beautifully mended socks. Photograph: Kyoko Uchida/Alamy An industrious weaver called Krysta Relyea recently wrote a post on Instagram saying she had just realised she owned enough pairs of jeans to get her through the rest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at shibui
FOR the past six months activists across Scotland have been sitting in their homes, or in gathered groups, knitting squares in wool colours that represent the land, the sea or the sky. Their clicking needles have also created honey bees, flowers, bugs and birds. These are an Extinction Rebellion group... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at shibui
Dharmavidya: This morning as we had a delicious drawn out breakfast here in Petach Tikwa near Tal Aviv, a massive thunder storm developed lashing the building with wind and rain.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at lotusinthemud
New Year message from Roshi Joan Halifax: For 2020, I am deeply advocating for our collective and individual realization of wise hope, hope grounded in boundless compassion. Wise hope reflects... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at lotusinthemud
I’ve been contemplating which word would inspire me for 2020. This is a practice that Satya started either last year or before. Of course the words that come to mind,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Feelings changeable as the weather. Namo Amida Bu - the silver lining in every cloud. Working and resting, like a turning wheel. Namo Amida Bu, the hub, is always reliable.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Here are the links to the audio and video recordings of talks from our recent Bodhi gathering in Malvern. The theme for the retreat was In Less Than a Day... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya David Brazier: CONGRUENCE INTRODUCTION Loosely speaking, congruence means genuineness. People are congruent when they are not trying to appear to be anything other than what they are. Congruence is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya David Brazier: THE PSYCHOTIC IMAGINATION INTRODUCTION Nobody is completely mad. Nobody is completely sane. On the stage of each of our lives are many players, and all of them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2019 at lotusinthemud
From the archive: by David Brazier Endings are immensely significant. They have deep symbolic, which is to say, subjective, importance. How the experience of loss is handled conditions our ability... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Anger, Blame, Guilt and Sorrow: by David Brazier This paper is concerned with the ways in which people respond to change, conflict, threat and hurt. It considers the proper place... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: For some people, I notice, Amidism is close to being a monotheism. We come from a culture where monotheism has dominated for a couple of thousand years and wars... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at lotusinthemud
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Hats knit with some of my finds from Perth Festival of Yarn :: here's the pattern Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at shibui
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....who had to seek out my most expensive cashmere sweater - Johnstones of Elgin (even extremely expensive in a sale) and create a good dozen holes, some of them quite large. This has given me an opportunity for a mending-in-process project. Some darning and some patching. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at shibui
audio link The final talk of our Bodhi gathering 2019. In this talk Dharmvidya speaks about how the path to innocence is through the nembutsu and reflection on the precepts.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at lotusinthemud
A gift for myself, for quiet reading time over the festive period: wheesht creative making in uncertain times :: link Wheesht int.v., n., adj., Scots and northern English dialects: to be quiet, to quieten, to hush, to remain silent. To haud or keep one’s wheesht: to be quiet, to hold... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at shibui
Acharya Kaspalita: Here’s my talk from the Bodhi gathering 2019. I talk about outside practice, and of receiving particular insight whilst chanting the Tai Shih Chi (Mahastamapratpa) mantra. Listen/download audio... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Acharya Susthama recounts the story of Queen Vaidehi’s vision of the Pure Land. She tells of the difficult circumstances that befell the queen, and how her acknowledgement of past heavy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Bodhi gathering 2019 - talk one. Rev Master Dharmavidya David Brazier gives the first talk of our Bodhi gathering. "In this time of materialism it is not even possible for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at lotusinthemud