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Perth, Scotland
Pureland Buddhist priest
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Making any time to sit is better than nothing, but the practice offers the greatest benefits when we meditate consistently. When we regularly take time to be still and listen... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Photograph by Simon Chaput Thich Nhat Hanh and Helen Tworkov Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh was born in central Vietnam in October 1926 and became a monk at the age... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2021 at lotusinthemud
The Tree of Life sangha are meeting on-line again this evening. I'm finding my own practice has changed recently - my faith having been shaken, I continue looking at what... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Depression is frozen feeling. It's not a disease of the mind. It is sourced in unexpressed, unreleased, and unhealed pain that is held deep within the physical and emotional body.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at lotusinthemud
In November I left my Buddhist Order - the explanation is related to what Faran writes in their post: :: here For about 4 or more years, I was dedicated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Today is the 15th anniversary of the death of my astonishing friend and Dharma sister, Amrita. Here is the obituary that Caroline Brazier wrote: The Rev Linda Amrita Dhammika, who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at lotusinthemud
You can find out by watching the film :: here Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at lotusinthemud
This work contains the sayings of Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of Jodo Shinshu or Shin Buddhism, which claims the largest following in Japanese Buddhism. Compiled several decades after his death... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at lotusinthemud
“If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at lotusinthemud
The Buddhist Action Month Handbook is here Download it now! Buddhist Action Month in in June. The handbook contains information about the theme for 2021, and ideas and inspiration for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2021 at lotusinthemud
'Forgiveness is a process, not a choice' ~ Jeff Brown 'Should' is an introject and will impact on your process -> spiritual bypassing 'Forgiveness is not the first place to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Jack Kornfield writes: In the stress and complexity of our lives, we may forget our deepest intentions. But when people come to the end of their life and look back,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Spiritual bypassing is a very persistent shadow of spirituality. Aspects of spiritual bypassing include exaggerated detachment, emotional numbing and repression, overemphasis on the positive, anger-phobia, blind or overly tolerant compassion,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at lotusinthemud
In accepting yourself, you’re simply agreeing to the fact that you are already accepted by the entire universe, just as you are. ~ Ruben L. F. Habito, “Be Still &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Forgiveness is not a concept. It’s a process. And, if you choose not to forgive at the end of that process, it doesn’t mean that you are unhealed. It doesn’t... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
An issue that's close to my heart. Leonie writes, in her inimitable style (and I concur with her message - I may have expressed some of it differently, what with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at lotusinthemud
The newly renamed Tree of Life sangha are buying trees in the Scottish Highlands. One of our major focuses is on caring for our planet and :: Trees For Life... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at lotusinthemud
...And something ignited in my soul, fever or unremembered wings, and I went my own way, deciphering that burning fire and I wrote the first bare line, bare, without substance,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Encoded in the darkness is the revelation of the light. Seeing darkness is a form of illumination. As Jung reminds us, we become enlightened by making the darkness conscious. Protecting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at lotusinthemud
“The heart of justice is truth telling, seeing ourselves and the world the way it is rather than the way we want it to be.” ~ bell hooks Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Appreciate and rejoice, without any expectation. It doesn’t matter if people are unkind to you, it doesn’t matter if people betray you, it doesn’t matter if people don’t even say... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Since I and other members of my Amida Scotland sangha left the Amida Order and Shu, we have been nameless. During our Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening, which was an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Yesterday, a deer came to visit before the sun rose. A real deer - they live in the miles of woodland above my house but I haven’t seen one down... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at lotusinthemud
Kaspa and Satya write: The new name for Amida Mandala is... BRIGHT EARTH. After stepping back from the Amida Order in November, Kaspa & Satya will continue to run the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at lotusinthemud