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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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Posted Apr 14, 2020 at lotusinthemud
For those that are still breaking quarantine, stay at HOME! You are undermining every single one of us. By Jonahan Smith a lecturer in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Global... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Podcast 7 April 2020 Amida%20Shu%20Podcast%202020%200407.mp3 On the occasion of Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, being admitted to intensive care with COVID19 :: link Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at lotusinthemud
3rd April 2020: To customers: We’re always striving to deliver you a secure virtual meeting environment. Starting April 5th, we’ve chosen to enable passwords on your meetings and turn on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: 1. Right view: This too shall pass. 2. Right thought: Compassion for those who suffer. Gratitude for simple things. 3. Right speech: Don’t spread alarm. Stay calm. Keep in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Amida is always busy Always be busy with Amida. Make all business Amida Nembutsu Be busy with the thought of Amida Be courageously busy supported by Amida Light Be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: PAIN IN A BOMBU WORLD In the on-line order meeting this past Saturday I said that in relation to the current world crisis caused by the arrival of a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: Saigyo (1118-1190) was a wandering poet monk in Japan. He is one of the most famous Japanese poets. He wrote more than fifteen hundred poems, many of which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at lotusinthemud
QUESTION: I’d like to be clear about what nembutsu practice is. It’s seems from what I can glean from your writing you are saying Amida Buddhism is the work of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: What are the Basic Teachings of Amida Shu Buddhism? Added by Dharmavidya on July 19, 2008 Amida Shu is a form of Buddhism that affirms - (together with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: Humans press on forward. It is like an automatic car. The basic state of such a car is to move slowly forward. To get it to stand still while... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: BUDDHIST MODERNISM One reads a good deal these days about Buddhist modernism. This is a movement that began in South and South East Asia as a resistance to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Tibetan, rather than Zen Joni Mitchell on meeting Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche ... / ... Thanks for the link John Burris "He was the bad boy of Zen. I wrote a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya: A little while ago I answered a knock on my door and found myself in conversation with two Jehovah’s Witnesses. I told them I was Buddhist. They immediately asked if I was a religious Buddhist or a philosophical Buddhist. I replied, without hesitation, that I was a religious Buddhist.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya: A little while ago I answered a knock on my door and found myself in conversation with two Jehovah’s Witnesses. I told them I was Buddhist. They immediately asked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Satya writes: In January, I co-facilitated a weekend retreat for Buddhists from different traditions who are involved in eco-activism. Various themes and questions emerged during our time together. There were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: A CONTROVERSIAL ESSAY Tao Sheng (360-434) was an important figure in the history of Chinese religion. He was a younger contemporary of Kumarajiva and of Hui Yuan and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at lotusinthemud
The Smaller Pureland Sutra Thus did I hear Once the Buddha at Shravasti dwelt In the Jeta Anathapindika garden Together with a multitude of friars One thousand two hundred and fifty Who were arhats every one As was recognised by all. Amongst them... Shariputra the elder, Great Maudgalyayana, Maha-kashyapa, Maha-katyayana,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Amida Scotland
The Smaller Pureland Sutra Thus did I hear Once the Buddha at Shravasti dwelt In the Jeta Anathapindika garden Together with a multitude of friars One thousand two hundred and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: FAMOUS WORDS Buddhist sutras generally begin with these words. Hearing is very important in Buddhism. In fact, the essence of Buddhism is to hear the Dharma. These words... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at lotusinthemud
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A little brooch for my sister - and a slightly larger piece of boro and embroidery Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at shibui