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Perth, Scotland
Priest, Minister: Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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Pureland Buddhism teaches that we are all foolish beings - bombu - fully human, inclined to make mistakes, doing our best - maybe, sometimes not doing our best. Imperfect, inclined... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2020 at lotusinthemud
AMIDA PURELAND BUDDHISM IN PERTH A Sangha Gathering (note the date), the Podcast series and a Pureland Buddhist Ceremony There will be a Ceremony on Zoom on Saturday 29th August at 1 pm, led by Dharmavidya, the Head of the Amida Order, during which various people will Take Refuge (and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2020 at Amida Scotland
Nembutsu recitation* is for every day, not just for Mondays, of course (reminds me of ‘dogs are for life, not just for Christmas! Some people are taking up the '30... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2020 at lotusinthemud
NienFoBook 2018 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 Aug 4, 2020 at Amida Scotland
NienFoBook 2018 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Although lockdown is easing, this will be gradual and it may be a considerable time before it is advisable for us to meet in person here in Perth. So, again, I am offering another Zoom meeting on Tuesday, 4th August from 7:15 - 7:55 pm If you would like to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at Amida Scotland
Q: What is Amida Shu Dharmavidya's Answer: Socially engaged Pureland Buddhism, a generic, religious spirituality animated by the energy of Amida Buddha. Amida shu has three basic teachings: the trikaya... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Download Amida India Appeal 7th July Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Download Amida India Appeal 7th July Below you will find a message from ITZI and the Amida Trustees, who are fundraising in support of our sangha in Delhi. ***** We,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes, on issuing today's podcast: A full list of podcasts in June is :: here To receive the podcasts :: contact Dharmavidya GROUPS NEWS There are three "friendship, support... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya's podcast of 22 June 2020 (see below for details of podcasts and how to sign up for them) Transcription thanks to Tineke Osterloh: Though others kill, we shall be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at lotusinthemud
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