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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Minister, Amida Shu Pureland Buddhism
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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 yesterday at shibui
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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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago at lotusinthemud
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My copy has arrived today: Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lotusinthemud
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Posted 3 days ago 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 4 days ago at shibui
This new site, shibui, is where I will share my Saori weaving, knitting and other crafts :: link Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lotusinthemud
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This is a 'twiddlemuff' for my mother, who is 97 1/2 and fading from the world I've also woven and embroidered a label so it doesn't go astray Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at shibui
Dharmavidya writes: I am. I am what I am. A walnut tree grows walnuts. It does not grow tulips. The tulip plant is no less than the walnut tree. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: Today is the anniversary of the death of Sensei Saiko Gisho in 2004. Seisei Saiko was the founder of Shin Shu Counselling. He organised my visit to Japan... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: I have been reading Ron Purser’s new book, McMindfulness: How mindfulness became the new capitalist spirituality, published by Repeater, London, an imprint of Watkins Media and distributed in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Inviting you to join us in Perth on the evening of Tuesday 5 March 2019 from 7 - 9pm Come along and join us in the shrine room of our Home Temple. This is an opportunity for you to get to know us, to learn some of our Pureland chants... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Amida Scotland
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at shibui
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1. Consider the differences between a machine and a human being SAORI encourages people to do what only a human being can do that a machine cannot do. This is to be spontaneously original, unprogrammed, making up one’s own rules and even standards of beauty as one goes along. SAORI... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at shibui
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Misao Jo at Saori no Mori in 2014. 1. Consider the differences between machines and people. 2. Let’s adventure beyond our imagination. 3. Let’s look out through eyes that shine. 4. Let’s learn from everyone in the group. “SA” of SAORI has the same meaning as the first syllable of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at shibui
Will I be any better at this than decluttering the house? Hope so! ..... Decluttering your life may be effective, but that doesn’t make it easy, especially in a world... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: Buddhism is a mystical religion.It is noumenal. It does not fit within the common paradigm, but soars far beyond. Those who turn their hearts and attention to what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Junirai “The Twelve Adorations” :: link About Junirai Junirai was written by Nagarjuna (c. 2nd –3rd BCE) the first of the Seven Masters of Jodo Shinshu. It expresses eloquently the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at lotusinthemud
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Warping for the first time - loom nearly dressed Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at shibui
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Feb 1, 2019
International Buddhist Psychology Conference 5 - 8 September 2019 International Buddhist Psychology Conference No Pearl without Grit: The psychology of suffering and awakening 5-8 September 2019, Netherlands NO PEARL WITHOUT... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: I have recently read an essay about Theravada meditation. Of its type it is an excellent essay. It decribes samatha (calm meditation) and vipassana (insight meditation) and the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at lotusinthemud