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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Buddhist priest
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An introduction by :: Paul Francis, of the Three Ravens College - shamanic training in Therapeutic Shamanism :: link Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lotusinthemud
"As many of you know, the third of the five mindfulness trainings has been undergoing revision to support our inclusiveness and support our communities. We should be using the new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at lotusinthemud
May the Sound of this Bell Penetrate deep into the Cosmos Even in the darkest spots Living Beings are able to hear it clearly So that all suffering in them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at lotusinthemud
Meditation on a leaf ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2022 at lotusinthemud
Buddha's Dogs I'm at a day-long meditation retreat, eight hours of watching my mind with my mind, and I already fell asleep twice and nearly fell out of my chair,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2022 at lotusinthemud
:: by John Welwood Spiritual bypassing is a term I coined to describe a process I saw happening in the Buddhist community I was in, and also in myself. Although... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2022 at lotusinthemud
Dear Human Family, Watching the tragedy of war continue to unfold daily in Ukraine, we open our hearts to the suffering of people young and old. As an international community... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2022 at lotusinthemud
We teach what we have learned. We act as we have been acted upon. A person who is not loving has not experienced love. It is not his fault. Realizing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2022 at lotusinthemud
When we look carefully, we discover that the sense of self is not a particle that never changes, but rather a flow, a wave of thought and feeling that can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at lotusinthemud
There is far more love available to us in any given moment than we might be aware. ~ Kate Johnson, “Making the First Move” Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at lotusinthemud
2.5 Billion Tons of Wasted Food Compounds Climate Change, Study Shows How about the many ways that food is wasted? There is food loss, which happens between field and fridge;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at lotusinthemud
Everyone wants love and care, but, more than these, human beings want respect for who they are. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, “Old Relationships, New Possibilities” Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at lotusinthemud
It’s not enough to simply hear the teachings of the Buddha, even if they resonate with you. There’s still a requirement to apply those teachings in your actual, ordinary life.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at lotusinthemud
Many of the most important thoughts are unintentional - they can be neither solicited nor cajoled but have a rhythm of their own, creeping up, arriving, and leaving when we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at lotusinthemud
You lack nothing of the wisdom and perfection of the Buddha, right at this moment. ~ Elihu Genmyo Smith, “No Need to Do Zazen, Therefore Must Do Zazen” Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at lotusinthemud
Our mind wanders incessantly, but our body and senses are always in the present. To investigate our embodied experience is to investigate the living present. ~ Anne C. Klein, “Revisiting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at lotusinthemud
Real Zen is the practice of coming back to the actual right-now-in-this-moment self, coming back to the naturalness, the intimacy and simplicity of our true nature. ~ Roshi Pat Enkyo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at lotusinthemud
All that we should do is just do something as it comes. Do something! Whatever it is, we should do it, even if it is not-doing-something. We should live in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at lotusinthemud
If you look through eyes of openness and freshness, you will see goodness in whatever you do. You just haven’t allowed yourself to see it before. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at lotusinthemud
When we walk in forgetfulness, we imprint our anxieties and sorrows on Mother Earth and on those around us. But when we walk in mindfulness, each step creates a fresh... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at lotusinthemud
Suffering and its unwholesome causes are not to be escaped but to be confronted — and eventually transformed into wisdom and compassion. ~ Reverend Patti Nakai, “Someone Is Jealous of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at lotusinthemud
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“Solitude is dangerous. It's very addictive. It becomes a habit after you realize how calm and peaceful it is. It's like you don't want to deal with people anymore because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2022 at lotusinthemud
The Sound of the Rising Tide (by Phap Linn) We children of the Earth Scattered far and wide We heard the call, the distant call, the mighty call, of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2022 at lotusinthemud