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Aspiring to Postulancy

Posted by Adam Dunsby on July 30, 2015 at 12:09 0 Comments

Refuge and Marriage

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Hello

Posted by Suvidya Gautam on July 24, 2015 at 17:42 2 Comments

The Mistake

Posted by Dharmavidya on July 15, 2015 at 9:05 1 Comment

Lotus Flowers Commune 3

Posted by Jeongil Kim on June 27, 2015 at 2:35 0 Comments

Lotus Flowers Commune 2

Posted by Jeongil Kim on June 27, 2015 at 2:33 0 Comments

Lotus Flowers Commune 1

Posted by Jeongil Kim on June 27, 2015 at 2:32 0 Comments

Buddhism & Modernity

Posted by Dharmavidya on June 18, 2015 at 10:44 0 Comments

Open Day at Amida Mandala

Posted by Kaspalita on June 13, 2015 at 18:31 2 Comments

Hi

Posted by Suvidya Gautam on June 7, 2015 at 16:01 2 Comments

Asleep in the Fast Lane

Posted by Dharmavidya on May 22, 2015 at 7:01 1 Comment

Support Nepal

Posted by Kaspalita on May 18, 2015 at 11:30 1 Comment

Hi

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Hi

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Friends of the Amida Order offers an

Introductory online course in Pureland Buddhism.

This consists of sixteen lessons, questions and answers and discussion points.  Follow the link to find out more:

Introduction to Pureland Course

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Running Tide 32 Published: East vs West

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New article by Dharmavidya on mindfulness published in Self & Society

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Whispers from the Bamboo Grove number 29: Satyavani's Report of the Amida Order Retreat in France

Whispers from the Bamboo Grove 30: Acharya Modgala's Reflections

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Satyavani Robyn commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"Ah, Namo Amida Bu, I HATE it when that happens Adam! So lovely to hear from so many old friends. Rob I particularly miss hearing from you here (or elsewhere) - maybe we could talk about getting the Order Skypes set up again? What do you…"
53 minutes ago
Adam Dunsby posted a blog post

Aspiring to Postulancy

As a Human being my default setting is one of attachment. Attachment to things, attachment to pleasure, status, prestige and so on. My Buddhist learning and training awoke me to the depth and significance of this fundamental Human characteristic, which basically keeps me imprisoned within the complexities of Samsara. It is a pervasive principle that somehow affects every aspect of my existence and is directly related to the degree to which I experience discomfort and dis-ease. My relationship…See More
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Adam Dunsby commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"Thanks Satya. I just wrote a lengthy answer to your blog which seems to have dissapeared, but never mind. The long and short of it was Namo Amida Bu(surprisingly( ;) Thanks for your words and NAB( :"
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Suvidya Gautam commented on Suvidya Gautam's blog post Hello
"Dear Sujatin  Thank you Namo Amida bu  "
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Robert McCarthy commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"Reflecting back to pre 2012 ning was very lively with many different discussions and some blogs running into the tens if not hundreds of posts from people spread throughout the world. This was my introduction to our Sanhga and I was among quite a…"
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Lut Moerman commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"Thanks Satya for this. I'm Always happy to have some news from some of you by the Monday Nembutsu group. It feels helpfull to have my thoughts on you all regularly. It feels good to know that you are there. Practice is more easy for me when…"
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David Stupples commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"I have addictions that I first sought help for in 1999, I see now that they manifest in other things too, tv was a big one for me,, I think the biggest recognition/understanding I came to was my addiction is an internal condition that externalizes,…"
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"Just downloaded an article about Bencho's reading of Ojoyoshu. The abstract and footnotes are in English, but the main text is in Japanese.."
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Shantikara commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"Namo Amida Bu."
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Acharya Modgala Louise Duguid replied to Sujatin's discussion Ask the Teachers: As a Buddhist, should I support the pro-choice view on abortion?
"three very thoughtful reponses. Namo Amida Bu "
21 hours ago
Satyavani Robyn replied to Sujatin's discussion Ask the Teachers: As a Buddhist, should I support the pro-choice view on abortion?
"Thanks for sharing Sujatin - food for thought. I like how the authors concentrate on what the person needs - when we're asked 'what would a Buddhist say' I wonder if it's another way of saying 'how would someone I respect…"
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Jiko commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"Oh I forgot......Namo Amida Bu :) _/|\_"
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Zen Therapy Conference, MADRID

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Forum

Ask the Teachers: As a Buddhist, should I support the pro-choice view on abortion?

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Acharya Modgala Louise Duguid 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

This is a question that some of us may be asked at some time. What's your view?:Question: A friend of mind is considering getting an abortion. She asked me for advice, but as a Buddhist, I don’t…Continue

Born in the Pure Land?

Started by Rob Van Gelder in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Kaspalita on Friday. 5 Replies

To be born in the Pure Land. What does it mean?Continue

Life on the Edge of the Pure Land

Started by jeff in Uncategorized. Last reply by jeff Jul 23. 8 Replies

I can't believe I have been hanging about here (admittedly in the background but reading all the posts) for nearly two years. Since I began I have had the chance to read more books and am somewhat…Continue

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