Friends of Amida-shu

The Friends of Amida-shu network is sponsored by Amida Trust.

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This is the online social network for members and friends of Amida-shu

For information about Amida-shu, local groups and centres, and teachings on Pureland Buddhism visit:

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Mary Oliver: "I Worried"

Posted by Sujatin on May 20, 2016 at 14:28 0 Comments

News from Amida Mandala

Posted by Kaspalita on May 18, 2016 at 16:00 0 Comments

Hymns of Change

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on May 11, 2016 at 11:55 4 Comments

News from Amida Mandala

Posted by Kaspalita on April 26, 2016 at 11:30 1 Comment

New Aspirant

Posted by Steve Stanley on April 21, 2016 at 11:30 2 Comments

Being Uncertain

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on April 14, 2016 at 11:24 0 Comments

My talk at the EBU conference

Posted by Kaspalita on April 12, 2016 at 11:30 0 Comments

Bending reality to our will

Posted by Kaspalita on March 21, 2016 at 17:27 0 Comments

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Vajrapala replied to Sujatin's discussion How this Bombu met the Buddha ~ Sujatin in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Yes, gratitude to the Buddhas, to Dharmavidaya, to the sangha, to the Dharma. Thank you to share Sujatin! Namo Amida Bu _/\_"
21 hours ago
Vajrapala replied to Sujatin's discussion The Koan of Shakyamuni in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Namo Amida Bu _/\_"
22 hours ago
Sujatin added a discussion to the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
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Three Aspects of Delusion & Enlightenment ~ Dharmavidya

Dharmavidya's Teaching at Oasis de Longue Vie27 May 2016 recorded & transcribed by AnnetteDharmavidya: I was reading a passage of Dogen - Dogen Zenji, the great Zen master. It says when you are enlightened, you are getting more enlightened all the time. When you are in the midst of delusion, you are getting more deluded all the time. Si vous êtes illuminé, vous êtes de plus en plus illuminé et si vous êtes au centre de…See More
yesterday
Sujatin replied to Sujatin's discussion How this Bombu met the Buddha ~ Sujatin in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"It did indeed - absolutely, the start of a new life with (after a while) a new name, new activity, a new role, new friendships. All sorts of benefits I could never have contrived or envisioned. Namo Amida Bu!"
yesterday
Andrew replied to Sujatin's discussion How this Bombu met the Buddha ~ Sujatin in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"What a beautiful end to the journey you had. That actually turned out to be the beginning. Namo Amida Bu"
yesterday
Michael Hernandez replied to Sujatin's discussion Dilemmas about Dogen or Dogen's Dilemmas ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Most of us most often wish that is all there was. It's a crazy world we made up here."
Friday
Andrew left a comment for Satyavani Robyn
"Hi Satya The temple visit was good. I'm fine will have to visit you all in Malvern soon. Hope the new carpet looks good in the shrine room. Namo Amida Bu"
Thursday
Satyavani Robyn replied to Sujatin's discussion How this Bombu met the Buddha ~ Sujatin in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"I for one am very glad that the Dharma bug got you! Gratitude to Dharmavidya, Dharmavidya's teachers, and you. Namo Amida Bu. "
Thursday
Sujatin added 2 discussions to the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
Thursday
Satyavani Robyn left a comment for Andrew
"Hi Andrew glad you got to visit the temple. How are things with you? Namo Amida Bu."
Thursday
Sujatin replied to Sujatin's discussion Dialectic within the Teaching and within the Sangha ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Yes and yes."
Wednesday
Satyavani Robyn replied to Sujatin's discussion Dialectic within the Teaching and within the Sangha ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
":) if only grit weren't so necessary......... but the pearl are beautiful!"
Wednesday
Sujatin added a discussion to the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
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Dialectic within the Teaching and within the Sangha ~ Dharmavidya

My Zen teacher, Kennett Roshi, often talked about the danger of quietism. By this she meant that it is no good thinking that one has arrived at the perfect understanding or the perfect organisation or the perfect practice. There has to be an endless dialectical process to re-invigorate the practice or things become stale and then become narrow. Wherever we have got to, there is always a next step. It is not that that next step takes us closer to the goal, it is that taking next steps is the…See More
Wednesday
Kaspalita posted a status
"Just uploaded the short talk from our Sunday service: http://www.amidamandala.com/the-great-way-avoids-picking-and-choosing/"
Tuesday
Andrew left a comment for Andrew
"Went to a local Theravada temple yesterday, very welcoming people mainly from Myanmar."
Monday
Johnathan Robertson posted a status
"Going to my first Wesak celebration tomorrow at Xa Loi Temple! Namo A Di Da Phat."
May 22
 
 
 

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