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Refuge Buddhism

Posted by Dharmavidya on July 8, 2014 at 6:48 1 Comment

Benefits of chanting

Posted by Sujatin on July 2, 2014 at 12:04 1 Comment

A Theory of Ethics

Posted by Dharmavidya on June 3, 2014 at 3:42 9 Comments

Cat poo & enlightenment

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on May 30, 2014 at 10:57 2 Comments

Ippen Shonin Golden Words

Posted by Jiko on April 24, 2014 at 0:14 0 Comments

Spirituality and Religion

Posted by Mat Osmond on April 11, 2014 at 21:22 4 Comments

Namo Amida Bu....throw it all away!

Posted by Jiko on March 31, 2014 at 19:19 0 Comments

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Amida Newsletter

The on-line version of the Amida Newsletters that are sent out by email. This group is for comments about the newsletters and requests for additional information.Photograph: Declan Jewell, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 LicenseSee More
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Ian Summers-Noble left a comment for Satyavani Robyn
"Thank you Satyavani Pure Land practice is new to me...but already easily and happily mentally chanting....:) Namo Amida Bu"
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Satyavani Robyn left a comment for Ian Summers-Noble
"Hi Ian - welcome to our little online community. Do enjoy looking around - glad you found Sujatin!"
16 hours ago
Dharmavidya posted a blog post

A moderately existential spirituality

Spirituality is the spirit in which we do things. This is not necessarily conscious, chosen or understood. When we become conscious of it to any degree we try, at least implicitly, to make sense of it. We then might regard it as coming from our self, from (a) god, from the universe/nature, from our ancestors, or whatever, and this will define an aspect of our metaphysic, but even this constructive activity will be done in a certain spirit. It cannot help being speculative and motivated. Even a…See More
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Sujatin left a comment for Ian Summers-Noble
"Glad you've joined, Ian! Have a good look round this ning site, starting with the link in the 'Welcome' box, top left. Then join in any discussions and special interest groups that take your fancy. There are any number to choose from.…"
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Ian Summers-Noble is now a member of Friends of Amida Order
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Juline Smit might attend Jnañamati's event

Pilgrimage: "In the Footsteps of the Buddha" at Delhi, India, Nepal

March 15, 2015 to March 30, 2015
A uniquue opportunity to visit the key pilgrimage sites in North east India and Nepal in the company of David Brazier.DetailsThis group tour will be guided by the Buddhist Pure Land Priest and teacher Dr. David Brazier, writer and authority on Buddhist psychology, and Maarten Olthof, an engaged Buddhist, author and teacher of Zen Buddhism. At the end of his life, the Buddha called on his followers to make a pilgrimage to the following locations:Lumbini (Nepal), where the Buddha was born as…See More
pradeep fulzele commented on Kevin Nelson's blog post Random Acts of Dharma.....to be continued..
"Very true"
Sujatin left a comment for Barbara Joan Loh
"Namo Amida Bu - did you know that there's a Feeling Buddha group on this network? Hasn't been lively of late but there's no reason why it shouldn't be. You are one of a huge number of people who have been inspired and supported…"
Barbara Joan Loh liked Sujatin's discussion A Moving Keynote Speech
Shir Haberman commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Namo Amida Bu to all everywhere!"
Shannon Calvert commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Namo Amida Bu.  Good morning to you all.  It was a little weird to receive the first of these emails last night before I went to bed.  What a big world! "
Liam Meekins liked Sujatin's discussion Whispers from the Bamboo Grove number 19
Liam Meekins commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Yes, thank you Sujatin. Beautiful teaching from Dharmavidya. How wonderful to have that shaft of light in this sometimes Sad world. Love to you all. Namo Amida Bu"
David Rogers commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"That's a beautiful piece of writing by Dharmavidya, Sujatin.  Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it. Namo Amida Bu and Metta."


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Searching unity ...

Started by Rob Van Gelder in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Rob Van Gelder Jul 7. 3 Replies

A "simple" question: how can you achieve unity in this dual world?Continue

A Moving Keynote Speech

Started by Sujatin in Uncategorized. Last reply by David Rogers Jul 4. 4 Replies

Tonight I was looking at Facebook and this popped up - it's via the San Francisco Zen Centre and it's by Zoketsu Norman Fischer - the keynote speech for Stanford University’s Baccalaureate. I've…Continue

Other-Power: Why self-mastery is self-defeating

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching May 14. 0 Replies

Here is the first part of an article by Dharmavidya in the latest edition of Tricycle magazine:The logic of morality is often based on a wish, an assumption, or an aspiration toward self-mastery in…Continue

Buddhism After the Tsunami, The Souls of Zen

Started by Kevin Nelson in Events. Last reply by Greg Cundiff May 6. 1 Reply

 Kojo Kakihara  of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple is promoting. "Buddhism After the Tsunami, The Souls of Zen" April 15, 20146- 8 pmCarwein AuditoriumUniversity of Washington Tacoma …Continue

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