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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

Walking: The Bodhisattva Way

Posted by Ananda on March 19, 2016 at 22:17 0 Comments

Stories of birth in the Pure Land

Posted by Jiko on March 16, 2016 at 10:30 1 Comment

Sharing the Nembutsu

Posted by Johnathan Robertson on March 14, 2016 at 10:00 3 Comments

A Key and a Window ~ Dharmavidya

Posted by Sujatin on March 10, 2016 at 10:43 0 Comments

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Sujatin added 2 discussions to the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
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Sujatin posted a blog post

Thursday 28 April - update on Dharmavidya's health

Dharmavidya writes:28th Apr ~ Consultation at the Big HospitalToday I went to the hospital in Cleremont Ferrand. Adam drove me there and back. It was nice to have a chauffeur. We stopped quite a number of times. I found the journey tiring but manageable. The journey back was greatly helped by some strong coffee. Along the way I was getting texts from Elja who…See More
Sujatin added a discussion to the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya

Why Is It So Hard To Be Natural? ~ Dharmavidya

Unnatural ExistenceThe problem of neurosis is this. Why is it so difficult to be natural: to be straight-forward, to be in tune with one's instincts? Why do we worry unnecessarily and then, when we worry appropriately, think that there is something wrong with us? Why do we preserve a secret self that we dare not show to the world? When we consider the question in this last form, it becomes apparent that the answer does not lie entirely within oneself. We live a thoroughly unnatural existence.…See More
Jnañamati joined Sujatin's group

Larger Pureland Sutra Dharma Talks

This is a series of teachings that Dharmavidya gave in Eleusis during a retreat in the summer of 2006 on the Larger Pureland SutraSee More
Robert McCarthy replied to Sujatin's discussion Cultivating Sangha ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Really appreciate your post Kaspa and maladjusted Buddhism article so touches all bases with what I have been trying to communicate.  I will be reflecting much on these discussions here and intend to write again a little later. Namo Amida Bu"
John Shea joined Susthama's group

Vow 22

This group is called "Vow 22" after the 22nd vow of Dharmakara Bodhisattva in the Larger Pureland Sutra, the vow which establishes the bodhisattva path as a core element of Pureland Buddhism.This group is for anyone interested in discussing bodhisattva way and everything that has to do with serving the spiritual needs of others.I am now taking a bit of time out for family reasons and so if you have any enquiries or would like more information please email or…See More
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Kaspalita replied to Sujatin's discussion Cultivating Sangha ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Yes - reading about situations around the world where nature will not recover easily, or without human intervention is disheartening. How to talk about this collective blind spot - and to change behaviour? There's a guest post over at American…"
Elja joined Kaspalita's group

Buddhist ideas

Questions and conversations about Buddhist philosophy and theory.See More
Jnañamati updated an event

Practice retreat - Pure Land and Zen meditation at La Ville au Roi (Eleusis)

June 18, 2016 to June 22, 2016
Jnanamati Williams with contributions by Dharmavidya David BrazierPureland practice and Zen meditation. In many parts of the Buddhist world, Pureland and meditation are practised together. For example in China Pure Land and Zen are known as the two practice schools (in contrast to more philosophical teachings). In this retreat we shall do much practice together, both intensively in the meditation hall and extensively in daily life and in communion with nature, and we shall learn about the…See More
Sujatin added 2 discussions to the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
Andrew replied to Sujatin's discussion A Bulimic World ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"You are a wonderful teacher. I learn so much reading your comments."
Satyavani Robyn commented on Sujatin's blog post Psychologists Reveal One Of The Best Ways To Boost Your Mood
"Nice study!!"
John Shea joined Sujatin's group
Sujatin added a discussion to the group Amida Newsletter

Whispers from the Bamboo Grove, Amida Newsletter #38

A Wonderful OpportunityThere is currently a small single ensuite room available for a new resident at the Amida Mandala temple in Malvern - do email Satya for more information.***** The …See More
Robert McCarthy replied to Sujatin's discussion Cultivating Sangha ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Thanks Kaspa, Acceptance has another key meaning in todays world.  Our culture is in extreme denial of just how much our entire ecology is falling apart and I see little actual change is likely to occur before there is widespread acceptance of…"

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