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You do not have to be good

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on August 28, 2014 at 8:39 4 Comments

A Buddhist Class in India

Posted by Kaspalita on August 24, 2014 at 14:58 1 Comment

From Delhi, with love

Posted by Kaspalita on August 23, 2014 at 12:43 4 Comments

Let nothing disturb you

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on August 7, 2014 at 10:03 0 Comments

A conspiracy to protect me

Posted by David Rogers on August 5, 2014 at 23:30 0 Comments

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

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"Hello Goedele, In december is er de Belgische Bodhi-retreat (4-daagse) en op 19 december komt Dharmavidaya een spreekbeurt geven in Antwerpen. Laat weten mocht je interesse hebben. Nab, Lut  "
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"Thanks Satya,  yes distance really is difficult for having a sense of being in Sangha, friendship and also family for me. I am well and getting involved in some rather diverse groups in Melbourne. Today there is a vegan festival in an…"
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"Yes, funny old world! Namo Amida Bu - hope you're well Rob seems like ages since we've spoken properly. Damn that distance. "
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You do not have to be good

(copied from my other blog)All week Kaspa has been on Buddhist business in India.I had planned a solitary retreat day on Monday. I had it all worked out – virtuous food, no television, reading holy books, gazing wistfully into the distance as I contemplated the great mysteries of life… you know the sort of thing.Here’s how…See More
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"Hello from Delhi it's still very hot . Namo amida Bu ."
Shir Haberman commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Lut, Change is all there is - even when we don't recognize it. Everything is as it should be and Amida guides us at every turn in our lives if we are aware of it. Namo Amida Bu to you and all those involved in life's mysteries."
Aug 25
Lut Moerman commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Hello, Namo Amida Bu to all. I had a very full months this summper because we where building a house and change houses and changed area of living. We live now in the country-side amongst 50 km from where I lived before and from where my family and…"
Aug 25
Satyavani Robyn commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Namo Amida Bu Valerie. Wet here! Thinking of Kaspa who will be sweltering in Dehli. A good day of camping yesterday with some UK sangha - thanks to Adrian for organising. Love to all."
Aug 25


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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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