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Monday Nembutsu

On Mondays, chant the nembutsu wherever you are, at whatever time you can, in whatever form you like, alone or with others.....and feel connected to our world-wide Amida sangha.

Notes on the Nembutsu

Why Chant? by Dharmavidya

Many thanks to Rob for inspiring us to join him in chanting

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We've moved!

Started by Sujatin Sep 20, 2016. 0 Replies

Come on over and join our lovely new site Here is the new home for Monday Nembutsu (and every day of the…Continue

A video of Nembutsu Practice from the Amida Bodhi Retreat in December 2010

Started by Sujatin. Last reply by John Sterner Aug 30, 2016. 6 Replies

Here's 1 hour and 10 minutes of the 72 hours of continuous nembutsu chanting from the 2010 Bodhi Retreat. This will also be somewhere else on the FOAO site - but you can also access the video from…Continue


Started by Gayre Christie. Last reply by Sujatin Oct 6, 2014. 1 Reply

Here it is SpringThere it is WinterEverywhere it is NOWIn life or death with the Buddha the journey continuesGayreContinue

Summary of Faith and Practice

Started by Sujatin. Last reply by Jiko Mar 26, 2014. 15 Replies

This is the AmidaSUMMARY OF FAITH AND PRACTICE(Dharmavidya, inspired by Honen's Ichimai Kishomon)For those having a karmic affinity with Amitabha Buddha wishing to practise a religious life in truly…Continue

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Comment by Valerie E. Nye on March 7, 2016 at 23:39

Hello and good wishes to all. We seem to have spring beginning here early in northern Missouri. I saw daffodil leaves in a yard yesterday. Soon there will be blossoms. The theater of the seasons always surprises.

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Steve Durham on March 7, 2016 at 13:36

Friends, greetings from a surprisingly mild day (temperature in the 60s Fahrenheit) in Chicago.  I hope to do some work today on Shan-Tao on the Vow 22 site-- always gives me something fulfilling to look forward to.  Namo Amida Bu _/\_

Comment by Vajrapala on February 29, 2016 at 18:40

Here almost spring too in Belgium!

Much sun but cold and freezcold in the night.

It's a big joy to be able to live in the countryside close to nature wonderland.

Namo Amida Bu everywhere, love to you all _/\_

Comment by Steve Durham on February 29, 2016 at 17:58

Greetings from Chicago on this Monday, 29 February, where it's in the low 50s (Fahrenheit) ... almost spring!  Namo Amida Bu _/\_

Comment by Vajrapala on February 22, 2016 at 17:42

Thank you Valerie to share!

Beautifull how you appreciatie more what you have now.

Let us chant !

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Valerie E. Nye on February 22, 2016 at 16:38

During the past few days I had an enlightening experience presenting me with an "aha" moment about attachment--mine and another person's. It's too long to explain in detail here, but what happened showed me that attachment is not only to material goods. I'm indifferent to acquiring things and am fine with basic utility items, could give them away easily. A friend made us an offer to move to her inherited childhood home that is furnished. Because it's the area we wanted to return to, we immediately thought of selling all our "stuff" and putting our house up for sale, Not a problem. We wanted to be back in the area with all our friends from thirty years. The catch was that the friend is so attached to her childhood home and it's pristine furnishings, antiques, etc. that she didn't want any wear and tear and required the amount to cover her property taxes(which would be way above our budget!) We had to laugh at ourselves and our friend. She is so attached to her property that it's a burden and she knows it; we realized that we are attached to the idea of moving back to the area to be with all our friends. And, both of these are problems we are making for ourselves. So, my husband and I have learned from this and now appreciate our present home and town with the nearby state park and lake even more. Our longing to "go back" was keeping us from fully enjoying the "now" and what we can do where we are.

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Michael Shinyo on February 18, 2016 at 12:38
It's been nice here in Texas. Today's forcast is 84° and windy. I'm planning on going for a hike in the canyon.
Comment by Satyavani Robyn on February 18, 2016 at 12:31

Brr sounds chilly in all those places! Good to hear about you planting seeds Vajrapala. We're looking forwards to getting going in the garden here. Ian/Valerie - stay warm!

Comment by Ian McPherson on February 18, 2016 at 10:41

     To continue with the rolling world-wide weather report (thanks for the invitation Satya) - it is snowing heavily here at the moment in the Yorkshire Dales and these last few days have been very cold after several weeks of unseasonably warm weather.  Neither the poor plants or birds and animals seem to know what to make of it!  So after rain and mud we now have hard ground and ice on the ponds.....   I'm sure that weather conditions generally are an outward sign of the confusion that the world finds itself in at the moment.

     Blessings and Namo Amida Bu to you all.

Comment by Valerie E. Nye on February 18, 2016 at 0:17

We have had severe winter weather with snow and temps below freezing that felt like single digits. Then yesterday the thermometer zoomed up to 37 degrees causing everything to melt into mud. Today it was ten degrees warmer and tomorrow it will be nearly 60 degrees. This is NOT typical weather for February in northeastern Missouri. The cold had been from the Polar vortex and effects of El Nino; this early warming may usher in La Nina that brings with it an early warming and severe drought as in 2012. That year it was 80 degrees in February. A friend of mine and I began lots of starter pots for vegetables. She got a sunburn that day. It stayed warm instead of cooling back down. Our gardens did well at the beginning, but after nearly three months of no rain, things didn't grow like they should have. We couldn't water the vegetable beds enough. ....well, guess that was a long winded answer. Smile. We have weather whether or not, aye?

Namo Amida Bu


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