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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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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 Robert McCarthy on August 15, 2016 at 17:24

Bangkok humidity giving me a bit more than a warm hug. I lay sweating and chanting the !ast hour before letting go of ideas of sleep and getting out of bed. Pleased to find emails reminding me it is Monday and not yet midnight. So.....Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Jnañamati on August 15, 2016 at 17:07

This morning in the UK, afternoon in Uttah Pradesh, Sudoshin, Deepshan, Rakesh and Suvidya joined me on Skype for nembutsu practice. It was nice to see Sudoshin and family, the first time since I have seen them since I was actually there in India. Heartened also to find them in good spirits. Today we chanted "Amitabha" the sanskrit name for Amida, the Buddha of infinite light. In the Sukhavativyuha (Larger Pure Land Sutra) Amida Buddha is described in the following ways:

the Buddha of Measureless Light - Amitabha, of Boundless Light, of Unimpeded Light, of Incomparable light, the Light of the Monach of Fires, of Pure Light, the Light of Joy, the Light of Wisdom, Continuous Light, Inconceivable Light, Ineffable Light, and the Light Outshining the Sun and Moon.

"This light touching being, the Sutra says, makes the Three Poisons disappear". As beings, blown hither and thither by our wayward passions, overburdened by our imperfections and guilty under the weight of our foolish choices, listening to the Name with deep faith extinguishes all our negative karma. Chanting Amitabha is a voicing of gratitude. Rejoicing together in our good fortune the Buddha's smile.

Comment by Valerie E. Nye on August 15, 2016 at 15:06

Deep August humidity giving us a warm hug here in Missouri. Warm wishes to all.

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Jnañamati on August 10, 2016 at 12:25

Due to not being available on Monday - Suvidya, Suando and I met today instead for our weekly "chanting service" (as they like to refer to it). We chanted Namo Omito Fo, the refuges in English and Pali, followed by a verse, again in Pali, that is, I gather from Suvidya, a loving kindness chant:

Sabbe Satta Suki Hontu, Sabbe Hontu Chakke Minnu, Sabbe Bhadrani, Ma Kanche Dukka ma gamma 

Here is a short video sequence of Payal chanting it:

Suvidya told me that yesterday they had ten people at the weekly adult service that takes place at the Amida Dharma Centre in Laxmi Gardens. Suvidya said - "Jnanamati, you know how Indian people are not very good at being on time, well everyone who comes to our chanting service on Tuesday is very punctual and arrives before 4.00 p.m. when we start".

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Sujatin on August 9, 2016 at 11:49

Namo Amida Bu - Monday/Tuesday - nembutsu every day!

Comment by Satyavani Robyn on August 9, 2016 at 11:28

Namo Amida Bu! Lovely sunshine here... 

Comment by Michael Shinyo on August 8, 2016 at 23:43
Namu Amida Butsu!
Comment by Valerie E. Nye on August 8, 2016 at 23:31

   In gratitude for all you all do.

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Jnañamati on August 1, 2016 at 21:13

Today at 4.00 p.m. Delhi time and 11.30 UK time Suando, Suvidya, Siddharth (in UP, India) and I organised a live link up and shared our second online service together. I sat in the shrine room here at Amida Mandala in view of the shrine and Suvidya et al, in the front room of their home. This is becoming regular weekly event. Today we chanted together the Omitofo chant before reciting the refuges and precepts. Its quite something to be able to share in the practice this way.

Sorry Rob, I missed your message last week about joining us via Skype. I don't know if it will work but perhaps we can try next Monday? Namo Amida Bu, Namo Omitofo

Comment by Jnañamati on August 1, 2016 at 21:03

Jnanamati, that sounds great. Namo Amida Bu! I haven't been on here for a while and I'll admit that it is due to laziness. I quit using yahoo for my email, but kept the email address and check it via Gmail. Gmail doesn't give me a hyperlink so I haven't followed along lately. I have a little more time right now since I can't go back to work right away after having my big toe fused. On the bright side, this gives me more time for reading and working on the Lotus Sutra study module for Vow 22. Namo Amida Bu

Thank you Michael for your kind and supportive words. I don't know what a fused big toe is but hope that you are not in undue pain and that any symptoms pass soon enough. As you indicate a good time to engage in more sedentary activities like studying the Lotus Sutra! Namo Amida Butsu 


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