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Satyavani Robyn
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  • Malvern, Worcestershire
  • United Kingdom
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Welcome to my page! Namo Amida Bu.

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Fernando Silva joined Satyavani Robyn's group
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Not Everything Is Impermanent Study Group

A group where I will be posting an extract from Dharmavida's book Not Everything Is Impermanent every week, with a few questions to get us thinking... feel free to join us every week or every so often. Namo Amida Bu. See More
Apr 15
Fernando Silva joined Satyavani Robyn's group
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Questions in the Sand

Dharmavidya answers questions about issues in psychology, spirituality, philosophy and personal life, copied from his La Ville au Roi site - http://eleusis.ning.com/group/questions-in-the-sand/. If you have any questions for Dharmavidya do email him to dharmavidya@fastmail.fm with the heading "Questions in the Sand".See More
Apr 15
Satyavani Robyn commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Here's this weeks' thread at the new place - come say hello there! http://www.friendsofamida.com/forums/topic/monday-nembutsu-on-gasp-a-monday/"
Nov 29, 2016
Satyavani Robyn commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Do come along to the new place for Monday nembutsu here: http://www.friendsofamida.com/forums/forum/living-room/monday-nembutsu/"
Sep 20, 2016
Satyavani Robyn commented on Sujatin's blog post Refugees
"Ah, wonderful. So glad you can do this work Modgala. Decided earlier today to go to the 'Refugees Welcome' march in London this Saturday, our local Amnesty do lots of good work and have organised a coach. Is anyone else going? Namo Amida…"
Sep 12, 2016
Satyavani Robyn posted a blog post

Getting-it-wrong and the Buddha's smile

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it! ~ Ram DassWe are continually presented with opportunities to grow, to learn something about ourselves, to be courageous, to be kind. I see these opportunities offered to others too. What I notice is that, it's generally not very easy to take them. To say, yes, I will give my last piece of chocolate away. Yes, I will acknowledge that what I said was hurtful. Yes, I will see this deep flaw in myself plainly, as if…See More
Sep 10, 2016
Satyavani Robyn replied to Sujatin's discussion Awesome Power ~ Sujatin in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Namo Amida Bu. Great quote! Yes, far more vulnerable than we'd like to admit - I like the sense of relief you remind me of too, though, that we don't have to worry as much as we do about the huge effect we have on other people etc....…"
Sep 9, 2016
Satyavani Robyn commented on Kaspalita's blog post Guilt and morning meditation
"What a terrible person you are for not joining us .... ; ) It's also hard for me to distinguish between ought & want sometimes, it's good to clear away the ought in order to find out, or let the Buddha tell us... and yes, Andrew, I…"
Sep 9, 2016
Juline Smit joined Satyavani Robyn's group
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Questions in the Sand

Dharmavidya answers questions about issues in psychology, spirituality, philosophy and personal life, copied from his La Ville au Roi site - http://eleusis.ning.com/group/questions-in-the-sand/. If you have any questions for Dharmavidya do email him to dharmavidya@fastmail.fm with the heading "Questions in the Sand".See More
Sep 4, 2016
Satyavani Robyn posted a status
"Going to squeeze in baking some peanut butter cookies before our Order retreat starts at 3pm. Thinking of all those who can't be here. NAB"
Sep 2, 2016
Satyavani Robyn commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post MEET POPPET, THE NEWLY THREE-LEGGED TEMPLE BUNNY
"Thank you : ) Peter has been looking after her very well, grooming the ear she can't get to now she doesn't have a back leg on that side. Namo Amida Bu!"
Sep 1, 2016
Sujatin commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post MEET POPPET, THE NEWLY THREE-LEGGED TEMPLE BUNNY
"Love to you and the bunnies, particularly Poppet - to Kaspa - and the Buddhas. Namo Amida Bu!"
Sep 1, 2016
Satyavani Robyn posted a blog post

MEET POPPET, THE NEWLY THREE-LEGGED TEMPLE BUNNY

Meet Poppet, our newly three-legged bunny.Kaspa and I enjoyed our two week break and at the end of our first day back, a busy volunteer day, I went to feed the much-loved temple bunnies with 3 year old Felix.It took me a while to notice that Poppet wasn’t coming out of the hutch. When I looked closer I saw the blood, and that her back leg was at a horrible angle underneath her. I won’t go into…See More
Aug 30, 2016
Shantikara joined Satyavani Robyn's group
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Questions in the Sand

Dharmavidya answers questions about issues in psychology, spirituality, philosophy and personal life, copied from his La Ville au Roi site - http://eleusis.ning.com/group/questions-in-the-sand/. If you have any questions for Dharmavidya do email him to dharmavidya@fastmail.fm with the heading "Questions in the Sand".See More
Aug 27, 2016
John Sterner left a comment for Satyavani Robyn
"Hi Satya - Thank you for the friend request.  I found the site through Google while searching for a Pure Land sangha in Pennsylvania, U.S.   Namo Amida Bu"
Aug 27, 2016
Satyavani Robyn commented on Sujatin's blog post Reverend Ananda: "Do Good Anyway"
"Thank you Ananda - lovely piece. I like to think that sometimes these acts of goodness are received by the world - maybe it's too late for this woman to receive it in this lifetime, but they're not in vain. As Ananda says 'nothing is…"
Aug 25, 2016

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About Me:
I am a Buddhist Priest in the Amida Order. I'm married to Kaspa who is a Minister with the Order, and we live with our three cats, Fatty Tsuki and Roshi, in Malvern, Worcestershire.
We have a small but growing local Amida sangha. I own the 'mindful writing' company Writing Our Way Home with Kaspa, and also work as a therapist in private practise and a writer. You can find us at www.malvernsangha.co.uk and http://www.writingourwayhome.com.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Pureland Buddhist
Occupation or Primary Activity
Psychotherapist, writer
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Gankonin with the Amida Order
What is your interest in Amida-shu
I started on the Amida Psychotherapy course in 2009 and things proceeded from there!
How did you find this web site?
Google.
What country are you living in?
UK
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
WR14
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
Malvern
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Walking on the hills, reading, baking, blogging, creativity...
Do you have a website:
http://www.writingourwayhome.com

My other sites

I write daily at a small stone, and edit a literary blogzine at a handful of stones (submissions always sought). I write about my life as a writer at Planting Words.

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Getting-it-wrong and the Buddha's smile

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 19:03 0 Comments

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it! ~ Ram Dass

We are continually presented with opportunities to grow, to learn something about ourselves, to be courageous, to be kind. I see these opportunities offered to others too. What I notice is that, it's generally not very easy to take them. To say, yes, I will give my last piece of chocolate away. Yes, I will acknowledge that what I said was hurtful. Yes, I will see this deep flaw…

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MEET POPPET, THE NEWLY THREE-LEGGED TEMPLE BUNNY

Posted on August 30, 2016 at 17:09 2 Comments

Meet Poppet, our newly three-legged bunny.

Three legged Poppet

Kaspa and I enjoyed our two week break and at the end of our first day back, a busy volunteer day, I went to feed the much-loved temple bunnies with 3 year old Felix.

It took me a while to notice that Poppet wasn’t coming out of the hutch. When I looked closer I saw the blood, and that her back leg was at…

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Shiny hats & tonnes of Dharma

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 8:44 0 Comments

We're just back from the Buddhafield Festival in Taunton run by Triratna. We ran a couple of workshops and held three listening circles as a part of the Dharma Parlour (where all the best stuff happened).

This is our fourth year and we deepened our friendships with Dharma practitioners from other traditions (like the Triratna teacher Dhivan in the shiny hat and the Tibetan monk Tenzin Shenyen, pictured) and met lots of new people. It feels really good to work…

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Lost wallets & faith

Posted on June 19, 2016 at 14:27 0 Comments

I lost my wallet yesterday. It had £235 in it, which is no small amount to me, along with all my cards & a little photo of me and Kaspa when we first met.
 
I…
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At 15:46 on August 27, 2016, John Sterner said…

Hi Satya - Thank you for the friend request.  I found the site through Google while searching for a Pure Land sangha in Pennsylvania, U.S.   Namo Amida Bu

At 23:29 on July 8, 2016, Phil Clark said…

Hi Satya - I'm unsure when I'll be back in the UK.  I would love to attend the Malvern retreat in Oct but my path seems to continue with great uncertainty.  NAB Phil

At 10:00 on July 8, 2016, Dawn said…
Thanks for friend request :) yes i met you once before in malvern.
At 22:47 on May 26, 2016, Andrew said…
Hi Satya
The temple visit was good. I'm fine will have to visit you all in Malvern soon. Hope the new carpet looks good in the shrine room.
Namo Amida Bu
At 11:33 on April 18, 2016, Andrew Ralph Cheffings said…

Thank you, Satya, I'll certainly post some poems,

Namo Amida Bu

At 0:24 on April 2, 2016, Stephen F. said…

Thank you for your warm welcome.

At 18:52 on December 17, 2015, Vajrapala said…

Yes Satya, superstrong name and I'm very grateful to be your friend now.

NAB

Vajrapala

At 15:47 on June 12, 2015, Steve Stanley said…

Hi Satya,

Picture as requested, taken on iphone its v.large:)

Namo Amida Bu

At 10:30 on June 8, 2015, Michiel de Vries said…

Thank you for your warm welcome. David Brazier suggested me to visit your sangha in Malvern. This certainly is an encouragement to visit England once again; I haven't been there in 15 (?) years there. [But it will have to wait to the fall, at least, sorry.]

At 13:46 on March 20, 2015, Diana said…

Thank you for welcoming me Satyavani, I'm looking forward to learning more about this group

 
 
 

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