"I started reading the first few pages and discovered that I might want to read "The Feeling Buddha" first. In any case the discussion around the difference between the Four Noble Truths and Four Truths for Noble Persons hit home. As was…"
"I was looking at the Practice Centers page and saw entries for morning Pureland service, Pureland service, and Evening Pureland service. Is there a set liturgy for these services or something that the local abbot designs? If they are set liturgies,…"
"Hi Robert. I think the observation about chanting and meditation is a good one. In the long run chanting and meditating are the same. And if we chant to chant and sit to sit they are no thing. When we're chanting that is the path, when…"
"I get what you're saying, Robert. There are times when I have a writing spurt that seems as if it came out of nowhere. On later reflection it becomes apparent that the words are an outpouring of previously accomplished thinking and reasoning.…"
"I've never really had firm grasp on the self/other power distinction. I have trust in Amida as a Buddha and hir Pure Land. Knowing that Amida will come to greet me in the Bardo gives me peace in this precious human rebirth. I think I do have a…"
I'm a simple city guy. I enjoy living downtown where I am close to the arts and culture. My artistic practice is digital photography. Socially my interests include slow foods and community health. I'm returning to school to pursue graduate work in New Media Journalism.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Occupation or Primary Activity
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Ordained priest in a small independent catholic order. Meditation and mindfulness. Facilitate mindfulness group at local Veterans Hospital.
What is your interest in Amida Trust
I am interested in exploring Pure Land practice.
How did you find this web site?
What country are you living in?
United States: Maryland
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
Would like a group in my area, not at the moment
Have you visited
None of these
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Keep going! I was inducted in 2010, but am still seeking my place in this. If you feel affinity to the Pureland tradition, you'll love the Vow 22 Program. Keep us up to date on your sangha building endeavor.
Hi everyone,I'm interested in how different people understand 'other power' and how they feel it affects their lives and practice. I suspect there is a spectrum that goes from "Have a sense of Amida…Continue
'Street people' I usually find in parks, sitting on benches, and looking rather roughshod from exposure to the elements, cold inside a tent overnight, or in the case this late afternoon, 'bed bugs'…Continue