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Hussam Al-Nawab
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  • Machynlleth, Powys
  • United Kingdom
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  • Stone Andrew Fitzgerald
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Running Tide

This is a group where the electronic editions of Running Tide - the Amida Trust Journal will be available to read and comment upon.
Nov 26, 2012
Hussam Al-Nawab liked Sumaya's event Bodhi Retreat in UK
Nov 26, 2012
Hussam Al-Nawab commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Namo Amida Bu !"
Nov 26, 2012
Hussam Al-Nawab liked Susthama's photo
Sep 10, 2012
Hussam Al-Nawab liked Jnañamati's event Zen Therapy: Empathy for the Devil
Jun 6, 2012
Hussam Al-Nawab commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Namo Amida Bu - a blue sky here in Wales - intending to do some nembutsu gardening this morning - love to all"
Apr 16, 2012
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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 NembutsuWhy Chant? by DharmavidyaMany thanks to Rob …See More
Mar 28, 2012
Hussam Al-Nawab liked Sumaya's event Mindfulness - workshop in Belgium led by David Brazier
Mar 7, 2012
Hussam Al-Nawab joined Dharmavidya's group
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Arts in Amida

For discussion and promotion of the arts within the Amida community
Feb 19, 2012
Hussam Al-Nawab joined Satyavani Robyn's group
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Setting up and running local Amida groups

For anyone who's considering setting up a local Amida group in their area, and for people currently running local groups. A place to share expertise and resources, and for us to support each other.See More
Dec 8, 2011
Hussam Al-Nawab liked richard meyers's blog post Sono-mama - Just as is
Nov 21, 2011
Hussam Al-Nawab commented on Richard Ollier's blog post For Agoraphobics,a Devotional Hymn.
"This was my experience too Sujatin and I wholeheartedly agree. Thanks for the hymn Richard - Namo Amida Bu  "
Sep 9, 2011
Hussam Al-Nawab replied to Dharmavidya's discussion Course in Seoul August 2011 in the group Buddhist counselling and psychotherapy
"Fascinating - thanks for posting this. Namo Amida Bu -  Hussam"
Sep 6, 2011
Stone Andrew Fitzgerald left a comment for Hussam Al-Nawab
"Hi Hussam, yes it was great to share late night chats, visualizations and everything else. Perhaps you could email me your number in a private message here? I'd like to give you a call now and again to see how you are. I am already looking…"
Jun 9, 2011
Archan James left a comment for Hussam Al-Nawab
"Hi Hussam, thanks for your message. I was actually gonna send you a msg. Yes, things quite good since return thanks. What about you? You know, when you share the music it is such a great contribution. I am off on a shaking retreat to Ireland this…"
Jun 8, 2011
Hussam Al-Nawab left a comment for Bob Chisholm
"Hi Bob - Enjoyed your contribution to the recent training block and meeting up with you again. Hope things are well with you - Namo Amida Bu - Hussam"
Jun 8, 2011

Profile Information

About Me:
Bombu- but aware of Amida's light and so grateful for the deep love and acceptance of sangha. Live in rural Wales- songwriter and performer. Many songs Dharma-related....Recently took refuge - feel like I've joined the family I've always needed. Fun -loving, a Dad and Buddhist Psychotherapy trainee.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Pureland Buddhist
Occupation or Primary Activity
Organic Gardener and Father
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
A long-held interest in the wisdom of the east, especially the teachings of the Buddha.
What is your interest in Amida-shu
Connecting with other Dharma brothers and sisters of the Amida family.
How did you find this web site?
Via Psychotherapy training course
What country are you living in?
Wales
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
Machynlleth
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
Leicester
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay, Guide
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Music, nature, football, reflection, friendships, helping, walking under blue skies and enjoying the samadhi to be found in cafe's....

Hussam Al-Nawab's Blog

Pure Land Practice Morning

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 23:38 9 Comments

Today I facilitated a morning of simple Pure Land practice in our shrine room in Machynlleth, Wales and six people attended. It is the first gathering of this kind in the valley since Prasada & Susthama kindly visited, and led a practice evening back in early summer, and today's session went very well also. We have decided for now to make this a regular gathering on the first Sunday of each month, which is quite wonderful, and personally I can hardly wait for the next one!
Namo Amida Bu…
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The Dance?

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 15:01 1 Comment

The black stallion, majestic on the hillside
against the towering clarity of azure.
By the trickling stream
A ewe falls to her knees as if in prayer
and begins to tear grass from its roots.

In the town, shafts of white gold sunlight
dazzle rooftops and transform telephone cables
Into heavenly threads of connection.

The dance is, perhaps, beginning....

7.25am

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 10:14 2 Comments

Sparrows cheeping, once again

In the vacant, winter tree.

Fine flakes of snow, buffeted by wind

Swirl and curl, racing around the glowing light

Of the adjacent street lamp -

A swarming species of frost hardy fire-flies.



A starling hops on board the good ship Hornbeam,

But surely not at this time of year?

The tree an orphanage for the motley and fluffy,

Refugees from the empty fields and hills.

A blue tit now - hopping, bopping, this way… Continue

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At 8:51 on June 10, 2011, Joely Kim Hayes said…
Hi Hussam, thanks, all is well. Feels like it was all good. Glad to be your friend here. I will certainly keep in touch. x 
At 20:04 on June 9, 2011, Stone Andrew Fitzgerald said…
Hi Hussam, yes it was great to share late night chats, visualizations and everything else. Perhaps you could email me your number in a private message here? I'd like to give you a call now and again to see how you are. I am already looking forward to the next block and miss the dynamics in the house. It wasn't all easy, but it was all rewarding. Thank you for sharing your experiences, take care and speak soon I hope. Namo Amida Bu, Stone
At 8:23 on June 9, 2011, Bob Chisholm said…

Hi Hussam,

Thanks for your message. I thought the course block was a great learning experience. Indeed, for me it was the most rewarding so far. Working with you gave me my first experience of the unique kind of encounter that can occur in psychoptherapy and I felt priveleged to be invited into a corner of your world. I don't suppose that I'll always feel that way about clients, though!

Hope you, Helen and James had a good time in Wales. I'm going to take up your invitation and visit there myself some day. Maybe you could even show me that well!

Namo Amida Bu

Bob

At 22:53 on June 8, 2011, Archan James said…

Hi Hussam, thanks for your message. I was actually gonna send you a msg. Yes, things quite good since return thanks. What about you? You know, when you share the music it is such a great contribution. I am off on a shaking retreat to Ireland this w/end and the following week am meeting with my old band to do a concert in Germany so that is all quite exciting. 

It would be so great if Helen and her partner get a house near you.

Love and best wishes, Archan

At 16:53 on March 23, 2011, Bob Chisholm said…

Hi Hussam,

 

I just want to thank you again for sharing your experience abnd offering your support last week. Dukkha can be lonely, in fact it seems to be an essential feature of it. But I really felt your compassion and I appreciated it. Also, you were right about the Buddha: he died in Kushinagar and not in Lumbini which as you correctly pointed out was his place of birth. So much for my scholarship!

 

Take Care,

 

Bob

At 7:12 on February 18, 2011, Debbie Profit said…

Hi Hussam........So pleased to receive your reply. I will certainly look into the courses you suggested. It could provide what I feel is the missing element of my present studies and possibly even an alternative.It would definitely give me ideas of which direction to take for my dissertation.

Lovely to read some of your other posts.

Thank you for your suggestions

Best wishes

Debbie

At 2:23 on January 3, 2011, Mason Gasper said…
Thank you Hussam!
At 6:50 on December 12, 2010, Dien Linh said…

Hi Hussam!

Thank you for your kind words!

If you want your buddhist site known in Russia, you can send your news to me, we will publish them on the Russian version of our website "Buddha World" in the news.

Nam Mo A Di Da Phat.

 

At 12:51 on October 25, 2010, Emma said…
Well thanx for the note. Things a bit difficult at mo, so might not be in Mach for a while. Havnt got any work now.
But when things are more settled will let you know and we can arrange something.
Namaste xx
At 10:46 on October 22, 2010, Gerald Beeck said…
Well, things are better and much clearer now. Have to look, urgently, for a job.
How as the session?
NAB
Gerald
 
 
 

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