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Ian McPherson
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Ian McPherson's Friends

  • Howard
  • Satyavani Robyn
  • Jnañamati
  • richard meyers
  • Michael Shinyo
  • Sujatin

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Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"I'm sure that our hearts go out to all those victims of the terrorist atrocity in Belgium yesterday.  It is unbelievable that a group of people should set out to kill and maim others (including themselves if they are suicide bombers) in…"
Mar 23, 2016
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"     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…"
Feb 18, 2016
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"I am sure that Dharmavidya is in all our thoughts and prayers at this time.  With all good wishes for a speedy recovery and a long, happy life. Here in the Yorkshire Dales we are experiencing yet another named storm ("Henry" this…"
Feb 1, 2016
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"A happy and wonderful New Year to you all.  Let us hope that 2016 will be the year that peace breaks out.....  Here in the north of England (and Scotland, of course, Sujatin) we continue to suffer from the most horrendous floods with many…"
Dec 31, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Thinking of you all (and particularly Sujatin) at this difficult time when extreme weather events, middle eastern conflicts and terrorism make the world seem even more awry than ever.  At least we can create islands of peace in our personal…"
Dec 21, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Thank you Sujatin. Many years ago I attended a talk given by Brother David Steindl-Rast at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.  The one thing he said that stuck most in my mind is that "the name of God is surprise!".  Absolutely…"
Nov 27, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"I can only echo Richard's sentiments.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful article Sujatin.  There is something divinely ironic about the fact that the more we help others the more we help ourselves as well.  Feels like…"
Oct 31, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Yes, my thoughts and prayers (Namo Amida Bu) are also with Adam this morning as he continues with his chanting practice.  One thing is for sure - his life will never be the same again!  In the light of Adam's positivity I shall…"
Aug 3, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"Hi Satya,      I've thought about this a lot.  I actually believe that there is a close resonance between the brain waves of the thinking part of our mind and the energy of social media and emails.  So I think that…"
Aug 3, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Cold isn't the word for it - it's freezing up here in the Yorkshire Dales and gales are forecast for later in the day.  What a Spring so far!  Glad to hear that the Order weekend went so well Satya.  I try to keep tuned in…"
Jun 1, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"What an amazing experience Robert.  Maybe we should start a new group: Amida weather - internal and external!  I guess that as this is the day of Wesak we will not be the only Buddhists chanting today.  Let us keep this wonderfully…"
May 4, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Thanks for that Sujatin - it totally hits the spot.  No wonder that the Celtic Tradition pays so much heed to these threshold spaces and moments where light meets dark, water meets earth, spirit meets matter.......  Iona is a place for me…"
Apr 14, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"No need to throw water at each other here in the Yorkshire Dales.  Yesterday we were all soaked with torrential rain!  Last week was heavenly - warm and sunny.  And today is once again Spring - like.  Every day I try to go out…"
Apr 13, 2015
Ian McPherson joined Susthama's group

Vow 22

This group is called "Vow 22" after the 22nd vow of Dharmakara Bodhisattva in the Larger Pureland Sutra, the vow which establishes the bodhisattva path as a core element of Pureland Buddhism.This group is for anyone interested in discussing bodhisattva way and everything that has to do with serving the spiritual needs of others.I am now taking a bit of time out for family reasons and so if you have any enquiries or would like more information please email or…See More
Apr 9, 2015
Ian McPherson left a comment for Michael Shinyo
"Many thanks for the invite Michael and delighted to be your friend.  I think that we are both doing Vow 22 at the moment and it would be good to chat about this at some point.  In the meantime have a good day.  Namo Amida Bu. …"
Apr 9, 2015
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"I live in a cold part of the world and love hot weather but, hey Rob, 40 degrees plus is a bit on the high side!  Take care of yourself and feel better soon.  (We still have snow here!).   Namo Amida Bu."
Mar 31, 2015

Profile Information

About Me:
I am a retired solicitor and currently a Lib dem District Councillor. I am divorced and have no children
Faith Background & Affiliation
Buddhist and Quaker
Occupation or Primary Activity
T'ai Chi teacher and Homoeopath
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and have practised Zen meditation for many years and have also been much influenced by the Advaita teachings of Ramesh Balsekar. I also have a long-standing interest in Taoism. I have started to say the nembutsu...
What is your interest in Amida-shu
To deepen my understanding and practise of Pure Land Buddhism
How did you find this web site?
What country are you living in?
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
not at the moment
What can you offer to other members of this network?
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Fellwalking, martial arts, local politics, poetry (particularly Chinese and Japanese), travelling

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At 20:13 on November 24, 2013, Sujatin said…

Looking forward to meeting you next week.

At 18:59 on October 14, 2013, Satyavani Robyn said…

Glad you can make it Ian - look forward to meeting you in December. If you ever have any questions about the practice or about anything else do feel free to get in touch here or Namo Amida Bu. 

At 10:15 on October 18, 2010, richard meyers said…
Hi Ian,

I'm very happy to be your friend. Thanks for asking me. I look forward to exchanging ideas.
All best for now,

At 19:38 on October 17, 2010, richard meyers said…
Hi Ian,
Once again welcome - I get a bit confused myself at times!

All best,
At 20:14 on October 16, 2010, richard meyers said…
Hello Ian,

Good to meet you here.
Best wishes,


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