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Kaspalita
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"Listen to my talk: Buddhism Inside Out here - http://www.amidamandala.com/buddhism-inside-out/ or on YouTube:…"
Sep 13, 2016
Andrew commented on Kaspalita's blog post Guilt and morning meditation
"Interesting though when I think about it i probably do more of the things I feel I ought rather than the things I want. With this in mind I will probably only spend a small percentage of my life doing the things I really want to do. What strange…"
Sep 9, 2016
Vajrapala commented on Kaspalita's blog post Guilt and morning meditation
"I also have this kind off things. For example when I work in the garden or doing my house-work, regularly I think "I should have to read sutra's, chant the Nembutsu or work on Vow 22"  and all this kind of thoughts…"
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
Andrew commented on Kaspalita's blog post Guilt and morning meditation
"So we do all suffer as a result of emotions. So refreshing to hear of others complexities. Namo Amida Bu"
Sep 8, 2016
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Guilt and morning meditation

I hadn’t been getting up for morning meditation for months.This year we’ve had a meditation slot in the temple schedule from 7:30am to 8am. Satya and Jnanamati have been holding the space between them. In the spring time we decided to open up Thursday morning’s to members of the public, and occasionally someone would come along.I made an effort to get up on Thursdays, when Jnanamati wasn’t here, so that Satya would have some support.Then the summer came. Jnanamati offered to open the morning…See More
Sep 8, 2016
Kaspalita commented on Andrew's blog post I
"There's a saying I heard once, from a friend in the 12 steps movement, "I never let go of anything that didn't have my claw marks all over it." This is how it is to be human. We love, and we hold on to the things and people we…"
Sep 7, 2016
Kaspalita posted a blog post

Radical acceptance = relaxation

This is from my writing blog - but I think the lessons apply more generally to life, as wellDeeply accepting yourself leads to relaxation, and better writingA few days ago I helped my brother move house.We drink from throwaway cups – water beads on the clear surface, catching the mid-summer, mid-day light.For about…See More
Aug 12, 2016

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About Me:
I run the Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple in Malvern, together with Satya
Faith Background & Affiliation
Amida Pureland Buddhist
Occupation or Primary Activity
Buddhist priest, psychotherapist, and mindfulness teacher
What is your interest in Amida-shu
Everything.
How did you find this web site?
I created it
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.
Malvern
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
Malvern
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay, Travelling companion, Guide, Expertise
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http://www.amidamandala.com
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kaspalita@amidatrust.com

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Guilt and morning meditation

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 16:00 4 Comments

I hadn’t been getting up for morning meditation for months.

This year we’ve had a meditation slot in the temple schedule from 7:30am to 8am. Satya and Jnanamati have been holding the space between them. In the spring time we decided to open up Thursday morning’s to members of the public, and occasionally someone would come along.

I made an effort to get up on Thursdays, when Jnanamati wasn’t here, so that Satya would have some support.

Then the summer came. Jnanamati…

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Radical acceptance = relaxation

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 16:05 0 Comments

This is from my writing blog - but I think the lessons apply more generally to life, as well

Deeply accepting yourself leads to relaxation, and better writing

A few days ago I helped my brother move house.

We…

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News from the temple in Malvern

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 14:00 1 Comment

The coach house renovation project has started. Yesterday, Richard, one of our local Sangha members, and Gordon, the builder, began clearing the site ready for work. Today they have been pulling down lime and horsehair plaster that may have been up for 200 years, removing old timber and generally getting on…

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News from Amida Mandala

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 16:00 0 Comments

I’ve just taken a stroll around the garden, enjoying a burst of sunshine in a day of mixed weather. A couple of hours ago a brief storm completely soaked Angie, who was busy working in the garden. Luckily David, who had also been busy in the garden, was inside during the wild weather.

Angie, who arrived this morning in her short green wellies, had been planting out the seedlings we’ve been growing on the table in front of the big windows in our flat: Foxglove, coreopsis, aquilegia,…

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The Buddha loves you just the right amount

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 12:00 0 Comments

Recently, I was asked to give a talk on death and dying. It made me recall a passage in the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying where Sogyal Rinpoche describes what faces you after death. From memory, I think he writes about first being faced with a bright white light. This is nirvana. If you can enter the light you can enter nirvana. If you can’t manage this, you are then faced with a soft blue light. This is the gateway to the Purelands. If you can’t face that, you are then presented with…

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At 21:06 on February 27, 2016, Olia Eliasberg said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! :)

At 17:29 on May 22, 2013, Dave Kruemcke said…

Thank you for posting "Running Tide". I haven't had a chance to read it all, yet but I did look through the topics....fascinating ! Cant wait to read the whole thing. ................. Amitofou !

At 17:12 on February 22, 2012, Dave Kruemcke said…

Howdy! Thanks for the warm welcome! I don't have any photos to offer (as of yet) but I am truly grateful to find a group of interactive Pure Land followers!..............NAMO AMITABHA BUDDHA!!!!!

At 1:12 on February 22, 2012, Mish said…

Thank you

At 16:46 on August 2, 2011, Jnañamati said…
Naturally, that's fine, NAB
At 17:42 on June 9, 2011, Bishudda nanda sraman said…
hi where did you learn about Buddhism ?
At 9:45 on November 18, 2010, Dulal Barua said…
DEAR SIR , I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOUR NEXT CONFERENCE OF AMIDA TRUST.
IF YOU INVITE ME I EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO YOU.
"TRIPLE GEM BLESS YOU" Rev. Dulal Barua from Thailand.
At 11:57 on June 2, 2010, Colin Mitchell said…
Thank you for your kind wishes, afraid i'm now paralised in my legs and of all things whist moving house i fell backwards down the stairs and broke my ankle! Talk about a fall from grace lol. Thanks again,
Namo Amida Bu
Colin
At 7:42 on May 26, 2010, Hussam Al-Nawab said…
Bore da Kaspa - It was lovely to catch up with you again - chanting the nembutsu, jamming with the ukelele and singing some Johnny Cash. We must try to get the piano tuned and then we'll be flying!
Namo Amida Bu - Hussam
At 14:48 on May 25, 2010, Caroline Screen said…
Hi Kaspa
How are things? I like your photo - an interesting glow going on!!
Nice to be friends :o)
Caroline
 
 
 

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