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Michael
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  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Michael replied to Sujatin's discussion Words ~ Sujatin in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"When I was stationed in the military in Europe near the East German border in the late 80's there wasn't an EU. We were sure WW3 was going to happen. Then the wall came down. 30 years later... and 30 years from now; everything changes."
Jun 24, 2016
Michael replied to Sujatin's discussion AMIDA PURELAND & OTHER PRACTICES in the group Questions in the Sand
"I understand if done with Amida Buddha mindfulness; Nembutsu they fall under the 19th and 20th Vows. Is that correct?"
Jun 6, 2016
Michael replied to Sujatin's discussion Something new around the corner! ~ Sujatin in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Yeah, plan and control. The essence of self power."
Jun 5, 2016
Michael replied to Sujatin's discussion 'Training' in Buddhism ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Do people get so focused on forgetting the self; self is all they think about?"
Jun 5, 2016
Michael replied to Sujatin's discussion Dilemmas about Dogen or Dogen's Dilemmas ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Most of us most often wish that is all there was. It's a crazy world we made up here."
May 27, 2016
Michael replied to Sujatin's discussion SUMMARY OF FAITH & PRACTICE: Commentary Part Nine ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
""However, the well of karma is virtually bottomless. If one puts personal healing ahead of refuge one is, in a certain way, indulging in self-idolatryHowever, the well of karma is virtually bottomless. If one puts personal healing ahead of…"
Mar 21, 2016
Michael replied to Jiko's discussion Mother Amida in the group Questions in the Sand
"Here are two translations of Kyogoshinsho. The first is from BDK ENGLISH TRIPITAKA. I used an OCR app to copy it. The second is from Shinran Works. The Cause and Condition of Birth We truly know that if it were not for the compassion father of the…"
Mar 15, 2016
Michael joined Sujatin's group
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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 14, 2016
Michael replied to Sujatin's discussion A Key and a Window ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Thank you. Accordingly, was Siddhartha Gautama Enlightened and being enlightened found the Middle Way of the Eight Fold Noble Path and the Four Noble Truths? Or by discovery of them, then become enlightened?"
Mar 11, 2016
Michael replied to Jiko's discussion Mother Amida in the group Questions in the Sand
"If I told you what anthropologist scholar might say, someone else might disagree and say, "No, because the sutra says it is". I think you might already know the answer."
Mar 11, 2016
Michael replied to Jiko's discussion Mother Amida in the group Questions in the Sand
"Hi Jiko, My views and opinions are not yours. However, I feel you have doubt about if your understanding about the gender of Amida Buddha is correct? As far as I can see, gender has nothing to do with total reliance and the expression of…"
Mar 11, 2016
Michael 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
Mar 11, 2016
Michael joined Sujatin's group
Mar 10, 2016
Michael commented on Dharmavidya's blog post Bodhichitta is Nembutsu
"I want to say Nembutsu that others may be saved in the fashion of Metta Bhavana that the Grace of Amida Buddha becomes them. Namu Amida Bu"
Sep 19, 2015
Michael liked Dharmavidya's blog post Bodhichitta is Nembutsu
Sep 19, 2015
Michael joined Sujatin's group
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Larger Pureland Sutra Dharma Talks

This is a series of teachings that Dharmavidya gave in Eleusis during a retreat in the summer of 2006 on the Larger Pureland SutraSee More
Sep 13, 2015

Profile Information

About Me:
Well, I'm not sure what to say about me.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Jodo Shinshu
Occupation or Primary Activity
Food Service
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Decidedly the Dharma since 1993
What is your interest in Amida-shu
I work weekends. I feel there is not much Sangha available in Seattle on my days off work.
How did you find this web site?
Googling
What country are you living in?
U.S.A.
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
Seattle
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
Would like a group in my area, not at the moment
What can you offer to other members of this network?
Travelling companion, Guide

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