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Robert McCarthy
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  • Australia
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Robert McCarthy's Friends

  • Andrew
  • David Rogers
  • Kay Rennie
  • Rev Rahul sramon
  • Liam Meekins
  • Kim Dieu Sanh
  • Bhodi Anjo Daishin
  • Bob Chisholm
  • Hala Hoagland
  • sasi babu
  • Andrew Seddon
  • Alen Siljak
  • Greg Cundiff
  • Satyavani Robyn
  • Mat Osmond

Robert McCarthy's Discussions

about trust in payment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Satyavani Robyn Jun 30, 2013. 1 Reply

European economic depression

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert McCarthy May 13, 2013. 3 Replies

 

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Robert McCarthy commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Enjoying very quiet days as I get back into my daily routines here. Restarting my kombucha a priority especially after tasting tom yum kombucha tea on my last day away. Another cycle begins in a few weeks when the sun again touches down on my back…"
Aug 22, 2016
Robert McCarthy replied to Sujatin's discussion Dharmaternative: The problem of real peace ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"As I read the first few paragraphs I was reflecting on the two communities I have been drawn to in my life that seemed strong, peaceful, resilient and seemed neither materialistic nor nationalistic. The Amida Sangha and Eleusis being the one…"
Aug 21, 2016
Robert McCarthy commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Bangkok humidity giving me a bit more than a warm hug. I lay sweating and chanting the !ast hour before letting go of ideas of sleep and getting out of bed. Pleased to find emails reminding me it is Monday and not yet midnight. So.....Namo Amida Bu"
Aug 15, 2016
Robert McCarthy joined Jnañamati's group
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Seishi House

Development of the coach house building in the grounds of Amida Mandala. See More
Aug 3, 2016
Robert McCarthy commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Sure is a good time to chant..... I just got scammed by a bogus facebook friends request supposedly from an order member. Beware..   I sure don't need any additional Facebook fire while I am staying here. Best wishes to everyone joining…"
Aug 1, 2016
Robert McCarthy replied to Sujatin's discussion The Practice For Ignorant Beings ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"I cannot think of anything I have ever intentionally let go of that has stayed for any period of time as 'let go of.  Stuff mysteriously falls away at times and becomes of no further interest to me. But this creates a space, a sort of…"
Jul 28, 2016
Robert McCarthy replied to Sujatin's discussion Without Knowing What Rebirth In The Pureland Truly Is ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Thanks for all the wonderful essays you have been posting Sujatin; this one particularly. I did experience over a decade ago what I now take to be the presence of some type of Buddhist 'celestial'.  It scared me witless, still does.…"
Jul 26, 2016
Robert McCarthy commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"That time is doable for me Jnanamati both in Thailand for the next month and then back in Melbourne.  I guess groups on Skype are sound only?  I will email you my Skype address I expect for this to happen.  I just spent chanting time…"
Jul 25, 2016

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About Me:
I'm living with a partner and two teenage children in Melbourne, Australia. Living for me is amazing and complex, a mystery my best description.
Faith Background & Affiliation
pureland- amida
Occupation or Primary Activity
home carer
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
pureland practice
What is your interest in Amida-shu
spiritual, psychological, finding a loving way to live
How did you find this web site?
googled after reading new buddhsim
What country are you living in?
Australia
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
Melbourne
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
Would like a group in my area
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
photography, alternative housing, have myotherapy qualification, ceramics

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Science and the Observer

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 3:10 0 Comments

A few days back I read an essay by a cognitive scientist who argues that our world is immaterial in that apparent substance only manifests when there is an observer and all that 'exists' are points of attention- well that's my rough take on a very interesting essay from a Buddhist perspective.
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/04/the-illusion-of-reality/479559/

Consuming wisely

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 3:22 5 Comments

It is of course no news to anyone that we are in serious ecological trouble.  It seems that the most peaceful, Buddhist approach to bring change is also rather likely the only way that could be really effective in minimising damage.  These suggestions can be implemented quickly on a personal level and from there we can advocate this way of living to others.

-  Most of us are aware that factory farming is not just cruel but is a major cause of ecological destruction.  We in our Sangha…

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Emptiness the underlying Christian value

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 1:28 6 Comments

I just read this wonderful article from the Australian Guardian by GIles Fraser.  Dharmavidya talks of the underlying spiritual reality that is common to all religions and to me this article exemplifies this.

When he was nothing but a suspended carcass, dripping with his own blood and other people’s spit, there were no worshippers around clapping their hands and singing their hymns. They were long gone.…

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Emptiness the underlying Christian value

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 1:28 0 Comments

I just read this wonderful article from the Australian Guardian by GIles Fraser.  Dharmavidya talks of the underlying spiritual reality that is common to all religions and to me this article exemplifies this.

When he was nothing but a suspended carcass, dripping with his own blood and other people’s spit, there were no worshippers around clapping their hands and singing their hymns. They were long gone.…

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Plant diet book recommendation

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 22:42 0 Comments

 I have recently read a book I very much recommend. It is titled 'Whole- rethinking the science of nutrition' written by T.Colin Campbell.  The author has been a prominent nutritional scientist through his life and he strongly advocates a  strictly plant based diet.  There are compelling reasons for this which we are all well aware of regarding avoiding killing and cruelty and avoiding worsening the ecological crisis.

Colin Campbell details the pernicious health effects of a diet…

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At 7:18 on July 13, 2013, Kay Rennie said…

Hi Rob

I've studied quite a lot of Zen teachings over the years but I would like to know how it relates to Amida. Zen to me seems quite austere but on first look Amida is not so. This site is large so it would be great if you could point me to a page or a resource where the basic Amida teachings are outlined. Best. Kay

At 1:13 on July 13, 2013, Kay Rennie said…

Thanks for the welcome Rob. Nice to meet you. Also good to find someone in the same time zone! Looking forward to learning about Buddhism from the Amida perspective.

At 13:00 on July 12, 2013, Satyavani Robyn said…

Rob - meet Kay - a new member in Melbourne! http://amidatrust.ning.com/profile/KayRennie

At 11:02 on July 1, 2013, Rev Rahul sramon said…
Yes,thank you for you meet with me,our temple in suratthani,Thailand.tample name WAT PATTHANARAM.MY MOBILE NUMBER 0805208234.i am waiting for your ans.lord Buddha bless you...
At 7:54 on June 4, 2013, Satyavani Robyn said…

Hey Rob! Look forward to seeing you soon! Sending love.

At 21:45 on October 14, 2012, Modgala Duguid said…

Hi rob, am trying to email you a reply but it keeps getting chucked back please check your email account  namo amida bu modgala

At 12:31 on August 28, 2012, Liam Meekins said…

Good to meet you Robert ! Namo Amida Bu

At 14:49 on April 14, 2012, Sujatin said…

Hello, Rob - when will Modgala be with you? I hope that you enjoy the time together.

At 23:11 on April 3, 2012, Mat Osmond said…

Sounds good Rob, speak soon - all best Mat

At 20:15 on April 3, 2012, Mat Osmond said…

Many thanks Rob, I thought of you whilst there - it seemed a very short time since we were there together.

I hope the time with Modgala goes very well. Are you in London again, then, for the sesshin?

We'll be in touch soon I'm sure,

All the best

Namo Amida Bu

Mat

 
 
 

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