I am 57 years old. I am retired on disability due to injuries from gunshot wounds to my heart & lungs , & a degenerative spinal disorder.
I used to practice Buddhism seriously when I was younger, but allowed my family life to pull me away. Sometimes I feel like I have lost my way, and I want to get it back.
Practicing Buddhism improves my ability to deal with my health issue in a more positive manner. I use yoga while meditating. And a little Tai Chi . ;)
By increasing my positive energy flow, I can disassociate myself from pain & other negative physical issues & maintain the energy needed to keep up with my young wards.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Spiritualist with a sprinkling of buddhist faith,possible gnostic cristian.
Occupation or Primary Activity
Homemaker with a background in religous studies, science & art.
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Personal search for truth , beauty , love, health & knowledge in general.
There is a Buddhist community in Jemez Springs , New Mexico I was going to join & move in with before I made the commitment to raise my grandchildren for 14 more years ...
What is your interest in Amida-shu
To learn & share what I have learned. To remember what I have forgotten. To love others and remember that the world is a beautiful place to live and learn in, even though we are surrounded by fear, pain, and suffering.
How did you find this web site?
referred by David
What country are you living in?
The United States of America
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
Edgewood, New Mexico, USA ... Albuquerque is 20 miles west of here
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
not at the moment
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay, Travelling companion, Guide, Expertise
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
hi Robert !
it's not dificult .... if you have some music file saved in your computer .. in the "comment box" of your friends page, there is a small icon in the right side of another showing a photo machine ... you click that icon to upload a file (any kind) then you choose from your saved files and attach it ...
I don't know if I was clear ... (you know .... my poor english again) ...
anyway if have some douts ask again ...
clarity and true love ................. from portugal
Just wondering how things are going in Edgewood?
Do you in fact live on the edge of a wood? Hope that's not too daft a question!
For some reason I imagine New Mexico as dry and desert like. I hope life is treating you well and that your health issues are not giving you too much trouble.
Pleased to recieve your invite to be your friend. I hope all goes well with you in your family life and Buddhist practice. I have just signed up for a retreat with Modgala on the 14th Feb. The theme being Fear, an appropriate one at this point in my life, but when was it not appropriate! Right now London is entering what has been described at the coldest weekend for 13 years, so we're all wrapped up against the cold. A bright and beautiful day here though. My wife Ruth and I took a winter walk in our local park and then down an old disused railway line. Sounds a far cry from New Mexico!
I enjoyed your entry and identified in some ways with what you are saying. I too had a deep Buddhist practice many years ago, which I let slide for a variety of reasons. I have been touched by Pure Land Buddhism for some time now but lacked contacts with which to discuss it. What I love is the open-hearted acceptance of even 'foolish beings' which, I guess, includes all of us! Health issues too, in my life heart disease and hep c helping to focus the mind.
I wish you all the best in your practice and your life.