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Susthama
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  • Narborough
  • United Kingdom
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Autumn Running Tide Issue 16

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susthama Nov 10, 2008. 5 Replies

 

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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 jnanamati@amidatrust.com or…See More
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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 jnanamati@amidatrust.com or…See More
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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 jnanamati@amidatrust.com or…See More
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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 jnanamati@amidatrust.com or…See More
Aug 14, 2015
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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 jnanamati@amidatrust.com or…See More
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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 jnanamati@amidatrust.com or…See More
Mar 30, 2015

Profile Information

About Me:
My name is Susthama Marian Kim engaged to a bigger fool than me. I am based in Narborough, Leicestershire. Am just a fool chanting the nembutsu
Faith Background & Affiliation
Western Pureland Buddhist
Occupation or Primary Activity
Part-time Buddhist healthcare chaplain in LP NHS Trust, Amitarya, editor of the Running Tide, counsellor, course administrator, and Bombu
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
I have been involved in Buddhism since February 2003 particularly the Pureland tradition. I've got friends from pretty much all the different religions available in the world I think, and have visited Plum Village, Karma-ling, Nietban Pagoda in Vietnam, the Poor Clares Convent in Arundel, and Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda plus many more.
What is your interest in Amida-shu
I am interested in seeing it develop and grow. I like the vision of creating a warm, friendly, and vibrant environment.
How did you find this web site?
through Amida
What country are you living in?
United Kingdom
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
Leicester
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
Leicester
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay, Travelling companion, Guide, Expertise

The wise old owl

A wise old owl lived in an oak 
The more he saw the less he spoke 
The less he spoke the more he heard. 
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?

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Just over a month to go

Posted on January 7, 2012 at 13:30 3 Comments

Am 33 and a half weeks pregnant. At the scan earlier this week we saw her yawn  while stretching her hand and touching the placenta that is in the front of the stomach. How extraordinary!  

(To help you understand the photo: The sonographer did say that photos of the scan at this point in the pregnancy wouldn't be as great as the early ones because the baby has grown so much. The circumference of her head is roughly 37cm which means that her head is probably the size of a…

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Nembutsu ring

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 12:30 3 Comments

With the euro debt and current global economic financial crisis, the price of gold and other precious metals are now at an all time high. It has got to the point where wearing gold has attracted unwanted attention - it is now advisable not to wear gold jewellery. How fitting then that Anna, an artist friend of Amida currently in residence at TBH has made Nembutsu rings to wear out of pieces of silver. She has made nembutsu rings for some of us at TBH, and has sent me a picture to show…

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Pregnant and overflowing with gratitude

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:30 10 Comments

It's been a while since I've written anything so it's hard to know where to start but the feeling of wanting to write and share some things is strong now. In a way, this feels like the start of a kind of pregnancy retreat. The pregnancy started about 5 and a half months ago but the retreat starts today as I investigate some of the feelings that are present.

 

In the beginning of the pregnancy I didn't even realise that a life was forming inside of me. The first month passed…

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4th day of riots in the UK

Posted on August 10, 2011 at 19:00 11 Comments

Can anyone know the reasons behinds all the riots and looting, violence and unrest that have spread across the Uk for the 4th day in a row? Does anyone care to delve deep and look at how our society has become rife with violence and greed?

 

Is it really the youths that are responsible for this level of destruction and mahem that have taken root in many large and medium size cities across the UK? In many of the stories and images captured by the public and media it…

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A reflection on Impermanence

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 10:30 4 Comments

I just found out that Sogyal Rinpoche's master's consort has recently died. Did it make a big splash in the Buddhist world? I wonder what her death was like?

Khandro Tsering Chodron, Female Tibetan Buddhist Master

I wonder who will be the next generation of Buddhist masters and teachers…

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At 10:12 on March 27, 2013, Jackie Walker said…

Hi, thank you for such a warm welcome, I am a little apprehensive at the moment as I am used to being quite solitary with my thoughts and faith so here goes hopefully this is the birth of a deeper understanding of my faith xxxxx Much love to you all, hope youre all ok??

At 7:48 on July 12, 2012, karen cornell said…

wow. You have a beautiful baby..  Congratulations  Thats wonderful news. Do you still live in Narborough?\ Leicester? It would be lovely to meet up for a coffee/tea/water.. some time.  Namo Amida Bu. x

At 21:35 on March 24, 2012, Sujatin said…

I was so delighted to get the opportunity to cuddle gorgeous Selena and to see you and Damian so happily immersed by parenthood xxx

At 7:37 on December 4, 2011, Jason Ranek said…

Hi Susthama,

Didn't get to say goodbye before I left the Buddhist House, but I just wanted to say that it was great getting to know you and I wish you all the best with the pregnancy and birth. Blessings! Namo Amida Bu.

At 19:22 on August 31, 2011, Sujatin said…
My knitting fingers are twitching xxx
At 9:49 on August 31, 2011, Sujatin said…
Wonderful to see your picture - love to all three of you!
At 17:04 on June 15, 2011, Satyavani Robyn said…
Namo Amida-chooooo - love it : ) See you soon! : )
At 23:53 on June 6, 2011, Joely Kim Hayes said…

Hi Susthama, happy to have you as a friend here too! x

At 16:13 on June 5, 2011, Sujatin said…
Lovely that Helen has joined the Shu - Namo Amida Bu
At 17:06 on May 26, 2011, David Stupples said…
Namo Amida Bu
 
 
 

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