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Life on the Edge of the Pure Land

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeff Jul 23, 2015. 8 Replies

I can't believe I have been hanging about here (admittedly in the background but reading all the posts) for nearly two years. Since I began I have had the chance to read more books and am somewhat…Continue

A simple beginning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Satyavani Robyn Aug 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello FriendsI have had a brief look round this site and see many interesting things to explore.I have a pretty wide experience of spiritual practice,especially the Christian contemplative tradition,…Continue

 

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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
Feb 21, 2016
jeff replied to Kaspalita's discussion Share your home shrine in the group Buddhism Practice
Feb 5, 2016
jeff replied to Kaspalita's discussion Share your home shrine in the group Buddhism Practice
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Buddhism Practice

Discussions and questions about Buddhist practice - what do Buddhists do?See More
Feb 5, 2016
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Amida

"He looks very content!"
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Amida

My own Amida statue at home :)
Jan 21, 2016
jeff commented on Dharmavidya's blog post Bodhichitta is Nembutsu
"This piece comes to me exactly when I need to hear it. Many thanks Dharmavidya. Namo Amida Bu."
Sep 18, 2015
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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 12, 2015
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"Namo Amida Mew!"
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Aug 1, 2015
jeff replied to jeff's discussion Life on the Edge of the Pure Land
"Thanks ..... that is extremely helpful. I am just trying to clarify things in my own mind. I find this site and David Brazier's writings immensely inspiring."
Jul 23, 2015
Kaspalita replied to jeff's discussion Life on the Edge of the Pure Land
"We are disiples of Dharmavidya, as much as we are anything else, and he has chosen the Pureland way as the most appropriate vehicle for us."
Jul 23, 2015
Kaspalita replied to jeff's discussion Life on the Edge of the Pure Land
"Hi Jeff, The Order of Amida Buddha, which this site is part of, is about 20 years old and organisationally separate from Jodo Shu or Shin Shu. We follow the teachings of Honen and revere Shinran too, as well as all the other great Pureland…"
Jul 23, 2015
jeff replied to jeff's discussion Life on the Edge of the Pure Land
"Thankyou .... that is helpful. I also gettheimpression that you draw on Shin and Jodo. A focus on Amida rather than sectarian concerns?"
Jul 23, 2015

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About Me:
I am a guy living in Dorset.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Quaker
Occupation or Primary Activity
Charity Sector
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
I have had a lifelong interest in Spirituality and have read and explored a great deal. For almost twenty years my commitment has been to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
What is your interest in Amida-shu
I am very drawn by the combination of the simple and the profound. In my experience simplicity can often be a euphemism for superficiality. A couple of years I started saying Nembutsu which came as quite a surprise to me. My practice is very simple. I am now wondering where to take this next?
How did you find this web site?
Google
What country are you living in?
England
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
Wimborne BH21
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
Would like a group in my area, not at the moment
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Arts, spirituality, reading. Loads of stuff!
Do you have a website:
http://conversingwithparadise.blogspot.co.uk

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At 15:27 on July 31, 2013, jeff said…
Thankyou :)
At 9:20 on July 22, 2013, Jnañamati said…

Welcome Jeff, I hope you find some items of interest here. Do link up with others, join some of the groups and discussions. You may also be interested at some point in following the course "Introduction to Pure Land Buddhism" which can be found by following the link: http://courses.zentherapyinternational.com/?q=page/welcome-ITP Otherwise there is plenty of material to find here. Kind wishes

 
 
 

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