The 3rd week of Tricycle's six-week online video course with Dharmavidya David Brazier, "Foundations of Pure Land."
Brazier, a psychotherapist and head of the Amida Order, an international Pure Land Buddhist community, has background in both Soto Zen and Pure Land Buddhism. Each week he will be leading us through six foundational teachings of the Pure Land path.
This week he tells us about chanting the nembutsu: "Namo Amida Butsu," or remembering the…
This week Dharmavidya tells us about Honen's life story. As a young boy, Honen's father was assassinated. But as he lay dying, he told his son, "Don't seek revenge. Seek the dharma." From there, Honen started off on a path that would eventually lead him to creating a whole new movement of Buddhism, one specifically created to include everybody—the sinners as well as the virtuous, the meditators as well as those who could never get their mind to stop…
This is the first of a series of six video talks:
Welcome to our six-week online video course with Dharmavidya David Brazier, a psychotherapist and head of the Amida Order, an international Pure Land Buddhist community. With a background in both Soto Zen and Pure Land Buddhism, each week Brazier will be leading us through six foundational teachings of the Pure Land path. This week he begins with an explanation of "other-power," as well as reasons why, even if you are not a…
Here is a post on Tricycle by Jeff Wison
Himalayan Art 101: Amitabha Buddha
In the Theravada teachings of Buddhism there is really only one Buddha that is being discussed: the historical Shakyamuni Buddha. However, in Mahayana Buddhism the cast of primary characters increases. A number of new buddhas are…Continue
Jnanamati is painting vivid pictures of his time in India. I'm looking forward to tagging along via his blog posts:
Day 1 -
Wednesday 14th December
First day in Delhi. I am writing this whilst sitting in a front room of Prakash’s house. As I begin to type I’m surprised by a mouse darting across the floor - a dark brown smudge registering on my retina. Prakash met me at Indira Gandhi International Airport about 8.30 a.m. this morning, the end of a…Continue