This morning I was able to have a talk with the doctor from which I was able to ascertain that he thinks it will be six months before my lungs are completely clear of blood clots. During that time they will keep me on blood thinners. He says that I can go home on Wednesday and the local doctor will take over the job of balancing my medication. At the moment I am getting warfarin every evening and injections of another thinner morning and evening. When I go home it will be one injection per…Continue
Added by Sujatin on February 8, 2016 at 21:27 — No Comments
Satya is singing hymns in her office. Jim the gas-man is repairing a gas fire. I have just hung out a load of sheets and put another on to wash.
Monday is officially a day of rest in the temple. Prajna, in Ontario, told us that she takes one day to 'walk, read, and pray' and our day off is inspired by this. Although, personally, I don't always meet the aspiration for my day off to be a retreat day. Today I woke up feeling grumpy and eventually went back to bed. My mind and body were…Continue
SATURDAY 6 Feb
When I finally got to St Amand today, I was taken straight to the hospital to visit Dharmavidya. I was feeling tired but happy to be back. The sun was shining warmly, apparently for the first time in a while, making me feel welcomed and a sense of being in exactly the right place at the right time.
I must admit that I had raised my expectations pretty optimistically about the condition that I expected to find Dharmavidya in when I…
This morning I think I managed to make more sense of it. I wasn't just worried about whether there would be enough lunch for everyone or if…Continue
Added by Satyavani Robyn on February 6, 2016 at 17:14 — No Comments
Dharmavidya's children Mike and Emma will be arriving in France this weekend. Adam is also travelling there to provide some long-term support for Dharmavidya in his recovery. Acharya Susthama plans to visit soon, as well.
Yesterday Dharmavidya was diagnosed with arthritis in both of his hip joints, this is what was causing his hip pain. He also reacted badly to the medication so the Doctors are changing that to Warfarin.
He has been supported by Elja through this…Continue
Evening and my new pain lies beside me,
unexpected guest, after so many, a new turn
in the tortuous road of illness
where each correction of course
is like to bring its own hazard.
In the next hospital bed, a…Continue
Added by Sujatin on February 4, 2016 at 11:04 — No Comments
On the Eleusis site Dharmavidya has written an update himself. It sounds like he'll be living a more settled life for a while. I've copied his update below. Or you can read it on the Eleusis site.
So here I am, in hospital. It is not so different from being in a monastery. There is a routine, even ascetic…Continue
Added by Kaspalita on February 2, 2016 at 18:56 — No Comments
CANTO A LA LUZ Y LA VIDA
Ten seguro que en mi mente,
revive la mas inquieta plegaria,
por la luz y tu salud,
desde la patria de Bolívar ,Venezuela,…
I spent a couple of hours in the garden this afternoon. It's been a warm, wet, winter, and the weeds have already started growing. It was good to get back in touch with the earth again.
Whilst weeding I discovered several meters of passion flower had been growing along the ground, tangled up with the weeds. I untangled it and used some old nails and twine to stretch it against the brick wall. It will be wonderful when the deep purple flowers open. Isn't it amazing what grows out of…Continue
Added by Kaspalita on February 1, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments
Some of you will know that Dharmavidya is in hospital near his home in France, recovering from a pulmonary embolism. He's getting treatment but they aren't sure how long he'll need to stay in at the moment.
I wanted to share the prayer for long life that Ananda wrote. Here it is.
Dharmavidya, founder of the Amida Order
Who turns the wheel of Dharma in the West and reveals the Nembutsu Vehicle
So that all may be reborn in Amida's Land of Love and Bliss
This Week in Amida Mandala we had the first hard frost in the garden. Mid-week and we woke up to a white world. The ice stayed for the whole day. It’s warmer again today, and has been a warm winter in general. A mixed blessing – our 200 year old temple can be a…Continue
Added by Kaspalita on January 23, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments
"Peace Paul' (Ananda) writes:
The first noble truth of Buddhism, which is often translated simply as suffering, actually has a richer meaning. It conveys a sense of bitterness, of unsatisfactoriness, of incompleteness. The Buddha was realistic. He did not deny the existence of happiness in our daily lives. Life is filled with many small joys: the pleasure found in a warm cup of coffee, or the happiness contained in…Continue
I am very pleased to be able to join Suvidya and the community here in UP again. I arrived on Wednesday from Birmingham. Yesterday I joined the first childrens class which was hosted in a local family home. It was lovely see some familiar faces and one ot two new children. The project has relocated to a building in Laxmi Gardens and next week we will host the same class here. Suvidya has done a wonderful job of making our new accommodation welcoming and homely. After the class…Continue
Added by Sujatin on January 16, 2016 at 11:27 — No Comments
There was a pleasing mixture of Buddhism and Christianity apparent at the all day chanting event on Saturday in Kings Heath, Birmingham. We gathered in a multi-faith venue which is part of a Christian church complex in the dead centre of the town. I was very aware of the rich cultural diversity, and how several different faith systems were represented in and around the buildings. This gives a feeling of convergence and union of purpose, as we gravitate towards a central point to carry out…Continue
Added by Adam Dunsby on January 11, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments
(originally posted on the La Ville au Roi site: http://eleusis.ning.com/)
Innumerable are sentient beings: I have harmed them all;
Uncountable are the holy precepts: I have broken them all;
Unfathomable are the Dharma teachings: I have offended them all;
Immeasurable are deluded passions: I have indulged them all;
Unconditioned is the heart of Buddha: I am accepted…
Face Book Uploading : Jan 1, 2016 Friday
बुद्ध शिक्षा - ६६
Buddha Teachings -…
Added by Advocate Rajendra Man Bajrachary on January 1, 2016 at 3:33 — No Comments