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TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

Continuing the commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT: wishing to practise a religious life in truly simple faith, Truly Simpl…

Started by David Brazier

9 20 hours ago
Reply by Annetta de Quaasteniet

VIDYA IS AUTHENTICITY

Authenticity & FreedomI have been reading some existentialism. One of the key concepts in existentialism is authenticity. This goes wit…

Started by David Brazier

0 Jul 20

IRREVERSIBILITY & DETERMINISM ~ An old Buddhist controversy

The Problem Throughout the history of Buddhism there have been controversies about the ideas of irreversibility and of determinism.These ar…

Started by David Brazier

2 Jun 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

RECEIVING THE SEED OF BUDDHAHOOD

Summary of Faith & Practice Commentary TEXT: the method of opening oneself to Amitabha's grace COMMENTARY: The Buddha has vowed to rece…

Started by David Brazier

4 Jun 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

SLAVES TO APPEARANCE

Continuing the commentary on the Summary of Faith and Practice - we are working backwards toward the beginning at the moment... TEXT: free…

Started by David Brazier

3 Jun 17
Reply by Mat Osmond

Habitando esta fe firme (Traducción de "Dwelling in this settled faith")

Publicado por David Brazier el 8 de mayo de 2017 en el grupo de “Budismo” Como continuación de los comentarios de Recopilación de Práctica…

Started by Nati

0 May 18

NIEN FO

Commentary on the Summary of Faith & Practice (part 5) TEXT (is) the practice of Nien Fo COMMENTARY Nien means mindfulness. It also…

Started by David Brazier

2 May 16
Reply by David Brazier

WHO'LD BE A BELL MASTER?

The bell master is responsible for the meditation hall and, in the liturgy, works with the celebrant. The celebrant may specify exactly wha…

Started by David Brazier

3 May 16
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

DWELLING IN THIS SETTLED FAITH

Continuing commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT: Dwelling in this settled faith COMMENTARY Settled faith is anshin. An-shin…

Started by David Brazier

0 May 8

COMPLETE ASSURANCE

TEXT: Amida will receive you and you may fear for nothing since all is completely assured Continuing the commentary upon Summary of Faith a…

Started by David Brazier

4 Apr 10
Reply by David Brazier

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Posted by Adam Dunsby on July 18, 2017 at 22:41 1 Comment

We just had a study group meeting at Amida Mandala Temple. Only three of us but a very rich hour. Predictably we came round to the issue of ‘is one Nembutsu enough?’ My understanding: In a sense it is, because when we call Amida we become one with his vow and the Pure Land and thus we are saved. In another sense we have to keep calling him so that he can keep saving us. As if we’re all lost in a thick fog and Amida is a few steps ahead of us illuminating the way, we have to keep him in sight…

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SIMPOSIUM AT OASIS

Posted by David Brazier on July 11, 2017 at 15:30 0 Comments

On 8th July we had a meeting of six teachers at Oasis together with many visitors.

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Each of the teachers gave a presentation on what they considered most significant in their practice. Then there was an extended lunch period for socialising and, finally a sessions of questions and answers.…

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Feeding the Wolves of Desire.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on July 10, 2017 at 11:30 1 Comment

 

I remembered a teaching from Dharmavidya…

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Wasted

Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2017 at 0:00 7 Comments

My sons childhood friend was brutally murdered on Friday night. It is hard to believe that it happened. As he left a Birmingham pub a number of young people surrounded him. One of them stabbed him in the heart and he bled to death. He was twenty six years old. I can't get it out of my thoughts, why would any one be that cruel. Why as humans do we do this to each other. I've spent most of the weekend comforting my son, he went on Holliday with Daniel the friend that lost his life, two weeks…

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