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par David Brazier, Juillet 2018, traduit par Vajrapala et avec l'aide de Véronique C'est l'une des versions les plus courantes du Vajrtasat…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Jul 10


VERTALING VAN DE TEKST VAN DHARMAVIDYA Dit is een van de meest voorkomende versies van de Vajrasattva Dharani. Het is de versie die wordt g…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

2 Jul 6
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman


This is one of the commonest versions of the Vajrtasattva Dharani. It is the version used in the Amida Shu Chanting Book... Om Vajrasattva…

Started by David Brazier

4 Jul 5
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman


Vertaling in het nederlands van Dharmavidya's tekst:    De eerste zaligspreking van Jezus was: "Zalig zijn de armen van geest; want hun is…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Jul 4


The first beatitude of Jesus was "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven." We might say, "theirs is the Pure L…

Started by David Brazier

1 Jul 4
Reply by Désirée Verstraete


TEXT: The purpose of my practice is to be a pure container wherein the common passions mature as higher wisdom Wisdom is not the eliminati…

Started by David Brazier

1 Jun 12
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

El Primer Versículo del Sumario de Fe y Práctica

Publicado por David Brazier el 8 de mayo de 2018 a las 10:14 en el grupo “Budismo” Texto: Para aquellos que tienen afinidad kármica con el…

Started by Nati

2 May 27
Reply by David Brazier

The First Line of Summary of Faith and Practice

Text: For those having a karmic affinity with Amitabha Buddha COMMENTARY For Whom This text and the religious path it describes are "for…

Started by David Brazier

2 May 8
Reply by David Brazier


THE OLDEST DUALISM There is an idea, common in contemporary Buddhist circles, that unless we believe in fundamental human goodness all is l…

Started by David Brazier

8 Apr 29
Reply by David Brazier

Les quatre modes de la foi

Il suffit de vivre une vie simple fondée sur la foi, mais ne passez pas à côté des ouvertures, si elles apparaissent. Nous sommes tous plus…

Started by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

0 Apr 23



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Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…


The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

Posted by Geeta Chari on June 29, 2018 at 9:21 1 Comment

I have been watching The Buddha on Netflix, and although I came well-prepared to scoff, there is a surprising amount of food for thought from a Pureland perspective. What follows is a review of the Pureland touches in the episode, coloured inevitably by my upbringing in India, although I have now lived in Britain for more than half my life.

The scene opens in the republic of Kapilavastu, depicted as a green and pleasant land, with the Himalayan mountains as a backdrop. (I was…


Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…


Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…


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