Satya Robyn's Discussions (64)

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"PS for those who'd like to know the tune.... http://www.amidashu.org/servicebook/Vaj…"

Satya Robyn replied Jul 5 to INVOKING VAJRASATTVA

4 Jul 5
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"Wonderful - thank you :) I know what I'll be including next time I do service...."

Satya Robyn replied Jul 5 to INVOKING VAJRASATTVA

4 Jul 5
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"Thank you."

Satya Robyn replied Apr 26 to OLD OLD QUESTIONS

8 Apr 29
Reply by David Brazier

"I just happen to be exploring this at the moment for a possible Running Tide article…"

Satya Robyn replied Mar 9 to Do Numbers Matter? Crazy Logic.

4 Mar 11
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

"Namo Amida Bu _/\_"

Satya Robyn replied Mar 7 to The Famous Dialectic of Chan

13 Mar 28
Reply by Andrew Ralph Cheffings

"Thank you."

Satya Robyn replied Oct 29, 2017 to THE WRONG IDEA ABOUT THE RIGHT IDEA

5 Nov 4, 2017
Reply by Marianne Jacuzzi

"Thank you."

Satya Robyn replied Jun 18, 2017 to IRREVERSIBILITY & DETERMINISM ~ An old Buddhist controversy

2 Jun 30, 2017
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"Feel very tender and grateful after reading this. Namo Amida Bu."

Satya Robyn replied Mar 16, 2017 to SHAN TAO'S DREAM

2 Mar 16, 2017
Reply by Satya Robyn

"Thank you _/\_"

Satya Robyn replied Feb 10, 2017 to DEPENDENT ORIGINATION IS OTHER POWER

1 Feb 10, 2017
Reply by Satya Robyn

"Namo Amida Bu. So happy to be a foolish being!"

Satya Robyn replied Dec 13, 2016 to FOOLISH BEINGS OF WAYWARD PASSION

4 Jan 26, 2017
Reply by Mat Osmond

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

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…

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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…

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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…

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