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"Wonderful, thank you. Namo Amida bu"

Mat Osmond replied on Sunday to SIMPLE MIND

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Reply by Andrew

"Thanks both, a good exchange. (And thanks too re above, Dharmavydia. Still a curious…"

Mat Osmond replied Mar 20 to NOT MONOTHEISM

8 Mar 21
Reply by David Brazier

"Lovely, thankyou. Have always meant to ask about the story, here. Namo Amida bu"

Mat Osmond replied Mar 16 to SHAN TAO'S DREAM

2 Mar 16
Reply by Satya Robyn

"This is helpful, thank you. When I think of the idea of those dwelling in the Pure L…"

Mat Osmond replied Mar 16 to NOT MONOTHEISM

8 Mar 21
Reply by David Brazier

"However, the emphasis upon how to fix the problem, worthy as it is, still overlooks…"

Mat Osmond replied Feb 19 to THE GREAT GRIEF

4 Feb 19
Reply by Mat Osmond

"Wonderful, thank you. This running commentary on the Summary of Faith and Practice r…"

Mat Osmond replied Feb 12 to THE GREAT GRIEF

4 Feb 19
Reply by Mat Osmond

"Just had the amusing, but slightly unnerving experience of  reading this new instalm…"


4 Jan 26
Reply by Mat Osmond

"Lovely summary, thank you. The soft rain soaking into one's coat is a beautiful meta…"

Mat Osmond replied Jan 19 to WHAT IS NEMBUTSU?

3 Jan 24
Reply by Andrew Ralph Cheffings

" I find myself both restored and grounded by each new instalment of this commentary.…"

Mat Osmond replied Dec 12, 2016 to FOOLISH BEINGS OF WAYWARD PASSION

4 Jan 26
Reply by Mat Osmond

"Thanks Dharmavydia. "

Mat Osmond replied Dec 1, 2016 to VOW BODY OF BUDDHA

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ITZI Conference 2017

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Continue, Improve, Practice and Try.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on March 29, 2017 at 14:27 0 Comments


The last three steps of the twelve step program are commonly known as the ''maintenance…



Posted by Andrew on March 23, 2017 at 9:07 1 Comment

The love your neighbour campaign in Birmingham came about after the decision to leave the EU. There was an increase in racist attacks and the Church of England hierarchy felt they should take action. What they did was encourage schools and other community venues to put free of charge bright orange banners on fencing etc with the words love your neighbour on them. At the moment funding has been obtained to make more banners to replace any of the 1000 that have gone up already and to encourage… Continue

The bowl of feathers

Posted by anki on March 22, 2017 at 11:09 0 Comments

Once upon a time there was a traveler from the lands below.

Lived in a cottage in the mountains all alone.

The only company he had were the animals and the trees.

Though company they were none the less spoke in language only the soul hears.

Songs of days passed they sang just…


Nembutsu morning

Posted by Kaspalita on March 18, 2017 at 9:33 2 Comments

Honen encouraged his followers to set aside special times for intense practice; half a day, or a whole day, or a week. We’ll be continuously chanting nembutsu for three hours this morning. Unlike Honen I don’t manage to recite sixty or seventy thousand nembutsu everyday, as I’m going about ordinary life, so I love these set aside times when I can immerse myself in the presence of the Buddha, in the Buddha-field, in the Pure Land.…


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