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"Being around others' births, and dying, has been just like that for me, as a witness…"

Mat Osmond replied Jul 24 to TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

9 Jul 26
Reply by Annetta de Quaasteniet

"Thank you Dharmavydia, a beautiful addition to this unfurling commentary.  Am gratef…"

Mat Osmond replied Jul 23 to TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

9 Jul 26
Reply by Annetta de Quaasteniet

"Beautiful, clear reflection on one of my favourite lines in the Summary, especially…"

Mat Osmond replied Jun 17 to SLAVES TO APPEARANCE

3 Jun 17
Reply by Mat Osmond

"Beautiful, thank you - the latter passage especially speaks of nembutsu in a way tha…"

Mat Osmond replied Jun 6 to RECEIVING THE SEED OF BUDDHAHOOD

4 Jun 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"Wonderful. Thank you. As someone familiar with the treacling (I like that) life habi…"

Mat Osmond replied Apr 10 to COMPLETE ASSURANCE

4 Apr 10
Reply by David Brazier

"'aliveness is probably a better goal than happiness because aliveness encompasses th…"

Mat Osmond replied Apr 8 to HAPPINESS & EMPTINESS

4 Apr 9
Reply by David Brazier

"I loved this take on emptiness, have been coming to it in my mind the past two days.…"

Mat Osmond replied Apr 8 to HAPPINESS & EMPTINESS

4 Apr 9
Reply by David Brazier

"Wonderful, thank you. Namo Amida bu"

Mat Osmond replied Mar 26 to SIMPLE MIND

3 Mar 28
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

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Relationship.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 1 Comment

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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Korean Version of Workshops

Posted by JAESUNG KIM on August 6, 2017 at 6:58 0 Comments

2017 여름 불교심리치료 및 상담 워크숍 3회 내용

THREE PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS

 

WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind, object relatedness, skandha process, the unity of path and goal, bodhichitta,…

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Great Intentions.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

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