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

Mat Osmond replied on Monday to TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

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Reply by Annetta de Quaasteniet

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

Mat Osmond replied on Sunday to TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH

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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…"


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



ITZI Conference 2017

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Study Group.

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…



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.

Pictures: Here

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.…


Feeding the Wolves of Desire.

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


I remembered a teaching from Dharmavidya…



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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