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"Lovely and helpful reflection - thank you. Whether this is a right idea or a wrong…"

Mat Osmond replied Oct 29 to THE WRONG IDEA ABOUT THE RIGHT IDEA

5 Nov 4
Reply by Marianne Jacuzzi

"He actually said 'it felt like one long sigh of relief, from beginning to end'."

Mat Osmond replied Sep 29 to GENTLE SPIRIT

13 Oct 19
Reply by David Brazier

"Thankyou. One of the many letters here that read as one sigh of relief. (The phrase…"

Mat Osmond replied Sep 29 to GENTLE SPIRIT

13 Oct 19
Reply by David Brazier

"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
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ITZI Conference 2017

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Study Grouop

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 13, 2017 at 8:04 0 Comments

We had our regular skype study group on Saturday evening. Three people attended including myself and we studied some of Dharmavidya’s writings and had very helpful discussions about subjects such as Buddhist prayer, accepting death and being Human. The next group will be on Saturday the 25th at 9.30pm. This late time is due to the fact that some of our members are overseas in different time zones. if you would like to join us please email me adamdunsby@hotmail.com or skype me…

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ON BEING LIBERALLY DOGMATIC (rather than dogmatically liberal)

Posted by David Brazier on November 8, 2017 at 11:30 0 Comments

Last night I had a conversation in a restaurant in which a person reported the view that the religion of the future would be Zen because Zen was a religion without dogmas. This statement struck me with particular force because at the moment I am in the middle of reviewing a draft chapter by another author on "Eastern Meditation Meets the West" for a future publication. This chapter highlights the cultural filters that ideas have to pass through in order to get a stamp of approval by our…

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Relationship.

Posted by Dayamay 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 Dayamay Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 2 Comments

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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