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"Thank-you Dharmavidya. Those words are a balm."

Jan Wizinowich replied on Thursday to TORMENT

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"Life is so slippery. How intentions become tangled and reversed and end up somewhere…"

Jan Wizinowich replied on Thursday to THE LOGIC OF OTHER POWER

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"Thank-you Dharmavidya. Where I live invites the Nembutsu at all times. Amida's light…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Nov 19, 2018 to MEDITATION WITH NEMBUTSU: Part Two (of three)

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"It's not up to mind to invite the light. Our true Buddha nature, wordless, patiently…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Mar 11, 2018 to The Famous Dialectic of Chan

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"Eat when hungry, sleep when tired, see what needs to be done and do it. Mahalo Dharm…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Mar 11, 2018 to Being Natural is Rather Unusual

5 Mar 12, 2018
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"Timely ideas. The Hawaii sangha is doing the one million nembutsu this year, but I'm…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Mar 11, 2018 to Do Numbers Matter? Crazy Logic.

4 Mar 11, 2018
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"Taking refuge makes it possible for me to be more open to people and see them and no…"

Jan Wizinowich replied May 16, 2017 to NIEN FO

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Jan Wizinowich replied May 16, 2017 to WHO'LD BE A BELL MASTER?

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"Aloha Mogdala; So precious your words. I feel that I'm right there with you 21 years…"

Jan Wizinowich replied Jun 13, 2016 to TAN BUTSU GE - THE LIFE OF NO REGRET (PART1)

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Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…



Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue


Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…


Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments




I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…


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