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"Thank you for this. Much to contemplate."

Carol English replied Mar 30 to MEDITATION SICKNESS

1 Mar 30
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"Namo Amida Bu. Thank you."

Carol English replied Oct 30, 2017 to A FEW WORDS ABOUT GRIEF

4 Oct 31, 2017
Reply by Yaya de Andrade

"23. The fact that in a free society each person has a social right to their own opin…"

Carol English replied Aug 19, 2016 to PRINCIPLES AGAINST SOME COMMON FALLACIES

6 Aug 31, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

"Perhaps luminous things need the paradox of death to be seen Darkness to rest again…"

Carol English replied Jul 30, 2016 to RARE & PRECIOUS

1 Jul 30, 2016
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"I am writing this while lying in a pull out couch in a hospice in Canada next to a p…"

Carol English replied Jul 19, 2016 to DECAY OF THE BODY

2 Jul 19, 2016
Reply by Jimena Balli Garza

"Feeling gratitude for a last quiet loving night at home with my partner before he go…"

Carol English replied Jun 10, 2016 to GRATITUDE

5 Jun 10, 2016
Reply by Sujatin Johnson

"Thank you both for the reminder."

Carol English replied Jun 10, 2016 to GRATITUDE

5 Jun 10, 2016
Reply by Sujatin Johnson

"While this isn't everything in Genjo Koan, it feels as though, through Annette's tra…"

Carol English replied May 28, 2016 to Three Aspects of Delusion & Enlightenment

1 May 28, 2016
Reply by Carol English

"Thank you Sujatin. We don't know one another. I am in Canada and going through my ow…"

Carol English replied May 26, 2016 to HOW THIS BOMBU MET THE BUDDHA

5 May 27, 2016
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

"Yes, my teacher Namgyal Rinpoche often said we should think of it as an advance not…"

Carol English replied May 25, 2016 to DIALECTIC WITHIN THE TEACHING & WITHIN THE SANGHA

5 May 25, 2016
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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…

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The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

Posted by Geeta Chari on June 29, 2018 at 9:21 1 Comment

I have been watching The Buddha on Netflix, and although I came well-prepared to scoff, there is a surprising amount of food for thought from a Pureland perspective. What follows is a review of the Pureland touches in the episode, coloured inevitably by my upbringing in India, although I have now lived in Britain for more than half my life.

The scene opens in the republic of Kapilavastu, depicted as a green and pleasant land, with the Himalayan mountains as a backdrop. (I was…

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Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…

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