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"That's really helpful. Namo Amida Bu( :"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Sep 6 to SEVENTEEN FORMS OF CONDITIONING

2 Sep 8
Reply by Minsun Sung

"Very nice thank you. Thinking of Ed who passed away last night. Namo Amida Bu( ;"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Jun 6 to RECEIVING THE SEED OF BUDDHAHOOD

4 Jun 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

"Thanks Dharmavidya. Made me think about some of the clangers I've dropped in my effo…"

Dayamay Dunsby replied May 7 to WHO'LD BE A BELL MASTER?

3 May 16
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

"Thanks Dharmavidya. I'm interested in the "clever mind", as you put it. It is the fl…"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Apr 10 to COMPLETE ASSURANCE

4 Apr 10
Reply by David Brazier

"Thanks Dharmavidya. Recently I've been aware of my mind as presenting me with a cont…"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Mar 13 to IMPEDIMENTS TO FAITH

2 Mar 13
Reply by David Brazier

"Lovely, thanks Dharmavidya! Namo Amida Bu( :"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Feb 12 to THE GREAT GRIEF

4 Feb 19
Reply by Mat Osmond

"thank you very much. A subject close to my heart at the moment. Namo Amida Bu( ;"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Nov 22, 2016 to LEARNING FROM KARMIC OBSTACLES

4 Dec 3, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

"Namo Amida Bu( ;"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Sep 23, 2016 to The distinctive role of religion in society

1 Sep 23, 2016
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

"That's a very nice comparison of two very gifted Buddhists. It seems very important…"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Aug 30, 2016 to DOGEN & SAIGYO

1 Aug 30, 2016
Reply by Dayamay Dunsby

"What a lovely story. Thank you Dharmavidya for introducing me to Bencho! Namo Amida…"

Dayamay Dunsby replied Jul 25, 2016 to BENCHO ~ Successor of Honen

1 Jul 25, 2016
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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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