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


4 Jun 30
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

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

Adam 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…"

Adam 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…"

Adam Dunsby replied Mar 13 to IMPEDIMENTS TO FAITH

2 Mar 13
Reply by David Brazier

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

Adam 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( ;"

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

4 Dec 3, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

"Namo Amida Bu( ;"

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

1 Sep 23, 2016
Reply by Adam Dunsby

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

Adam Dunsby replied Aug 30, 2016 to DOGEN & SAIGYO

1 Aug 30, 2016
Reply by Adam Dunsby

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

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

1 Jul 25, 2016
Reply by Adam Dunsby

"That sounds lovely Sujatin. We have a similar process unfolding with wee Tara the ki…"

Adam Dunsby replied Jul 10, 2016 to FINDING BALANCE ~ Sujatin

2 Jul 10, 2016
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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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