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The Supreme Array Scripture (Gandavyuha Sutra)

Started by Doug Osto. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 11, 2017. 1 Reply

HI everyone!For people interested in the important Mahayana Sutra, The Supreme Array Scripture (Gandavyuha Sutra), you might want to check out my website for articles, books and some translations from it:…Continue

RACINES DE LA PRESENCE: south east France

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Aug 30, 2016. 6 Replies

http://racinesdelapresence.com/les-racines-de-la-presence-quest-ce-que-cest/Racines de la Presence is a project for spiritual aid and…Continue

LA COLLINE ECLAIRÉE

Started by David Brazier Feb 12, 2016. 0 Replies

Vajrapala writes...La Colline Eclairée, Belgian Buddhist center in the Pays des Collines, close to Ath, Ronse, Tournai et Lessines :We organise Buddhist and other events such as: - the Amida Pureland Sangha Belgium, - meditation-evenings for people…Continue

AMIDA SCOTLAND Perth, Scotland

Started by Sujatin Johnson. Last reply by David Brazier Feb 11, 2016. 5 Replies

There is now a fledgling Amida Buddhist…Continue

ZEN CENTRUM DEN BOSCH; Netherlands

Started by Elja Stoel. Last reply by Elja Stoel Jan 22, 2016. 1 Reply

Zen Centrum Den Bosch is het 'huis' van de Metta Sangha. De Metta Sangha heeft een zendo in het centrum van Den Bosch. De sanghaleden kunnen elkaar op verschillende momenten in de week ontmoeten en er worden diverse cursussen en sesshins…Continue

RUNNING TIDE MAGAZINE

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Jan 13, 2016. 1 Reply

Running Tide is the periodical of the Amida Order carrying articles on Pureland Buddhism. The most recent issues (33 and 34) give a comparison between Pureland buddhism and the Twelve Step Programme for overcoming addiction, highlighting…Continue

THE AMIDA ORDER & SHU

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Satya Robyn Jan 13, 2016. 4 Replies

The Amida Order is a Buddhist religious order practising nembutsu. It is Buddhism in the Pureland style emphasising the relation between the ordinary person - fallible, vulnerable, mortal - and the Buddhas. There is an associated congregation, Amida…Continue

INTERNATIONAL ZEN THERAPY INSTITUTE

Started by David Brazier Dec 8, 2015. 0 Replies

http://www.zentherapyinternational.com/ITZI is an alliance of trainers, centres and other people involved in promoting Buddhist Psychology. It is not confined to any one school of…Continue

OASIS DE LONGUE VIE Cher, France

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Dec 7, 2015. 2 Replies

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Getting ready for the Bodhi retreat at Amida Mandala

Started by Satya Robyn. Last reply by Elja Stoel Dec 6, 2015. 1 Reply

Preparations are underway for the Bodhi retreat here at Amida Mandala in Malvern. It's been good to have Dharmavidya and Elja here for one of our 'ordinary week's, although it's been busier than usual with a Quiz Night (with money going into Amida…Continue

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Comment by Vajrapala Lut Moerman on February 12, 2016 at 20:47

La Colline Eclairée, Belgian Buddhist center in the Pays des Collines, close to Ath, Ronse, Tournai et Lessines : we are organising Buddhist and other events like the Amida Purelandsangha Belgium, meditation-evenings for people off the area, non-violent communicationgroup, other-centred-approach buddhist psychology workshops, mantra-singing, dharma-talks, Bodhi-retreat Belgium/Netherlands. If you want to join, let know! If you want to get news about our activitys : let know your e-mail-adress please. Important for this group is community-forming, sharing from the heart, openess for good voices. Namo Amida Bu, Vajrapala Gankonin in the Amida Order

Comment by David Brazier on December 10, 2015 at 10:52

Thank you, Cedric - could you put this prayer onto this site as a blog post. It would be good to have it. Thank you.

http://eleusis.ning.com/profiles/blog/list

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Comment by Elja Stoel on December 10, 2015 at 8:48

Thank you so much Cedric! _/\_ :-)

Comment by Cédric Lémery on December 9, 2015 at 23:01

Here is the practice translated in English : Practising in face of horror

Comment by Elja Stoel on December 5, 2015 at 18:01

Wish your Tonglen practice is in English.... sounds as a very good practice in these circumstances... 

Comment by Cédric Lémery on December 5, 2015 at 17:53

Hello Elja, yes, it's nice to stay in touch. I just posted some informations about our activities.

Also, as Wangmo is currently animating a session about Sangye Menla (the medecine Buddha), here in Saint-Martin, we had a lot of discussion about the recent event in France. Therefore I have put a link to a practice Wangmo wrote during Charlie's event. It's a Tonglen practice ajusted to the current period to help people.

Comment by Elja Stoel on December 5, 2015 at 17:41

Hello Cedric, nice to see you here too! I hope you will share some of your activities of Racines de La Presence in this group. Nice to stay in touch this way and follow each other and I hope also inspire and stimulate each other! 

 

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 0 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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