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The Supreme Array Scripture (Gandavyuha Sutra)

HI everyone! For people interested in the important Mahayana Sutra, The Supreme Array Scripture (Gandavyuha Sutra), you might want to check…

Started by Doug Osto

1 Mar 11, 2017
Reply by David Brazier

RACINES DE LA PRESENCE: south east France

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

Started by David Brazier

6 Aug 30, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

LA COLLINE ECLAIRÉE

Vajrapala writes... La Colline Eclairée, Belgian Buddhist center in the Pays des Collines, close to Ath, Ronse, Tournai et Lessines : We or…

Started by David Brazier

0 Feb 12, 2016

AMIDA SCOTLAND Perth, Scotland

There is now a fledgling Amida Buddhist centre in Perth, in Scotland. Having taken care of the Amida sangha in Newcastle upon Tyne from 200…

Started by Sujatin Johnson

5 Feb 11, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

ZEN CENTRUM DEN BOSCH; Netherlands

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 kunne…

Started by Elja Stoel

1 Jan 22, 2016
Reply by Elja Stoel

RUNNING TIDE MAGAZINE

Running Tide is the periodical of the Amida Order carrying articles on Pureland Buddhism. The most recent issues (33 and 34) give a compari…

Started by David Brazier

1 Jan 13, 2016
Reply by David Brazier

THE AMIDA ORDER & SHU

The Amida Order is a Buddhist religious order practising nembutsu. It is Buddhism in the Pureland style emphasising the relation between th…

Started by David Brazier

4 Jan 13, 2016
Reply by Satya Robyn

INTERNATIONAL ZEN THERAPY INSTITUTE

http://www.zentherapyinternational.com/ ITZI is an alliance of trainers, centres and other people involved in promoting Buddhist Psychology…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 8, 2015

OASIS DE LONGUE VIE Cher, France

http://www.yogi-ling.net/Oasis/oasisdelonguevie.htm Oasis de Longue Vie is a residence for persons of Buddhist faith in later years of life…

Started by David Brazier

2 Dec 7, 2015
Reply by David Brazier

Getting ready for the Bodhi retreat at Amida Mandala

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…

Started by Satya Robyn

1 Dec 6, 2015
Reply by Elja Stoel

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

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…

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Grace.

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

Sit

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…

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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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