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"We have seen Trump behaving in a very peculiar way when cameras are around, it’s alm…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied May 19, 2017 to RISING CRIES FOR IMPEACHMENT: The Punch & Judy Show in Washington

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"Agree! That degree of skepticism is actually what makes you a good researcher. I hav…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Mar 6, 2017 to VICTIMAS Y VICTIMARIOS

7 Mar 6, 2017
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"Definitely! Stories have two sides both of them responsible, both of them guilty. We…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Mar 6, 2017 to HOW TO MAKE ENEMIES & ANNOY PEOPLE

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"It seems that people dislike immigrants because of stereotypes, it’s the same with r…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Mar 6, 2017 to HOW TO MAKE ENEMIES & ANNOY PEOPLE

21 Mar 6, 2017
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"My pleasure! I'm trying my best (both with English and Spanish). Someone mentioned i…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Mar 6, 2017 to VICTIMAS Y VICTIMARIOS

7 Mar 6, 2017
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"Definitivamente no podemos hacer a un lado a todos aquellos que participan o son par…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Feb 19, 2017 to VICTIMAS Y VICTIMARIOS

7 Mar 6, 2017
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"If there is a terrorist incident, that will give him power but I think it will polar…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Feb 7, 2017 to NEW REGIME IN AMERICA ~ What is on the way?

34 Mar 25, 2017
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"Funny thing, before this extreme vetting happened I was listening to a song (not Bud…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Jan 30, 2017 to "EXTREME VETTING" - euphemism of the week

2 Jan 30, 2017
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"It is worrying to see how doors are getting closed just because you are different, o…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Jan 23, 2017 to NEW REGIME IN AMERICA ~ What is on the way?

34 Mar 25, 2017
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"Lots of things are changing. I don't know if things are getting worse or not, but ju…"

Jimena Balli Garza replied Jan 18, 2017 to CHANGING THE BIG GAME

1 Jan 18, 2017
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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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Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…

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Buddhism Day

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on March 28, 2018 at 15:46 1 Comment

I wasn't getting as much done as I intended to or 'needed' to in my previous mode of moving between lots of different activities, so I decided to devote one day a week to a particular activity, and this week I'm doing a Buddhism day. I've finally managed to get started on Vow 22, then I did some online research and catching up with mostly Buddhist emails, then I wrote a dharma talk. I plan to do a service run-through later. It's certainly easier for me to get things done this way. Namo Amida…

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REMEMBERING SAIKO SENSEI

Posted by David Brazier on March 19, 2018 at 21:43 1 Comment

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Gisho Saiko. Sensei Saiko was the founder of Shinshu Counselling. He wrote a number of books and presented his ideas at international conferences as well as through his university and Buddhist organisations in Japan. He referred to my work in his books and when I visited Japan a few months before his death, he took on to invite me to a number of gatherings and hosted my wife and I in royal fashion. He was enthusiastic that I should play a…

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