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"No problem. Alternatively just go to youtube and put in "Deuteronomy" by Halfgasho. It's also on amazon, spotify and napster for 99p. Namo Amida Bu(   ,"
Aug 23
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"My latest composition: https://youtu.be/YSwEw-_j1Y8 Namo Amida Bu( ;"
Aug 19
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion TWO ROADS in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks Dharmavidya. There's always an element of self gain in my motivation to make an effort and also in my attempts to allow myself to be carried by the Dharma effortlessly. I take this as a lesson that we cannot fully eliminate self, but…"
Aug 10
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion RENKU in the group POETRY
"Very nice! NAB(  ,"
Jun 24
Dayamay Dunsby replied to Andrew's discussion Amelia in the group POETRY
"Thank you Andrew. Namo Amida Bu( :"
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Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion The First Line of Summary of Faith and Practice in the group BUDDHISM
"Thank you Dharmavidya. I felt that affinity when reading this and most of your writings. It feels, now, as though I have been close to Amida for a lot longer than I could possibly remember and that my calling in this life has been a homecoming.…"
May 8
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion OLD OLD QUESTIONS in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks, that's a much better way of looking at it. Didn't mean to sound defeatist. I believe that the intention and willingness to change and make a difference transcends the depth and complexity of the situation that we find ourselves in.…"
Apr 26
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion OLD OLD QUESTIONS in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks Dharmavidya. Some of the rhetoric that I have read and heard of seems to assert quite firmly that we are actually fundamentally evil! That is to say, incapable of genuine goodness, virtue etc, due to the power of our accumulated karma, which…"
Apr 26
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Apr 23
David Brazier commented on Dayamay Dunsby's blog post Nembutsu Question
"Nembutsu is "please" and nembutsu is "thank you". Today nembutsu may be joy, tomorrow it may be contrition, the day after it may be hope, wonder, despair, freedom...."
Apr 20
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Nembutsu Question

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 nembutsu…See More
Apr 20
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion IS IT SELFISH TO GO TO THE PURE LAND? in the group BUDDHISM
"Yes. Good guy bad guy wrong, stay close to the Buddha. Great teaching, thanks again! Namo Amida Buddha(  ;"
Apr 17
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion IS IT SELFISH TO GO TO THE PURE LAND? in the group BUDDHISM
"Does this mean that we're realistically deluded!!?? (I shoild probably speak for myself!(  ,) Namo Amida Bu!"
Apr 16

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I am a trainee Amitarya in the Amida Order and am currently living in the Malvern Temple. I love music and make electronic dance music on an amateur level. I also play guitar. I love philosophy as well as Buddhism and read all sorts of philosophical material. I meditate regularly and practice Tai chi. I spent two wonderful months at Eleusis this year(2015)with Dharmavidya and others, I consider it to be one of my spiritual homes and a truly mystical place! Namo Amida Bu( :
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Eleusis has so much to offer and I like to be able to offer something back by helping to maintain the buildings and the grounds as well as contributing to the beautiful atmosphere with spiritual practice and community activities. Namo Amida Bu( ;

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Nembutsu Question

Posted 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 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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Bombu Magic.

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 10:31 0 Comments

''The lotus does not grow in the solid ground of lofty plateaus, but in the muddy ponds of lowland marshes. This is an analogy meaning that foolish beings, while in the mud of blind passions, put forth the blossoms of the Buddha's perfect enlightenment; This indicates the inconceivable power of the Tathagata's universal Primal Vow.''

From ''The Essential Shinran.''

Study Grouop

Posted 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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At 11:33 on April 25, 2016, Elja Stoel said…

Ha Adam, so you had a noisy visiter in your bedroom last night? :-) 

At 21:58 on December 26, 2015, David Brazier said…

Hope you have had a good Christmas. Lots of love. Namo Amida Bu

At 0:15 on December 7, 2015, Elja Stoel said…

Ha Adam! Good to see you here too! :-) Namo Amida Bu

 
 
 

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 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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