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Great Intentions.

The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable are sentient beings: We vow to save them all.”. This is no small order, in fact it sounds impossible, but the verse conveys a conviction which is inspiring and intriguing.  I have heard these words many times but this time there was an extra emphasis, a deeper…See More
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David Brazier commented on Adam Dunsby's blog post Study Group.
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Jul 19
Adam Dunsby posted a blog post

Study Group.

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 so…See More
Jul 18
David Brazier replied to Adam Dunsby's discussion Enough. in the group POETRY
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Enough.

Just to be able to see,The black night against the many shades of day.Far worlds within reach.Space enough to stretch your mind to the stars.See More
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David Brazier commented on Adam Dunsby's blog post Feeding the Wolves of Desire.
"Nice. Thank you."
Jul 11
Adam Dunsby commented on David Brazier's blog post THIS MORNING WE SHARED DREAMS
"My dreams were very powerful last night. Very emotional but unfortunately as incoherent as ever, leaving me feeling dark but none the wiser as to meaning. All goes towards healing though i think!!? Namo Amida Bu( :"
Jul 10
Adam Dunsby liked David Brazier's blog post THIS MORNING WE SHARED DREAMS
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Adam Dunsby commented on Andrew's blog post Wasted
"So sorry to hear that Andrew. These things are so difficult to understand, sometimes even more so when you are coming from a spiritual standpoint. I often think that we're mot meant to understand, or that we don't have the capacity to…"
Jul 10
Adam Dunsby posted a blog post

Feeding the Wolves of Desire.

 I remembered a teaching from Dharmavidya whilst contemplating the complexities of the 'Self Perfection Project' recently. The classical spiritual analogy of 'The Wolves of Desire' presents an ultimatum of sorts. The wolves represent our primal instincts which have become distorted in the lifelong pursuit of pleasure, and tendency towards that which is bad for us. According to the proverb, if we nurture the beasts that arise in the form of gratification and indulgence we make them stronger and…See More
Jul 10
Juline Smit replied to Adam Dunsby's discussion Inevitable Awakening in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Your comments made me smile.  What wonderful fools we are?  Sending you lots of love and a wish for us both filled with wisdom, focus and courage to let go (faith?).  NAB."
Jun 9
Adam Dunsby replied to Adam Dunsby's discussion Inevitable Awakening in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"I know what you mean Juline. As part of my control defect I like to know what's going on. Even though I know that it is un-knowable!! Best to just sat Namo Amida Bu and admit my ignorance!! Namo Amida Bu( :"
Jun 9

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2012 or earlier
Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
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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Great Intentions.

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

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Study Group.

Posted 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…

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Feeding the Wolves of Desire.

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 11:30 1 Comment

 

I remembered a teaching from Dharmavidya…

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First Thing's First!

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 17:24 0 Comments

       

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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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Korean Version of Workshops

Posted by JAESUNG KIM on August 6, 2017 at 6:58 0 Comments

2017 여름 불교심리치료 및 상담 워크숍 3회 내용

THREE PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS

 

WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind, object relatedness, skandha process, the unity of path and goal, bodhichitta,…

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Great Intentions.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

Continue

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…

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SIMPOSIUM AT OASIS

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.…

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