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"https://youtu.be/LyCwLdQV5T8 My latest composition. Namo Amida Bu ( ;"
Jan 12
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Dance of Love

A Karmic embraceSharing timeMoving throughPressing on.Falling downTaking stockA kindred waltzA gentle rock.No retreatNo regretsA load of follyA touch of Grace.The fine and coarseA ragged edgeBroken heartsAnd settled faith.See More
Jan 6
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion CULTIVATING SANGHA in the group THINKER'S CORNER
"...or even a container for our Bombu nature, a space for us to explore who we really are and to make mistakes without(some of) the catastrophic consequences that might follow in the "normal" world. I certainly feel like Sangha has given me…"
Dec 27, 2018
Dayamay Dunsby posted a status
"This video came up on my Youtube feed today. Quite a nice intro to Pureland. https://youtu.be/_qJazZozJOI Namo Amida Bu( ;"
Dec 18, 2018
Jan Wizinowich commented on Dayamay Dunsby's blog post More Will Be Revealed!!
"Aloha e Dayamay; Mahalo for your rich reflections and connections. They brought to mind a film called "Happy", a documentary that explores happiness by seeking out people in wildly different situations who are happy. One of the first…"
Dec 10, 2018
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion IT TAKES TWO or WHO'S AFRAID OF DUALITY? in the group BUDDHISM
"I like it! Particularly the bit about the unconscious mind redirecting us when we're straying from the path. I have felt that this is true for me recently. My own plans to make myself well and happy don't seem to match what's going on…"
Dec 6, 2018
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion BODHI DAY in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks Dharmavidya. I never heard the bit about his mother descending from heaven before. Is there a suggestion that she took the form of Sujata? Namo Amida Bu!"
Dec 6, 2018
Dayamay Dunsby liked David Brazier's discussion BODHI DAY
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Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion DO NOT CRITICISE, ACCEPT EVERYTHING in the group BUDDHISM
"...continually define and re-define itself in relation to the world around it and judgement is one of the components of the mechanism by which it achieves this. I have resigned to noticing it in all of it's complexity and then just handing it…"
Dec 5, 2018
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion DO NOT CRITICISE, ACCEPT EVERYTHING in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks Dharmavidya. That's very inspiring. However, I have tried this practice quite a lot and found it futile, in the sense that, my mind appears to be a pure judgement machine! That's what it does and it seems to be fundamental to…"
Dec 5, 2018

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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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Through Malvern Sangha.
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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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More Will Be Revealed!!

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 12:46 2 Comments

Adjusting to the extreme contrast between India and England has been a truly enlightening experience for me and I will probably be processing it psychologically for quite a while to come! 

It is impossible not to be affected by the seething mass of raw energy that flows endlessly there, seemingly toward no apparent goal except pure survival. It often seemed like hell…

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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.''

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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? :-) 

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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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Posted by Geeta Chari on December 16, 2018 at 18:51 0 Comments

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/

I found this piece tremendously sensible, well-reasoned, and above all, realistic.

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Posted by David Brazier on December 14, 2018 at 18:52 6 Comments

Carol drove me into Ottawa at midday on Wednesday 12th. I had spent the morning being interviewed and making a short film. In Ottawa we had lunch at the vegetarian restaurant and then went on to the airport where she dropped me off. I was to take a local plane to Montreal then fly to Paris and on to Bilbao in Spain with Air France, due to arrive at nine in the morning local time the following day. F would meet me in Spain and take me back to stay with him in a village near Vittoria.…

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Posted by David Brazier on December 8, 2018 at 15:00 4 Comments

I'd like to try to say something about real life, which is the only thing that is really interesting.

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Now,…

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