Adam Dunsby
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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
Juline Smit replied to Adam Dunsby's discussion Inevitable Awakening in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Dear Adam, you are right, life certainly provides grit (opportunities) for development on the spiritual path.  The way I see it, it is up to each of us how we act on what is already here and happening for us, a great responsibility with no…"
Jun 9
Adam Dunsby liked David Brazier's discussion IRREVERSIBILITY & DETERMINISM ~ An old Buddhist controversy
Jun 7
Adam Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion RECEIVING THE SEED OF BUDDHAHOOD in the group BUDDHISM
"Very nice thank you. Thinking of Ed who passed away last night. Namo Amida Bu( ;"
Jun 6
David Brazier replied to Adam Dunsby's discussion Inevitable Awakening in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Yes. Romantic determinism. Buddha was not a determinist. Though, as I say, there have been many attempts to bring in such ideas."
Jun 4
Prajnatara Teresa Bryant liked Adam Dunsby's discussion Inevitable Awakening
Jun 4
Adam Dunsby replied to Adam Dunsby's discussion Inevitable Awakening in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Thanks. I thought it all sounded a bit too neat. I suppose that sort of thinking could be considered determinism?! Namo Amida Bu( ;"
Jun 3
David Brazier replied to Adam Dunsby's discussion Inevitable Awakening in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"I think that the answer has to be no. Although there seems to be repeated attempts throughout Buddhist history to introduce ideas of this kind, it appears to have been the teaching of Shakyamuni that nothing is inevitable. Things can go down as well…"
Jun 3
Adam Dunsby added a discussion to the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
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Inevitable Awakening

I read something the other day to the effect that, the universe is like an enlightenment machine, which converts ignorance into awakening. To exist is to be subject to its influence and propelled towards enlightenment regardless of the individual's intentions. This seems to correspond to the idea of buddha nature guiding the human journey towards spiritual perfection. Do you think that all beings are destined for enlightenment even though it may take forever for some to get there? Is buddhism a…See More
Jun 3
Adam Dunsby liked David Brazier's blog post COMPASSION FOR OUR WORLD
Jun 3
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First Thing's First!

                                                                  Loving kindness has played a significant part in my spiritual life for the past two months or so. I've been practicing this particular form of meditation for some years, but have been using it more intensely for self-healing work recently as part of my body trauma treatment.  The simple idea of generating positive feelings and directing them towards ones-self, or any other being who might benefit from them, has always appealed to…See More
May 28
Adam Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion BEING, BECOMING & THREE LEVELS OF CRAVING in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Thanks that's great. Very deep! I was sort of thinking in terms of gratification(being) and annihilation(non-being), which I think is basically what you said. Very interesting philosophical implications. It's really tough to get past that…"
May 26
Nati liked Adam Dunsby's blog post Self Power/Other Power
May 26
Adam Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion WEDNESDAY 24 May ~ Light & Dark in the group ELEUSIS NEWS: What Did You Do This Week?
"Good daily!! Namo Amida Bu( ;"
May 24
David Brazier commented on Adam Dunsby's blog post Self Power/Other Power
"Nice."
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Have you visited Eleusis?
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( :
How did you hear about Eleusis?
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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First Thing's First!

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Self Power/Other Power

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Sangharakshita on Self Power/Other Power: …

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Maximum Entropy and Wormholes to Sukhavati.

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Continue, Improve, Practice and Try.

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The last three steps of the twelve step program are commonly known as the ''maintenance…

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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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Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Unique international gathering on Buddhist psychology

Posted by David Brazier on June 28, 2017 at 11:58 0 Comments

I am speaking at Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Unique international gathering on Buddhist psychology - creative dialogue between psychology and spiritual practice. The WEEKEND OF 8 SEPTEMBER 2017. The International Zen Therapy Institute hosts…

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A Special Weekend

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2017 at 23:52 2 Comments

I have spent the past weekend at meetings of the Amida Order in Malvern in UK. Apart from approving the advancement of a number of good people there was not a lot of "business" so we were able to concentrate upon our relationships with each other and with life and upon practising together. The whole thing turned out very well. The temple in Malvern is very comfortable and the location superb. It is difficult to convey the quality of interaction between people to those who were not there -…

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COMPASSION FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on June 1, 2017 at 14:00 1 Comment

I suppose that for many people politics seems something rather remote. For me, it is always close to my heart. Not that I strongly support this or that party, but because the issues are of such consequence. This is perhaps because of my early years having been passed in the Middle East where those consequences are evident in a more raw way. Over my lifetime I have watched as a pivotal region of the world has been systematically wrecked and ruined. Beautiful, cosmopolitan, multi-religious…

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First Thing's First!

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

       

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