Dayamay Dunsby
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Dayamay Dunsby liked David Brazier's discussion HOW TO CHOOSE A TEACHER
Jul 28
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion SOME POINTS ABOUT SELF POWER AND OTHER POWER in the group BUDDHISM
"Namo Amida Bu! (   :"
Jul 17
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion SOME POINTS ABOUT SELF POWER AND OTHER POWER in the group BUDDHISM
"Yes I see. I find it difficult to let go if the idea of self-improvement. Probably because it feels like there's so much to change in me. I suppose change, if and when it happens, would come as a by-product of deep faith. Thanks. Namo Amida Bu(…"
Jul 16
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion SOME POINTS ABOUT SELF POWER AND OTHER POWER in the group BUDDHISM
"I believe that our compulsive and transgressive behaviours are/can be transformed by other power, Amida/Quan Yin, etc. And this is part of the transaction that occurs between us in our foolishness and calling for salvation and Amida in receiving us.…"
Jul 15
Dayamay Dunsby liked David Brazier's discussion THE LOGIC OF OTHER POWER
Jul 11
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion TORMENT in the group BUDDHISM
"Namo Amida Bu(   :"
Jul 9
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion SHARIPUTRA SAID in the group BUDDHISM
"Beautiful. Namo Amida Bu(   ;"
Jul 5
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion TWO TYPES OF INDIVIDUALITY in the group BUDDHISM
"I agree. I would say that a true artist has to make a journey with the unbridled ego to a more mature mindset and the art can act as the vehicle for the transition. I think this was as much true for Einstein as any modern artist. There are many…"
Jul 1
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion TWO TYPES OF INDIVIDUALITY in the group BUDDHISM
"There is a balance to be struck between Positive Self Regard and Egoic self cherishment which is, I believe, almost impossible to "achieve" on self power. The Capitalist "Each Man for Himself" ethos encourages the development of…"
Jul 1
Dayamay Dunsby replied to David Brazier's discussion TWO TYPES OF INDIVIDUALITY in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks Dharmavidya. Being helplessly influenced, even overwhelmed sometimes, by the social conditions into which we have all been indoctrinated makes this a very tricky issue. Even on a basic level there is a need for social acceptance and…"
Jun 30
Dayamay Dunsby liked David Brazier's discussion TWO TYPES OF INDIVIDUALITY
Jun 30
Désirée Verstraete liked Dayamay Dunsby's discussion Dance of Love
Jun 26
Nati commented on Dayamay Dunsby's blog post Grace.
"Thank you Dayamay. I like that idea of posession that you mention. When you are possessed by something you dissapear in a way or other, you allow that "something" acts through you...you become a vehicle, there is nothing else... Namo Amida…"
Jun 8
Dayamay Dunsby commented on Dayamay Dunsby's blog post Grace.
"Yes I see what you mean. I think he means that grace happens despite ourselves, even as a by-product of humanness, foolishnes, etc. Grace is an energy that possesses us when we practice with genuine need and desire for salvation and contact with…"
Jun 8
Nati commented on Dayamay Dunsby's blog post Grace.
"Thank you Adam for this  which helps me  to think about Grace.  Maybe grace is the experience of being grasped by life instead of trying to grasp life in order to respond our expectations. Really I was thinking in the grace of a…"
Jun 2
Nati liked Dayamay Dunsby's blog post Grace.
Jun 2

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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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Grace.

Posted on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

Zero Limits

Posted on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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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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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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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 0 Comments



At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…

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Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

Sit

Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…

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