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WAR & PEACE

On the day that England and Wales voted to leave the European Union, I am starting this group as a place for political comment. The aim is to create a space where all and any issue of current affairs in the world can be discussed from a spiritual perspective.See More
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Lego Omitofo

"Yes, that Buddha means business."
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Lego Omitofo

"well... this lego buddha is a bit ... well... seems a bit... agressive? Certainly impressive... "
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Lego Omitofo

"Legomitofo - wonderful. The essence of Buddhism, of course, is all about learning to lego."
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Damian Smyth replied to Susthama Kim's discussion THURSDAY 21 Apr ~ The amitarya living in a conventional world in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"If Dharmavidya's been through all that and is still nowhere near enlightenment, what hope is there for the rest of us?!"
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TAO & EASTERN WISDOM

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Tam replied to Damian Smyth's discussion Just as you are. in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"What a lovely insight into your experience of Eleusis, Damien. Thank you for sharing so honestly and openly and for the beautiful photos of your delightful daughter. I remember enjoying watching her and her interaction with Dharmavidya at the the…"
Feb 23, 2016
Elja Stoel replied to Damian Smyth's discussion Just as you are. in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"Thanks for the new picture of David and Selena Damian. Beautiful too!! You catch beautiful light in your pictures, wonderful."
Feb 23, 2016

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A fool.
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Via the beloved.
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At 21:26 on December 20, 2015, Elja Stoel said…

Welcome Damian, nice profile photo; fits with your profile description quit well. :-) Namo Amida Bu 

 
 
 

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Study Grouop

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby 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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ON BEING LIBERALLY DOGMATIC (rather than dogmatically liberal)

Posted by David Brazier on November 8, 2017 at 11:30 0 Comments

Last night I had a conversation in a restaurant in which a person reported the view that the religion of the future would be Zen because Zen was a religion without dogmas. This statement struck me with particular force because at the moment I am in the middle of reviewing a draft chapter by another author on "Eastern Meditation Meets the West" for a future publication. This chapter highlights the cultural filters that ideas have to pass through in order to get a stamp of approval by our…

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Relationship.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 2 Comments

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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