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"Thank you again this has been on my mind...Namo Amida Bu"
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"Hello this is about possible Conference 2019 / ITZI. So on and off in Amsterdam, my home phone is 0206648871 maybe let me know what help is useful. Namo Amida Bu MH"
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Amitarya - Pure Land priest with the Amida Order, Art Therapist, artist and board member of ITZI. I co-ordinate courses for ITZI, and I am a tutor on the Buddhist psychology distance learning course. I have lived in the Amida Order residential community for three years and interested in developing a practice community at Eleusis.
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Dewdrops glisten in the morning sun

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:30 2 Comments

Saturday 21st May

The dewdrop bejewels the grass in the dazzling early morning sunshine, bringing forth the promise of a sunny day ahead.

Yesterday we were again at Oasis for the weekly service. In his dharma talk Dharmavidya gave a new perspective on the classic teaching of sila, samadhi, prajna sometimes referred to as the “three higher trainings of Mahayana” and traditionally regarded as being a sequential teaching, a teaching that can be mapped onto marga…

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Eleusis Diary (One)

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 23:00 4 Comments

28th April 

I have now been at Eleusis for nearly a week and spent my first ever weekend here alone. In fact this is the longest period I have stayed without companionship. There is much to do and at the moment I am just really establishing a daily routine (of sorts) and mostly concentrating on tidying up the immediate environment around the main building - cutting the grass, weeding the main flower bed at the front and starting the mammoth task of organising rooms, shifting pieces of…

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At 10:16 on November 7, 2017, Marjolaine said…

Hello this is about possible Conference 2019 / ITZI. So on and off in Amsterdam, my home phone is 0206648871 maybe let me know what help is useful. Namo Amida Bu MH

At 22:41 on May 16, 2016, Maja said…

I have to work out the navigation on this site a little bit still :)  I may be answering you on another page now.  But many thanks for your warm welcome to the group.  Yes, wouldn't it be something if I could attend a retreat and meet one day?  That would be a fine thing, definitely.

At 14:35 on May 3, 2016, Barbara Jukes (Barbs) said…

Hi Jnanamati, It was good to hear from you. I will reply to your queries re setting up a group on your other email. 

Namo Amida Bu

Barbs

At 12:34 on April 29, 2016, josephine jones said…
Ha jnanamati . Thanks for the friend request , look forward to getting to know you . Re josephine
Namo amida bu
At 15:02 on November 23, 2012, Robert McCarthy said…

thanks for the friend request Jnanamati,  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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