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Kaspalita liked David Brazier's discussion MEDITATION SICKNESS
Mar 28
Kaspalita replied to David Brazier's discussion Being Natural is Rather Unusual in the group BUDDHISM
"Very nice reflections. Particularly those about clan. Having spent time with both my own parents and my in-laws this weekend, and of course with my chosen family, I can really feel how it is to be in different spaces. When I think of all the groups…"
Mar 12
Kaspalita replied to David Brazier's discussion The Famous Dialectic of Chan in the group BUDDHISM
"Palms raised in gassho - deep bow"
Mar 7
Kaspalita replied to David Brazier's discussion The Famous Dialectic of Chan in the group BUDDHISM
"When the wink landed in the eye of the disciple"
Mar 7
Kaspalita replied to David Brazier's discussion The Famous Dialectic of Chan in the group BUDDHISM
"eyes are open see the lighteyes are closedthe light remains"
Mar 6
Kaspalita replied to David Brazier's discussion The Famous Dialectic of Chan in the group BUDDHISM
"Very nice. Namo Amida Bu :)"
Mar 6
Kaspalita commented on David Brazier's blog post LEAVING SCHOOL AGAIN
"Thank you for sharing some of your experience here. Interesting reflections on the process. My training this year has been a similarly rich experience - although most of us there are already on the edge of society in some way, so not the same kind…"
Mar 2
Kaspalita replied to David Brazier's discussion EARLY BUDDHISM IN A NUTSHELL in the group BUDDHISM
"Thank you for this - very nicely put - sometimes a very difficult invitation to accept though! The more I practice the more layers of self-concern I discover :)"
Mar 2
Kaspalita replied to David Brazier's discussion MILTON ERICKSON, ZEN MASTER in the group ITZI
"This is all very good to read, and chimes with my own experience as a therapist. Much of it also fits with the embodied work I have been training in - the amplification, the playfulness, the idea of moving to creative states from dysfunctional…"
Dec 20, 2017
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Dec 20, 2017

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I run the Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple in Malvern (UK), with my wife Satya.

I am a psychotherapist in private practice & I teach mindfulness and mindful writing.
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At 19:43 on November 23, 2012, David Brazier said…

Deliberate mistakes are often a good advertising strategy :-). Namo Amida Bu.

At 18:55 on November 23, 2012, David Brazier said…

WONDERFUL - except for the grammatical mistake in the last line :-))

At 16:48 on November 23, 2012, David Brazier said…

Welcome - Namo Amida Bu - ... and you can give us more of a description than that :-) Lots of love - D.

Kaspalita's Blog

Nembutsu morning

Posted on March 18, 2017 at 9:33 2 Comments

Honen encouraged his followers to set aside special times for intense practice; half a day, or a whole day, or a week. We’ll be continuously chanting nembutsu for three hours this morning. Unlike Honen I don’t manage to recite sixty or seventy thousand nembutsu everyday, as I’m going about ordinary life, so I love these set aside times when I can immerse myself in the presence of the Buddha, in the Buddha-field, in the Pure Land.…


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Blog Posts

Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby 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…


Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby 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.…


Buddhism Day

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on March 28, 2018 at 15:46 1 Comment

I wasn't getting as much done as I intended to or 'needed' to in my previous mode of moving between lots of different activities, so I decided to devote one day a week to a particular activity, and this week I'm doing a Buddhism day. I've finally managed to get started on Vow 22, then I did some online research and catching up with mostly Buddhist emails, then I wrote a dharma talk. I plan to do a service run-through later. It's certainly easier for me to get things done this way. Namo Amida…



Posted by David Brazier on March 19, 2018 at 21:43 1 Comment

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Gisho Saiko. Sensei Saiko was the founder of Shinshu Counselling. He wrote a number of books and presented his ideas at international conferences as well as through his university and Buddhist organisations in Japan. He referred to my work in his books and when I visited Japan a few months before his death, he took on to invite me to a number of gatherings and hosted my wife and I in royal fashion. He was enthusiastic that I should play a…


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