Mat Osmond
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion BREXIT BLUES
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH in the group BUDDHISM
"Being around others' births, and dying, has been just like that for me, as a witness. Simplifying. A strange sense of 'sameness' about what one was present to, with both. Not 'the same', I suppose - but maybe that the only…"
Jul 24
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH in the group BUDDHISM
"Thank you Dharmavydia, a beautiful addition to this unfurling commentary.  Am grateful to learn about Janusz Korczak, who I'd not heard of. It struck me that his story, offered here as an example of 'simple faith', is one…"
Jul 23
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion TRUE RELIGION IS SIMPLE FAITH
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion DWELLING IN THIS SETTLED FAITH
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion SLAVES TO APPEARANCE in the group BUDDHISM
"Beautiful, clear reflection on one of my favourite lines in the Summary, especially the final passage, ' a prayer not an injunction... We have to rely upon an other power to wash us clean'. Thank you."
Jun 17
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion SLAVES TO APPEARANCE
Jun 17
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion RECEIVING THE SEED OF BUDDHAHOOD in the group BUDDHISM
"Beautiful, thank you - the latter passage especially speaks of nembutsu in a way that I haven't heard before, and is very affecting. Namo Amida Bu"
Jun 6
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion RECEIVING THE SEED OF BUDDHAHOOD
Jun 6
Mat Osmond liked Cayetano Gea's discussion PERMAFROST IS MELTING
May 3
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion HOLD YOUR BREATH - French Election in the group WAR & PEACE
"I missed that particular twist, thank you. After the tumultuous past year, it feels like one dare rule nothing out."
Apr 27
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion HOLD YOUR BREATH - French Election
Apr 27
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion NIEN FO
Apr 22
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion NO NATURE in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Very helpful, thank you Dharmavydia. As you know I came to Amida Shu via a long-established involvement in Buddha Nature teaching. It's taken me a good while to feel settled on this question, but reading this I notice a sense of easy accord -…"
Apr 21
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion NO NATURE
Apr 21
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion FELICITY & WOE in the group POETRY
"Everything  or, first drag on Norman MacCaig   Everything’s in the sunset glowing as it slips away the day’s always been   ending Everything’s in the sunset and we wouldn’t have it any other way   faces we…"
Apr 18

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My encounter with Dharmavydia and with the teachings and practice of Amida Shu came about through reading 'Who Loves, Dies Well', which has remained a watershed in my understanding of the spiritual path, one that led me to take the 5-fold refuge with Dharmavyidia in 2013. My active involvement in sangha life has been rather limited; currently, I'm resuming a rather haphazard progression through the Vow 22 chaplaincy programme, and finding myself increasingly grateful for the perspective on life offered here. I work in the field of visual arts education, with an interest in the growing field of 'eco-spirituality', as well as poetry & illustration, and art therapy. My own work and occasional ramblings can be found here: www.strandlinebooks.co.uk
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Dharmavydia
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Staying in touch with Dharmavydia, with Amida Trust, and with related developments through ITZI.
Volunteering, for the moment, concerns that which I can offer from home - proof reading & editing, perhaps other such roles as the need emerges.

Mat Osmond's Blog

Dancing Round the Elephant

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 11:02 6 Comments

                                                          

This is a reflection on a one-day forum that I recently attended, on the theme of Spirituality and Ecology. It was hosted by the good people at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, April 22nd 2016. I have been a meandering sort of friend in the three years since I discovered Amida Buddhism here, and not very consistent. Nonetheless, it remains a real watershed in my life, that I'm very…

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At 20:54 on February 4, 2016, Sujatin Johnson said…

Name Amida Bu - yes, it has been quite a while! Health variable, spirits excellent, thank you - and you?

 
 
 

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ITZI Conference 2017

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Korean Version of Workshops

Posted by JAESUNG KIM on August 6, 2017 at 6:58 0 Comments

2017 여름 불교심리치료 및 상담 워크숍 3회 내용

THREE PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS

 

WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind, object relatedness, skandha process, the unity of path and goal, bodhichitta,…

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Great Intentions.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

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Study Group.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on July 18, 2017 at 22:41 1 Comment

We just had a study group meeting at Amida Mandala Temple. Only three of us but a very rich hour. Predictably we came round to the issue of ‘is one Nembutsu enough?’ My understanding: In a sense it is, because when we call Amida we become one with his vow and the Pure Land and thus we are saved. In another sense we have to keep calling him so that he can keep saving us. As if we’re all lost in a thick fog and Amida is a few steps ahead of us illuminating the way, we have to keep him in sight…

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SIMPOSIUM AT OASIS

Posted by David Brazier on July 11, 2017 at 15:30 0 Comments

On 8th July we had a meeting of six teachers at Oasis together with many visitors.

Pictures: Here

Each of the teachers gave a presentation on what they considered most significant in their practice. Then there was an extended lunch period for socialising and, finally a sessions of questions and answers.…

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