Mat Osmond
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"Wishing a happy and fruitful New Year to you Dharmavyidia, and to all friends here at Eleusis. Remembering our old friend Rich Meyers today."
Jan 1
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion THE WISH TO PRACTISE A RELIGIOUS LIFE
Dec 3, 2017
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion THE WRONG IDEA ABOUT THE RIGHT IDEA in the group BUDDHISM
"Lovely and helpful reflection - thank you. Whether this is a right idea or a wrong idea (and I'll take this as an encouragement to continue to like it, either way) I have long particularly liked the simple refuge prayer…"
Oct 29, 2017
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Oct 29, 2017
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Oct 16, 2017
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Oct 10, 2017
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion GENTLE SPIRIT in the group BUDDHISM
"He actually said 'it felt like one long sigh of relief, from beginning to end'."
Sep 29, 2017
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion GENTLE SPIRIT in the group BUDDHISM
"Thankyou. One of the many letters here that read as one sigh of relief. (The phrase comes from my son - his comment on reading Hiroyuki Itsuki's 'Tariki')."
Sep 29, 2017
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion GENTLE SPIRIT
Sep 29, 2017
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion WHAT CAN WE DO? in the group WAR & PEACE
"We are all vulnerable to the effects of forces greater than ourselves, but the Buddhas have taught us that even if the world were consumed in a great fire, the person of pure heart will be safe in spirit. Let us have faith in that and trust that…"
Sep 12, 2017
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO EAT GRASS THEY WILL NOT SACRIFICE NATIONAL SECURITY in the group WAR & PEACE
"Grateful for this measured counterpoint to the high excitement the BBC have been indulging in since yesterday - repeating US government talk of 'running out of patience' with - I had to stop, to check I wasn't imagining it - ominous…"
Sep 5, 2017
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Aug 29, 2017

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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
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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Other information / things you can offer
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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WHAT NEXT?

Posted by Susthama Kim on January 7, 2018 at 22:30 0 Comments

As far as my life goes, it is pretty boring; nothing too exciting or too adventurous. We had a ‘minor scare’ over Christmas, however, but it turned out to be nothing but a change in hormones. Had it come to fruition it would have meant another three years of my life doing nothing but the same thing that I have been doing for the past six years, and boy oh boy, I am so relieved that it was just a scare. You can never be too careful, and at the same time you can’t even plan the perfect time to…

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ITALIAN DAYS

Posted by David Brazier on January 7, 2018 at 16:00 2 Comments

I am currently in Milan - a fine city. This is the commercial hub of Italy, home of many big names and innumerable small enterprises that attract shoppers from all over the world. There is quite a strong sense of energy here. The biggest tourist attractions are La Scala and the Cathedral.

I have rented a…

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Johnny Halliday: la mort d'un monstre sacré

Posted by Tamuly Annette on December 18, 2017 at 21:45 1 Comment

L'engouement quasi mystique qu'a suscité la mort de Johnny Hallyday m'a incité à réfléchir sue un phénomène qui m'est apparu comme un substitut de religiosité...

Un monstre sacré

La mort de Johnny Halliday et ses obsèques le 8 décembre 2017

Il y a eu comme une sorte de fièvre médiatique lors de la mort – pourtant attendue – de notre chanteur national Johnny Halliday (Jean-Philippe Smet). Il venait de décéder un jour, après Jean d’Ormesson, et le dernier événement a en…

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JOHNNY HALLYDAY

Posted by David Brazier on December 6, 2017 at 10:08 1 Comment

Johnny Hallyday died just after midnight this morning.

A vous autres, hommes faibles et merveilleux

Qui mettez tant de grâce a vous retirer du jeu

Il faut qu'une main posée sur votre épaule

Vous pousse vers la vie, cette main tendre et légère

On a tous quelque chose en nous de Tennessee

Cette volonté de prolonger la nuit

Ce désir fou de vivre une autre vie

Ce rêve en nous avec ses mots à lui

Quelque chose de Tennessee

Cette force qui nous…

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