Mat Osmond
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  • Falmouth, Cornwall
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion DOOM AND SMALL HOPE in the group WAR & PEACE
"The thought I've carried several years now is the curious sense that encountering the possibility of a change so vastly beyond what I can control, 'be ready for', or protect those I love from, actually changes nothing very much at…"
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion ZEN THERAPY ABILITIES in the group ITZI
"Speaking as someone who's only sat on the client side of this contract, I might add another along the lines of 'Remember you don't know'. I think about situations where trust and a sense that something valuable has taken place…"
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion DOOM AND SMALL HOPE in the group WAR & PEACE
"Gratitude for your work, and also sadness, reading this. Struggling to find any excess pessimism in it. It seems to me we're entering a period where doing the right thing has to be ends as well as means. No longer: we're all going to hell…"
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion BREXIT - A POETIC APPRECIATION in the group WAR & PEACE
"Bravo (cheerlessly, from the stalls)."
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion BREXIT - A POETIC APPRECIATION
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion BREXIT - A POETIC APPRECIATION
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion DHYANA: WHAT IS REAL MEDITATION?
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion ANJIN MAKES THE PATH EASIER
Jul 28
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion MOMENTS OF ETERNITY in the group BUDDHISM
"Grateful for the view from your hospital bed. I find myself thinking often of how much what I've learnt here feels of urgent relevance to the growing sense of foreboding at large, concerning what manner of change is currently gathering…"
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion DO NOT CRITICISE, ACCEPT EVERYTHING
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion HOW THE WEST LIKES TO MISREAD BUDDHISM in the group BUDDHISM
"Typo, or Freudian slip? :-)"
Jan 5

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

 
 
 

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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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