Mat Osmond
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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'."
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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')."
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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
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…"
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO EAT GRASS THEY WILL NOT SACRIFICE NATIONAL SECURITY
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion WHAT CAN WE DO? in the group WAR & PEACE
"Thanks Geeta, you read this man's story much more carefully and deeply than I did, and I'm grateful for this second and fuller take on it. Yes indeed - Arno seems almost like a modern-day Angulimala, doesn't he? Very powerful to think…"
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion NO MISTAKING THE THIN END OF THE WEDGE
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion WHAT CAN WE DO? in the group WAR & PEACE
"Wonderful story. (As is the one Dhramvydia shared.) Really, this feels like the best answer to Charlottesville and all it symbolises that I've read. Thanks Geeta."
Aug 22
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion FAITH
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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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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.

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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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Relationship.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 2 Comments

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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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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