Mat Osmond
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion WHY WAR? WHY TERROR? in the group WAR & PEACE
"Thankyou for this moving response. Perhaps it's the very essence of our bombu , creaturely nature that what is closer to us feels more real and alarming than what is further away? Even when the latter is whole cities of people laid waste. Which…"
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion NOT MONOTHEISM in the group BUDDHISM
"Thanks both, a good exchange. (And thanks too re above, Dharmavydia. Still a curiously raw thing to attempt to speak the heart clearly into cyberspace.) To accept the inevitability of having opinions - a whole writhing fistful of them - that will…"
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Mat Osmond liked Satya Robyn's page * HOW TO START AN AMIDA SHU BUDDHIST PRACTICE AT HOME
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion SHAN TAO'S DREAM in the group BUDDHISM
"Lovely, thankyou. Have always meant to ask about the story, here. Namo Amida bu"
Mar 16
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion SHAN TAO'S DREAM
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion NOT MONOTHEISM in the group BUDDHISM
"This is helpful, thank you. When I think of the idea of those dwelling in the Pure Land of Amitabha making continuous offerings to other Buddhas as they go about that realm (from memory, I may have that a bit wrong), I often imagine stopping by the…"
Mar 16
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion NOT MONOTHEISM
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Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion IMPEDIMENTS TO FAITH
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TAO & EASTERN WISDOM

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ART & MYTH

This group is for contributions on art related to myth - mandala, mosaic, labyrinth, calligraphy, symbolism etc. We shall have art related programmes at Eleusis in the future so this is also a place to develop ideas, make proposals or express interest.See More
Mar 12
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion THURSDAY 23 Feb ~ Medical Report in the group ELEUSIS NEWS: At Home & Away
"Fantastic news. What a miraculous thing the body is, with its extraordinary powers of recovery. So glad to hear that this dukkha is receding now. Wishing you many more years of vibrant health. Namo Amida Bu Mat"
Mar 12
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion MONDAY 27 Feb ~ So Fair & Foul a Day in the group ELEUSIS NEWS: At Home & Away
"Doris was Storm Doris when she swept through the UK - sounds like she'd raised her game by the time she reached you. She caught my mother and I crossing Chelsea Bridge - at one point I took firm hold of her (my mother, not Doris) with both…"
Mar 3
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion HATRED IS NOT OVERCOME BY HATRED
Feb 27
Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion THURSDAY 23 Feb ~ Medical Report in the group ELEUSIS NEWS: At Home & Away
"Delighted to read this. Wishing you many more vigorous years. Namo Amida Bu"
Feb 26
Mat Osmond liked David Brazier's discussion THURSDAY 23 Feb ~ Medical Report
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Have you visited Eleusis?
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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
I took the 5-fold refuge with Dharmavyidia in 2013, and have helped to edit two of his recent books. I also have a connection to The Way of the Rose Fellowship.
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Dharmavydia
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Staying in touch with Dharmavydia, with Amida Trust, and with related developments.

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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Kindnesses

Posted by Andrew on March 23, 2017 at 9:07 1 Comment

The love your neighbour campaign in Birmingham came about after the decision to leave the EU. There was an increase in racist attacks and the Church of England hierarchy felt they should take action. What they did was encourage schools and other community venues to put free of charge bright orange banners on fencing etc with the words love your neighbour on them. At the moment funding has been obtained to make more banners to replace any of the 1000 that have gone up already and to encourage… Continue

The bowl of feathers

Posted by anki on March 22, 2017 at 11:09 0 Comments

Once upon a time there was a traveler from the lands below.

Lived in a cottage in the mountains all alone.

The only company he had were the animals and the trees.

Though company they were none the less spoke in language only the soul hears.

Songs of days passed they sang just…

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Nembutsu morning

Posted by Kaspalita 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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RENCONTRE AVEC LAMA WANGMO EN JUIN

Posted by David Brazier on February 22, 2017 at 14:32 0 Comments

Rencontre entre David Brazier & LN Wangmo

les 10 & 11 juin 2017

à Saint-Martin-Lestra…

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