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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."
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"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 -…"
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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…"
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Mat Osmond commented on Andrew Ralph Cheffings's blog post Two Songs
"Thanks Andrew. I - like you, perhaps? - have found writing & poetry to offer a valuable and healing space for what may run me in circles in other domains. A space where whatever 'problem' I feel oppressed by may begin to real itself to…"
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Mat Osmond replied to Susthama Kim's discussion CELEBRATING KIM IL SUNG'S ANNIVERSARY in the group WAR & PEACE
"Our refuge in government is refuge in military bureaucracy - that's an interesting thought, Rob. Thanks. And yes, after the exchanges prompted by Susthama here, much the same thought was on my mind: that what the shadow of war really presents…"
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Mat Osmond replied to Susthama Kim's discussion CELEBRATING KIM IL SUNG'S ANNIVERSARY in the group WAR & PEACE
"With so many lives presently overshadowed by a handful of foolish beings and their bombast, this seems trivial, but today has pressed upon me how much conflict flows within my own life. The thought came reading this thread earlier, and as if my life…"
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion SYRIA: DO I SMELL A RAT? in the group WAR & PEACE
"Have not joined this thread, but agree with the whole thrust of it. I feel deeply distrustful of the very stagey recent interventions in Syria and Afghanistan, that seem to be lapped up so uncritically by the BBC and others. Government hypocrisy at…"
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Mat Osmond commented on Andrew Ralph Cheffings's blog post Two Songs
"The emotion of the first, here, feel to me like a familiar and oft repeated dream, Andrew. And what your first poem ends with, a kind of assertion of faith, for me. As others have put it, 'Nothing human is alien to me', or 'Because I…"
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion IT'S APPLE BLOSSOM TIME - & LILAC TOO in the group ELEUSIS NEWS: What Did You Do This Week?
"Lovely. Our younger two 'children' Hugh and Zoe had their 19th birthday yesterday. We walked down a much-loved spit of land, beechwood and fields, that runs to a spur between between two tidal creeks. The blackthorn was blossoming in great…"
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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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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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Medicine Buddha

Posted by Satya Robyn on April 24, 2017 at 13:57 0 Comments

Colleague Buddhists - I'm getting to know Medicine Buddha as I haven't met him before and he's come into my life at just the right time.

Anything you'd be willing to share about your personal relationship with him / stories/ facts / books etc. I'd be very grateful. Deep bow.

Two Songs

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on April 12, 2017 at 21:28 4 Comments

Wrong

I am about to do, or have already done, something wrong,

Which will cause me to be responsible for something terrible.

How can I prevent this from happening, or undo what is already done?

I even feel responsible for others' atrocities I don't even know.

Lamb

There are accidents,

There are mistakes,

And there is deliberately doing wrong.

Why do I feel responsible for others'…

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Continue, Improve, Practice and Try.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on March 29, 2017 at 14:27 0 Comments

 

The last three steps of the twelve step program are commonly known as the ''maintenance…

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