"Recently, I moved away from my Sangha to another part of Hawaii that is too far away to allow my to travel to services. Apart from daily Nembutsu, is there a recommendation for any rituals a person can do on their own? I do so miss this…"
In Dharma practice, questions are very important. Most instances of enlightenment recorded occur in dialogues and most of these start from a question. This is how the Dharma is given and received. It is not just a matter of getting the right answer. The very act of asking and answering is a practice. Here I will offer answers to the questions that I get asked from time to time and so we shall meet.See More
"That was quick - big welcome and aloha. Do explore the site - you will find plenty of interesting stuff in the different "groups" and via the activity log on the main page. Might also be some names you recognise :-). Namo Amida Bu."
I'm a member of the Amida USA Hawaii Sangha. I have been a practicing member of Pureland Buddhism here in Hawaii for almost 20 years. Dharmavidya and I first met in Hawaii about ten years ago, and I count myself blessed to call him a friend. Since first learning about Eleusis five years ago, I have watched it develop and I welcome the opportunity to participate more closely with all of you. Namo Amida Bu!
How did you hear about Eleusis?
From Prasada and Dharmavidya
Is your primary interest...
Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Personal Retreat, Support in your own part of the world
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That was quick - big welcome and aloha. Do explore the site - you will find plenty of interesting stuff in the different "groups" and via the activity log on the main page. Might also be some names you recognise :-). Namo Amida Bu.
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“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
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