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Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion NO NATURE
Apr 21
Steven Durham replied to David Brazier's discussion SYRIA: DO I SMELL A RAT? in the group WAR & PEACE
"Someone posted a meme on Facebook the morning after the raid. Against a gray background, a question was asked in white letters: "Is this our Reichstag Fire?" More than one of us is suspicious this was intended as a diversion against…"
Apr 8
Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion SIMPLE MIND
Mar 29
Steven Durham liked Satya Robyn's page * HOW TO START AN AMIDA SHU BUDDHIST PRACTICE AT HOME
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This group is to give access to and a space for discussion of spiritual issues in general and from the Western traditions, as distinct from the groups on eastern wisdom (Buddhist, Taoist etc) including the ancient sources of mystery religion, especially but not exclusively Greek mythology, religion, mysteries, oracles and practices.See More
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On the day that England and Wales voted to leave the European Union, I am starting this group as a place for political comment. The aim is to create a space where all and any issue of current affairs in the world can be discussed from a spiritual perspective.See More
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Mar 16
David Brazier commented on Steven Durham's status
"Nice to see you on the site, Steve. Hope you are well and thriving."
Mar 15
Steven Durham commented on David Brazier's group WHAT ARE YOU READING?
"I'm reading a book titled Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Culture and Family in Crisis byJ. D. Vance.  It tells the story of Vance's growing up in the remoter parts of the Kentucky hills (hence "hillbilly"), part of a…"
Mar 15
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This is a group in which we can share information about what we are currently reading or have read and discuss emerging themes..See More
Mar 15
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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
Mar 15
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Mar 15
Steven Durham replied to David Brazier's discussion NOT MONOTHEISM in the group BUDDHISM
"I'm sure you've heard the saying, to the effect that bowing is "horizontalizing the ego."  Interesting to see worship described in this way, too!  It gives me much to think about -- thank you."
Mar 15
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To discuss Buddhism and gather Buddhist materialsSee More
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Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion NOT MONOTHEISM
Mar 15
Steven Durham posted a status
"Reading an intriguing book about rural southern U.S. poverty: "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Culture and Family in Crisis.""
Mar 15

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Have you visited Eleusis?
2013 or later
Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
I am a Quaker (and former Presbyterian pastor) who is profoundly interested in, and drawn to, Pure Land Buddhism. I am married (Jan) with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
How did you hear about Eleusis?
Through promotion of "Questions in the Sand" at Friends of Amida Shu
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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


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.


There are accidents,

There are mistakes,

And there is deliberately doing wrong.

Why do I feel responsible for others'…


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…



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

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