"I am not sure if I understood correctly. In Amida Shu Buddhism, your perspective is that we as practitioners are bombu: unenlightened beings with various delusions, affected by greed, hate and a variety of other wayward passions. Where do you see or…"
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
"Bombu nature - would you explain this expression a bit more in detail to me? I still feel like a visitor and can't quite make a clear reference to a term I am familiar with from my own background... Thank you!"
"I share the experiences of having almost died on several occacions. Yet, not every time I had the faith and sense of entering into something important. Particularly not, when the live-threatening danger was caused by violence.
On other occasions it…"
"If one thinks only of this life as having any value or meaning, then death must represent a failure and a loss because it then takes away everything that has value or meaning. However, people die variously. Some go "raging into the…"
"I agree. How do we prepare to die? Where do we begin? Perhaps we need to rediscover the preciousness of life in every form and at every moment. Keeping this in mind is like bowing to creation (this is not a Buddhist term, but I like it because it…"
I became a Dharma student during my eary twenties, (insight meditation/ metta meditaton) and also have a keen interest in art and psychology. Currently I am especially interested in ways of cultivating and teaching courage. I am also exploring the biographies and perspectives, that outstanding artists have on life. For more than 20 years I have taught insight meditation retreats (German/ English) and also serve as counselor in private practice and on Skype.
How did you hear about Eleusis?
From David when we met in Barcelona
Is your primary interest...
ITZI, Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Course leader, Gardening, Group Retreats, Personal Retreat, Personal Therapy
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I found this lovely quote in a book about Jizo bodhisattva:
"We perceive the fragile nature of our human life and it makes us afraid. As protection against the inevitable assaults of a human life - separations, failures, abuse, illness and death - we construct a set of strategies and defences called a self. Each time we perceive danger we fortify the defences until we find ourselves trapped and isolated inside its walls. Like a stone or wooden Jizo, we are frozen and lifeless. We… Continue