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Medicine Buddha

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.

Added by Satya Robyn on April 24, 2017 at 13:57 — No Comments

Two Songs

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

Continue, Improve, Practice and Try.

 

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

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Added by Adam Dunsby on March 29, 2017 at 14:27 — No Comments

Kindnesses

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

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

The bowl of feathers

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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Added by anki on March 22, 2017 at 11:09 — No Comments

Nembutsu morning

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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Added by Kaspalita on March 18, 2017 at 9:33 — 2 Comments

RENCONTRE AVEC LAMA WANGMO EN JUIN

Rencontre entre David Brazier & LN Wangmo

les 10 & 11 juin 2017

à Saint-Martin-Lestra…

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Added by David Brazier on February 22, 2017 at 14:32 — No Comments

Quarantine.

It’s funny what goes through your mind when you spend several hours walking round in circles chanting! In my experience it can be as mundane as thinking about the person who laid the carpet, or as profound as contemplating the significance of spiritual practice. Here’s what came up for me in our most recent session:

In a few billion years the sun will burn out and it’s gravitational mass will be reduced to the point where it can no longer maintain it’s influence on the…

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Added by Adam Dunsby on February 22, 2017 at 13:19 — 2 Comments

A lovely greeting from Tibet

Added by Sujatin Johnson on February 22, 2017 at 13:17 — No Comments

COMING HOME IN THE EVENING LIGHT

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Added by David Brazier on February 18, 2017 at 21:24 — 9 Comments

COURSES PLANNED FOR KOREA THIS YEAR

These are the courses that I am planning to offer in Seoul, S. Korea this summer.

THREE FIVE DAY PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP

7-11 August 2017 ~ Workshop 1

SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind,…

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Added by David Brazier on February 8, 2017 at 11:55 — 1 Comment

Communication? Quelle communication?

J'ai toujours pensé que la véritable communication  ne pouvait se faire qu'en face-à-face et que les communications virtuelles - si communes aujourd'hui sur les réseaux sociaux - ne sont que de déplorables pis-aller. Pourtant, à la réflexion, il me semble qu'il convient de corriger ce point de vue par trop simpliste. Certes, rien ne vaut la richesse d'une rencontre réelle où les paroles ne sont qu'un élément d'un ensemble où tout peut devenir signifiant. Les mots s'accompagnent de toute une…

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Added by Tamuly Annette on February 6, 2017 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS

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Added by David Brazier on January 31, 2017 at 15:13 — 4 Comments

Seizing the Hell Realms

Ippen's hymn came to me at work the other day when I was struggling to find gratitude for the recent, somewhat un-forseen circumstances of my life. Although we hate the hell realms, ''we seize them again''. I always take these words as a reference to the continuum that unfolds as karma and delivers us to the conditions in which we find faith and then continue to unpick the knot of our bondage to Samsara. Whilst psychological growth is key to the process, equally as important is to…

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Added by Adam Dunsby on January 29, 2017 at 14:35 — No Comments

Humility.

I found these in a book that Satya lent me recently. They're helping me to identify my spiritual pride and my resistance to reality. Thanks Satya. Namo Amida Bu(   :

St. Benedict's 12 steps to cultivating humility:

   

  1. Be aware of God's presence always. Remind yourself that if God is everywhere, God is present as everyone. Each encounter is an encounter with God, demanding your…
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Added by Adam Dunsby on January 29, 2017 at 9:43 — 4 Comments

Libertad

Y tambien la libertad interior, de alguna manera somos esclav@s en el sistema capitalista, dependemos del capital, del trabajo para sobrevivir, y siendo mujer se añade el lugar que nos adjudica el patriarcado...lo que está en mis manos es afrontarlo desde un lugar más grande y ponerlo a mi favor, para practicar la consciencia, aprender, ver más allá de las apariencias...creo que estoy intentando saborear la libertad interior. Me doy cuenta de que los condicionamientos, la personalidad…

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Added by Sol García on January 23, 2017 at 22:30 — 7 Comments

FIRE OFFERING TO EIRENE GODDESS OF PEACE

May all beings be blessed…

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Added by David Brazier on January 1, 2017 at 16:26 — 1 Comment

Seasonal Message from the Head of the Amida Order

The years 2016 and 2017 may well be seen from the future as a turning point in world politics. There is certainly a sense that the current order is fragmenting in Europe and North America, and that the balance of power in the Far East is shifting. In the Middle East there is still no sight of the end of war, but we can pray that some new arrangement can be found that will bring the killing to an end and start what will be a long process of reconciliation. We can sense what may be…

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Added by David Brazier on December 25, 2016 at 20:23 — 5 Comments

Winter

So cold in the UK at the moment. You really can see it's winter. I find as I get older I'm less able to cope with the cold weather. I enjoy looking at the pattern of the ice on my window, but having to get it off the windscreen of my car is very difficult. My hands feel like they have frozen and I long for the warmth of summertime.

As it's the Holliday period with Christmas upon us I have taken two whole weeks off work. Saved my leave this year and really will appreciate the break. All… Continue

Added by Andrew on December 24, 2016 at 0:59 — No Comments

ITZI Conference 2017

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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'…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

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