February 2016 Blog Posts (6)

BEGINNER'S MIND

Irritated

My breakfast is still going on when David starts to talk about the Summary of Faith and Practice .

I react a bit irritated because I want to eat my toast and suddenly I have to look for my notebook. I try to make as many notes as possible during David's Dharma talks, not only to…

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Added by Elja Stoel on February 24, 2016 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

TO DEATH ~ A meditation

I did this meditation at the peak of my medical emergency, the day before I was admitted to hospital
You are close
You are a friend
You are darkness…
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Added by David Brazier on February 16, 2016 at 11:53 — No Comments

PROUD FATHER

This is my artist daughter's web site... http://www.lizzydickie.com/

Added by David Brazier on February 15, 2016 at 17:40 — 2 Comments

FIRST NEMBUTSU

On 6 February, when I was still in hospital, a good friend in Spain sent me this lovely mail...

Yesterday I felt very worried and sad when I read the bad news, so today reading your own words and seeing your photo with your laptop and that healthy looking, made me feel a great relief and very happy for you. Besides, having your friends and family with you will be the best pill of all.



I usually go to my bedroom and sit there to do my meditation, As you know I…

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Added by David Brazier on February 13, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Well wishes

Dear Dharmavidya, how is your convalescence coming?I truly hope well. You're in my thoughts and prayers daily.
Namo Amida Bu, Steve

Added by Stephen greenberg on February 10, 2016 at 19:51 — 1 Comment

12 Steps and Pure Land

Our Pure Land Sangha in Meriden, CT.,U.S.A. Is having a Dharma discussion today based on Dharmavidya's essay in Running Tide on the first of the 12 Steps and Pure Land.

Added by Stephen greenberg on February 7, 2016 at 14:25 — No Comments

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Akshobhya Buddha by R. Althouse

Posted by Robert Joshin Althouse on August 3, 2020 at 13:59 0 Comments

A Vajrayana practitioner who uses this Buddha as the focus of his nundro practice commissioned me to paint this Buddha. This Buddha belongs to the Vajra Buddha family and is located in the east. There is a nice story about this Buddha. A monk who wanted to practice in the Eastern lands of delight, vowed to not let anger or rancor take up residence in his heart. With great determination he finally was able to not harbor any ill will towards any beings and in so doing achieved…

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