November 2016 Blog Posts (6)

Sacred Space.

I recently completed a lesson on the vow 22 course on the subject of Trikaya…

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Added by Dayamay Dunsby on November 30, 2016 at 12:05 — No Comments

Culture Shock.

 

Without meaning to sound too dramatic, it's been more tricky than I imagined coming back to England after having spent most of the year in France at Eleusis. …

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Added by Dayamay Dunsby on November 28, 2016 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Hope

This evening I watched the story of Damilola Taylor. He was the ten year old child that lost his life after being stabbed in London.



It was shocking to think of a child loosing his life this way. I hope that he has been reborn in Amidas pure land where he now resides.



The father of Damilola, Richard Taylor has started to work with disadvantaged youth, trying to show them how to live wholesome lives that are free from drugs violence and hatred.



This reminded me… Continue

Added by Andrew on November 22, 2016 at 0:43 — 1 Comment

A ceremony for Reverend Ananda in Hawai'i

It is with great joy that I can tell you that Reverend Shantikara and I (via the wonders of Skype) have just concluded a ceremony in Hawai'i,  whereby Ananda has confirmed his vocation and is now a Minister.
 
Wonderful to have been able to participate, to be introduced to this lovely sangha on the…
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Added by Sujatin Johnson on November 12, 2016 at 8:43 — No Comments

IT TAKES SPIRIT

The following is the text of a message I sent out within the Amida sangha earlier today...

This morning we awake to find out what the majority of Americans really think, just as we woke to the news of the vote of Brexit a little while ago. Realism is better than sweet illusion. The new American president-to-be won by realising that this was the case and that by expressing the fears and concerns of the people he would garner greater support than by repeating conventional…

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Added by David Brazier on November 9, 2016 at 19:38 — 2 Comments

STRANGER IN YOUR OWN LAND

The BBC have run a couple of articles recently about the problem of being a long term expat. I can identify with much of what is written - not feeling 'at home' anywhere; finding it better not to talk about one's past or where one has been as it is taken as pretentious or rouses envy; not being able to talk about things embedded in the culture of one's own country as one was not there; having picked up 'international' attitudes; having language and phraseology that is slightly out of kilter…

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Added by David Brazier on November 6, 2016 at 10:27 — 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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