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Magic City

Yesterday we had a good meeting to reflect on the Lotus Sutra. We read the Parable of the Magic City (Chapter VII), meditated on it and had an interesting discussion afterwards.
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When I feel profoundly lonely, even among those who love me,
And I fly over a deep abyss with wings painfully expanded –
Quan Shi Yin quickly rises into the air,
Because her thousand eyes have spotted me up in the sky.
Tactfully she invites me in

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Butterflies of Eleusis

There are countless butterflies at Eleusis. Lavender, roses, lilacs along with wild flowers and herbs spread a fine, irresistible fragrance throughout the garden and forest. It is such a delight to interrupt the work and watch these beautiful, dreaml

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Being on Pilgrimage

On his spiritual quest Siddhartha Gautama wandered many years in Northern India to spend time with teachers and even after his Great Awakening, the Buddha remained a mendicant. Towards the end of his life the Buddha said to Ananda: “There are these f

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