Sometimes in life, just as we're sailing along and think that everything is going fine, we suddenly run into rough water. Perhaps people we trusted, people who perhaps have been friends for a long time and with whom one had been through many adventures together, suddenly turn against you. This sort of thing can be a shock, but as Buddhists we should be able to take it as an opportunity for deepening our faith and understanding. It's at precisely times such as this that one needs faith; and…See More
From Amitayus, of tender care,Breaks a warm and happy smile And a trillion rays of light Fill the billion Buddha lands.(…)Then Quan Shi Yin, so great and kind, Prostrates before that Buddha, saying thus: “Why do you make this lovely smile:What is the reason, what the cause?”The Buddha’s voice, Like Brahma thunder rolling forth declares(...)“From the ten quarters sincere people come I clearly discern their pure intention, Their wish to adorn a land of bliss. Be assured, they will succeed.This is…See More
What is the point of Global Sangha? The job of Global Sangha is to wage peace in the world. To demonstrate peace. To demonstrate harmony. To demonstrate an alternative to the greed, hate and delusion that is leading humankind toward disaster.The world has changed and it goes on changing and not always in good ways. Humans have killed off more than two thirds of the other animals on the planet. We’ve destroyed their homes. We treat them as sport or commodities. We do not have peace and love in…See More
This group is initially intended to support the eventCHANGED WORLD ~ GLOBAL SANGHA8-13 December 2020bringing together nembutsu practitioners from around the planet to practice together and share how global sangha can answer the pressing problems of our world as well as joining us in the much larger Buddhist vision that encompasses innumerable worlds and the whole of space-time.See More
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/ Zoom.
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Many thanks Tineke, and it was great to meet and talk to you. I resonated very much with what said about obedience in particular. I sometimes feel that an old learned habit of obedience remains the most common way that I avoid living and loving authentically. Thanks, and I look forward to speaking more. Namo Amida Bu.