Mat Osmond
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  • Falmouth, Cornwall
  • United Kingdom

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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…"
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"Beautiful, restorative reflection. Thankyou. Namo Amida Bu."
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This group is a place to share matters relating to geography, climate, ecology, exploration and anything to do with the love of planet Earth.  This can include eco action, travel, appreciation of nature and all similar matters.See More
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3rd ITZI conference Myokei

"Many thanks for this. I loved Myokei's talk, and her whole demeanour in fact. Nichiren Shoshu was where it all began for me, many moons ago. Still feeling a connection to the practice, I'm glad to learn of Nichiren Shu here - wholly new to…"
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Mat Osmond replied to David Brazier's discussion THE SECULAR AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL in the group BUDDHISM
"Profoundly helpful, thankyou. Your presentation if Sujata's role in Buddha's life story has long since lodged happily in my mind as the 'hinge' moment on which the two halves of that radiant human life turned. As a story, I love…"
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My encounter with Dharmavydia and with the teachings and practice of Amida Shu came about through reading 'Who Loves, Dies Well', which has remained a watershed in my understanding of the spiritual path, one that led me to take the 5-fold refuge with Dharmavyidia in 2013. My active involvement in sangha life has been rather limited; currently, I'm resuming a rather haphazard progression through the Vow 22 chaplaincy programme, and finding myself increasingly grateful for the perspective on life offered here. I work in the field of visual arts education, with an interest in the growing field of 'eco-spirituality', as well as poetry & illustration, and art therapy. My own work and occasional ramblings can be found here:
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Staying in touch with Dharmavydia, with Amida Trust, and with related developments through ITZI.
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Dancing Round the Elephant

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 11:02 6 Comments


This is a reflection on a one-day forum that I recently attended, on the theme of Spirituality and Ecology. It was hosted by the good people at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, April 22nd 2016. I have been a meandering sort of friend in the three years since I discovered Amida Buddhism here, and not very consistent. Nonetheless, it remains a real watershed in my life, that I'm very…


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At 8:23 on October 5, 2020, Tineke Osterloh said…

Thank you, Mat, yes it was a great meeting. Obedience is an interesting force. It can be an obstacle to compassion and it can be overcome by compassion. Wise disobedience is sustained by faith.

At 20:54 on February 4, 2016, Sujatin Johnson said…

Name Amida Bu - yes, it has been quite a while! Health variable, spirits excellent, thank you - and you?



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Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 29, 2020 at 11:30 0 Comments

It struck me, while watching the steam rise off my pan of hot water earlier, that the universe, in physical terms, behaves in the same way today as it did 4 billion years ago. Before life even existed in any conscious form. When the earth was busy shaping itself from its own internal pressures. Spewing out toxins and branding itself with molten rock. Change comes from within, and is nurtured from external sources...  

Early this morning I picked up a…



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