Elaine Morris

  • Elaine Morris posted an update 2 months ago

    Three things I have been grateful for recently…. people helping to promote ‘Incidental Haiku’ which is my new group for people with an interest in shortform poetry both Japanese and otherwise. ….. the support of family and friends in the creating of this group……. and the encouragement I have found online.

  • I hope I have just registered rather later than sooner for 30 days of nembutsu. This is a biggish step for me. Please keep me and other first timers in your thoughts.

    • I hear you, Elaine. You’re not alone – there are 130 people doing the course at the moment, and many of them are trying the nembutsu out for the first time. I’ll be interested to hear how you get on. Namo Amida Bu!

  • Elaine Morris posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    I work for the Wetland and Wildfowl Trust up her at Martin Mere. Strong signs of autumn up here with over wintering geese arriving.

  • My spiritual practice is privately mine. If other people know about it, I want it to be because they can see a change in me, not because they have been told. I am currently reading Satya and Kaspa’s book Just as you are. That is what I am trying to find out. Just who I am. _/\_

  • Elaine Morris posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    It certainly shed some light on what I am reading. Thank you.

  • Elaine Morris posted an update 10 months ago

    I wonder if someone can help me. I know Amida Buddha is the Buddha of Infinite Light. I know Siddharta Gatauma was the first Buddha and that these Buddhas have different names before enlightenment and in different languages their names are obviously different.
    The internet tells me there are 29 Buddhas. How can this be ? Are they all students…[Read more]

    • According to some traditionsort the 29 Buddhas were before Siddharta. He talked about the dharma as a lost city that he rediscovered.
      In Mahayana Buddhism (Tibeten, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese forms) there is the idea of many many Buddhas, each having different vows or emphasising different aspects of enlightenment. Amida is one of…[Read more]

  • My poem Shin rin yoku will be published in Gazing at Gaia, an anthology for Manchester Buddhist Centre. I will be reading in the Lotus Hall before the Golden Buddha.

    Surprised doesn’t cover it.
    Send calming vibes please on June 20 – 23.

  • Elaine Morris posted an update 1 year ago

    I am still reading around here and other books on Zen buddhism which also have some effect on my life. Not sure whether this makes me a Buddhist with L plates or just a nosey parker but I find it all seems to be affecting my day to day life some how.
    Namaste _/\_

    • Whether it makes you Buddhist or not is less important than whether it seems to be helping, and you seem to know the answer to that at the moment 🙂 Namaste, deep bow.

  • Elaine Morris posted an update 1 year ago

    I am still finding peace and inspiration just reading around this beautiful place. A recent short break showed me fabulous wild flowers, wood anemone, primroses, bluebells, marsh marigolds and lesser celandines. Such beauty in nature. Such hope and such quietness. I wish I could grow and bloom in the same fashion. Namaste _/\_

  • Elaine Morris posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Thank you friends. Something makes me want to share here but as yet I am not sure why.
    Namaste.

  • Elaine Morris posted an update 1 year ago

    Recently I have been having a tough time. I asked for help to find compassion for the person at the root of this heart break. Not an easy thing to do. However, I have beeb quietly reading my way around the temple and somehow life is quieter, smoother and I think maybe I found some compassion for myself as well. Now I wonder is this normal ?…[Read more]

    • Because we are gently held by the Buddha and we really get the sense of that here (even though it’s happening all the time, in actuality). May Quan Shi Yin also hold you with compassion and pour her healing balm over you _/l\_

    • Hello Elaine
      I also find just looking round reading the comments and making the occidental comment is soothing. Maybe it’s because what we are really doing is studying the dharma and this teaches us mindfulness without even realising. Or just knowing that we are part of a community who all care about us. Or maybe both and more.
      Namo Amida Bu

    • What Sujatin & Andrew said : ) pleased to hear this Elaine – in my experience if something seems to be good for me, even if I don’t understand why, I try to follow the thread…

      • Thank you friends. Something makes me want to share here but as yet I am not sure why.
        Namaste.

  • Elaine Morris posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Sorry to hear about your childhood but so pleased you manged to find forgiveness and love for your parents. My situation seems mild in comparison but the loss is quite significant. Because of my disabilities I attended a chair based yoga class. The thoughtlessness of a ‘friend’ has managed to get herself a few of us excluded by causing…[Read more]

  • Elaine Morris posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Thank you Kaspa.

    • Sorry to hear about your childhood but so pleased you manged to find forgiveness and love for your parents. My situation seems mild in comparison but the loss is quite significant. Because of my disabilities I attended a chair based yoga class. The thoughtlessness of a ‘friend’ has managed to get herself a few of us excluded by causing…[Read more]

  • How do I find compassion for someone who has an enormous negative effect on my life. Taking away something that I cannot get back which was precious in my way of life.

    • HI Elaine – that’s a tough one. We can try to understand the other person’s point of view: what is it that motivates them? If it’s a destructive act there’s usually a fear of some kind that’s fuelling it.

      We can also really be interested in mix of feelings in our own response. If we are feeling angry, for example, that may be covering up other…[Read more]

    • Sorry to hear about your childhood but so pleased you manged to find forgiveness and love for your parents. My situation seems mild in comparison but the loss is quite significant. Because of my disabilities I attended a chair based yoga class. The thoughtlessness of a ‘friend’ has managed to get herself a few of us excluded by causing…[Read more]

  • Hello. Yes you guessed I am new here but not new to Kaspa and Satya. I met them virtually a number of years ago at WOWH after reading an article about The River of Stones. Since then I have learned a lot about small stones and mindfulness. I have written and self published a collection of poems and attend a number of writing groups. Thank…[Read more]

    • Jules replied 1 year ago

      Welcome 😉
      I do make it over this way upon occasion.
      ~Jules

  • Elaine Morris became a registered member 1 year, 1 month ago

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