Ian Summers-Noble

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 6 days, 10 hours ago

    Hi Clare – Namo Amida Bu…Namo Amida Bu…Namo Amida Bu etc πŸ™‚ Think it, whisper it, vocalise it, sing it – no matter how you’re feeling?

    peace, love and light
    ian

  • @mikaelh Hi Mikael – great to see you here πŸ™‚ Namo Amida Bu! Get used to and enthused to hearing/saying it πŸ™‚ I live in Linlithgow. Used to stay along the M90 from you in St Madoes a few years ago – left there just before Sujatin moved to Perth (before we met – what’s the opposite of ‘serendipity’!?). Welcome to Amida Scotland πŸ™‚ NAB

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    It was great! By 12.30 I was totally knackered (North East England vernacular) from 3 hours of adrenalin high. As an introvert, performing as an extrovert is tiring! But the kids were brilliantly engaged. This afternoon visited our local mental health charity, in my job role. but also interested in volunteering with them. Had interesting chat…[Read more]

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi Satya That’s the box I got no response from yesterday…after a while of trying again I’ve managed to put in my address….but getting nowhere when then clicking ‘sign me up’ isn’t doing anything – oh well, may be my internet connection..and “all good things come to those who wait”! πŸ™‚

  • Buzzed up with potential for humanity! As Careers Adviser in a High School did a session with 30 12 year old 1st years this morning to encourage them to look for Inspiration, Aspiration and Attitude. Wow their enthusiasm and adrenalin rush for me! On Friday got another 3 classes back-to-back…expect to be happily burnt-out πŸ™‚

    • Sounds like a great day – hope today goes just as well πŸ™‚

      • It was great! By 12.30 I was totally knackered (North East England vernacular) from 3 hours of adrenalin high. As an introvert, performing as an extrovert is tiring! But the kids were brilliantly engaged. This afternoon visited our local mental health charity, in my job role. but also interested in volunteering with them. Had interesting chat…[Read more]

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Love it πŸ™‚ But having difficulty ‘signing up’ – email box = no response? May be techno-ignorant me?

  • Started reading it in my usual delusional “headstuff” way..scan it through, re-read and scribble/annotate most meaningful bits for “intellectual” re-appraisal! How deluded! Dharmavidya sensitively provides us with “gut-punch” guidance to faith in Amida, cutting through our “headstuff”. Working my way slowly through the book…enjoying the “Aha” pauses πŸ™‚

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Good to see that Dalai Lama believes Buddha would be helping Myanmar refugees. It needs to be discussed amongst Buddhists?
    Back to mundane…the experimental broth worked – the family ate it (said they enjoyed)….unlike the banana curry I attempted and won’t attempt again! πŸ™‚

  • A public holiday, off work! Been productive. Sorting out debris from having new shower fitted (after 3 years of being here!) – most taken to recycling centre, wood cut up for parents-in-laws fire. Experimenting with veggies for first soup/broth of the autumn. Pictures on TV news of Florida and Myanmar refugees (surely Buddhists aren’t involved…[Read more]

    • Buddhists are bombu beings too… yes, unfortunately they are doing terrible things in Myanmar. Hope the international Buddhist community gets involved – we’ll talk about it at the European Buddhist conference next weekend I’m sure. Soup sounds lovely. Namo Amida Bu!

      • Good to see that Dalai Lama believes Buddha would be helping Myanmar refugees. It needs to be discussed amongst Buddhists?
        Back to mundane…the experimental broth worked – the family ate it (said they enjoyed)….unlike the banana curry I attempted and won’t attempt again! πŸ™‚

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I’m still new to Amidism and Bloom’s compilation ‘Living in Amidha’s Universal Vow’ is excellent. Have just re-read the chapter in there by Takage Kenmyo (Ensho), ‘My Socialism’.
    peace, love and light to Alfred Bloom – and all πŸ™‚

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Brilliant – welcome πŸ™‚

  • All is well:)

    “Nothing Matters
    Everything Matters”

    So succinct! Kaspa mentioned to me the network of engaged Buddhists which unfortunately is no more. Saw this on the website of Ken Jones who was involved. A kindred spirit (for me – wish I’d met him) who went from Marxism to Buddhism. Enjoying Dharmavidya’s ‘New Buddhism’ regarding…[Read more]

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted an update 2 months ago

    Thank you to Sujatin, Kaspa and Satya for last night’s meeting of Amida Scotland, and inviting me to join Amida Shu. My steps today have been exta-bouncy! Won’t bore yez all with a wordy description of my exhilaration πŸ™‚
    Peace, Love and Light

  • sorry for the typo in that message “in the gardenold”?!

    Also didn’t mention our Ripley – a 2 year old +Β hamster going well-beyond his expected life-span.Β  He was out in the garden for a perusal tonight – life beyond his cage πŸ™‚

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    This is our Mickey.Β  Got him from Dogs Trust at 3 months –Β he is nowΒ 11 yearsΒ  in the gardenold.Β  Mum was a Dandy Dinmont, guess dad was Jack Russell – but we think he’s half otter.Β  Loves water and swimming – streams (“burns” in Scotland), rivers, lochs/lakes, and flings himself intoΒ seaside surf.Β  Has enjoyed the surf from Cornwall to Colo…[Read more]

  • Namo Amida Bu πŸ™‚

    Totally looking forward to it and meeting Satya and Kaspa (always a pleasure to meet Sujatin). Feels so right and (is this ego-stuff?) a privilege to be invited. See you on Tuesday.

    Peace, Love and Light

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Brilliant πŸ™‚ Congratulations to you and your family Andrew – may she shine πŸ™‚ NAB

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Have avoided reading his stuff – but love this quote!

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks Satya – it was nourishing and inspiring, but so was coming home! Returning from holidays in the beauty of Scotland and the Lakes to grim, post-industrial Teesside a few years ago was deflating/depressing – but Teesside has its lovely places…..think I’ve had a change of mindset more than just a change of location? πŸ™‚

  • Just back from holiday week in Lake District. Lovely to have time with family. Hills, lakes, such greenery… and charity shops in towns. Back home….with family, hills, loch at end of garden and sunflowers stretching upwards, and charity shops on high street at my door. Nice to see somewhere different… but happiness/peace/love can be wherever?

    • I find a change of scenery often nourishes and inspires me – glad you had a good time!

      • Thanks Satya – it was nourishing and inspiring, but so was coming home! Returning from holidays in the beauty of Scotland and the Lakes to grim, post-industrial Teesside a few years ago was deflating/depressing – but Teesside has its lovely places…..think I’ve had a change of mindset more than just a change of location? πŸ™‚

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