Ian Summers-Noble

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

    Brilliant! Spread the Dharma and love Vajrapala. NAB ๐Ÿ™‚ peace, love and light ian

  • Nembutsu is a great word for 2018! And beyond….:)

    Enthuses and reassures…got my tattoo (previously mentioned the intention here) in Japanese of Namu Amida Butse on my left forearm, above my wrist/mala place up to elbow-bend. Daft/egotistical/bombu….but showing faith? A permanent (for this physical life) expression/reminder of…[Read more]

  • Thank you Ananda

    Buzzing with agreement/affinity with your statement!ย  Feeling a connection/felt sense with Amida, love, compassion, wisdom is excellent – but it needs to be expressed/shared with others in our being-in-the-world.ย  Small steps individually can make a difference…who knows what positive difference might develop?ย  Are you in…[Read more]

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Satya. Happy the card got there…so-o-o 20th century? ๐Ÿ™‚ Spent a few hours today re-reading an inspiring book called ‘Just As You Are’. (you might be very aware of it?)..full of pearls of wisdom and gems of compassion…Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ NAB peace, love and light

  • NAB – Happy New Year!
    Have spent the “festive season” unfestively….hibernating, ignoring clocks, loving contact with my family, watching humour (laughing vociferously at ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ box-sets) and reading. Re-reading Unno’s ‘River of Fire, River of Water’ . So many pearls of wisdom, but choose this one…
    He quotes Honen: “In the…[Read more]

  • Hi Jen

    Lovely to see you here ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m in Linlithgow.ย  Welcome fellow ‘New Scot’ (I moved from England a few years ago) and friend of Amida Shu. My background is very different to yours…but we’re here!ย  I’ve sought refuge with Amida Shu (after many years of seeking/stumbling/wondering/getting pissed off!).ย  Totally bombu..still stumbling but wit…[Read more]

  • Hi Tristan

    Great to see you here – welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

    We come here from very diverse backgrounds! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Peace, Love and Light

    ian

     

  • Had fun today – have experimented with food and love!

    “Chestnuts!” was the family’s demand….so…onion, leek, chestnut mushrooms, 2 bags of chestnuts, walnuts and herbs (resisted putting chilli in…too experimental and selfish!).ย  Now melding and solidifying…chunky…a 2lb tin worth!ย  ย Sore under my thumbnails…bits of chestnut shell st…[Read more]

  • Love this quote from an article on Tricycle:

    “Spiritual practice ought to be childish. It ought to help us recapture something that gets lost in the process of growing up. It ought to foster a sense of play, a sense of magic, a sense of humor.”

    โ€”Norman Fischer, โ€œSaved From Freezingโ€

  • Thank you Kaspa – love it ๐Ÿ™‚ NAB

  • Ian Summers-Noble replied to the topic Nut Roast in the forum Vegan savoury food 7 months ago

    PSย  Will be chanting and trusting in Amida as I create/have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks Sujatin and Satya for the recipes – look great ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have been looking on-line for recipes too…and am now more bewildered!

    Got the ideas…am gonna be radical and creative and not follow a specific recipe (may make 2 or 3)….what my kids refer to as “dad’s experiments”!ย  Some have been “hits” but some (not many) have been tragic (tho I…[Read more]

  • Hi

    Could anybody give me a recipe for a nut-roast?ย  I used to do one years ago (with help from a packet mix from Holland & Barrett and piled in loads of chestnuts)…but gave up doing one for Xmas day when we decided not to have a set meal but have an on-going grazing buffet (kids and presents etc).ย  Now the kids are 18 and 16 I’ve proposed a d…[Read more]

  • Chanting on ๐Ÿ™‚ Work is hectic but fulfilling…looking forward to 2 weeks off to be with the family. Too cold to sit in my shrine-shed – forecast for -10c this week! Colder for you Sujatin in Perth than down here in central Scotland. Dropped into a tattooist today and showed him Honen’s calligraphy – “Nae problem” he said. You realise I’m…[Read more]

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    To say “dreich” right you need a wet, throaty, gutteral “ccccchhhh” at the end…according to my wife who’s still inducting me into Scots ways (or one of her little ways of keeping me under control? Which I love/need).. Had a brilliant day at work with 1-2-1 chats with 13 year olds talking about subject choices at school and future hopes….

  • Thank you Dharmavidya – have been dancing around my kitchen reading thisย  ๐Ÿ™‚ – really to the heart of the matter!ย  NAB

    (@dharmavidya)

  • Chanting on (in head, muttering, vocalising, singing…last usually in car to/from work). “Dreich” in Scotland today…misty, wet, gloomy, soggy…but still beautiful nature views. Reading “A Raft from the Other Shore” by Sho-On Hattori. Honen’s calligraphry of Namu Amida Butsu in there. Family hassling me for what they can get me for Xmas…[Read more]

    • Dreich, such a wonderful word. We’ve decided not to do Xmas pressies this year, it feels like a relief! Sending over some Namo Amida Bus from here ๐Ÿ™‚

      • To say “dreich” right you need a wet, throaty, gutteral “ccccchhhh” at the end…according to my wife who’s still inducting me into Scots ways (or one of her little ways of keeping me under control? Which I love/need).. Had a brilliant day at work with 1-2-1 chats with 13 year olds talking about subject choices at school and future hopes….

  • Hi Mikael

    I sought refuge with Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Amida and Pureland in a ceremony with Sujatin in Perth and renewed my vows this year.

    It’d be great to meet you if you’d like to do this with us. It might be useful to check us out a bit more? Do the e-mail course that Satya is running about Nembutsu. If you can, come along to Sujatin’s…[Read more]

  • Ian Summers-Noble posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Kerry – welcome, great to see you here, enjoy – Namo Amida Bu ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Namo Amida Bu ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love the e-mail sangha initiative for this course because I’m techno-scared about skype etc (well just rubbish at it and…I’d prefer to just sit and chant/meditate/read a book). E-mail is fine by me ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry I’m such an introvert!

    Thanks to meeting Dharmavidya and on-going learning from Sujatin, I’ve sought refuge in…[Read more]

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