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  • Hi Rev.Satya Robyn.
    I also think that Paolo did not read my message.When he has read it I am sure he will let we know.In the meantime I continue to surf the web and read the sutras and commentaries trying to understand with my mind and heart the great privilege that Amida Buddha wanted to give at all sentient beings with is primal Vow.

    Happy…[Read more]

  • I’ve been thinking for a while now, and I am starting to see that I was rigid in my thinking.  It doesn’t have to be black or white.  We can learn and grow from studying the BuddhaDharma, as expressed through the various sects. I am primarily a Pureland Buddhist, but I’ve decided to have an open heart. Thank you Wayne and Satya for this engaging d…[Read more]

  • Amida’s Light has dispelled the fear of hell that has plagued me for most of my life. Practicing nien fo throughout the day has helped me to develop an awareness of Amida Buddha’s presence.  Each moment I walk with Amida.   Holding on to the nembutsu allows me to cope with my bipolar depression.

    By practicing Pureland Buddhism, I see Amida as th…[Read more]

  • Hi Wayne, good to hear from you again. I know this is something you’ve struggled with for some time. I’m wondering what you hope the answer will give you – permission to continue with both practices? A resolution to some koan? Reassurance that you are getting or doing something ‘right’? Something else?

    In my own understanding, self-power…[Read more]

  • Early mornings used to be All Mine. I wake before Kaspa to the luxury of choosing what to plant in a golden hour – playing in my journal, reading books that light me up, or giving my tight muscles the gift of stretching.

    Now I am on morning duty with Aiko. After taking her to her toilet spot in the garden and getting the bunnies up, we hang out…[Read more]

  • Dharmavidya writes:


    In Western philosophy we have been much concerned with ideas of free will and determinism, guilt and responsibility. rights and laws, and these debates have taken place against the background of religions dominated by the idea of an all-powerful god who made laws and punished transgressors. In the East,…[Read more]

  • I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an otherwise, seemingly hope…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 3 days, 19 hours ago

    To the west I see an angel
    And I’m drenched in golden light
    Angels of the west side

  • clare posted an update 3 days, 19 hours ago

    To the west I see an angel
    And I’m drenched in golden light
    Angels of the west side

  • The darkness subsides.

    And the moon remains.

    A luminous shadow.


    Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 5 days, 10 hours ago

    Having to drive on many dark country roads now since moving. Have to use full beam when ever possible. Can be quite daunting. Use to be ok with it but now older not so sure. I take my chanting machine along with me now and chant Along with Amitabha’s name or rather Amitaufo as it’s in Chinese. Helps me remain calm and focused all the way home.…[Read more]

  • From an SGI Nichiren Buddhist perspective the relationship is one tapping into your connection to the mystic law/ Buddha Nature inherent in our being, Through this “Determination” to live your life through coming into harmony with this it is hoped that insight, wisdom and an indestructable self will be manifested. There is a definate self pow…[Read more]

  • I was wondering if any of you have examples of how Amida has guided and transformed you? Thank you 🙂🙏🏻

  • This is a description of a day where you are free to do as you choose, moment to moment, so nothing to complain about. What about when you must do tasks you don’t like, perhaps for many hours, be with people who do not treat you kindly, or do worse, suffer painful illness, etc? What happens to your composure then?

  • Hi Paolo . In a way similar to brad Warner’s method I was taught a while back to treat it like a spoilt child wanting attention. Just observe/view it and give it attention then it can calm down . Another method is distraction. These work sometimes in varying degrees .

    Namo Amida Bu

  • ken posted an update 6 days, 13 hours ago

    Now I keep myself,beliefs ect to myself it’s my business and no one else’s and I’m not interested in wearing a badge and ramming things down people’s throats .Triggered by Satyas book but been thinking about what we take refuge in whatever that may be and what amazes me is the fact that having a spiritual practice is deemed…[Read more]

  • Vittorio posted an update 6 days, 21 hours ago

    Hello Sangha!

    And … Hello Paolo !!! I understand that we are the only italians in this webSangha…I’d like to know in wich region of Italy you live …I live in Arezzo ,Tuscany.


  • I have started reading the new Running Tide (actually I’ve read most of it but had to stop because it is so full of ideas and I needed to take a break to process). I am really enjoying reading it. I think Rob has done a lovely job editing it. I was intrigued what poem I had submitted because I think my buddha mind made the submission while my…[Read more]

  • Vittorio posted an update 6 days, 21 hours ago

    Hallo Sangha!

    And….Hallo Paolo!!! Credo di capire che siamo gli unici italiani in questo webSangha….gradiei sapere in quale regione vivi….io abito ad Arezzo .

  • Wayne posted an update 1 week ago

    @sujatin Thank you! I have been a member before and needed some time to reflect on the dynamics of what a spiritual practice means to me! Not sure if I have any definate conclusions but I have been listening/watchingmany Amida Shu videos and I feel they convey a sense of compassion that feels good. Do will that sense of reconnection and warmth ……[Read more]

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