February 13, 2017 at 9:41 am #1193Vajrapala MoermanParticipant
Hello dear Dharma-sisters and brothers,
Day begun cold but now the sun is shining already very high and light in the sky.
After all this grey days off winter here in Belgium, what a relief!!!
This morning I already shared some Nembutsu and time in my heart to be with you all. Also had some special attentions in my heart for the people who are ill and families in bad conditions.
This afternoon we will make a walk to see if the snowdrops are already flowing in the forests. We had so beautiful ones last year. Hope they came back.
Hope you may all enjoy good times and good connections and praying for you all.
Namo Amida Bu
February 13, 2017 at 11:09 am #1195ColinParticipant
Hello everyone. Cold and overcast here in Gateshead. As I look out of the window, I can see that the Angel of the North is shrouded in mist.
I have just had a brief conversation with my mother, although in good spirits, she continues to struggle with her health issues as she approaches her 83rd year. My thoughts are with her and all those who endure suffering on a daily bases. Nab
February 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm #1196Rev. Satya Robyn (temple host)Moderator
Good to hear from you both. Cold here too! I just did a little gardening which has lifted my spirits – I forget how much I enjoy it, although it’s not the same kind of ‘enjoy’ like sitting inside and drinking tea is enjoying!
I’m about to do a little writing about our listening circle yesterday. It’s good to check in here on our ‘sabbath’ day, without getting sucked into Facebook or email (I’m having a day off doing that on Mondays too), and feeling the spaciousness of the day. I do appreciate the community here and am enjoying seeing it slowly grow and deepen – lots of friends from different parts of the world, hearing about each other’s worlds…
Namo Amida Bu, Namo Amida Bu, Namo Amida Bu!
February 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm #1198Andrew Nicholls (Temple Host)Participant
My Nembutsu today will be an hours research for vow22 later tonight. I am about to go to my local temple were they have a service on Monday evening. I will arrive early and chant silently as I wait for others to arrive. Love and good wishes to all.
Namo Amida Bu.
February 14, 2017 at 1:28 am #1199Ven. Ren KoParticipant
Still settling after our move, and my wife has jury duty tomorrow. Following the bodhisattva path, I don’t worry about that anymore. As far as practice goes, lots of chanting. Some early Christian scripture reading leading to very interesting things. Hopefully, things will calm down this week.
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