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  • Dayamay posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Here’s my Nembutsu hymn that I wrote a few weeks ago in lockdown time. Sound might not be great but you should get the gist. Namo Amida Bu( :

  • The term ‘’Path Consciousness’’ is a way of describing the awareness that arises at times of great change in our lives. When we’ve awoken to the possibility of something completely different from what we’re used to and usually more in line with what’s good for us. It might be discovering a higher purpose for ourselves that feels just right and…[Read more]

  • My daily meditation practice has been and continues to be an important and indispensable aspect of the connection that I have with Amida Buddha. It also helps me to find the balance that I need in my mind to process the challenges of a life of faith. Nembutsu is, for me, a meditative practice in its own right. It opens up latent dimensions of my…[Read more]

  • I had a bit of a rough night last night, which is not unusual, but in these current circumstances contributes more to the weirdness and difficulty of the lockdown than it does to a smooth adaptation. I have been in isolation, due to having some symptoms consistent with Coronavirus for nearly a week. I am asthmatic and have experienced some…[Read more]

  • Yes, testing times. Email me when you’ve got a time. Namo Amida Bu(  :

  • Sorry to hear that guys. I’m in isolation as well now. I’ve had some shortness of breath and tight chest symptoms, which are probably related to my asthma but I’m following the 14 days solitary advice. I quite like it actually! Feels like all the pressures have gone away. Namo Amida Bu! We could try a zoom call on Saturday if you like. I don’t…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks Satya. Lovely piece. A great reminder of ”Just As You Are”.

  • Dayamay posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    We had our monthly skype study group last night. I was joined by John and Tommy from the states and we read from and discussed material from Dharmavidya’s Zen Therapy book. We also heard some material from Gyome Kubose and shared our ideas about his form of Buddhism.
    We will be meeting again on skype next month on Saturday 2nd May at 8pm GMT
    I…[Read more]

  • We just held our monthly skype Study Group, which is a sort of casual Dharma study focusing on Pureland texts and teachings, mainly by Dharmavidya but also including some other Buddhist writings. This was a very helpful session for me, enabling me to connect with the international Sangha and take refuge in the three jewels of Buddhism as we…[Read more]

  • That all sounds great. My own method is not quite that refined but definitely evolving. I tend to just sit with Amida in mind and then offer what comes up. I’ve had some beautiful experiences with this recently actually. Showing him my compulsiveness and fragility. My impatience and inner ugliness. And this deep dread of failure. And feeling…[Read more]

  • Yes, I know what you mean. My practice has deepened recently through prolonged visualizations, particularly in sitting meditation. The longer I manage to keep Amida in mind the better the experience, the closer I feel. What seems to help me is to switch between all of the images that I hold in my memory of Amida, one every few seconds. I think my…[Read more]

  • Thanks Shraddha.

    I miss our meal time chats as well.

     

    It’s definitely good to stay in touch with ourselves in testing times and there are usually spiritual benefits and opportunities in the darkness. I always seem to be a bit out of kilter with the status quo in one way or another, which I think must be quite a good thing, since this is, after…[Read more]

  • I must admit to having spent the first weeks of this Coronavirus crisis in annoyed skepticism. I felt angry that we were facing another media fear fest after all the previous deadly disease warnings of the last twenty years or so, most of which really didn’t affect the vast majority of people at all. And all of which seemed only really to serve t…[Read more]

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  • Dayamay posted an update 4 months ago

    Change…

    I watched the sun disc emerge from the horizon as I sat in the shrine room this morning. Such an amazing and stunning event that happens every day but is easy to take for granted. It spoke to me of change.
    The sun rising in the morning sky, so smooth and gradual that it’s difficult to see any movement at all. But every few seconds it…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Quote from Anthony De Mello:
    “…in awareness you will understand that honour doesn’t mean a thing. It’s a social convention, that’s all. That’s why the mystics and the prophets didn’t bother one bit about it. Honour or disgrace meant nothing to them. They were living in another world, in the world of the awakened. Success or failure meant nothing…[Read more]

  • Do you ever see something so beautiful that you want to take a photo, but you know that there’s no way that the camera can capture the profundity and importance of what you’re experiencing… so you just don’t bother?! This happened to me this morning as I was wondering around the park in Malvern. It was early so I felt comfortable with walking…[Read more]

  • Dayamay started the topic Thoughts! in the forum Reflections 9 months ago

    I was reflecting this morning on a documentary that I watched recently about Yoga and Meditation. It struck me whilst watching that there was a pretty negative attitude being projected about thoughts. Like thoughts are a bad thing. As If they are what stand in the way of perfect enlightenment for the spiritual practitioner. My experience is that…[Read more]

  • <p style=”text-align: left;”>Thanks Kusuma. It was a really good talk. I’d never heard that story before and it really struck a chord for me. I sometimes feel a bit powerless and insignificant and crave the glory of prestigious status. But it has been my experience that there is a subtle power in knowing and accepting your place in the order of…[Read more]

  • Dayamay posted a new activity comment 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Namo Amida Bu( ;

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