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  • clare posted an update 5 days, 20 hours ago

    My thoughts and support are with all attending the extinction rebellion action in London this week. Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    Wish I had moved nearer the Temple to join with the services instead of following my fruitless desires. Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    That’s lovely. I have engaged in Green Tara practice in the past. 24 hour chanting a couple of times which was very special. I wanted a practice that I could do regularly and a Sangha friend introduced me to White Tara, a much shorter practice. I felt I was more likely to practice more if not so long. Strange how the practice has now returned and…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I have recently connected with a practice i did regularly some years ago. White Tara. Its short, probably why I chose it. Its very beautiful and peaceful. Amitayus on her crown which of course is another aspect of Amitabha. I feel it compliments the nembutsu some how. Well at the moment anyway and doesnt seem to interfere. I usually struggle with…[Read more]

    • Tara is a favourite Bodhisattva of mine – although I usually meet her in her green aspect ๐Ÿ™‚

      • clare replied 2 weeks ago

        That’s lovely. I have engaged in Green Tara practice in the past. 24 hour chanting a couple of times which was very special. I wanted a practice that I could do regularly and a Sangha friend introduced me to White Tara, a much shorter practice. I felt I was more likely to practice more if not so long. Strange how the practice has now returned and…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hi Tommy, Good to see you here and read your post. Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    I listened to a talk by Ajahn Jayasaro earlier about the practice of positive emotion. He talked about using the good that we do as a meditation object that can be particularly beneficial in up lifting the mind. Also how our practice can be going very well then can quickly go the other way leaving us feeling discouraged. He said this path is not a…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Im going to join the global climate strike tomorrow by not spending any money all day. This is one if the main things that is being encouraged for people to do as well as join a protest. Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    What do we do when we see a spiders web?. Do we take it down only to deprive the spider of its food?. Or do we leave it there for its catches to suffer terribly?. I say this because when I was sitting outside today I glanced over and saw a long trail of a web with many minute creatures stuck in it. It was attached to the bottom of my conservatory.…[Read more]

  • clare posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Hi Collin,
    Yes, I think that’s what I did with mine. I always tend to over water. Will let you know when I get one. Good luck with yours! Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Hi Collin, my bonsai tree bit the dust too. Let me know if you get yours to survive and ill try again with another one. They are so lovely. Namo Amida Bu

    • Hi Clare, I’ll let you know how it goes, some experts have told me to keep my bonsai outside as it can survive even in winter. You can kill a bonsai with kindness by over watering, I think that’s how my previous ones died as it rots the roots. Let me know which one you decide to get and I’ll help if I can. Namo Amida Bu

      • clare replied 1 month ago

        Hi Collin,
        Yes, I think that’s what I did with mine. I always tend to over water. Will let you know when I get one. Good luck with yours! Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 1 month ago

    Hello all. Im trying very hard to be more eco friendly. Cant say I see the evidence of that in the super markets. Everything still in plastic. Tescos do give the opportunity to give some of it back to recycle. I managed to buy toilet rolls in paper. Very hard to find and very expensive along with everything that’s eco friendly. Buying loose vege…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Greetings Thomas from Dorset UK
    Namo Amida Bu
    Clare

  • clare posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Yes, I agree and think I will be reading this one again also

    Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 2 months ago

    Reading Dharmavidya’s book the feeling Buddha. Very interesting and a different take on a lot of books ive read over the years. And makes a lot of sense about things I never questioned and is quite logical really. Anyway, highly recommend if you havnt yet. Namo Amida Bu

    • This was the book that introduced me to Dharmavidya, when he went to Wigan to give a talk on it in 1998. It does chime with reality as one experiences it – practical rather that just theoretical. And uplifting, encouraging. I reread frequently.

  • clare posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    Really enjoyed reading your book ‘coming home’ Satya. Would like to read more of your writing. Any suggestion on which I should read next? Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Having lived through addiction myself life now is experienced in its raw form. Facing reality. Not easy at all. But safer and simpler. I picked up on Amida’s light all those years ago and never looked back. Miracles do happen!
    Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Just checked in on you tube for the talk ‘nothing to lose’. I found it very helpful and felt connected. Hope there will be more. With gratitude!
    Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 3 months ago

    Each night i read a chapter or two of your latest book Satya. Its a very good read. Lots of things I and many of us can relate to, is honest and witty. I love the idea of small nembutsu stones. Heres one that came to me as I was enjoying my first cup of tea in silence this morning –

    The sound of the wood pidgeon catches my ear
    Joyfully… I came…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Have been enjoying Satya’s latest book. I too have a medicine Buddha statue and I chant the mantra also some times. Theres some lovely chants with gentle music on you tube. Liked the chapter about the rabbits especially. Still have loads more to read and a pleasurable one at that!. Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 4 months ago

    Lovely picture Jeuanice. Namo Amida Bu

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