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  • clare posted an update 4 days, 11 hours ago

    Lovely picture Jeuanice. Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Hello everyone. Always nice to drop in on here and read the posts from the Sangha. Is quite a comfort. My practice seems distant and week at the moment. Its not the first time and wont be the last. Makes me feel fortunate just to know that much. My word for the new year was Patience and will try and focus back on that and see what happens next.…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Aiko looks so cute. How are the cats with her?. 🙏 Namo Amida Bu

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

    A friend who helps print the books for the Buddha educational foundation in Taiwan sent them over. They send them out for free. Theres something more personal about them rather than just relying on the internet and you tube. Although also very useful. Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

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

  • clare posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

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

  • clare posted an update 2 months 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]

  • clare posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hello all. Had a lovely drive along the coast road to Bridport this morning. Attended a meditation group where the focus is mindfulness of breathing and metta. Always so powerful in a group. Concentration was quite good and light and found that Amida and his light was naturally there all the way through. He is the breathing, he is the metta! Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 3 months ago

    Hello everyone!
    Just read the latest news letter and info. Will definitely check out the new books by Satya and Dharmavidya. Its nice to receive in my inbox and promps me to post on here as realised i have not done so lately. Time flys and is so important to stay connected with like minders. Not many of us about so very grateful for this site.…[Read more]

    • Thanks Clare, good to hear from you – and that’s the intention of the newsletters, glad they’re working for you! Life is busy and it’s easy to forget to visit the places that give us sustenance…

  • clare posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I am gtrateful for being able to live relatively simply these days
    I am grateful for insights no matter how small or how long they last
    I am grateful for the compnay of 3 very precious cats, Mowgli, Zippy and Snuggles who live with me in my care
    Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    I have been having a few interesting, auspicious dreams of late. One was at the Temple with Satya and Kaspa and others who must of represented the Sangha i think. Another was of a Theravadin monk who told me he could see Amitabha. These kind of dreams feel very virtuous and i felt very blessed. Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have noticed lately that i am not so reactive in some situations. I could be
    quite impatient when dropping things or when stuck in traffice etc. Am now responding more calmly. May this continue and expand. So the word i have chosen is – Patience! Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 5 months, 1 week ago

    I have been making and painting clay Stupa’s lately. Hadnt made any for a while. Their so lovely to create and bring peace and calm to the mind. I varnish them after painting and put them out in the garden around The Buddha statue. Ill try and get round to taking a pic!
    Nalo Amida Bu

  • clare posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Season greetings! Namo Amida Bu

  • clare posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Thank you for sharing Jeaunice. Lovely poem!

  • clare posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Jeaunice,
    Thanks for your comments. They gave me such confidence which I lack at times. Plus, the Pure Land course is very worth while to do. It helps me maintain my connection with Amida and with the community as not near to the temple. Plus theres contact with a tutor. You can take it at your own pace which is good for me as I suffer with…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Half way through the Pure Land course and receiving great benefit and comfort from it. In lesson 10 the subject was on the great Japanese poet Saigo and another one of his very deep and meaningful poems. One of the discussion questions asked to write a poem of our own. I thought I would share mine on here as follows:

    Bombu nature we are
    forever…[Read more]

    • Hi Clare,

      Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful poem. Within its brevity was so much passion and vivid imagery. Also I appreciate that you shared your experience of the Pure Land course. I am interested in starting the course, and always wondered what it entailed. I love to write poetry, too. I will post a poem in the coming week.

      Namo…[Read more]

      • Hi Jeaunice,
        Thanks for your comments. They gave me such confidence which I lack at times. Plus, the Pure Land course is very worth while to do. It helps me maintain my connection with Amida and with the community as not near to the temple. Plus theres contact with a tutor. You can take it at your own pace which is good for me as I suffer with…[Read more]

    • Glad you’re enjoying the course Clare. Waving from here!

  • clare posted an update 7 months, 1 week ago

    Hello all. Have enjoyed reading the posts especially your Indian experience Dayama. Good luck with the vegan pledge jeaunice. It gets easier and interesting making your own dishes. Plenty info on line and most stuff can be bought at super markets these days. 40 – 50 grams protein a day for average person just make sure it’s a complete protein…[Read more]

  • clare posted an update 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Satya, I liked your post about veganism. Its a way of life for me now along with the Buddhas teachings and couldnt imagine turning back. Namo Amida BU

  • clare posted an update 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hello all!. I went to a lovely evening last Thursday. The Buddhist group i attend some times had a visiting Monk who lead the evenings practice. I went in with quite a negative miserable state of mind bought on by the usual daily stresses and came out feeling very peaceful, grateful and blessed. Namo Amida Bu

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