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  • ken replied to the topic Three books for 2019? in the forum Book reviews 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Well I hadn’t really thought about it till I saw this but for one I shall be reading said book above  as downloaded onto kindle upon seeing . 2 will be reading the new book on refuge when comes out. 3 the music lesson. By victor wooten. Although about music it’s not just about music . I tend to listen to this on audible yearly as either cons…[Read more]

  • ken started the topic Xmas survival kit in the forum Monday Nembutsu 1 month ago

    honens biography by Fitzgerald , mala beads  and lots of nembutsu and a couple of what I consider spiritual films to watch. The razors edge (old black and white one not big Hollywood remake) and a river runs through it and the smiling faces of my grandchildren opening their presents .

    Namo Amida Bu

  • Hello Ananda .

    Most informative and helpful.

    Namo Amida Bu

  • Just ordered another mala for the car for traffic and when raining.  Is there a resource or can someone post a link to the definitive technique with mala as although I think I’m doing it correctly I know there’s a few different  ways.

    Namo Amida Bu

  • Hi Jeaunice . Glad to see you’re nearly at the end and found your own way with things . That’s the beauty of Pureland , we get to figure out and do and use what works for us as individuals. No hard and fast  rules. There is  another 7 day nembutsu course if you want to follow on from that.

  • ken replied to the topic Monday 12th November in the forum Monday Nembutsu 2 months, 1 week ago

    Wrote this down once back in car meant  to post this Monday. Early morning dog walk in wind, mud and rain with one dog particularly yappy  all  the while practicing internal nembutsu . Nothing matters and a sense of joy. Nembutsu became my umbrella

  • Thanks Ananda . Wish I’d seen this earlier . I was looking for the eureka moment when I started and was constantly evaluating. In the end I dropped that scrutiny and just enjoyed for its own sake and many months later I gently noticed the changes brought about and how inner chatter has been replaced with nembutsu practice that just seems to come…[Read more]

  • Very much enjoyed this thanks.

    Ken

  • ken replied to the topic Sangha pets in the forum General chit chat 3 months ago

    So here’s stanley(left) and Bentley.Stans a battersea rescue dog and Bentley was a Christmas present 8 years ago. Although they look like butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths they are quite mischievous. Stanley can’t be let off a lead due to being a Lakeland terrier and his sole preoccupation is too find Foxes rats and squirrels and altho…[Read more]

  • ken replied to the topic Monday 22 October 2018 in the forum Monday Nembutsu 3 months ago

    Looking back at things since I started nembutsu practice I can’t deny how it has affected, changed me and my responses to life and how I live it . The mistake I suppose was looking and waiting for that kensho moment and had been told that it can be like that or a bit by bit  thang that you recognise upon reflection. I only started in March and ha…[Read more]

  • ken replied to the topic My top five spiritual books in the forum Book reviews 7 months ago

    Hi , my 5 favourite spiritual books not in any order and there’s a helluva lot more than 5 and feel awful in leaving them out .

    1 the razors edge by Somerset Maugham.

    Recommended to me by a friend who had watched me struggle over the years with being who / what I was . Needless to say after reading this felt positively normal and the masses w…[Read more]

  • ken posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    Hi Clare I can concur on that one as I’m also in Kent. Bromley: Biggin Hill and it was blisteringley hot. Cleaning windows was no fun ( my job) and at times t e Laurence crossing the Sinai kept springing to mind

  • ken posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    Hi Acharya Kaspalita
    Thanks Skype chat sounds good at some point before . Although I do in snatches throughout the working day as well as morning practice I think an informal whole day of chanting in whichever form suits the day would be a casual thing I could do but would also like to do a more formal version but not too much sitting but also walking.

  • ken posted an update 7 months, 1 week ago

    Hi all , I’m planning to do a diy one day retreat as the prospect of the house being empty for a day in early july is looking very likely . I would be grateful for any suggestions , guidelines and general info . I’m looking to have everything in place well beforehand so I am clear and prepared on what I need to do.
    Namo Amida Bu

    • Hi Ken – personal retreats can be formal or informal, which is to say you can have a lot of structured time or play it by ear. Some retreats have a mix of practice, doing something practical, and some unstructured time. Or a nembutsu chanting retreat might involve chanting the whole day.
      I’d be happy to have a skype chat sometime with you and talk…[Read more]

      • ken replied 7 months ago

        Hi Acharya Kaspalita
        Thanks Skype chat sounds good at some point before . Although I do in snatches throughout the working day as well as morning practice I think an informal whole day of chanting in whichever form suits the day would be a casual thing I could do but would also like to do a more formal version but not too much sitting but also walking.

  • ken changed their profile picture 7 months, 2 weeks ago

  • If one  was to go round the houses with a begging bowl on a Sunday afternoon in Great Britain you’d mostly receive vegetables as people would have most definitely ate the meat and that is what happened in Southeast Asia many years ago and gave the impression that Being vegetarian is  part of being Buddhist and this in turn became to a degree ins…[Read more]

  • Hi Andrew and thanks.  I can relate to the finding myself singing it throughout the day. I’ll just come out with it when normally I can be a bit self conscious .

  • Hi , am on day 26. Realised I’ve been leaving my posts for 30 days of Nembutsu in wrong place in virtual rooms.  Coming towards the end now and just wondered how people followed up and continued with things of they so chose once the course finished.

  • Lovely photos . Get a real feel and sense of the places from them.

  • ken posted an update 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi day 24 . Still practicing Nembutsu increasingly more so in all its different forms. I love the way those penny dropping moments just happen whilst reciting or as I go about
    my day. I tend to focus on just surrendering when reciting. To the Nembutsu , to the moment and to the isness of it all and every thing just seems big and spacious.…[Read more]

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