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Nembutsu recitation is for very day, not just for Mondays, of course (reminds me of ‘dogs are for life, not just for Christmas! Some people are taking up the 30 days of Nembutsu practice, which is an excellent way to start of refresh your practice.
During the next few days a few people are preparing to enter the Amida Shu and Amida Order…[Read more]
Sujatin started the topic From Amida Shu – an invitation, on-line meetings and news in the forum Whispers from the Bamboo Grove 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Heres a :: link to our latest newsletter
:: Download Amida India Appeal 7th July
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Below you will find a message from ITZI and the Amida Trustees, who are fundraising in support of our sangha in Delhi.
We, the trustees of ITZI*, would like to tell you about the Amida Sangha in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
The S…[Read more]
You might like to receive Dharmavidya’s podcasts or to join one of the interest groups on Zoom. You’ll find out more here: https://lotusinthemud.typepad.com/sujatin/2020/06/dharmavidyas-buddhist-podcasts-and-zoom-groups.html
Sujatin started the topic Echoes of Amida: Transcription of a Podcast by Dharmavidya plus details of how t in the forum Dharmavidya's Teachings 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Dharmavidya’s podcast of 22 June 2020 (follow the link for details of podcasts and how to sign up for them)
Transcription thanks to Tineke Osterloh:
Though others kill, we shall be kind.
And by being kind we shall heal the world.
Though others steal and exploit, we shall be generous and hospitable.
And by doing so, we shall make a refuge for…[Read more]
Podcast 7 April 2020
On the occasion of Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, being admitted to intensive care with COVID19
If you hold Zoom meetings, here’s some security advice https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/how-to-secure-your-zoom-meetings-from-zoom-bombing-attacks/
1. Right view: This too shall pass.
2. Right thought: Compassion for those who suffer. Gratitude for simple things.
3. Right speech: Don’t spread alarm. Stay calm. Keep in touch with friends and loved ones by wifi.
4. Right action: Do good for others or use this time for retreat. Consider what is essential and meaningful. Social distan…[Read more]
Amida is always busy
Always be busy with Amida.
Make all business Amida Nembutsu
Be busy with the thought of Amida
Be courageously busy supported by Amida Light
Be busy supporting Amida
Be busy praying for the Pure Land of Amida
Don’t be late
Aspirations will come true
Be busy with doing what you are doing right now in th…[Read more]
Today is the anniversary of the death of Amrita Dhammika, a member of the Amida Order, who died on active service in Zambia aged 50 in 2006. She was one of those people one never forgets, brimming over with passion for compassion. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2006/apr/07/obituaries.mainsection
PAIN IN A BOMBU WORLD
In the on-line order meeting this past Saturday I said that in relation to the current world crisis caused by the arrival of a virus for which, as yet, we have no cure, I am a happy pessimist. I’ll say a little more on this subject.
Firstly, the pessimist. Clearly, in the present situation, there are lar…[Read more]
Saigyo (1118-1190) was a wandering poet monk in Japan. He is one of the most famous Japanese poets. He wrote more than fifteen hundred poems, many of which became famous. His poetry reflects his life as a rather solitary wanderer, often spending the winter in the mountains in a thatched hut far from civilisation.
The na…[Read more]
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