Vajrapala Moerman

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  • #3338

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    So happy, in 10 days our sangha comes together. We will be 8: Susthama, Annetta, Maïtrisimha, Floor, Tom, Diederik, Annemie and myself. As we all live rather far away from each other it is a challenge and a great joy to be able to meet.

    The theme of the day is: narratives and stories that we grow up with, both the political ones and spiritual ones, and then thinking about how our own stories fit within a bigger one. So we will look at Amida’s story and how our stories fit in with it or not . Or we could look at Shakyamuni Buddha’s story as well.

    As usual we shall have public evening-service on Saturday-evening 8 pm and public morning-service on Sunday morning 8 am.

    If you are in the area: don’t hesitate to come over!

    Namo Amida Bu

  • #3337

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    In short : for me numbers 2 en 3 make the most sense in the way I express the Nembutsu. I very much have the feeling that Amida comes more and more in my heart and life when I focus my attention on the expression outward and inward of his name. In difficult times I call out for help. Namo Amida Bu

  • #3336

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Thank you to give us courage by the helpful words : “We can make faltering steps in the holy life and trust that whatever sincerity there may be in our hearts will not be fruitless.”

    Namo Amida Bu

  • #3321

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Welcome!!!! Namo Amida Bu

  • #3320

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Thank you to point this out so clearly Dharmavidya. yes, I think self-humility is, in where I am with my lack of insight; lack of power to overcome karma-issues, negative emotions and thoughts; lack of power to overcome greedy actions and so much more of favorite actions, the best I can do faced with all of this  is stand in awe with open hands and hearth. Namo Amida Bu

  • #3142

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    This morning as Daniël – my partner – was away very early bringing his grandchildren to school – I felt more ease at chanting out loud in stead of silent nembutsu. Yes, I too did like Dharmavidya’s talk about silent nembutsu combinated with breathing in and out. My mind is most of the time very much distracted and this combination of nembutsu and breathing can help me. Most of the time I’m thinking about how lucky we are to know and be loved by Amida, how wise and fool of love he is, how grateful I am, thinking about the sangha and others who are chanting at the same moment, the golden chain, people all over the universe and in former ages who where chanting, thinking about the Pureland and his qualities, asking help and saying tank you, longing, praying, what a bombu I am and how happy we are to know the Buddha as a foo. Now I will try to be more with every word and with the air coming in and out of my body and lungs, I feel this brings hapiness in my hearth. Namo Amida Bu

  • #3060

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Looks very nice!!! It looks more like a circle with the Buddha’s in between. With the priest in the middle off the room ? It is as we too could better communicate with the Buddha’s in this way … being together, sharing the temple together, grateful for the grace that we recieve, Namo Amida Bu

  • #3057

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Very well and beautiful expressed Andrew, can feel with you, the golden chain of Amida Buddha……. glad to share this sangha and have you all as precious friends,  with love, deep bow, Namo Amida Bu

  • #3044

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Very moving! Love your hymn.

    Namo Amida Bu

  • #2976

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Thank you to share Kaspa and also thanks to Andrew, Jason and Jonathan who shared their experiences….. lovely, beautiful, interesting and inspirational….. I wish I could enjoy more group-nembutsu’s with you all to express ourselves together in so much good ways. Namo Amida Bu.Namo Amida Bu

  • #2941

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    La colline éclairée in Belgium, the garden

  • #2896

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    La Colline éclairée, our garden in de Pays des Collines

  • #2829

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    I really like to share the photoos of my garden, but it seems not to go to put them on the site. Maybe my internet is not strong enough.

    But…. it is really a paradise here, first we had yellow daffodils, now we have tulips red and yellow, the yellow forsythia did flower and now the jasmine flowers, there are thousands of blue forget-me-nots along side our paths, white spiraea is flowing, violets purple and yellow, the white blossoms of the apple trees and pears, the cherry trees, the big magnolia off our neighbors.

    And every day we see new flowers coming up, what a gift, what a grace to live here…. never thought I should ever be so fortunate.

    Namo Amida Bu

  • #2828

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Sunday evening I was on a local music-evening with singing in old Indian Dhrupad way together with gregorian chanting and dancing (for christ and god). As soon as I got the link to see it as nembutsu, I felt very much connection with the music, it became a very beautiful experience, with much common feelings of tender love and kindness, joy and devotion. Nice!

  • #2764

    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Thank you for your beautiful letter Kaspa.

    I was just confronted with painful difficulties in my family, coming from old karmic things…. trying to find ways to “fix” it and to avoid more pain for those who strugle and multiplie pains…  maybe also an impossible task to hold it together. Maybe we better see the light that is already present in the situation, or it gets darker and darker….. multiplying drama.

    I’ll think further on this.

    Namo Amida Bu

    Vajra

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