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True Mind

From Varied Sutra’s: When in the world of darkness Buddhas arise to make things bright, They present this profound teaching Which brings suffering to an end. When those with wisdom have heard this, They recuperate their right mind: They see … Continue reading

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Meditation: Amida Samadhi

In Shinrans time, he rejected notions of Meditation for the simple Nembutsu. Today in the modern world we realize that maybe meditation is a healthy practice. Though some schools think Meditation is trans formative, it is certainly an aid. I … Continue reading

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The World On Fire

When we look at the 21st Century what do we see? We may see many good things living in a safe part of the world, but in many other places age old conflicts arise the same now more than ever. … Continue reading

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Amida Samadhi Meditation

In self powered schools, meditation is part of the religion. Shinran rejected the self power schools, but he never stopped his Tendai practice. We tend to go what is familiar. I advocate meditation. Why, because it is a healthy practice, … Continue reading

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Western justification of Jodo Shin Shu

Shinran taught us that people where inprefect. He did not see a Religious person anywhere in his presence. What would a western view of Pure Land Buddhism be? One person I believe who touched on the teaching was Erasmus. n … Continue reading

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Trikaya and its Essence

The Trikāya doctrine (Sanskrit, literally “Three bodies”; 三身 Chinese: Sānshēn, Koreean: Samsin, Vietnamese: Tam thân, Japanese: Sanjin or Sanshin, is a Mahayana Buddhist teaching on both the nature of reality and the nature of Buddhahood. The Three Bodies of the … Continue reading

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Natural Awakenings

The very essence of the Pure Land practice is what Sensei Hozen Seki would title “The Great Natural Way” Pure Land differs from Zen in many aspects, but the path we choose will help us arrive at the destination of … Continue reading

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