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by negspec13
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reconciling Nembutsu Practice with Skepticism
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Reconciling Nembutsu Practice with Skepticism

Thank you all for the input, you've given me a lot to look at and think about which is fantastic!
by negspec13
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reconciling Nembutsu Practice with Skepticism
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Reconciling Nembutsu Practice with Skepticism

Thanks so much for the advice. I think I'll try a combination of practise and research. I'm a student of Philosophy by nature so research comes easily to me. :twothumbsup: Is there a pronunciation of Nembutsu that is "more accurate"? Sorry if that seems like a dumb question but I've seen Namo Amitab...
by negspec13
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reconciling Nembutsu Practice with Skepticism
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Reconciling Nembutsu Practice with Skepticism

Hi I came across Pure Land via a group discussion on Facebook and have been intrigued by the seeming simplicity of it since. I guess though that my only problem commiting to it fully is on an intellectual level. I struggle with matters of faith after many years of being a Pentecostal Christian. I wa...
by negspec13
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do we need to go through certain ritual to become an Upasaka (Laity)?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Do we need to go through certain ritual to become an Upasaka (Laity)?

Refuge is all you need. And not even a formal ceremony. One can do it by themselves in front of an image or with a visualisation. In the lineage I practice in (Dudjom Tersar) one can take vows to become a Ngakpa, which is basically a lay (Upasaka) sangha member. I'd be fascinated to have more infor...
by negspec13
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Lojong
Replies: 134
Views: 7910

Re: Daily Lojong

Hi all

I've been a Buddhist for about 6 weeks now and can't get enough. Lojong seems like something that will be of great benefit to me so reading this thread is wonderful. Thanks and sorry for hijacking.
by negspec13
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 1009

Hello from Scotland

Hi all, I'm a relatively new Buddhist from Glasgow, Scotland. I'm especially drawn to Tibetan Buddhist teachings and I'm currently searching for a teacher which is an issue since there are no schools near me and I suffer with depression and anxiety which stops me leaving the house much. I would take...

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