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I will also recommend Kiva. Great organization, and the greatest thing about it is that you can always keep giving. People there are very responsible and hardworking too.
think it's, too tough a practice, hence we use Five Sutras and One Treatise instead. thus i heard from MCK that for Pratyutpanna samadhi Buddha recitation retreat (sometimes also known as Buddha Standing samadhi 佛立三昧), people recite for 90 days, without sleeping and sitting! :shock: they can only s...
Kiva is a great program and microfinancing has already shown great promise in revitalizing and changing communities around the world. I applaud anyone who wishes to contribute to this noble cause.
- Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:55 pm
- Forum: Pure Land
- Topic: Safety of the Pureland practices
- Replies: 10
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I was born a Catholic and then became an atheist. I'm studying for my bachelor's degree in biochemistry. When I first learned about the different types of Buddhism, I had disliked Pure Land Buddhism the most since I felt that it relied on faith rather than practice. Yet when I joined a Pure Land pra...
I've stopped practicing for some time but plan on doing so again. It used to be to simply recite the Nembutsu before going to bed with varying number of recitations depending on the mood. I have no shrine or anything but that may help me next time in order to maintain practice. I've personally foun...