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by Simurgh
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Prayerwheels do they work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: Prayerwheels do they work?

Thank you for the wonderful stories! :namaste:
by Simurgh
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: KIVA - Microloans
Replies: 20
Views: 4450

Re: KIVA - Microloans

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.

:anjali:
by Simurgh
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pratyutpanna Sutra
Replies: 35
Views: 5730

Re: Pratyutpanna Sutra

I have found an online version of the sutra located here for any practitioners interested in this practice.

May it bring benefit to all sentient beings. :anjali:
by Simurgh
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pratyutpanna Sutra
Replies: 35
Views: 5730

Re: Pratyutpanna Sutra

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...
by Simurgh
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: KIVA - Microloans
Replies: 20
Views: 4450

Re: KIVA - Microloans

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.

:namaste:
by Simurgh
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pratyutpanna Sutra
Replies: 35
Views: 5730

Re: Pratyutpanna Sutra

One of the most wonderful sutras IMHO. I hope it gives many people the blessings and impact it had on me.

:namaste:
by Simurgh
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Safety of the Pureland practices
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Safety of the Pureland practices

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...
by Simurgh
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: your daily routine
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: your daily routine

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...

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