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by Old tyme hockey
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Alone
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Alone

I'm in a similar situation. Even the temples that may teach Buddha Name Recitation around me, only teach it as a meditation practice - no explanation of Pure Land doctrine. I study on my own, watch a lot of videos of Dharma services on youtube, listen to a number of podcasts. I took a 2 year corres...
by Old tyme hockey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Paul Roberts
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

Re: Paul Roberts

Does anyone know anything about Paul Roberts and the atrue Shin Buddhist group he ran (or maybe still does run?) to me it seems semi-cult like in that apparently he can validate or invalidate people's shinjin? This is just something I've heard so I'm not sure if it's true or not. But u have found s...
by Old tyme hockey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Alone
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Alone

Hi i live in Sweden, Where there is no jodo shin temples or groups at all. So sometimes i feel alone and that something is missing. I have contact with a jodo shin teacher online which is very helpfull. Anyone else in my situation? And how do you deal With this? Perhaps i should start my own temple...
by Old tyme hockey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Alone
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Alone

Dear Old Tyme, I am Dutch but am currently residing in Sweden as I have been caring for my mother the past one and a half year as she was suffering from terminal cancer. Unfortunately she passed away last summer but I am glad to have been able to care for her. Especially the last months were very p...
by Old tyme hockey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Alone
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Alone

Hi i live in Sweden, Where there is no jodo shin temples or groups at all. So sometimes i feel alone and that something is missing. I have contact with a jodo shin teacher online which is very helpfull. Anyone else in my situation? And how do you deal With this? Perhaps i should start my own temple...
by Old tyme hockey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Alone
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Alone

I too feel isolated since there's no Buddhist community nearby. Mine is about two hours away, not too far, but still...I've always thought it would be cool to host a Lama and let him or her live here, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. Wouldnt it be nice if one day we could create a virtu...
by Old tyme hockey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Alone
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Alone

I heard of this phenomenon of being without Sangha from other Purelanders as well. If you start your own temple, you'll learn a lot. Yes, i guess its common ,at least in europe where pure land buddhism is unusual. It would be a great experience probably, but i think it would be more than i can hand...
by Old tyme hockey
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Alone
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Alone

Hi i live in Sweden, Where there is no jodo shin temples or groups at all. So sometimes i feel alone and that something is missing. I have contact with a jodo shin teacher online which is very helpfull. Anyone else in my situation? And how do you deal With this? Perhaps i should start my own temple ...
by Old tyme hockey
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Ippen in Ji-Shu
Replies: 19
Views: 1679

Re: Ippen in Ji-Shu

Great posting, i think ippen has some very interesting ideas. The ji shu seems not to exist outside of Japan right?
by Old tyme hockey
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Benefits of Nembutsu In This Very Life
Replies: 88
Views: 12256

Re: Benefits of Nembutsu In This Very Life

steveb1 wrote:Thanks for sharing that. Even though the Nembutsu brings you comfort, still I hope that at some point you can find a less awful job.

:)
Thank you, so do i :smile:
by Old tyme hockey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Benefits of Nembutsu In This Very Life
Replies: 88
Views: 12256

Re: Benefits of Nembutsu In This Very Life

Hello everybody, for me the nembutsu have had huge inpact in my daily life. As someone mentioned earlier, it really makes you stay humble. And also coping with strong emotions like anger and sadness. I have a job i really dont like, im a welder and i think its awful. So often ,9 hours a day im a mes...
by Old tyme hockey
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Hello

CedarTree wrote:Welcome :)
Thank you for your welcome.
by Old tyme hockey
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Hello

Punya wrote:Hello and welcome. :hi:
Hello, and Thank you
by Old tyme hockey
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Hello

David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome to DW!

:yinyang:
Thank you very much
by Old tyme hockey
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Hello

Admin_PC wrote:Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:
Thank you very much :anjali:
by Old tyme hockey
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 78
Views: 20138

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Hi, Mattias from Sweden, got into buddhism about 3 years ago, i started out doing zazen at home alone, and it worked out well in the begining, but it is hard to practice alone, so i found the pure land teachings which reasonated well with my life situation. Especially jodoshin was my cup of Tea , i...
by Old tyme hockey
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 78
Views: 20138

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Hi, Mattias from Sweden, got into buddhism about 3 years ago, i started out doing zazen at home alone, and it worked out well in the begining, but it is hard to practice alone, so i found the pure land teachings which reasonated well with my life situation. Especially jodoshin was my cup of Tea , i ...
by Old tyme hockey
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Hello

Hello everybody, my name is Mattias and i am from Sweden. I joined this forum mainly to speak to other buddhist, and hopefully learn of those with more knowledge than me.

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