Alfred Bloom has left for sukhavati

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Alfred Bloom has left for sukhavati

Post by Fortyeightvows » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:00 am

I just found out that the great teacher and writer Alfred Bloom has left this world.

I'm sure that there are some of his students on this forum. Even though I've never studied with him myself, I do understand that he made major contributions to scholarship and to american understanding of pureland buddhism.


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Re: Alfred Bloom has left for sukhavati

Post by Tatsuo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:38 pm

He did so much for Pure Land Buddhism in the West :anjali: he will be missed dearly
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Re: Alfred Bloom has left for sukhavati

Post by Admin_PC » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:26 pm

His free online class was one of my first study resources.
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Re: Alfred Bloom has left for sukhavati

Post by kirtu » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:41 pm

Namu Amida Butsu!

Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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