Pureland newbie!

Re: Pureland newbie!

Postby gingercatni » Sat May 28, 2011 7:28 pm

Okay everyone, I have offically made the leap from Theravada to Pure Land and I'm very happy. Thanks to everyone who commented here. I have a few things to iron out for daily practice, but they are not major things. Thanks again! :bow:
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Re: Pureland newbie!

Postby Mr. G » Sat May 28, 2011 7:50 pm

gingercatni wrote:Okay everyone, I have offically made the leap from Theravada to Pure Land and I'm very happy. Thanks to everyone who commented here. I have a few things to iron out for daily practice, but they are not major things. Thanks again! :bow:


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Re: Pureland newbie!

Postby Tenso » Sat May 28, 2011 9:38 pm

Good move. Me personally I've felt a lot less dukkha after making the switch.
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Re: Pureland newbie!

Postby rory » Sat May 28, 2011 10:49 pm

Wow I lived in Ireland for a number of years, Co. Westmeath & I've been to Belfast. I distributed a lot of Pure Land books from the Amitabha society in the Irish Library sytem. Here's a link to a pure land buddhist website in Ireland:
http://www.purelandbuddhism.com/items.html This guy popped up after I left. Anyway I can tell you that there is a Vietnamese Mahayana temple Long Van Temple, 23 Kilronan Court,Cloudellen, Dublin 22 phone: (01) 457-7020. Unfortunately I had no car, so I never went.

There is a great Jodo Shinshu temple in London 3 Wheels & Rev. Sato used to write to me & is a great teacher.http://www.threewheels.co.uk/
There is also a Fo Guang Temple in London; they combine Ch'an and Pure Land, nice bunch. http://www.londonfgs.org.uk/
Finally my sect Jodo Shu has an online sangha: over at google groups: http://groups.google.com/group/jodoshubuddhism we have Stephen & Shinri both ordained priests who are regulars, Bishop Atone will also answer questions. So feel free to visit.

the net is amazing; a long way from the days when I practiced alone, just with my beads in the middle of the country :namaste:
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Re: Pureland newbie!

Postby cheondo » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:09 am

I've written an essay about how Pure Land is in accordance with the Pali Canon, for those who care such things. I consider Theravada my second home, so to speak.

http://purelandway.wordpress.com/2011/0 ... ali-canon/
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