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From Zen to the Pureland 2 Replies

My introduction to Buddhism came through Daoism while taking Tai Chi classes.  I read that Daoism was similar to Zen Buddhism.  I had been a Christian my entire life but something was lacking.  The…Continue

Started by Seiyo Thomas De Mann. Last reply by Seiyo Thomas De Mann Jul 23, 2012.


People in the West are not generally familiar with Pureland Buddhism and tend to see it as…Continue

Started by caroline brazier. Last reply by caroline brazier Apr 1, 2012.

Buddhism at Work – By Caroline Brazier

This article appeared in Running Tide and subsequently at…Continue

Started by caroline brazier Mar 2, 2012.


(this is part of an article written for Running Tide in May 2007. I think it still makes some points interesting to those of us involved in Pureland)Writing books sharpens one’s thinking. Committing…Continue

Started by caroline brazier. Last reply by caroline brazier Jan 25, 2012.

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Comment by Seiyo Thomas De Mann on January 27, 2012 at 3:24

I was very involved with a Zen Temple.  They had a small library and I would check out books.  They had some reading on the Pure Land and I became extremely interested in this "sect".  I am mostly interested in Honen (Jodo Shu) and Chinese Pure Land Buddhism.  This was in 2005 and this has been my exclusive practice since then.  In 2011 I was inducted as a Lay Minister with The Bright Dawn Institute of Oneness Buddhism.

Comment by caroline brazier on January 27, 2012 at 10:20

Wonderful Seiyo. How do you experience the differences between the different Pureland schools?

Comment by Seiyo Thomas De Mann on January 27, 2012 at 17:14

I now have faith that everything will be okay.  It was hard for me to constantly focus on the Paramitas, the Eightfold Path, the Precepts, etc.  Now I focus the Nembustu and creating good Karma (Trying to focus on pure and right thoughts, pure and right deeds and pure and right actions).  The way of Tariki is much easier, as long as, one stays focused.

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Posted by caroline brazier on September 4, 2012 at 14:35

Running Tide Article

I wrote this article for Running Tide back in January but it didnt get published and as Running Tide has only just come out, things had obviously moved on. I'm putting it up here because it seems like a pity to waste a good article - or even a mediocre one!


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