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I attended the 2 1/2 day European Shin Buddhist conference with Caroline in Düsseldorf 31 August to 2 September 2012. Shin is short for Jo Do Shin Shu, which means pure land faith school (of Buddhism).
I had not gone with very high expectations, as Caroline had thought I might find it quite strange. To my great surprise, I had an inspiring, exciting and uplifting time. At it I met about a dozen people that I had really deep conversations with and made…Continue
At one point there were 10 people coming on the Saturday and 11 on the Sunday. In the event I had…Continue
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We were going to get some of the lofts insulated at The Buddhist House. As you can imagine, in a big old house like The Buddhist House there are several different bits of roof space. I wanted to get them All insulted up to modern normal best practise standards.
I am motivated mainly to prevent climate change. If we go beyond 450ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the effects on the planet will…Continue
I bought a mobile phone in 2005, which I only use when I am trying to meet up with someone.
Last November I bought a new battery for it for £10 off the internet and then just recently when I tried to charge it the adapter/charger was not working. I wondered if I was going to have to spend another £10 getting a new adapter charger. But when Dean last visited he said he had seen a new mobile for £8. So yesterday I when to Carphone Warehouse in the local Retail Park to see what my…Continue
We have had a lot of snow over night, so yesterday I had been expecting four people to come to Sunday Service here at The Buddhist House today, but now it looks as if maybe no one can make it. When asked whether I would still have a Sunday Service even if there is only me here, I said “of course”. It feels very important to keep Sunday Service going even if there is no one there but me, but I am not finding it easy to articulate why.…Continue