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Blog Profile / Jade Mountains

Filed Under:Religion / Buddhism
Posts on Regator:377
Posts / Week:1.7
Archived Since:November 5, 2010

Blog Post Archive

New Banner?

Potential new banner for Jade Mountains. While I could continue on with the banner you see above I'm thinking of using this photograph and text instead. I've used the full original title too, Jade Mountains Buddha Hall. And in case this has been lost sight of Jade Mountains refers to all trainees. Show More Summary

Walking Onwards

A path above Borrowdale, the Lake District. Over the next few days Jade Mountains will pick up and walk into a new content management system. Comments will be enabled and Jade will be back to normal functioning. _/\_ Hands together folks and fingers crossed _X_ everything goes smoothly.

Movement And Rest

A bike of delight done out in crochet, Cockermouth, Cumbria Small space for small people with brisk (AKA slide) escape route Living willow hut for children. Yes I was out and about yesterday on a trip to charming Cockermouth to attend a half day retreat at the Friends Meeting House. Show More Summary

She Who Hears The Cries Of The World

Big ear? On Field of Merit website and on our Facebook page we have been talking about Merit. If this is something you don't understand or simply think it is petitioning prayer by another name I'd suggest you take a look around and see that sincere daily life practice within the Buddhist Precepts and transferring merit or not two different practices. Show More Summary

Somewhere Else

Imagine my delight when the postman knocked on the door bringing this lovely book of poems by A.A.Milne. A gift. A couple of weeks ago when visiting sangha in Norwich I was shown a piece of university work done by a daughter studying architecture. Show More Summary

Set Free

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set her free. Michaelangelo Is that not beautiful?

Mt Shasta From Space

This shot was taken from the ISS (International Space Station) on September 20, 2012, and shows the region around Mount Shasta, a 4300 meter peak in northern California. It’s technically dormant – it erupted last in 1786. In geologically...Show More Summary

Being Out There

Yesterday Field of Merit entered into the world of Facebook! In my post on the website of the same name I ponder on this step and on the use of the Internet to spread the word about Buddhist practice. My conclusion? The Internet canShow More Summary

Left Foot Forward!

Sometimes which ever way one looks it's not clear which direction to move in. And moving seems to be what's called for. There is a sense of being stuck, unable to move. This is not an uncommon dilemma and the standard advice is to just take a step. Show More Summary

Hitting The Ground Running

It struck me this morning at 11.04 am that today, in England, is Remembrance Day. At 11.00 am precisely people are asked to stop what they are doing for one simple Minuit in remembrance of all those killed in war. This event stated after WW1 and continues on to this very day. Show More Summary

Doing Sums

Each month I do Jade Mountains accounts and send them to the treasurer of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives Activities Trust. This is the charity which receives donations made to support me to live. Food, utilities, my everyday needs basically. Show More Summary

Ah Peace! Oh! Changes

The blogging world has been hit with a huge flood of spam commenting these past few weeks and Jademountains has been awash with it. Somebody kindly switch off the comment facility this morning, thank you J, and I can take a deep breath out with relief. Show More Summary

An Odd Song To Sing?

A new post on Field of Merit has the title of Song Of The Skin Bag. The title is a riff on the title of the previous post (Song of the Grass-Roof Hermitage). That post featured a poem by one of our spiritual ancestors Sekito Kisen which has the same title as the post itself. Show More Summary

Buddhist Flags

Bunting fluttering from the guttering - Edmonton Canada These Buddhist flags were strung along the front of the house where the Edmonton Buddhist Priory had its' home back in 2004-2006. I took this picture in the winter with, as you can see, snow on the ground. Show More Summary

The High Line NYC

All eyes are turned towards the East coast of North America as the hurricane rages and rants through. And up there, thirty feet in the air, is an amazing project. The High Line. A creative development on a decommissioned railway track in the heart of the city. Show More Summary

Prone To Ponder

This book and talk by Susan Cain should please all those closet introverts amongst us who have been trying to fit into the chatty world we inhabit. Our most important institutions, our schools and our workplaces, they are designed mostly for extroverts and for extroverts’ need for lots of stimulation. Show More Summary

Grasping Buddhism

The following was originally a Daily Dharma offering from Tricycle. Image source. In a famous parable, the Buddha imagines a group of blind men who are invited to identify an elephant. One takes the tail and says it's a rope; another...Show More Summary

Never More To Roam

For an evening ceremony at Throssel, a lotus carved pumpkin to light the way. Triple Gem points the way when I've gone astray. It takes care of us. Deeper ones who see ways of helping me. They take care of us. Training letting go meditation...Show More Summary

Life Quivering

I was just having a still moment looking at the Autumn clad Birch tree across the road. Just one leaf was waving in a slight breeze, its quivering shadow cast on the silver bark of the trunk. Then a leaf fell through the branches to the ground. Show More Summary

Amazing (Tiny) Spaces

George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. He even tries making one of his own. George Clarke, Amazing Spaces, Chanel 4 TV It would seem tiny living is catching on. Show More Summary

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