The story of the Wise Old Man in the Mountain

posted 19 Oct 2017, 11:34 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 11:35 ]

In Ancient China, a wise old man lived in the mountain in his hut.
Seekers all over the country gathered around him for wisdom.
The mysterious thing was, though the hut was a tiny, straw-thatched house, it accommodated all who went in, no matter how many of them, and never filled.
They sat quietly in the presence of the old man, who barely uttered words.
The space was timeless stillness.
At the end, they came out of the hut and they could see things so clearly.
Colour was so bright - the green of trees, the red of flowers, the blue of the sky.
Everything outside in the world was shining with beautiful light.
They had found divinity in all creation.
There were enlightened.


Maitreya writes about the Crystal Garden

posted 19 Oct 2017, 11:18 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 11:18 ]

    I saw the truth of the universe at the moment of enlightenment, that was the pure light and its manifestation. I found the universe was mighty energy and its crystallization that was a miracle, absolute wonder.
    I love crystal and was thinking to create a garden with crystal for some time, but I did not know how. One day, around ten years ago, an idea came to my mind, “I can make a mini universe in crystals”, and I plunged into the task.
    First, I built a large greenhouse-style building with a Japanese touch, using thick reclaimed pitch pine to house it. That took three years. Then I purchased tons of crystals of all sizes, kinds and colours.
    I designed the crystal garden with the idea of the natural world representing the universe. It consists of mountains and rivers, hills and forests, fields and oceans. I set each crystal one by one, tens of thousands of them, in a concrete foundation with mortar. This took me seven years.
    People often ask me, “where have you collected all these crystals?” I reply, “I didn’t collect them, but instead I bought them in bulk in one go at the wholesale place, they were delivered by truck.” If I collected them it would have taken three centuries!
    Now it is there, a “universe” made from crystals, sparkling and emanating dazzling beauty and healing energy. People are amazed by the sight, being struck with awe as they enter.
    I was so proud of my work that I applied to the Guinness book of records. Soon they replied saying, “It could not be listed in the book as there was nothing to compare it to.” I was disheartened a little, but realised it was an assurance by this authority that it might not be the number one, but it is the only one.
    I suspect nobody has made a crystal garden because no one has thought of creating the universe!


Lost and found

posted 26 Sep 2017, 12:25 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 26 Sep 2017, 12:25 ]

If you have lost a portable music player while visiting the garden, please phone Maitreya, confirming the make and colour.
01777 228567

Feedback from the Nature's Heart Concert

posted 18 Aug 2017, 10:24 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 25 Aug 2017, 10:43 ]

Pureland, Sunday 30th July 2017

"You sing with your heart. It comes from your heart and touches my heart. "

"At the concert I realised how far I was away from myself."

"Your concert made me think about Dualism (illusion) and Oneness (the truth)".

"I bought several of Maitreya's albums, I sent some to my friends in California and Korea, I listen to it all the time when I'm driving."

"My wife and I came to Nature's Heart concert and I wish to say how much we enjoyed it. The whole experience was wonderful. Even the heavy downpour of rain seemed to add to the occasion. As a token of esteem I have enclosed a framed photograph and hope that you like it." - Nigel Ibbotson, Omoiyari Mindful Photography

Maitreya at the Lincoln Diversity Festival

posted 14 Jun 2017, 08:39 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 08:39 ]

Spiritual Evolution, a talk by Maitreya 

Wednesday 21st June, 2017
Venue: MB1016 (Minerva Building), University of Lincoln
Time: 12.00 - 1.30pm

Come along and hear Maitreya, the owner of Pureland Japanese Garden and meditation centre, talk about his spiritual journey and Pureland which opened in 1973. All welcome.

Feature in Lincolnshire Pride June 2017 issue

posted 23 May 2017, 14:09 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 23 May 2017, 14:15 ]

Maitreya's garden and teachings featured in a three-page spread in the latest issue of Lincolnshire Pride!

BBC Radio Nottingham, Sunday Breakfast

posted 6 Apr 2017, 05:48 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 05:51 ]

This morning, Maitreya was interviewed by Rosanna Pound-Woods from BBC Radio Nottingham, talking in the Japanese garden about the lovely cherry blossom in full bloom.

Please tune in for the broadcast this Sunday 9th April, the Breakfast Show at 8:15am, for stories of different faith.

Photo albums updated

posted 6 Apr 2017, 03:30 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 03:32 ]

New garden feature - grand sculpture

posted 6 Apr 2017, 01:23 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 03:33 ]

Tonnes of rectangular rock were piled up to make a monolithic structure that is towering now in the Japanese garden. A friend of Maitreya, Graham, calls it Maitreya's Monolith

Performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony

posted 14 Feb 2017, 00:40 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 13 Mar 2017, 04:56 ]

Maitreya performs the Tea Ceremony at the Lincoln Japan Festival

From the Lincolnshire Echo:
    The British love of tea proved to be a uniting link with a country on the other side of the world at the start of Lincoln's week-long Japan Festival.
    The Japanese tea ceremony, held at The Collection, proved to be so popular that it sold out straight away and an extra session was added.
    Although tea drinking is an integral part of both British and Japanese cultures, the way it is done is poles apart. Native of Japan, Buddha Maitreya, who conducted the ceremony for visitors, explained its significance, saying: "The tea ceremony symbolises the essence and spirituality of Japanese art and it is very much like Japanese people.
    "Simplicity is the essence of Japanese culture and to appreciate something as simple as tea, and the bowl it is in, shows how we appreciate small things."

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