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."
Southern Drakensberg National Park, South Africa
Maitreya is planning on building a large, octagonal pagoda on the top of the hill, where you can surmount the whole Southern Drakensberg as well as experience the magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of the whole area. The pagoda will include a cafe and meditation centre. We will keep you updated of new developments!
I have found it - the most beautiful place on Earth
The first Sunday of every month at Pure Land, from 10:30am until 4:00pm.
If you cannot attend, why not join us in spirit, and make your first Sunday of the month a day of peace, joy and universal love.
Talk at Pureland, 3pm, April 23rd
Admission to the talk is free, entry to the garden is standard price.
I love mankind and see the situation of the world. The cause of suffering is dualism that operates with human mind of egoism and materialism. Dualism is illusion, no Truth in it. Suffering is the product of human life without Truth. Civilisation of dualism never brings peace and happiness to mankind as it is proven in history.
It is time to abandon Dualism, it's culture and its teaching - illusion that the Truth 'God' is there, salvation, Nirvana is in heaven, enlightenment, self realisation is in the future. The Truth is not there, if you follow you lose it, you wait and you miss.
The Truth is here, the pure reality of LIFE. It is Oneness of the universe. The wonder and beauty of creations, divinity of all things and all beings, all shining around us and within us. Just awaken to the pure reality, miracle here and now that the universe is. Mystery 'I AM' That, a human being.
As I love mankind and this world I say, with my loudest voice, open your eyes and heart and see the Truth. The True beauty of every creation and sanctity of every living being and every human being.
As we realise the Truth of our Self and of the universe a new way of life and civilisation would emerge on this planet, the pure 'gem' in the cosmos 'Earth', our world.
It is the civilisation of Oneness.
Join us on the most auspicious day of the year New Year's Day and welcome in 2017 with peace and happiness. Sunday meditation January 1st. For more info please call 01777 228567.
All these people, what are they doing in the streets in towns all over the world? Rushing, chasing after what? The World is egoism and materialism, nothing is there, human activity is all vain. Human ego is an illusion, human life is illusion. So is the human world. Civilization, manmade on Earth, is false, an illusion.
What is the reality, the truth? What is human being, what is life, why are we here? It is the time to know the truth, to find oneself, to find the meaning of life. The truth ends illusion in human egoism, materialism. The truth changes human race and the world, it starts a new civilization on Earth.
The truth is the ultimate reality of the universe, the pure fact of all existance. It is the miracle of life and its wisdom that produces absolute wonder and beauty of creation. The truth is life that is, all things, all living beings as they are. The truth is that all is and that oneself is. The truth is it is and I am.
To know the truth is to know oneself. Life and self are one. The universe and oneself are one. To know oneness is self realisation. The truth starts new life. Human activity is based on the pure reality, the truth. Life follows the way of oneness, harmony and beauty, peace and happiness. The truth is the foundation of a new civilization on Earth.
Human being is oneness
Oneness is unity of Being and Doing
Being is human existance, the reality, the truth.
Doing is human action, living, love.
When Being and Doing are met in balance, human being is whole.
Being is realised in stillness, meditation.
Doing is realised in action, living.
Meditation only is not enough.
Nor action only is enough.
Harmony of Being and Doing makes human being complete.
Being is silence.
Doing is music.
To enjoy music in silence and silence in music or Truth in Being and Love in Action is mastering oneness. Self realisation to be a human being.
Weekend Lantern lit evenings have been extended this year so there are now two weekends you can come and enjoy Pure Land in the evening. This weekend (23rd, 24th, 25th) and the last weekend of lantern evenings is Friday 30th September, Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd October from 7pm-10pm. No need to book just come along, normal entrance price.