Welcome to The Udumbara Flower

This website (georgegatenby.id.au) is in two sections. The original site (Notes on the Nembutsu) is a series of articles on the hymns of Shinran (1173-1263). The Udumbara Flower is a supplement, which seeks to explore other writings of Shinran, and some teachers and thinkers influenced by his ideas.

All of the essays on both sections are a personal appreciation of the life and teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha, the Pure Land Dharma Masters and Shinran.

There will be no more weekly updates to The Udumbara Flower. Instead, Notes on the Nembutsu will be revised and improved where necessary.

This month’s featured articleIs Shinshu meaningful today?

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