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Open Day at Amida Mandala

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on December 20, 2014 at 20:30 0 Comments


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Posted by Suvidya Gautam on December 16, 2014 at 9:50 0 Comments

Sanghamitra's First Service

Posted by Richard Ollier on December 13, 2014 at 17:04 1 Comment

Sometimes dreams do come true

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on December 8, 2014 at 10:00 1 Comment

My thoughts.

Posted by Suvidya Gautam on December 7, 2014 at 13:37 1 Comment

Edinburgh Retreat

Posted by Ian Summers-Noble on November 30, 2014 at 22:31 1 Comment

Tried a Buddhist icon

Posted by Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven on November 29, 2014 at 15:30 1 Comment

The Buddhist Theory of Truth

Posted by Dharmavidya on November 20, 2014 at 8:30 1 Comment


Posted by Suvidya Gautam on November 19, 2014 at 10:39 0 Comments

The End is not the end.

Posted by Bruce Coleman on November 16, 2014 at 2:03 0 Comments

Friendship between religions

Posted by Dharmavidya on November 6, 2014 at 6:27 1 Comment

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Open Day at Amida Mandala

Today we completed our settling-in process in our temple in Malvern by opening our doors to local people. The Mayor said some kind words in the morning and lit a candle as an opening ceremony, and we had some chanting in the shrine room every half hour which many people joined in with. We offered homemade mince pies,…See More
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It doesn't really pay in my line of work to form emotional attachments to the people I support, some of the people I have been fortunate to support have a relatively short life expectancy, some only stay in our service a short time and move on, each person is unique in character, each one is unique due to varying degrees of disability, some have a debilitating illness, some are just vulnerable or struggling with mental illness, they all have one thing in common, as diverse and unique as people…See More
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Dear all my friends Delhi is cold my nose is close last Sunday morning my community member sudosin house first chanting service and after i speech Buddha path and amida Buddha and Pure Land and main topic Dukkha and how dukkha end greedy and heat not good not heart any .i told Sariputra stories they are like .and after noon teaching class children interested in Duddhism children age mostly 9 to 14 girls and boys thank you .Namo Amida BuSuvidya  See More
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Some scholars of religious studies argue that the wide diversity of teachings and perspectives that we find among different Buddhist teachings mean that we should talk about the "Buddhisms" of the…Continue

Searching unity ...

Started by Rob Van Gelder in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Rob Van Gelder Dec 6. 5 Replies

A "simple" question: how can you achieve unity in this dual world?Continue

Pure Land Art and Poetry

Started by Myoshin Anthony Leibow in Amida Trust & Amida-shu Development Dec 4. 0 Replies

Have developed a site dedicated to new art inspired by the Shin / Pureland  Buddhist tradition.  A lot of the art that is available is not contemporary or does not reflect a new shin aesthetic.  Here…Continue

A new chapter for Amida UK

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A message from Padmaghosa:A New Chapter for Amida UK September 10, 2014Padmaghosa Tony Danford: Dear Friends I'm writing to…Continue


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