This site will be closing in two months (the end of November 2016) as we have a brand new home here: www.friendsofamida.com. Please come and see us and let us know if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org. Namo Amida Bu!
What is Buddhist ‘training’? I have written on the dangers of misunderstanding this term before. Here I would like to try to say a little more, since this is an important issue for all of us and especially for those who have made a full time commitment to the Dharma life.Essentially ‘training’ refers to the transformation that goes on in one through the medium of the relationship that one has with a Dharma teacher. It is the relationship that provides the motive and power. The term ‘training’…See More
"I realise its been quite a while, well over a month, since I have provided an update on the renovation. This of course doesn't mean that there hasn't been progress or nothing to report. In fact having started this thread I have felt…"
I was asked a question about faith 10 years ago and this was my reply. It still stands:For me faith has grown out of the feeling of confidence that the Buddha’s teachings have truly been a source of refuge. They have made such a difference to my life, for which I am immeasurably grateful. And filled with awe, as what I receive I cannot feel is due, in any way, to my own deserving. So, for me, Pureland is the form of Buddhism that works particularly, although I appreciate all other schools.…See More
As you know - we are on the move and this site will shortly be no more. Read about the move in the newsletter below. An exciting new development - and an invitation.Come and join us!Not all of you live near an Amida temple or centre. And so Kaspa and Satya have been very busy on your behalf, building a brand new virtual temple to help you feel connected…See More