Friends of Amida-shu

The Friends of Amida-shu network is sponsored by Amida Trust.

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This is the online social network for members and friends of Amida-shu

For information about Amida-shu, local groups and centres, and teachings on Pureland Buddhism visit:

 www.amidashu.org

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Kind and caring people

Posted by Andrew on July 28, 2016 at 22:13 2 Comments

Time

Posted by Andrew on July 22, 2016 at 19:31 2 Comments

Politics and gratitude

Posted by Andrew on June 25, 2016 at 9:38 2 Comments

Lost wallets & faith

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on June 19, 2016 at 14:27 0 Comments

Interfaith Prayer Vigil

Posted by Ananda on June 17, 2016 at 3:29 1 Comment

Mary Oliver: "I Worried"

Posted by Sujatin on May 20, 2016 at 14:28 0 Comments

News from Amida Mandala

Posted by Kaspalita on May 18, 2016 at 16:00 0 Comments

Hymns of Change

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on May 11, 2016 at 11:55 4 Comments

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Donate to support the people of Nepal after the two recent earthquakes & to the Amida Community in India

 

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Latest Activity

Satyavani Robyn commented on Andrew's blog post Kind and caring people
"Great to hear Andrew, glad you could be a part of such an important event. "
55 minutes ago
Satyavani Robyn joined Jnañamati's group
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Seishi House

Development of the coach house building in the grounds of Amida Mandala. See More
56 minutes ago
Jnañamati posted a group
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Seishi House

Development of the coach house building in the grounds of Amida Mandala. See More
12 hours ago
Kaspalita posted a status
"Spent the week fighting off viruses - both the computer and the human kind! Namo Amida Bu"
16 hours ago
Sujatin commented on Andrew's blog post Kind and caring people
"It's so heart-warming to hear this news. There are so many good people around and we don't hear of them enough - the newspapers don't find these stories as newsworthy as the atrocities, unfortunately. Thank you for telling us - Namo…"
yesterday
Andrew posted a blog post

Kind and caring people

Two weeks ago I was partly responsible for organising a mental health awareness day in Handsworth park Birmingham. The event was named mellow and the intention was to have conversations with people and explain a little about the issues with stigma and perceptions of mental distress in black and minority ethnic communities. My job and role was volunteer coordination. To my surprise we had thirty volunteers in total, some of them worked the whole day talking and listening to strangers they met In…See More
yesterday
Satyavani Robyn posted a status
"Poppet bunny got spayed today and I've been feeding her with a little spoon this evening. Gratitude for vets, bunnies & the temple!"
yesterday
Robert McCarthy replied to Sujatin's discussion The Practice For Ignorant Beings ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"I cannot think of anything I have ever intentionally let go of that has stayed for any period of time as 'let go of.  Stuff mysteriously falls away at times and becomes of no further interest to me. But this creates a space, a sort of…"
Thursday
Neal Oldham replied to Sujatin's discussion Without Knowing What Rebirth In The Pureland Truly Is ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Thank you for these recent posts. _/|\_"
Wednesday
Sujatin added a discussion to the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
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The Practice For Ignorant Beings ~ Dharmavidya

SUMMARY OF FAITH AND PRACTICE - Part fifteenText: This is the practice for ignorant beings and ignorance is essential for its accomplishment. This sentence has two parts. The first part we can say is reassuring and the second part challenging.The Reassuring PartThe reassuring part is that this is a teaching for ignorant beings so however ignorant we still are this is for us. We do not need to fear or despair. In fact, to a substantial degree we can say that Pureland is the approach to Buddhism…See More
Wednesday
Ian Summers-Noble replied to Sujatin's discussion Without Knowing What Rebirth In The Pureland Truly Is ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Thank you Dharmavidya:)  Piercingly insightful and inspiring.  Bombu "me" looks for "knowing"...better to relax and feel the relief and enjoyment of "wonder" and trust in not "knowing"? NAB"
Tuesday
Michael Shinyo commented on Kazuo Yamashita's group Buddhist counselling and psychotherapy
"Thanks"
Tuesday
Robert McCarthy replied to Sujatin's discussion Without Knowing What Rebirth In The Pureland Truly Is ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Thanks for all the wonderful essays you have been posting Sujatin; this one particularly. I did experience over a decade ago what I now take to be the presence of some type of Buddhist 'celestial'.  It scared me witless, still does.…"
Tuesday
Satyavani Robyn posted an event
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All-day chanting (joining with Kyoto) at Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple

October 8, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Join us for our all-day chanting.For the first hour and a half we'll be broadcasting live to people around the world who are also nembutsu practitioners - organised by Rev. Tsuchiya and the Shojoke-in temple in Kyoto.We'll set the computer up in the living room so for the rest of the day we can chant in our shrine room and also listen to others from various temples around the world. All welcome, make a weekend of it! Namo Amida Bu. See More
Tuesday
Jnañamati commented on Kazuo Yamashita's group Buddhist counselling and psychotherapy
"Michael - as far as I am aware it is the same book just two different editions and the later one is not a revised text. So this same text is the basis of the Buddhist psychology course. "
Tuesday
Satyavani Robyn commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Namo Amida Bu. Good to see you here Steve.  Tuesdays are my Monday nembutsu as I don't go online on Mondays which are our Sabbath here at the temple after an often-busy Sunday. We had a great one this weekend, service then a volunteer day…"
Tuesday

Top Content 

1 Without Knowing What Rebirth In The Pureland Truly Is ~ Dharmavidya

Without Knowing What Rebirth In The Pureland Truly Is ~ Dharmavidya

Posted by Sujatin on July 25, 2016

2 After the Referendum: a Listening Circle

After the Referendum: a Listening Circle

July 23, 2016 from 10am to 12pm at Kings Heath

Organized By: Sanghamitra

3 The Practice For Ignorant Beings ~ Dharmavidya

The Practice For Ignorant Beings ~ Dharmavidya

Posted by Sujatin on July 27, 2016

4 Kind and caring people

Kind and caring people

Added by Andrew on July 28, 2016

5 Rebirth In The Pure Land ~ Dharmavidya

Rebirth In The Pure Land ~ Dharmavidya

Posted by Sujatin on July 23, 2016

6 Time

Time

Added by Andrew on July 22, 2016

7 Bencho ~ Successor of Honen ~ Dharmavidya

Bencho ~ Successor of Honen ~ Dharmavidya

Posted by Sujatin on July 25, 2016

8 All-day chanting (joining with Kyoto)

All-day chanting (joining with Kyoto)

October 8, 2016 from 9am to 4pm at Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple

Organized By: Satyavani Robyn & Kaspalita Thompson

9 Your Sutra ~ Dharmavidya

Your Sutra ~ Dharmavidya

Posted by Sujatin on July 19, 2016

10 Styles of Buddhist Training ~ Dharmavidya

Styles of Buddhist Training ~ Dharmavidya

Posted by Sujatin on July 20, 2016

 
 
 

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