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Blog Posts

What would Buddha do?

Posted by Dharmavidya on August 15, 2015 at 2:57 1 Comment

New Growth.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 13, 2015 at 14:20 5 Comments

Volunteers at Amida Mandala

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on August 11, 2015 at 16:11 1 Comment

Meditating cats & dogs

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on August 4, 2015 at 8:50 1 Comment

Many Nembutsu in France.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on July 31, 2015 at 14:53 4 Comments

Ippen Shonin Letter 7

Posted by Jiko on July 30, 2015 at 18:07 0 Comments

Korean Course

Posted by Dharmavidya on July 30, 2015 at 13:45 0 Comments

Aspiring to Postulancy

Posted by Adam Dunsby on July 30, 2015 at 12:09 4 Comments

Refuge and Marriage

Posted by Sujatin on July 29, 2015 at 10:54 0 Comments


Posted by Suvidya Gautam on July 24, 2015 at 17:42 2 Comments

The Mistake

Posted by Dharmavidya on July 15, 2015 at 9:05 2 Comments

Lotus Flowers Commune 3

Posted by Jeongil Kim on June 27, 2015 at 2:35 0 Comments

Lotus Flowers Commune 2

Posted by Jeongil Kim on June 27, 2015 at 2:33 0 Comments

Lotus Flowers Commune 1

Posted by Jeongil Kim on June 27, 2015 at 2:32 0 Comments

Buddhism & Modernity

Posted by Dharmavidya on June 18, 2015 at 10:44 0 Comments

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Dharmavidya's talk at the San Francisco Zen Centre

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Introductory online course in Pureland Buddhism.

This consists of sixteen lessons, questions and answers and discussion points.  Follow the link to find out more:

Introduction to Pureland Course


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Whispers from the Bamboo Grove No 31

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Bodhi retreat 2015 with Dharmavidya David Brazier at Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple, 34 Worcester Road, WR14 4AA

December 8, 2015 at 10am to December 13, 2015 at 2pm
Our biggest Amida-shu yearly retreat and gathering to celebrate Bodhi Day. A mixture of practice, Dharma talks and a chance to spend time with fellow travellers on the path in Malvern's rather lovely Amida Mandala temple. Join us!Dharmavidya's description of the event:The Essential Meaning of Nembutsu: Nothing to HideI take refuge in the unimpeded light. The “I” that seeks refuge and the light that illuminates mutually interpenetrate. There is no part of oneself that is not illuminated,…See More
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Zen Therapy Conference, MADRID

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Born in the Pure Land?

Started by Rob Van Gelder in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Satyavani Robyn Aug 3. 7 Replies

To be born in the Pure Land. What does it mean?Continue

Ask the Teachers: As a Buddhist, should I support the pro-choice view on abortion?

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Acharya Modgala Louise Duguid Jul 29. 2 Replies

This is a question that some of us may be asked at some time. What's your view?:Question: A friend of mind is considering getting an abortion. She asked me for advice, but as a Buddhist, I don’t…Continue

Life on the Edge of the Pure Land

Started by jeff in Uncategorized. Last reply by jeff Jul 23. 8 Replies

I can't believe I have been hanging about here (admittedly in the background but reading all the posts) for nearly two years. Since I began I have had the chance to read more books and am somewhat…Continue


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