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Among The Living.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on November 22, 2015 at 15:17 6 Comments

Interfaith day

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on November 16, 2015 at 17:35 1 Comment

Amida-shu images on Facebook

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Visit Eleusis

Posted by Dharmavidya on November 9, 2015 at 18:45 0 Comments

No Space For Blame

Posted by Kusumavarsa Dawn Hart on November 4, 2015 at 19:10 1 Comment


Posted by Acharya Modgala Louise Duguid on October 23, 2015 at 17:28 3 Comments


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Resistance Lives On...

Posted by Adam Dunsby on October 15, 2015 at 17:30 0 Comments

Following One's Vocation

Posted by Dharmavidya on October 13, 2015 at 6:30 0 Comments

New talks from Amida Mandala

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on October 8, 2015 at 16:58 0 Comments


Posted by Venerable Ruksen on October 7, 2015 at 11:42 0 Comments

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Larger Pureland Sutra Dharma Talks

This is a series of teachings that Dharmavidya gave in Eleusis during a retreat in the summer of 2006 on the Larger Pureland SutraSee More
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Our year anniversary at Amida Mandala

Woop woop woop. The temple is ONE YEAR OLD TODAY.And what a year it's been. It's been the toughest year of my life, but more importantly it's also left me more brim-full of gratitude than I've ever been before.From the day we moved in, when Hilly scrubbed our new bathroom while Richard made our bed for us, to yesterday, when…See More
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"Thanks Sujatin to help remember  gratitude again and again. It helps to look at things from a point of wealth/richness-awareness. NAB Lut"
Ian McPherson commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Thank you Sujatin. Many years ago I attended a talk given by Brother David Steindl-Rast at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.  The one thing he said that stuck most in my mind is that "the name of God is surprise!".  Absolutely…"
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Amidist Poetry

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2011: 6th Living Buddhism Conference

As we process and digest the last conference, the material, the structure and so on, thoughts naturally turn towards the next in 2011.If you would like to be part of the organizing committee for the next conference, please join this group.See More
Sujatin commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"" The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking…"
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Monday Nembutsu

On Mondays, chant the nembutsu wherever you are, at whatever time you can, in whatever form you like, alone or with others.....and feel connected to our world-wide Amida sangha.Notes on the NembutsuWhy Chant? by DharmavidyaMany thanks to Rob …See More
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Running Tide

This is a group where the electronic editions of Running Tide - the Amida Trust Journal will be available to read and comment upon.
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Hatred is not appeased by hatred ~ Dharmavidya

Started by Sujatin in Dharmavidya Nov 16. 0 Replies

Dharmavidya writes:We Need Restraint Not More BombsWe are all dismayed by the events in Paris.…Continue

Shinran Shonin versus Larger Sutra

Started by Rob Van Gelder in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Kaspalita Sep 30. 4 Replies

Dear Dharma-friends ... why did Shinran Shonin declare that the Larger Sutra is the teaching that Sakyamuni Buddha appeared in this world to deliver?Continue

The Spinach Quiche Phenomena

Started by Sujatin in Amida Trust & Amida-shu Development. Last reply by Michael Hernandez Sep 1. 1 Reply

This was an interesting post, that came via NEB. We've touched on this over the years as a 'green' concern. I'm not advocating that our teachers travel less - we are a small Order and there are…Continue

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


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