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This is the online social network for the international network of Friends of the Amida Order and supporters of the work of its associated organisations:

Amida Trust, in UK

Amida (USA)

International Institute for Zen Therapy(ITZI)

Amida Mosaic, in Canada

Amida Academy

Amida Community Delhi

 

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Asleep in the Fast Lane

Posted by Dharmavidya on May 22, 2015 at 7:01 1 Comment

Support Nepal

Posted by Kaspalita on May 18, 2015 at 11:30 1 Comment

Hi

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Simple Devotional Attitude

Posted by Dharmavidya on May 16, 2015 at 8:30 1 Comment

Hi

Posted by Suvidya Gautam on May 8, 2015 at 15:51 0 Comments

Buddhist Door

Posted by Dharmavidya on May 5, 2015 at 12:27 0 Comments

Hello

Posted by Suvidya Gautam on April 19, 2015 at 8:38 0 Comments

Hi

Posted by Suvidya Gautam on April 15, 2015 at 13:31 0 Comments

Hello

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Hello

Posted by Suvidya Gautam on March 30, 2015 at 9:02 0 Comments

the best laid plans....

Posted by Kaspalita on March 10, 2015 at 17:09 0 Comments

Safe spaces

Posted by Satyavani Robyn on March 9, 2015 at 7:44 4 Comments

Hi

Posted by Suvidya Gautam on March 8, 2015 at 13:12 0 Comments

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Dharmavidya's new book is now available here: 

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Friends of the Amida Order offers an

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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ITZI conference Sept 25 -27th 2015, Madrid

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Running Tide 32 Published: East vs West

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New article by Dharmavidya on mindfulness published in Self & Society

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Read the latest Amida Newsletter:

27: The first international ITZI conference in Madrid

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Sujatin left a comment for Alexander Laurin
"Namo Amida Bu - glad that you have been pointed in our direction - welcome! I'll send you a personal message - look in your in-box, top of the right sidebar, under your name. In the meantime, do start to have a mosey round the site.…"
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Whispers from the Bamboo Grove number 27

Announcing the first international ITZI conference in Madrid “Buddhism, therapy and cultural engagement: an emerging synergy”Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September. Zen Therapy is an evolving movement in psychotherapy, counseling and spirituality. The International Institute for Zen Therapy (ITZI) is an umbrella organization. It encompasses individuals, scholars, groups and practitioners, from around the world who are involved in…See More
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Valerie E. Nye commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Three-day Memorial Weekend here. Spent it catching up reading some very fine novels and non-fiction, too. Always broadens ones horizons to read great literature. Hope all's well with friends around the world.  Namo Amida Bu"
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Robert McCarthy commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"Late autumn is great weather here in Melbourne, mostly cold nights and sunny days.  Always think of the snipes rising up this time of year.  Namo Amida Bu "
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Satyavani Robyn commented on Dharmavidya's blog post Asleep in the Fast Lane
"Great piece. Shared!"
May 23
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May 20
Sujatin left a comment for Andrial Stephane
"Welcome - it's good to see that you have found us! I will send you a personal message (look at your in-box, underneath your name, right hand side-bar. In the meantime, do enjoy exploring the site - Namo Amida Bu"
May 20
Andrial Stephane is now a member of Friends of Amida Order
May 20
David Stupples liked Howard's discussion Sacking myself and taking refuge - Step 3
May 19
David Stupples replied to Howard's discussion Sacking myself and taking refuge - Step 3 in the group Pureland Buddhism and The Twelve Steps
"I started going to AA in 1999 and I stop attending a couple of years ago, not too long ago now I came to realisation, I realised that I believed for a lot of years in AA I had convinced myself I had truly taken Step 3 and I had faith, I was doing…"
May 19
 
 
 

Events

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Amida Events

Zen Therapy Conference, MADRID

Click above  to find out more about the ITZI conference 25th-27th September 2015

Forum

Rational Amidism: Prayer ~ Bhikkhu Mui Buddhist Monk & Teacher, Abbot of Hongaku Jodo

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching Apr 15. 0 Replies

I am often asked if Buddhists, any Buddhist, believe in a Supreme Being analogous to the Western God. My answer is always, “No, we don’t. If any sect proclaims an original anything then they are not…Continue

Buddhism is a Religion: a guest post by Dr. David Brazier, Dharmavidya

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Lut Moerman Mar 18. 1 Reply

:: linkDharmavidya:Buddhism is a religion.…Continue

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A conversation with David Brazier (Dharmavidya)

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching Feb 8. 0 Replies

:: linkI receive an email from Tamuly Jung in France telling me that a neighbour of hers, David Brazier, is…Continue

The Spinach Quiche Phenomena

Started by Sujatin in Amida Trust & Amida-shu Development Feb 5. 0 Replies

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

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