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Bodhi retreat 2015 with Dharmavidya David Brazier

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Bodhi retreat 2015 with Dharmavidya David Brazier

Time: December 8, 2015 at 10am to December 13, 2015 at 2pm
Location: Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple, 34 Worcester Road, WR14 4AA
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Event Type: retreat
Organized By: Satyavani Robyn & Kaspalita Thompson
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2015

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Event Description

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 Hide
I 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, therefore there is nothing to hide. The light is unimpeded, therefore there is nothing to be ashamed of. The light is present in all worlds, therefore there is nowhere to go. Being present in all worlds, liberation is freely available. Caught up in nonsense, life passes in vain, yet on the very pathway to disaster, the Buddha awaits, catching us as we fall. In this retreat we shall reflect upon the essential, secret meaning of nembutsu faith and practice: the purity of heart that is like a lost diamond that Buddha retrieves from the bottom of a muddy pool.

You can either attend the whole week or single days. Saturday will be an all-day drop-in chanting retreat day so you can come along for half an hour or for the whole thing. 

Cost £30 per night for limited accommodation at the temple plus food, or £15 for just food per day, plus £20 a day for the retreat (or whatever you can afford - get in touch to find out more).

For more information or to reserve a space (a bed and/or a space on the retreat) contact

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Comment by Michael Shinyo on December 14, 2015 at 1:46

While I'm not able to be there, I do enjoy the videos. Thank you for posting them!


Comment by Jnañamati on December 10, 2015 at 17:59

Comment by Jnañamati on December 9, 2015 at 12:07

Bodhi Retreat 2015, Day One Opening Dharma 

Comment by Vajrapala on December 2, 2015 at 20:25

Longing to be soon with you all.

Gratefull for the organisations of Satya, Kaspa and the rest.

With love,

Namo Amida Bu


Comment by Satyavani Robyn on August 12, 2015 at 8:55

Accommodation in the temple is now full - there are B&Bs close by and we may also be able to find local sangha members who can host you. If you're interested let us know

Comment by Satyavani Robyn on March 9, 2015 at 14:22

Me too! 

Comment by Ian McPherson on March 6, 2015 at 10:29

Already looking forward to it!  Namo Amida Bu.  Ian

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