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Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2016

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Whispers from the Bamboo Grove, Amida Newsletter #40: Introducing our new Virtual Temple

Started by Sujatin Sep 21, 2016. 0 Replies

As you know - we are on the move and this site will shortly be no more. Read about the move in the newsletter below. An exciting new development - and an invitation.Come and join us!Not all of you…Continue

Whispers from the Bamboo Grove, Amida Newsletter #39: UK Faith Leaders Write In Support Of Refugees

Started by Sujatin Sep 13, 2016. 0 Replies

UK Faith Leaders Write In Support Of RefugeesOver 200 leaders of the UK's major faiths met yesterday morning in London to call on the Prime Minister to do more to help refugees fleeing Syria, Iraq…Continue

Whispers from the Bamboo Grove, Amida Newsletter #38

Started by Sujatin Apr 26, 2016. 0 Replies

A Wonderful OpportunityThere is currently a small single ensuite room available for a new resident at the Amida Mandala temple in Malvern - do email …Continue

Amida Newsletter: Whispers from the Bamboo Grove 37: Signs of Spring

Started by Sujatin Mar 14, 2016. 0 Replies

Signs of SpringHere in Perth, on the edge of the Scottish Highlands, the day has dawned warm and sunny, even though there's still snow on the peaks of the Cairngorm mountains I can see from my…Continue

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Comment by Robert McCarthy on February 21, 2012 at 2:36

So pleased to read of all the sangha coming togethers in Belgium Katrien. Now I have met many of the members it is even sweeter to read your sangha news.  Namo Amida Bu


Comment by Sujatin on February 20, 2012 at 10:35

Thanks for joining, Katrien, Fiona and Kaspa. I'm hoping to send out a newsletter every 2 - 3 weeks.

Comment by Sujatin on February 19, 2012 at 20:02

Thank you, Katrien. So pleased to hear the news from your sangha. I'll put this in the next email newsletter when I send it out.

Comment by Katrien Sercu on February 19, 2012 at 19:41

Some news of the belgian activities. Our 10-year old sanghagroup, who comes together each month or 6 weeks begins to find diversity besides our usual meetings. Three of us are now Amida-Shumember and we practice together each first saturday of the month from 2pm to 5pm, also studying the introductioncourse Purelandbuddhism of Ning. Another part begins to visit irreguraly 'Jikoji', a centre for Shin-buddhism in Antwerp, who meet each thuesday. In our visit of their sangha, we enjoyed their 'real temple', as we always meet in a house of one of the members! And another part of the group looks for connection with other Buddhist groups in Antwerp or Begium. So for example, we'll  join a silencemeditation in the railwaystation of Antwerp, a sign to society. And with the whole sangha, we prepare a workshop with Dharmavidya in Louvain, a university city on 17 and 18 march. On saturday it will be an open workshop about Mindfulness; on saturday it will be a workshop with our sangha, also around mindfulness and practice. So we're happy to welcome Dharmavidya (and Sumaya hopely too) here again, as we do this since maybe 10 years, in different forms. Most of our sanghamembers have a social job and we really need the sangha as support and source of inspiration. So, it feels good here, growing slowly step by step, open to Amida Trust and open to society. Namo Amida Bu


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