I´m a socialworker and work with mentally disabled people.
I belong to the Buddhist Association Jodo Shinshu Germany.
My Buddhist way began about twenty years ago under the guidance of Ven. Ayya Khema Bikhuni. After ten years I met the korean Master Dae Haeng Sunim and visited her german temple for about three years. My disability in progressing on my way to freedom, lead me in the end to the teachings of Master Shinran Shonin. I´m a member of the german Shin Sangha since the end of 2006 and received the lay confirmation in September last year by his Excellence Koshin Othani, Monshu of the Nichi Hongwanji-Ha in Kyoto.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Buddhist , Jodo Shin Shu
Occupation or Primary Activity
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Moderation of a buddhist forum, member of board of the german Shin Sangha
What is your interest in Amida Trust
The mutual faith in the Vow Power of Amida Buddha and friendly contact to other Pure Land Buddhists.
What country are you living in?
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
not at the moment
Have you visited
None of these
What can you offer to other members of this network?
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Moderation of the Shindo-online-forum, Buddhist books, my friends, my dog and my job
yes life has become more busy, especially in our days and at times we are not aware of it, we just become part of it. So I quess it is always good to have some brake, as you and David had in france. Back from the conference, things just carried on for me as well. Back to work, back to ordinary life, back to all this "very important things" one has to take care off. But, just ones in a while, we can see a nice flower, hear a laughing child in the street or just feel the sun warming our face, then, when we just stop what ever we are doing and hold it for a minute. Then we can become aware of what is realy important. A smile to someone and the Nembutsu.Namo Amida Butsu
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