"I'm a new 'friend' of the order and still trying to find my way around. Living on the fringe of London, could someone tell me if the London group still meets/chats, and if so where it happens. Many thanks."
Being a new Friend to the Amida Order, I wanted to offer thanks for a range of thought-provoking articles. A couple of brief points. Justin Whitaker's consideration of Buddhism and Philosophy recalled my time of setting up and teaching 'A' level Philosophy in an East London comprehensive, with many Asians as students. I would frequently find myself apologising to them for the absence on the syllabus of any consideration of Eastern Philosophy, and to this day remain puzzled by its omission.…See More
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
February 24, 2015 at 10am to February 28, 2015 at 12pm
A retreat and gathering. A time to practise together, listen to the silence, and listen to one another, A time to celebrate and explore the relationships that make a deeper life possible. In the history of Buddhism, it is apparent that the great majority of experiences of spiritual awakening come as a result of an interpersonal encounter. What is transmitted? What is released? What is the special quality that made Buddha hold up a flower and wink? What is special between ourselves? This is the…See More
Art has preoccupied me for most of my life in various forms, along with reading widely. I have a doctorate on an aspect of 20th century art theory, and am married with two sons. I teach art history and philosophy to adults.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Christian groups. More recently Buddhist groups.
Occupation or Primary Activity
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Lifelong involvement in spirituality, not always actively in a group. Long period in the Christian church, and in the last few years involvement in Buddhist groups.
What is your interest in Amida-shu
Having read David Brazier's book 'Not everything is impermanent' I feel encouraged by its acceptance of other spiritual paths and its open, undogmatic approach (this contrasts with much I have previously experienced). It suggests an honest and pragmatic Buddhist practice with love and acceptance at its heart. This seems to resonate with my present stage of spiritual experience in many ways.
How did you find this web site?
Followed up from David Brazier's book.
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
What can you offer to other members of this network?
Travelling companion, Expertise
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
The arts, walking.
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