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David Masters commented on Dharmavidya's group Amida London
"Thanks, Liam."
Dec 6, 2014
David Masters commented on Dharmavidya's group Amida London
"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."
Dec 5, 2014
David Masters liked Myoshin Anthony Leibow's discussion Pure Land Art and Poetry
Dec 5, 2014
Robert McCarthy liked David Masters's discussion My first copy of Running Tide
Dec 4, 2014
David Masters added a discussion to the group Running Tide
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My first copy of Running Tide

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
Dec 4, 2014
David Masters liked Sujatin's discussion Running Tide 32: East vs. West
Dec 4, 2014
David Masters joined Dharmavidya's group
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Pureland Buddhism

A group for the discussion of the central theory and ideas of Pureland Buddhism
Dec 3, 2014
David Masters joined Dharmavidya's group
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Amida London

Discussion and contact group
Dec 3, 2014
David Masters joined Jnañamati's group
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Introduction to Pureland Buddhism

A discussion group for those following the online introductory course and others who are interested in discussing topics relevant to understanding some basic Buddhist ideas.
Dec 3, 2014
David Masters joined Kaspalita's group
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Running Tide

This is a group where the electronic editions of Running Tide - the Amida Trust Journal will be available to read and comment upon.
Dec 3, 2014
David Masters commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"New to this practice but looking forward to joining in."
Dec 2, 2014
David Masters joined Sujatin's group
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Monday Nembutsu

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
Dec 2, 2014
Sujatin left a comment for David Masters
"Do you have a photograph of yourself that you could add to your profile, David? It'd be nice to see your face!"
Dec 1, 2014
David Masters might attend Satyavani Robyn's event
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Friendship on the Path - retreat with Dharmavidya David Brazier at Amida Mandala, 34 Worcester Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4AA

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
Nov 30, 2014
David Masters left a comment for Sujatin
"Thank you for your prompt and helpful welcome. I look forward to exploring, learning from and participating in the Amida community. Namo Amida Bu David"
Nov 30, 2014
Sujatin left a comment for David Masters
"Welcome, David, good to see you here. I'll send you some info in a personal message - look at your inbox under your name at the top right"
Nov 30, 2014

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About Me:
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
Teaching
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?
England
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
RM11
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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At 19:03 on December 1, 2014, Sujatin said…

Do you have a photograph of yourself that you could add to your profile, David? It'd be nice to see your face!

At 19:57 on November 30, 2014, Sujatin said…

Welcome, David, good to see you here. I'll send you some info in a personal message - look at your inbox under your name at the top right

 
 
 

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