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Diane Frederick
  • Female
  • Kitchener
  • Canada
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  • Sunil Barua
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Diane Frederick commented on Sujatin's group Monday Nembutsu
"A lovely way to start the week on Mondays. Namo Amida Bu"
Apr 30, 2012
Diane Frederick commented on Sujatin's group Sacred Places and Ancient Ways
"This is quite an exciting program. I have been reading with geat interest and a little "wishful thinking" of not being an ocean away. When I read the possibility of an event in Ireland, I was hoping to attend. It would be wonderful to…"
Feb 21, 2012
Diane Frederick commented on Sujatin's event 'Like a Circle in a Introduction to the Labyrinth'
"A very much slip of the finger. Oh how I would like to be attending. We have a Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator who facilitates a women's retreat once a month. We have sacred circle dancing, walk the labyrinth in silence. Then have tea…"
Feb 21, 2012
Diane Frederick is attending Sujatin's event

Like a Circle in a Introduction to the Labyrinth at Amida Newcastle, Beacon House

March 11, 2012 from 3pm to 6:30pm
Come and join us for an afternoon where you will be introduced to the spiritual journey of walking, or dancing, the labyrinth. The afternoon will be led by Jackie, who has trained as a facilitator with Veriditas and is a tribal dancer, and Sujatin, who has had a short training in using the labyrinth for therapeutic purposes.We will combine this introduction with nembutsu odori - dancing the nembutsu - a traditional Pureland practice…See More
Feb 21, 2012
Diane Frederick commented on Dharmavidya's blog post The Sufi Way
"Wonderful synchronicity in these connections, Dharmavidya.  Yesterday, I finished reading a small book, Seven Contemplations on Awakening  by Pir Elias Amidon who is the spiritual director of the Sufi Way. This is a nonsectarian group…"
Feb 21, 2012
Diane Frederick joined Kaspalita's group

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.
Feb 18, 2012
Diane Frederick joined Dharmavidya's group

Arts in Amida

For discussion and promotion of the arts within the Amida community
Feb 18, 2012
Diane Frederick joined Sujatin's group

Sacred Places and Ancient Ways

Welcome to our new programme of events, training and personal development in spiritual journeying (shamanism). This will include a workshop/pilgrimage series and spiritual accompaniment.The shaman has to go out of him or her self in order to encounter the spirit world. Shamanism is encounter in which a person learns humility, acquires an openness to other powers and comes to appreciate the world of nature. The term shaman derives from the Buddhist term sramana which means a person who has given…See More
Feb 13, 2012

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About Me:
In March of 2009, I turn 65. This seems to be a time for reflection and creating the next phase of my life. Given the world's financial situtation, it is my plan to continue to work in a professional capacity to help others.

In June 2001, I completed the 9 units of the Distance Learning Programme offered by Amida Trust. This was followed by a 3 week stay in July at Amida, France. This program was so helpful on both a personal and professional levels. It changed the way I engaged in professional practices.

For the last 9 years I have been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction after training with Jon Kabat-Zinn. I find utilizing Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practices with clients a gentle foundation but also a cutting through to help clients move foward in their lives.

In 2006 and 7, I completed a Meditating with the Body program with Reginald Ray in Colorado. While participating in these programs, I had many challenges in my personal life. The bodywork practices and faith in dharma supported me through this difficult period.

It is now a moving on time for me. It is my plan to stay engaged in helping others. Now, I'm stepping back and allowing some unfolding or spontanaity to occur. At least, that is my intent and I'm trying to stay focused in the intend. Not always easy!
Faith Background & Affiliation
Vajrayana Buddhist Practionner
Occupation or Primary Activity
Psychotherapist -- part time
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
I have a daily meditation practice with a connection to a temple in Toronto. I believe spirituality can take many forms.
What is your interest in Amida-shu
This feels somewhat full circle for me. I have a high regard for Dharmavidya (David) and Prasada (Carolyn) for both their knownledge, teaching and engagement in the world through Amida activities.
When I was looking at the website, I realized that I was experiencing a sense of connection. The possibility of attending a program seems to be calling.
How did you find this web site?
I'm a member of friends of Amida
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.
Kitchener, Ontario
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
not at the moment
Do you have a website:

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Reflections and Photos following Caroline's Visit to London, Ontario

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 2:08 2 Comments

Today is Wednesday, the sun is shining on the snow and I experience this with a sense of aliveness.When Caroline was here the sky remained quite grey. But, the greyness wasn't noticed. Caroline's presence, teaching and facilitation during her visit far outshone the grey sky. Both Saturday and Sunday's events progressed with warm enthusiam and lively interaction. The church service on Sunday that Caroline described in her blog was one I hadn't experienced before. Singing, clapping while at the… Continue

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At 8:07 on May 22, 2011, Dr. Milind Jiwane said…

Dear Diane,

Thanks for your comment. Expecting our visit in future.

Dr. Milind Jiwane

At 10:00 on May 19, 2011, Dr. Milind Jiwane said…
At 9:57 on March 8, 2011, Dr. Milind Jiwane said…

Dear Diane,

         It is my duty to share my time for Dhamma activities. If you arrange any Dhamma

function in Canada, i will try to attend it.

         With regards.

Dr. Milind Jiwane

At 5:20 on August 9, 2010, urazaindasiri said…
dear Dhamma friend
how r u?
ur Dhamma talk is good i interest ur work.
At 17:30 on July 10, 2010, Prajnatara said…
Hi Diane,

I wanted to touch base to let you know I'm thinking about you and wishing you all the best as you enjoy Amida France this summer. I am aware you have completed the sesshin and thought of all of you often as you moved through the beauty of the week. How was it for you?

We came back from the cottage yesterday having enjoyed three weeks of the woods and the silence. I can't believe the beating my body took during my mothers illness. I've had to rest and do yoga everyday just to find some balance again.

Do take care and say hello to anyone I may know that is there. I will be holding you in my heart as you continue with your retreat.

namo amida bu,
At 20:09 on January 20, 2010, Hussam Al-Nawab said…
Dear Diane -
So sorry to hear about your fall etc, I hope things are somewhat better for you now.
Yes I am still part of the training programme although I have put back part of it 'til October 2010 because I was struggling to cope with doing my gardening job, the course homework and family commitments amongst other things. Was at TBH last weekend to do some peer learning which was beneficial. Glad you liked the poem by the way. I intend to post some more when the muse visits!
Take Care & Namo Amida Bu,
At 22:42 on January 18, 2010, Hussam Al-Nawab said…
Hi Diane - Congratulations on your Amida-Shu membership!
Hope you are well,
Namo Amida Bu,
At 22:21 on January 17, 2010, Kuvalaya said…
Dear Diane, how are you? From Prasada's blog I see that you will be confirmed as an Amida-Shu member tomorrow. That's really wonderful news, I'm so glad :) Take care and hope to see you again soon. Namo Amida Bu xx
At 18:52 on September 13, 2009, Helen Barnicoat Hinde said…
Dear Diane
Thanks for your mesage. My email is
Love Helen
At 22:54 on September 1, 2009, Hussam Al-Nawab said…
Hi Diane - Just thought I'd say hello and see how you're doing. Did you manage to make it to Amida France this summer and if so how was it? I was really hoping to go but unfortunately it didn't work out....
Anyway it'd be nice to hear from you and I hope you are well and enjoying life.
Namo Amida Bu,


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