A friend once told me that whenever we walk with two people, at least one of them can serve as our teachers. I'd like to ammend that - I think that everyone we walk with can serve as our teacher. Take a walk with me, friend, I have much to learn.
I am a very fortunate person - I am married to my best friend whom I have been with for ten years now, have two wonderful young children who constantly teach and test me, I am a belly dance performer and instructor with a simply fantastic community of dancers, a former non-profit worker who has returned to school to become a middle school science teacher, and a lay dharma ministry student with Bright Dawn.
My husband is a brain cancer patient at Duke and together we are planning on starting a non-profit foundation based on Buddhist principals to help cancer patients and their families in financial crisis as they go through treatment.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Bright Dawn - nonsectarian Buddhism based on the teachings of Zen and Pure Land
Occupation or Primary Activity
Student, Dance instructor, human
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
I am a lay dharma ministry student and enjoy spending my time learning.
What is your interest in Amida Trust
I "met" Dharmavidya after reading "The Feeling Buddha" as a class assignment - he was our guest sensei via conference call. Though our class is technically non-sectarian, I have become more and more drawn to the teachings of Pureland after studying his book and others. I would like to learn more about Amida Trust, perhaps get involved, and perhaps find advice on Buddhist non-profit outreach. My husband is a brain tumor patient in NC and we are in the planning stages of starting a foundation based on Buddhist principals to aid families in financial crisis as they go through cancer treatment.
How did you find this web site?
Through Amida Trust
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 other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Reading, writing, hiking, volunteerism, philosophical discussion, science, dance - I'm a Middle Eastern "Belly" Dance performer and instructor
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