Dharmavidya answers questions about issues in psychology, spirituality, philosophy and personal life, copied from his La Ville au Roi site - http://eleusis.ning.com/group/questions-in-the-sand/. If you have any questions for Dharmavidya do email him to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading "Questions in the Sand".See More
"Thank you for sharing Sujatin.
'You have just learned a maladaptive way of coping' sums it up perfectly and fits with my personal (workaholic) and professional experiences (patients with drug addiction).
'If addiction is like…"
"The last paragraph sums up why I am on the spiritual path. I am not in control of what happens to me in this live but there is a way to be at peace despite the world and my experience. Namo Amida Bu."
December 8, 2015 at 10am to December 13, 2015 at 2pm
Our biggest Amida-shu yearly retreat and gathering to celebrate Bodhi Day. A mixture of practice, Dharma talks and a chance to spend time with fellow travellers on the path in Malvern's rather lovely Amida Mandala temple. Join us!Dharmavidya's description of the event:The Essential Meaning of Nembutsu: Nothing to HideI take refuge in the unimpeded light. The “I” that seeks refuge and the light that illuminates mutually interpenetrate. There is no part of oneself that is not illuminated,…See More
Many thanks Juline, nice to hear from you.
I also recently made my first trip to The Buddhist House. I too have found a welcoming sense of community here, although this has mosty been a matter of online correspondence. I look forward to going back to TBH in May for the 2011 conference - its a real affirmtion of onlne contact, for me, when it opens the door to meeting people face to face and getting tp know them. For me too, this journey is at a relatively early stage. I encountered Amida Trust's teaching (to which I was immediately drawn) about 18 months ago, after being involved in another Buddhist community for a number of years.
Do get in touch anytime if you want to talk anything over, and if there are any events down this way that look interesting I'll send you a message.
Hi Juline, just caught this almost as you sent it I see. I look forward to speaking. Are you in Plymouth itself, or nearby? I have family in Liskeard, which is an near as I get to Plymouth on the whole. Cornwall's surprsingly long!
More anon, and thanks for the friend request.
Welcome! I'm sure you'll find much here to support and inspire you. I'm fairly new here myself, having dicovered Amida Trust a little over a year ago.
I live in Falmouth, Cornwall, an hour or so West of you in Plymouth, where I teach and make art for a living, I see you're interested in Art and philosophy? You might find the Arts in Amida group worth a look. Do get in touch if you're ever passing Westwards.