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Juline Smit
  • Female
  • Liverpool
  • United Kingdom
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Juline Smit's Friends

  • Howard
  • David Stupples
  • Karin Verhaest
  • Bob Chisholm
  • Satyavani Robyn
  • Mat Osmond
  • Vajrapala
  • Katrien Sercu
  • Jnañamati
  • Sanghamitra
  • Prajnatara
  • Padmaghosa Tony Danford
  • Sumaya
  • Sujatin
  • Shantikara

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Latest Activity

Juline Smit joined Jnañamati's group

Anshin Retreat Talks 2016

Talks given by Dharmavidya at his home in France, La Ville au Roi (aka Eleusis) during this years Anshin retreat. See More
Sep 23, 2016
Juline Smit joined Satyavani Robyn's group

Questions in the Sand

Dharmavidya answers questions about issues in psychology, spirituality, philosophy and personal life, copied from his La Ville au Roi site - If you have any questions for Dharmavidya do email him to with the heading "Questions in the Sand".See More
Sep 4, 2016
Juline Smit replied to Sujatin's discussion An interesting article in the group Pureland Buddhism and The Twelve Steps
"Very true ... NAB"
Jul 9, 2016
Juline Smit replied to Sujatin's discussion An interesting article in the group Pureland Buddhism and The Twelve Steps
"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…"
Jul 7, 2016
Juline Smit replied to Sujatin's discussion Five Stages of Mindfulness: Toward and beyond spacious mind ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"Never had mindfulness explained this way - insightful.  Thank you for sharing.  "
May 1, 2016
Juline Smit replied to Sujatin's discussion Religious Consciousness: The Buddha’s Basic Teaching on How to be a Noble One ~ Dharmavidya in the group Buddhist Teaching by Dharmavidya
"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."
Mar 25, 2016
Juline Smit joined Sujatin's group
Mar 25, 2016
Juline Smit liked Sanghamitra's discussion Running Tide34
Jan 15, 2016
Juline Smit liked Satyavani Robyn's event Bodhi retreat 2015 with Dharmavidya David Brazier
Nov 6, 2015
Juline Smit is attending Satyavani Robyn's event

Bodhi retreat 2015 with Dharmavidya David Brazier at Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple, 34 Worcester Road, WR14 4AA

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
Nov 6, 2015
Juline Smit liked Kaspalita's video
Oct 19, 2015
Juline Smit liked Dharmavidya's blog post DUKKHA: GATEWAY TO THE TRUTH
Oct 19, 2015
Juline Smit liked Dharmavidya's blog post SELF-CARE, SURRENDER & ALL THAT
Oct 19, 2015
Juline Smit liked Dharmavidya's blog post Bodhichitta is Nembutsu
Oct 8, 2015
Juline Smit commented on Dharmavidya's blog post What would Buddha do?
"Being close to Buddha something eventually rub off on us all.  Good news indeed! NAB"
Oct 8, 2015
Juline Smit liked Dharmavidya's blog post What would Buddha do?
Oct 8, 2015

Profile Information

About Me:
Lived in Namibia & South Africa 1975-2002
Faith Background & Affiliation
Christian (Dutch Reformed), then Buddhism
Occupation or Primary Activity
Hospital Physician
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Diamond Way Buddhism 2008
Amida Trust since 2010
What is your interest in Amida-shu
Curious about people and life
Enjoy being part of a diverse community
Interested in Buddhist psychology and social cohesion
How did you find this web site?
Read Buddhist Psychology by Caroline Brazier
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
Would like a group in my area
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Philosophy, poetry, art, yoga
Like cooking and dream of a little garden!

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At 11:17 on January 24, 2012, Susthama said…

Hi Juline,

How are you? Thanks for adding me as a friend.

At 16:43 on January 21, 2012, Bob Chisholm said…

Delighted Juline! And hope to see you at TBH soon!

Take Care,


At 7:56 on December 5, 2011, Satyavani Robyn said…

Congratulations!! Yay! NAB hope to see you soon x

At 11:38 on October 24, 2010, Mat Osmond said…
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.

All the best,
At 22:40 on October 17, 2010, Mat Osmond said…
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.
Best wishes,
At 20:18 on October 14, 2010, Mat Osmond said…
Hello Juline,

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.

Best wishes,
Mat Osmond
At 7:32 on October 14, 2010, Dharmavidya said…
Hello. Welcome. I'm sure you will find much to interest you here. Do get involved and explore the different groups, blogs, discussions etc and make some friends.


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