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Karin Verhaest
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  • Belgium
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Karin Verhaest's Friends

  • Howard
  • Juline Smit
  • Soshin
  • Bob Chisholm
  • Caroline Screen
  • Richard Ollier
  • Satyavani Robyn
  • Vajrapala
  • Aramati
  • Jnañamati
  • Padmaghosa Tony Danford
  • Sumaya
  • Sujatin
  • Modgala Duguid
  • Dharmavidya

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Karin Verhaest joined Kaspalita's group

Buddhism Practice

Discussions and questions about Buddhist practice - what do Buddhists do?See More
Feb 7, 2016
Karin Verhaest joined Satyavani Robyn's group

Not Everything Is Impermanent Study Group

A group where I will be posting an extract from Dharmavida's book Not Everything Is Impermanent every week, with a few questions to get us thinking... feel free to join us every week or every so often. Namo Amida Bu. See More
Feb 6, 2016
Karin Verhaest liked Sujatin's discussion Ask the Teachers: As a Buddhist, should I support the pro-choice view on abortion?
Jul 29, 2015
Karin Verhaest commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"Namo Amida Bu"
Jul 29, 2015
Karin Verhaest might attend Satyavani Robyn's event

Way Faring & Spiritual Training at Eleusis, Bessais le Fromental, France

June 30, 2014 at 6pm to July 10, 2014 at 7pm
This is a training period in Zen-Amidist style for those interested in Dharma ministry, intensifying practice, clarifying vocation, contributing to the life of the Amida community and the wider sangha at Eleusis, back in one's own location and/or internationally. It provides an introduction pitched at the level of the individual seeker. The time will include meditation, chanting, ceremonial, work on the land, community life, personal exploration, spiritual guidance and Dharma teaching. This is…See More
Apr 18, 2014
Karin Verhaest is attending Satyavani Robyn's event

Amida Order Retreat, Gathering & Conclave at Eleusis, Bessais le Fromental, France

June 23, 2014 to June 29, 2014
This retreat is an annual event of the Amida Order. The main event is only open to Order members. Depending upon demand there will be parallel events for non-order members attending Eleusis during this period. This provides an opportunity for persons interested in this spiritual path to mix with order members, sample the practice and enjoy the special energy of Eleusis, thereby deepening their understanding of and participation in the religious life, whether engaged or contemplative in…See More
Apr 18, 2014
Karin Verhaest joined Susthama's group

Vow 22

This group is called "Vow 22" after the 22nd vow of Dharmakara Bodhisattva in the Larger Pureland Sutra, the vow which establishes the bodhisattva path as a core element of Pureland Buddhism.This group is for anyone interested in discussing bodhisattva way and everything that has to do with serving the spiritual needs of others.I am now taking a bit of time out for family reasons and so if you have any enquiries or would like more information please email or…See More
Feb 14, 2013
Karin Verhaest joined Dharmavidya's group

Arts in Amida

For discussion and promotion of the arts within the Amida community
Mar 24, 2012
Karin Verhaest replied to Kaspalita's discussion Running Tide 26: spring 2012 in the group Running Tide
"Dear Kaspa I like Katrien and read the Running Tide yesterday back to back, in the sun! With the intention to return to it and reread some of the pieces. I LOVED it, your editorial really pulled it together in the sense that there was more of a…"
Mar 24, 2012
Karin Verhaest 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.
Mar 24, 2012
Karin Verhaest liked Dharmavidya's blog post Shaman Way
Mar 24, 2012
Karin Verhaest left a comment for goedele van den brande
"Dag Goedele! David Brazier is terug in het land op 17 maart met een workshop over mindfulness. Ik vermoed dat hier ergens op de site wel info over staat; Zo niet kan ik je een uitnodiging bezorgen. Het gaat door in Kessel-Lo in de namiddag. Als je…"
Feb 13, 2012
Karin Verhaest 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
Jan 19, 2012
Karin Verhaest might attend Sumaya's event

SILA SESSHIN - led by Dharmavidya at Sahishnu's House in Bolsover, Derbyshire, UK

June 18, 2012 at 8am to June 22, 2012 at 4pm
This intensive five day retreat is focussed upon the, nature, application and meaning of Buddhist ethics. In this approach to Buddhism ethical guidelines are considered as expressions of and supports to faith and the mind of awakening; as such they are "koans" or "hwadu" - foci for spiritual practice to be worked with on-goingly through life. Each ethical precept is a facet of nembutsu, an aspect of the relationship between the foolish limited being and intuited, unimpeded light of awakening.…See More
Jan 2, 2012
Karin Verhaest updated their profile
Dec 13, 2011
Karin Verhaest liked Caroline Screen's photo
Dec 13, 2011

Profile Information

About Me:
Interested in Buddhism and a practitioner of meditation and yoga for a long time, I became particularly attracted to pure land and Amida practise because of its focus on "otherness" and connection, and its practise of social engagement. I am applying it in my work as an OD consultant and coach.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Raised as a catholic I "dropped out" as a teenager but continued to be touched deeply by any devotional practices. In my twenties got in touch with buddhism Zen and Viipassana as a light practitioner. Walked a very intensive meditation path raja yoga in my thirties, again very devotional. Amida Buddhism became my path ten years ago and the nembutsu becomes more and more my foundation in life
What is your interest in Amida-shu
Writings, retreats, practicing and sharing, setting up and designing programs
How did you find this web site?
Through being a member
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
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay, Guide, Expertise
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Hatha yoga, the arts, the outdoors

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At 8:22 on December 10, 2011, Bob Chisholm said…

Delighted to be your friend, Karen! Hope you and Lut had a pleasant journey home.

Take Care,


At 11:49 on December 9, 2011, Caroline Screen said…

Lovely to meet you Karin

Safe trip back to Belgium


At 8:22 on December 9, 2011, Satyavani Robyn said…

Lovely to see you! Enjoy the rest of your trip. Namo Amida Bu x

At 19:28 on December 8, 2011, Richard Ollier said…

Thank you, Karin ! Very nice to talk to you . Namo Amida Bu.

At 4:51 on February 20, 2011, prakash nagar said…


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