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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or…See More
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…"
"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…"
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
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
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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