I am an academic advisor at Colorado State University, USA. I attend the Longmont, Colorado temple and I'm interested in engaged Buddhism from a Pure Land point of view. I would like to find out more about the Amida Order as well.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Fundamentalist Christian until College, then Episcopalian, Lutheran and Quaker
Occupation or Primary Activity
Advising students, enjoy reading, photography, playing music (piano, whistle, harp) love animals, and I'm also interested in politics (very left-leaning democrat)
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Grew up fundamentalist but always knew that I'd change when I got a choice as an adult. Attended Episcopalian services as a college student, happy there--a healing experience. My husband grew up Lutheran; however we decided together to become Quakers and did that for over 10 years before both being drawn to Buddhism. For me, the change to Shin came after reading Unno's "Bits of Rubble into Gold."
What is your interest in Amida-shu
Although I am an American, I would like to be involved in any way that I can, whether that means financial support, occasional visits, and getting the word out here in the U.S.
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.
Fort Colins, Colorado
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.
I have years of clerical expertise and I have been an event organizer for many years.
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I'm a wee bit late getting back to you, I guess.... I didn't realize that this was a social networking kind of deal. Just got back on for the first time, probably, since I signed up, and found your messages.
Just to let you know--I'm still in Dayton, still with the Peace Museum, though I wear a lot of different hats now-not just Education Coordinator. Have you managed to visit it on one of your trips to visit family?
Probably best to contact me via email if you want to reply. Obviously, I don't do well communicating with these Facebook-type things. email@example.com.
Indeed that is the Haymarket monument in the background of my picture. I have always been influenced by Chicago and US labor history, so I have a special affinity for the Haymarket Martyrs. I got there every year to leave flowers for them and also at the grave of Emma Goldman.
Thank you for extending your hand in friendship. I am very new to Pure Land Buddhism but have been reading a lot of material and books. I live in a very rural part of Ohio; s.e. Ohio. Near Burr Oak State Park and Athens/Ohio University. I hope your holidays are wonderful and may the new year bring you all that you need and spiritually desire. May you be blessed with wisdom and increased insight! Thank you once again! Your Friend, Doug
Thanks for your message. I live in Loughton, Essex, England. McCann is my married name - I'll have to ask my husband about his ancestors he says that they come from both Ireland & Wales....