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
At Eleusis we are concerned with a generic approach to spiritual development. It is a wonderful aspect of the modern world that we have available the wisdom of all the great religious and spiritual traditions. All these traditions are transmitted from generation to generation through the medium of heart to heart relationships. The teacher shows a lore. He or she declares a way and does so for the most part by living it. If others come for instruction this might be given didactically, but the…See More
"yes will buy and read glad it is written we waited long time for your book and Books, the first years in Amida I will always cherish and remember even they were just come and go I never lived in the UK, it was so helpful to have other westerners…"
"Good try, during all my years of spiritual practice I could never explain or convince anyone..,.one of my main heartfelt links to Amida, where we try...have a good practice and Namo Amida some westerners need to talk about things, maybe, in the east…"
"Amida for me was the first to do all of this then simultaneously more centres are doing ecotherapy, my years with Amida and in Italy as well as Nepal it is all reconnecting back to Mother Earth grounding grounding and grounding. Thank you dear…"
getting older I am happier, this is what spirituality is all about....I try to transmit to my students and clients how easy it is to be you, even there is no self...enjoying helping others, creativity, travels and painting.
Reconnected with my old passion Latin America, I suppose in these challenging changes it is good to be alive and be able to help still....My extended family it tibetan nepalese since forever my daughter and granddaughters are from a refugee camp in India and Milano born...my dogs are nepalese, my sister is dutch. I was born without nationality as bolivian, french in Leiden Netherlands and remained a homeless with so many houses to clean. Suitable profile for a buddhist. At this stage I might become a real nun but it is ok like this happy and busy lifestyle. Taking care of others and always remembering in 'the crisis' what it is all about...not materialism but breathe you are alive!
Faith Background & Affiliation
Studied with Amida, tibetan dharma previously and simultaneously
Occupation or Primary Activity
managing my own project in Kathmandu Nepal between 2 villages helping people
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Living near Kopan Monastery enjoying working with very spiritual people since a long time, practice gets stronger over the years, as fruits are so palpable. Have built 2 homes in Kathmandu, one to share with other practicioners, another one where my 'sons' study and live, so between retreats and samadhi there is the extended spiritual family.
Amida Kai remained, otherwise I am part of Mahayana tradition centres.
What is your interest in Amida Trust
working extensively in the east it is good to relate to western ways as well...Dharmavidya is an inspiring thinker, the books always helped me transition between my intuition of where I was heading and the old ways.
I am a former revolutionary, worked over a decade in Latin America, have this fondness for the poor and the vernacular. Was a journalist most of my life as well as translator. Thanks to the Trust and FPMT friends I am integrating spirituality and reality.
How did you find this web site?
always knew it
What country are you living in?
between Kathmandu and old Amsterdam three times a year with tibetan family in Italy...........
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
amsterdam 1078 bv
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
not at the moment
Have you visited
The Buddhist House, Amida France
What can you offer to other members of this network?
A place to stay, Travelling companion, Guide, Expertise
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Ik ben soms in de buurt van Amsterdam dus we kunnen best iets regelen.
Ik ben nu hard bezig met het opzetten van mijn counsellingspraktijk en het geven van naikan workshops / retreats. Uiteindelijk gaat dit uitmonden in Naikan Centrum Nederland. Maar lees gerust mijn website. A.s. zondag is er een open dag in het Kwan Yin Huis in Eindhoven. Een zen centrum waar ook "andere richtingen" zeer welkom zijn. Erg mooi allemaal.
very pleased to begin a friendship through Amida with you. your life seems so interesting living in Nepal and working in northern Italy and being involved in Buddhist communities for so many years. Namo Amida Bu
Hi everyone,I'm interested in how different people understand 'other power' and how they feel it affects their lives and practice. I suspect there is a spectrum that goes from "Have a sense of Amida…Continue
'Street people' I usually find in parks, sitting on benches, and looking rather roughshod from exposure to the elements, cold inside a tent overnight, or in the case this late afternoon, 'bed bugs'…Continue