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Robert McCarthy commented on Modgala Duguid's group Down Under
"The Friends of Amida order online community here has its quietish times and other times it can be quite intensive. Its good to post blogs at times as particular things to discuss come to mind and friendships do grow from there Brad. Our practices go…"
Aug 11, 2014
Robert McCarthy commented on Modgala Duguid's group Down Under
"Hi Brad, the group is open but seldom finds any discussions. I live in Melbourne and have been involved with our Sangha for some years. There are a few people within Australia who have joined the friends of Amida order during that time but…"
Aug 6, 2014
Modgala Duguid liked Sahishnu Joy Marston's blog post Suvidyas update.
Mar 3, 2014
Modgala Duguid commented on Sahishnu Joy Marston's blog post Suvidyas update.
"Dear Suvidya, It is great to hear about your work and to hear Suando is progressing too and bringing along the women. I see the numbers coming to the services are growing and I hear from Sahishnu that the English classes are going well too. I also…"
Mar 3, 2014
Modgala Duguid commented on Padmaghosa Tony Danford's blog post Richard Meyers - sad news
"I will miss Richard very much. He was a very precious friend who opened my eyes to much beauty. He was a treasured member of our sangha . Ruth joined us for some of our  events and tonight she was saying how much the Amida sangha meant to…"
Oct 14, 2013
Modgala Duguid left a comment for Robert McCarthy
"Hi rob, am trying to email you a reply but it keeps getting chucked back please check your email account  namo amida bu modgala"
Oct 14, 2012
Modgala Duguid posted an event

NEB Retreat at Chagford Devon

August 30, 2012 at 6pm to September 3, 2012 at 12am
THE FOURTEENTH SUMMER WORKSHOPRETREATThurs 30th Aug to Mon 3rd Sept 2012Eaglehurst, Chagford, DevonHow to do Engaged BuddhismThis year we shall address two questions of the utmost importance. First, through what specific activities canwe best engage with the needs of our world?. Secondly, we shall have a go at the trainings required toundertake those activities.We shall use talks, small group discussion, and experience specific trainings together – and always with acare for where each of us is…See More
Jul 26, 2012
Modgala Duguid commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post Mud, tents & tears
"So glad you could go and be amida's hands and feet....Thanks for sharing, I remember well feeling a newbie about 12 years ago....andf i am so happy that you enjoyed it in the end and made new friends much love modgala Namo Amida Bu"
Jul 20, 2012

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About Me:
I have been a member of Amida Trust since its beginning and ordained in 1998. I have travelled on behalf of amida to India, Zambia and Sarajevo as well as spending a long time in Amida France. I was also involved in the settling in of Amida to the Buddhist house in Narborough. I am now mainly based at Amida London though I still travel quite a bit in the UK .
I grew up in London, lived for a long time in scotland and have two adult children Terri and Cameron.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Occupation or Primary Activity
Working for Amida!
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Full time Amida Activist
What is your interest in Amida-shu
Taking the teachings of Buddhism out in a practical way wherever they are welcomed.
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
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.
Meeting people, reading, writing - i am in process of writing my second book, cooking, swimming, music.

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Diamond Jubilee Musings

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 11:34 2 Comments

I wonder if there have been many heated discussions about the role of the Queen and the  diamond Jubilee around the country. I know that I  have heard many different strong points of view. I guess having lived almost next door to them in Scotland for a few years I am a bit biased. Also too meeting her in Lambeth Palace in March and seeing just how many hands she shakes in a day, how long she is on her feet and the number of speeches she makes and at age 86 does increase my respect for…


Welcome to Max

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 3:48 11 Comments

Here is my beautiful new grandson Max who arrived on 24th March

London Life

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 19:59 4 Comments

This is a busy life and so I have not been able to blog much. The needs and challenges in this city are huge. Islington is a borough of very rich and very poor and that is a recipe for problems exascerbated by all the cuts. I am very involved in Interfaith here and recently we have offered trainings for faith, refuge and BME groups around coping with people coming to us with mental health and poverty issues. Yesterday we had a training on the safety precautions we need to take. Sadly this…


Living well together

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 19:59 0 Comments

Living well together

Methodist Central Hall Westminster

This is Interfaith Week and this was the main event for the Inter Faith Network UK.  As interfaith officer for the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK. Acharya Modgala  attended this alongside Venerable Seelawimila from the Chiswick Vihara and Desmond Biddulph from the Buddhist Society -representing Buddhism in the discussions.


The first short introductory talk was from Lord Sacks the Chief Rabbi who…


Riots in tottenham - a call from the BBC

Posted on August 7, 2011 at 11:15 14 Comments

Early this morning the phone rang. BBc radio London asking me to go on a programme to speak about last nights riots over the police shooting of a local man. I live just a few miles away and through my work with Islington interfaith know the troubles that our communities face. Next month in Islington is Peace Month where I am part of a team organising visits to school assemblies  mediated by some of our faith leaders. This year we will linking up the work of "Arsenal in the community" facing…


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At 8:36 on April 12, 2012, Ji Marshall said…

thanks Modgala.have very good memories of our meetings in devon.finally become friend of Amida.hope you are well,METTA,ji.

At 9:16 on March 26, 2012, Sujatin said…

hello Modgala - so pleased to hear the news of the safe delivery of Max. Much love to the family. Looking forward to photos as and when.....I'm pretty keen on grandchildren as you know!

At 10:04 on March 16, 2012, Sujatin said…

Dear Modgala - I hope that you have arrived safely and are now rested and recovered from your long journey to t'other side of the world. Looking forward to hearing about your travels and about the arrival of your new grandchild...what is the expected date?

At 20:34 on December 9, 2010, Rachael Anderson said…
Dear Modgala I would like to come to service on 26th bu we are going out with big Rachel' mum and step dad at 6pm we are going to come over one day over christmas to see everyone and if you like you could come here I could cook a nice dinner I like making vegetable lasagne and garlic bread.
see you soon love Rachael
Namo Amida Bu
At 22:15 on June 18, 2010, Prajnatara said…
Hi Modgala,

Thanks for encouraging us to consider connecting with a local Sakyadhita group. I sent in my membership for Sakyadhita Canada and look forward to being part of this group in some way. Vietnam looked wonderful!

namo amida bu,
At 14:27 on June 15, 2010, Susmita Barua said…
Hello dear sister Modgala! So good to see your face and memories of vietnam! I finally joined. Soon going to present my workshop at the US Social Forum Detroit. Wish me luck!
At 5:54 on June 13, 2010, Rajendra Kakade said…
Hi very one, I am very happy to conect me through internet conection. I like and make your team/group members friend.
I have working Business counsultant in all area. I want meet you every one very soon. I like work to our bhudisum community. Many budist is economically poor. We want help them for grow his/her/its business in world.
see you veryone.
At 3:47 on February 24, 2010, Sarah Weintraub said…
Thank you for your welcome, Modgala. I was very happy to meet Caroline the other day, and am inspired by what you do and how you do your work. I look forward to being in touch! yours, Sarah
At 15:44 on February 22, 2010, Rachel said…
Thank you, I do keep an eye on what is going on but it is difficult to get care for the girls, and anyway they enjoy coming places with me, and so I have consider what they can understand, as regards the events you hold but i will keep looking.
At 12:46 on February 22, 2010, Rachel said…
Hi Modgala, it was nice meeting you after so long, my mum who was with me on an introductory retreat in, I think, 2004 could have been 2005, says hello. I also want to say thank you for a lovely service I enjoyed the last bit especially where we remembered individuals, the ladies I support held on to this and in the car on the way home reeled off all the people and animals that they had lost, it was quite a list.
Hope to see you again soon
Namo Amida Bu


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