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Padmaghosa Tony Danford
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Padmaghosa Tony Danford commented on Jnañamati's group Seishi House
"Just wonderful to see how Seishi House is progressing - thank you Jnanamati for this fascinating blog. It's also very interesting to see just how well this project is unfolding seemingly in a very serendipitous way. The right people and…"
Aug 17, 2016
Padmaghosa Tony Danford joined Jnañamati's group

Seishi House

Development of the coach house building in the grounds of Amida Mandala. See More
Aug 2, 2016
Padmaghosa Tony Danford is attending Satyavani Robyn's event

Bodhi retreat 2015 with Dharmavidya David Brazier at Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple, 34 Worcester Road, WR14 4AA

December 8, 2015 at 10am to December 13, 2015 at 2pm
Our biggest Amida-shu yearly retreat and gathering to celebrate Bodhi Day. A mixture of practice, Dharma talks and a chance to spend time with fellow travellers on the path in Malvern's rather lovely Amida Mandala temple. Join us!Dharmavidya's description of the event:The Essential Meaning of Nembutsu: Nothing to HideI take refuge in the unimpeded light. The “I” that seeks refuge and the light that illuminates mutually interpenetrate. There is no part of oneself that is not illuminated,…See More
Aug 5, 2015
Padmaghosa Tony Danford commented on Adam Dunsby's blog post Many Nembutsu in France.
"PS - actually not me letting go - I find it near impossible to let go of anything alas - but more being freed from, I guess."
Aug 5, 2015
Padmaghosa Tony Danford commented on Adam Dunsby's blog post Many Nembutsu in France.
"I also did 3 days in the meditation hut at Sukhavati chanting the nembutsu continuously and being VERY well supported by Modgala. The first night I very quickly fell (if that's the right word) into a state of anguish which was handled with…"
Aug 5, 2015
Padmaghosa Tony Danford commented on Satyavani Robyn's blog post My old addiction and bringing more life to our sangha's online home
"I'm caught up in the Guardian Comment is Free section, where I spent far too long reading people's posts which give me a delightful feeling of either something like outrage at the views of others or validation of my own politics. It…"
Jul 29, 2015
Padmaghosa Tony Danford liked Howard's discussion Sacking myself and taking refuge - Step 3
Apr 22, 2014
Padmaghosa Tony Danford joined Howard's group

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Apr 10, 2014

Profile Information

About Me:
I'm 56, happily married, with a 17 yr-old daughter, living in south London with 3 cats, a greenhouse filling up with orchids, cacti & succulents and an organic allotment. I design gardens and courtyards for hospitals and health care centres, and I am a volunteer bereavement counsellor for a local hospice.
Faith Background & Affiliation
Catholic, then atheist, then New Age, now Pureland Buddhist
Occupation or Primary Activity
Landscape Architect
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
I am a Gankonin in and Registrar to the Amida Order and my local sangha is in London at Sukhavati.
What is your interest in Amida-shu
Amida-shu is my sangha.
How did you find this web site?
Told by other friends
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
London (North), London (South), London
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
Music (classical piano), gardening (mad keen obsessive), chaplaincy, psychotherapy (in training - just), cooking, some writing, design.

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Richard Meyers - sad news

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 23:30 7 Comments

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we in the London sangha have to tell you that Richard Meyers, Lay Order member and a…

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At 20:51 on May 22, 2012, richard meyers said…

Hi Padma,

Just thee and me on ning. Met Rob today at Sukhavati, on his way to Belgium, Sumaya cooked a fine lunch for us all

Hope your well see you tomorrow!

Namo Amida B


At 6:42 on December 9, 2010, Rachel said…
Hi Padmaghosa Congratulations on being ordained, it was a lovely ceremony and great to be able to be part of it albeit from a distance. Namo Amida Bu Rachel
At 19:50 on December 8, 2010, Richard Ollier said…
Hi Tony - really wonderful to see you at the retreat at the weekend. The serious discussions were inspired, and the many 'laughs' we had even more so! I was concerned to learn of your on-going health issues.Be well and happy.Kindest regards,Richard.
At 17:06 on November 7, 2010, Richard Ollier said…
Hi Tony - thaks for your message. My address- 12, Whitacre Road,Knowle, Solihull,West Midlands B93 9HW. Tel 01564 770611. Kind regards. Namo Amida Bu. Richard Ollier.
At 23:47 on September 6, 2010, Hussam Al-Nawab said…
Hi Tony - Yes I feel very thankful that the light is beginning to shine again. It's been a difficult time for me these past few years, with intense relationship difficulties, and at times a rather disabling health problem but slowly, sometimes almost imperceptibly over the weeks and months, positive change has been occuring - al-hamdililah (as the Muslims say) or Namo Amida Bu as we say. And what about you Tony, how are you?
At 14:54 on May 25, 2010, Alison Forster said…
Hi Tony
I think we will be able to join you. I have bought some gardening gloves from the pound shop, an optimistic gesture I feel. John is still in Spain but back soon. He will have marking. I spent 5 days on my course at TBH, it is not for the faint-hearted is it? This means I am thinking of packing it in.The people are as wonderful as ever.
Namo Amida Bu
At 22:24 on December 10, 2009, Kuvalaya said…
That's a beautiful photo! Thank you :) It was wonderful to spend time with you at the Bodhi retreat, thank you for sharing that experience.

I like your addition to the poem, rocks to break rocks if said enough times....Namo Amida Bu!
At 22:31 on September 23, 2009, Tara said…
Hello Tony, hope you are well. I also hope you are coming to the course block in October, it would be good to catch up. Namo Amida Bu x
At 20:49 on May 15, 2009, Hussam Al-Nawab said…
Hi Tony - Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your presence on the course block last week. I also loved the singing night which you contributed to with some sensitively timed maraca playing! So thanks too for that.
Hope you are feeling much better,
Namo Amida Bu,
At 17:11 on March 31, 2009, richard meyers said…
Hi Tony,

I hope this reaches you hale and enjoying your garden! As I write I gaze out of the window at ours - Ruth's little spring border is jumping with colour already. (She's the real gardener in this house, I tend to do the donkey work, fetching and carrying.) Nonetheless, I'm proud of how our little garden (60' X 20' (ish)) looks and sadly get more than a frisson of superiority gazing at my neighbours from this upstairs view!
I may make it to Modgala's relaxation/meditation group on Thursday depending on how wacked I feel after work. The trouble is it's a bit too effective and it's hard to drag myself off home afterwards! I'm really enjoying the returning warm weather and the accompanying birdlife etc.

Namo Amida Bu



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