" So sorry to hear about your loss, Prajnatara. I'm scrambling to keep up with everything in general since my 93 year old mother's major emergency surgery. We are happy that she's making an amazing recovery.
Namo Amida Bu
"Hello to all & thanks for that info, Robert M. I'm a long way from my home sangha of Earthsangha in Fairfax, VA, but were all members of the world sangha, aren't we. ...My 93 year old mother had major surgery two weeks ago, and much to…"
"Hello to all everywhere. I'm grateful that my 93-year-old mother made it through emergency major surgery last night and amazed doctors by wanting to sit in a chair this morning. Modern medicine is a wondrous thing! Our family is heading to…"
"The trees and flowers are poised to bud. A 60 degree day yesterday awoke the spring peepers at the state park where there is a lake and small ponds from melted snow. A little chilly today, but sunny, and temps are to continue rising the rest of the…"
"Namo Amida Bu. Extremely late winter snow storm began dumping heavy snow early Saturday morning and didn't finish, until this afternoon. We probably had 8 plus inches that has already begun to melt. Very much needed moisture here in…"
"A dream I had recently seems aptly metaphorical:
In the dream I somehow was supposed to buy a gift for the Dalai Lama. In the way of dreams, it didn't occur to me how ridiculous this was--or who told me to do it or where I was. So…"
A member of Earthsanga.org, I'm also a vegan and rescue tree seedlings to offer for restoration work where I live. Also, I volunteer at the local food bank. My background is as a journalist and writer. Presently working on a memoir and environmental mystery.
Faith Background & Affiliation
member of Earthsangha.org
Occupation or Primary Activity
Volunteering to help others; learning how to improve environment and setting an example as a practicing Buddhist; researching to write about effects of pesticides/herbacides and natural alternatives.
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
Have relocated from the Washington, D.C. area to small town in Missouri a few months ago, so are not able to practice & meditate with Earth Sangha. Try to practice Buddhist precepts where I am.
What is your interest in Amida Trust
Since there is no sangha in the small town where I live, beginning a sangha with the help of Amida Trust is an option. At the moment though I know of no others who might be interested to join me. So information from Amida Trust will help in my practice until others express an interest.
How did you find this web site?
From reading David Brazier's books
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
Would like a group in my area
Have you visited
None of these
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.
Organic farming & gardening, conserving natural resources, keeping the envirnoment as "green" as possible by growing tree seedlings and offering them to restore parks or other areas. Reading and writing about positive approaches to a healthy environment.
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Welcome to this site, Valerie! Do you have a photograph that you can add to your profile page, please?
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