"In a recent radio podcast a young woman expert at mountain climbing and "flying" in a winged-suit discussed her way of living dangerously, the program's topic. It takes a high commitment; in this case having a double meaning. She said…"
"The slant of light and cooler mornings began with the start of school and the two universities here. Still quite warm, but humidity lower, so I'm very grateful for the easier temps to walk a few miles around the nearby lake in a state park.…"
"Knowing that there are so many caring, open-hearted people around the world who are helping each other, makes me grateful, too. May we all do what we can to help the younger generations in this confusing and complex world.
Namo Amida Bu"
"All green and lush here in northeastern Missouri where five years ago began a drought that seemed last until last spring. Trees have shot up twice their size it seems in the past three months. Indeed, they must have been very thirsty. Now our…"
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-shu
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
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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Hi Valerie, it's my pleasure to know you and thank you very much for be honest you don't always check your email daily and i also don't check my mail daily as well. so i would like to come the point...please if you have any meditation experience share with me, i will be there to learn it because i love to meditate and i like to learn Great Buddha's Teaching's.
Normally i have my Facebook ( Phra Ruksen) i always online on Facebook messenger. or you may add me skype ( ruksen.barua) or Viber +66873373526 this is could be my phone number. you may get confused why i should give you all this well it's because may be we can share our meditation experience each other.
Welcome to this site, Valerie! Do you have a photograph that you can add to your profile page, please?
Have a good look round, starting with the link in the 'Welcome' box, top left. Then join in any discussions and special interest groups that take your fancy. (Groups in top bar) I've put you on the list for our 'Whispers from the Bamboo Grove' occasional newsletters. You can see some back newsletters here. Also our magazine Running Tide.