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Lotus Flowers Commune 2

Added by Jeongil Kim on June 27, 2015 at 2:33 — No Comments

Lotus Flowers Commune 1

Lotus Flowers Commune 1

Added by Jeongil Kim on June 27, 2015 at 2:32 — No Comments

What Kind Of Container Are You?

Today I did my weekly visit to the hospice where I am a volunteer Chaplain. I had a meeting with my supervisor and we talked about how we are with the people we encounter in our lives, whether it be a friend or patient, who are we? what are we? what is our role in their lives and what is…


Added by Kusumavarsa Dawn Hart on June 23, 2015 at 15:56 — No Comments

Life goes on ...nurturing?

Namo Amida Bu

I'd hoped to contribute more to the sangha...but I've been living busy everyday life and doing my best to nurture! new garden - mature, took a lot of cutting back and looking forward to the blossoming of 70+ sunflowers. 16 and 14 year old children.  Brilliant and beautiful but not without their challenges.

Nurture....the 16/17/18 year olds I work with as a Career Adviser, some of whom face massive obstacles to moving on in…


Added by Ian Summers-Noble on June 22, 2015 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Buddhism & Modernity

This is a film of the first panel at the Mangalam Convivium on Buddhism & Modernity

Added by Dharmavidya on June 18, 2015 at 10:44 — No Comments

Buddhism is a Religion discussion

There is a discussion of BUDDHISM IS A RELIGION at You can read the article without logging in. To read the discussion you have to join the site, which is not a bad thing to do. The discussion does, I think, represent fairly well the dilemma that many people feel around this issue in the West and also, to me,…


Added by Dharmavidya on June 16, 2015 at 6:19 — 1 Comment

Open Day at Amida Mandala

Today we had an open day at the Amida Mandala Temple. It was raining hard this morning, and although the weather eased off a little there have been grey skies all day.

This grey weather was brightened up by the laughter and smiles and good conversation of the people coming through the doors.

There was a slow but steady trickle of people throughout the day. There wasn't a moment where I wasn't talking to someone (although I was able to slip away for…


Added by Kaspalita on June 13, 2015 at 18:31 — 2 Comments

The Introduction to Pureland Buddhism course

There are currently 22 students taking the online Introduction to Pureland Buddhism course on the Amida Academy site :: here. Everyone is working at their own pace.

On AA there are also courses in Buddhist Psychology and the…


Added by Sujatin on June 12, 2015 at 19:55 — No Comments


good evening Today morning in my house chanting service Amida and pure land English and Hindi  and pali nice service and after noon teaching class very lovely children and chanting service some quotation asked life of Buddha life .Thank you all my friends

Namo amida bu


Added by Suvidya Gautam on June 7, 2015 at 16:01 — 2 Comments

Support Nepal

Jnanamati writes: 


You are no doubt aware of the two recent earthquakes that have devastated Nepal, the first, named the Gorkha quake, on the 25th April and the second on the 12th May. Many thousands of people have died or been seriously injured. In the aftermath many people in the regions around the epicenter and beyond, including the capital Kathmandu, continue to face a multitude of hardships. Many of the buildings that remain…


Added by Kaspalita on May 18, 2015 at 11:30 — 1 Comment


My dear friends Today teaching class I told 2 Jatak story and chanting service and many 2 Buddha Picture I show children .like children Nice class thank you 

Namo amida bu 


Added by Suvidya Gautam on May 17, 2015 at 14:58 — No Comments

Simple Devotional Attitude

The foundation of a Buddhist life is a simple devotional attitude. This has two aspects. The first is a love of and reverence for the Buddha and all that he represents. To contemplate the image and qualities of the Buddha is an act full of merit. By saying that something is full of merit we mean that it gives rise to a happy heart, a profound happiness deep within our being. The image of the Buddha touches us. The Buddha’s gentle smile receives and blesses us and in this we feel a great…


Added by Dharmavidya on May 16, 2015 at 8:30 — 1 Comment


Dear all my friends In Delhi Very hot days my teaching time change time 4.00 to    6.00 PM class very nice English class and after Buddhist class chanting service and Jatak Story and painting thank you 

Namo amida bu 


Added by Suvidya Gautam on May 8, 2015 at 15:51 — No Comments

Buddhist Door

If you have not already discovered it, Buddhist Door is a very useful and informative on-line publication

Added by Dharmavidya on May 5, 2015 at 12:27 — No Comments


Dear all my friends

Friday and Saturday nice class teaching and Amida Buddha and Pure Land nice children talk to Buddha and today morning Sudoshina house chanting service first Amida Buddha chanting in English and read Buddha and his Dhamma stories and after meditation we are every Sunday morning chanting service house to house we are very happy and after noon teaching class in my house today good day thanks

Namo Amida Bu


Added by Suvidya Gautam on April 19, 2015 at 8:38 — No Comments


Today in Laxmi Garden Buddh vihar  Ambedkar Janynti Programe lots men and lots women children people 300 they are invite me we are 4 monk I started chanting service and speech ladies song program 4 hours nice day Thank you

Namo amida bu


Added by Suvidya Gautam on April 15, 2015 at 13:31 — No Comments

Amida Birmingham: second meeting in our lovely new venue!

Early rain and damp greyness soon gave way to lovely spring sunshine here in Birmingham as our local group met here in Birmingham under the leadership of our dear Sanghamitra. Our new venue (at the All Saints' Centre, Vicarage Rd, King's Heath - where we normally meet at 10 am on the second Saturday of each month) has a light and airy room with real stained glass windows and an excellent 'vibe' to it. There we set out our altar and mats and enjoyed a couple of hours of joyful worship,…


Added by Richard Ollier on April 12, 2015 at 9:06 — No Comments


Dear all my friends today morning chanting service in my house nice chanting service after teaching class lovely class yesterday and Fridaygood class .

Namo amida Bu


Added by Suvidya Gautam on April 5, 2015 at 16:02 — No Comments

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Reducing Carbon Footprint - Buddhist Action Month

Started by Kaspalita in Social, Political & Economic Issues Jun 17. 0 Replies

For Buddhist Action month have posted the first five of ten things…Continue

Rational Amidism: Prayer ~ Bhikkhu Mui Buddhist Monk & Teacher, Abbot of Hongaku Jodo

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching Apr 15. 0 Replies

I am often asked if Buddhists, any Buddhist, believe in a Supreme Being analogous to the Western God. My answer is always, “No, we don’t. If any sect proclaims an original anything then they are not…Continue

Buddhism is a Religion: a guest post by Dr. David Brazier, Dharmavidya

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching. Last reply by Lut Moerman Mar 18. 1 Reply

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A conversation with David Brazier (Dharmavidya)

Started by Sujatin in Buddhist Teaching Feb 8. 0 Replies

:: linkI receive an email from Tamuly Jung in France telling me that a neighbour of hers, David Brazier, is…Continue


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