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News: 2015 Edinburgh Medal awarded to Mary Midgley, Patron of Amida Trust

The 2015 Edinburgh Medal is awarded to Mary Midgley, one of the most important moral philosophers working today. Over the past thirty years, her writings have informed debates concerning animal rights, the environment and evolutionary theory. Mary was a senior lecturer in Philosophy at Newcastle University and wrote her first book, Beast and Man, when she was in her fifties. She has since published over fifteen books, including Animals and Why They Matter, Science and Salvation and…

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Added by Sujatin on March 13, 2015 at 11:37 — No Comments

Everything you wanted to know about Karma but were too polite to ask ~ talk by Dharmavidya

There's a 20 minute talk by Dharmavidya on Tapestry (CBC Radio's weekly programme about spirituality and the search for meaning) :: here

Added by Sujatin on March 12, 2015 at 10:18 — No Comments

the best laid plans....

Love this definition of bonbu (a foolish being like me):

An extremely important notion in that it describes the situation of the sincere practitioner who nevertheless finds him or herself totally incapable of avoiding the acts prohibited by the Buddha...

From the  JSRI website

Added by Kaspalita on March 10, 2015 at 17:09 — No Comments

New Venue for Amida Birmingham!

Amida Birmingham's monthly meetings are moving to a new venue:

Marjorie Allen Room, All Saints' Centre, 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7RA.

The first meeting will be Saturday 14th March 2015, 10.00 am until noon.

If you live in the area, do join us for a couple of hours of Pureland worship and discussion - we'd love to see you!

Added by Richard Ollier on March 9, 2015 at 19:41 — No Comments

Safe spaces

Last night I sat across from two people I'm close to and lied to them.

Every Sunday evening we sit in a Sharing Circle and pass a stone, taking turns to speak and be listened to. These kinds of spaces are incredibly rare.

What usually happens in this circle is a kind of magic. The words we…

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Added by Satyavani Robyn on March 9, 2015 at 7:44 — 4 Comments

Hi

dear all my friends today children ceremony good program 4 ladies my wife suando and sudoshin and amida community members came all very happy

Namo Amida Bu

Suvidya   

Added by Suvidya Gautam on March 8, 2015 at 13:12 — No Comments

Dipanker Tathagat Samyak Mahadaan - 1135

Shree Dipanker Tathagat Samyak Mahadaan - 1135

on the Auspicious day of N.S.1135 Chillathwa Dwadasi, the twelve days of Bright Mood day, Nepalmandal's Biggest Almighty Palm Daan (Samyak Mahadaan) is going to celebrate. This Mahadaad is going to held in such a big level after the Licchavi period in Nepal. In this Mahadaan Program near about 365 Buddha, Boddhisattvas, Aryabalokiteswar, Tara & Kwachpal Devata of Buddhist Ordinating Mhavaharas are specially Invited.

on the…

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Added by Advocate Rajendra Man Bajrachary on February 26, 2015 at 11:55 — No Comments

Abandon All Hope!

Having been through some seriously testing years with the certainty that there are more to follow I realise now it is time to abandon all hope.

At first it sounds a little drastic, possibly even depressing! What do you mean abandon all hope? Is that Kusuma giving up, lying down…

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Added by Kusumavarsa Dawn Hart on February 25, 2015 at 9:59 — No Comments

Beyond A Mothers Love - Caring, Compassion & Amida's Light.

For any new Mum it is an overwhelming experience, this coupled with the sudden unexpected news you are also going to become a carer for a disabled child and life can seem like a fragile existence.

 

At 38 I had quite a settled life, after…

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Added by Kusumavarsa Dawn Hart on February 24, 2015 at 11:47 — 2 Comments

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all my friends yesterday I went my friend ,s house his wife some upset before his father died and after his wife problem he is call me me sick but I went home I do chanting service Amida Buddha and pure Land and blessing I told you all wasname Amida Bu they are good feeling And thank you me Today me and Janamati morning went Ghaziabad UP and there live my friend DP sheel age 72 years old he is invite us 4 family Buddhist his brothers we are round the colony 1 statue Buddha And 1 Statue Dr…

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Added by Suvidya Gautam on February 17, 2015 at 11:26 — No Comments

Hi

all my friends yesterday I went my friend ,s house his wife some upset before his father died and after his wife problem he is call me me sick but I went home I do chanting service Amida Buddha and pure Land and blessing I told you all wasname Amida Bu they are good feeling And thank you me Today me and Janamati morning went Ghaziabad UP and there live my friend DP sheel age 72 years old he is invite us 4 family Buddhist his brothers we are round the colony 1 statue Buddha And 1 Statue Dr…

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Added by Suvidya Gautam on February 17, 2015 at 11:26 — No Comments

Hello

dear all my friends yesterday and today class very interesting jananmati enjoy with children and selected some children for special Chanting service children is happy thank you

Namo amida Bu

Suvidya   

Added by Suvidya Gautam on February 14, 2015 at 15:14 — No Comments

Lovely Amida Birmingham Meeting this morning!

Our small (but beautifully formed!) Birmingham group met this morning and brought a bit of Pureland sunshine to a grey Midlands day. Sanghamitra led us in the service and the chanting, and we had a wonderful discussion about the Bodhisattva Vow - the sheer, awesome, inspirational 'impossibility' of it all. If we're going to save all sentient beings, we'd better get started right away! In addition to our regular attendees, David and Nathan paid us a visit, and it was great to see…

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Added by Richard Ollier on February 14, 2015 at 14:21 — 1 Comment

Hello

Dear all my friends we are here very good with Janmati teaching class and chanting service nice and children enjoy  yesterday evening I went my friend house his wife last some day upset she is father in law died she not sleeping and invite me for pry to Amida and blessing then I will go his house Monday morning

Namo Amida Bu

Suvidya      

Added by Suvidya Gautam on February 13, 2015 at 7:27 — No Comments

The ground sprinkled with perfume and spread with flowers...

On a V22 internet exploration I just found this document 

http://tibetan.bitecs.ru/files/mandala_offering.pdf

which talks about that lovely little piece of evening service. I'd been wondering what idem guru ratna mandalakam niryatayami meant... 

Thought some of you might be interested!

Namo Amida Bu, Satya

Added by Satyavani Robyn on February 10, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Hi

dear all my friends 

Today in Delhi teaching laxmi garden and Shanti nagar and Jawahar Nagar teaching and Jananamati to children Action song children enjoy with Jananamati very nice .

Namo Amida Bu

Suvidya  

Added by Suvidya Gautam on February 8, 2015 at 12:38 — No Comments

Hi

Dear all my friends today meeting my friend named D.P sheel with me and Jananamati good meeting discuss Thervad and mahayana and tibetin nice discuss Thanks 

Namo Amida Bu 

Suvidya 

Added by Suvidya Gautam on February 5, 2015 at 11:55 — No Comments

Plant diet book recommendation

 I have recently read a book I very much recommend. It is titled 'Whole- rethinking the science of nutrition' written by T.Colin Campbell.  The author has been a prominent nutritional scientist through his life and he strongly advocates a  strictly plant based diet.  There are compelling reasons for this which we are all well aware of regarding avoiding killing and cruelty and avoiding worsening the ecological crisis.

Colin Campbell details the pernicious health effects of a diet…

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Added by Robert McCarthy on February 3, 2015 at 22:42 — No Comments

Hello

All my friends me and Jananamati very happy in Delhi today discuss mediation and after chanting service and good day .

Namo amida Bu 

Suvidya 

Added by Suvidya Gautam on February 3, 2015 at 11:46 — 1 Comment

Hi

Thank you all my friends 

Namo Amida Bu 

Suvidya 

Added by Suvidya Gautam on February 2, 2015 at 6:36 — No Comments

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

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A conversation with David Brazier (Dharmavidya)

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

The Spinach Quiche Phenomena

Started by Sujatin in Amida Trust & Amida-shu Development Feb 5. 0 Replies

This was an interesting post, that came via NEB. We've touched on this over the years as a 'green' concern. I'm not advocating that our teachers travel less - we are a small Order and there are…Continue

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Started by Suvidya Gautam in Amida Trust & Amida-shu Development Jan 11. 0 Replies

Dear all my friends today teaching class very nice and 6 girls join class and like Buddhism they are very happy and children parents happy and I select 26 children boys and girls for special Amida…Continue

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