Sunday morning chanting service children and ladies and men in teaching class Buddhism Thoth and many 2 Buddha stories I told .many 2 meetings Amida Budha and Pure Land yesterday Laxmi garden Buddh vihar I meet two therevad monk Amida Buddha and Pure Land and many short stories I told they are impress…Continue
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* Khandekar, Kamble, Naik, Jambhulkar, Hadke, Jiwantare & Gedam will be felicitated by Jeewak National Awards 2014.
An eminent organization named Jeewak Welfare Society has declared their prestigious Dr. Ambedkar International awards to H.H. Buddha…
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Confederation of Indian Universities (National Umbrella of UGC/MHRD recognized Indian Universities), Paryavaran Complex , New Delhi has been felicitated "Life Time Achievement Award 2014" to Dr Milind Jiwane on October 5, 2014 by the hand of Governor of UP & Governor of Haryana at India International Center, New Delhi.and the citation see…Continue
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*** Dr. Milind Jiwane has been felicitated by Life Time Achievement Award 2014 in New Delhi (India)Continue
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At the end of September, myself and Kaspa visited Hamburg for the European Buddhist Union’s yearly get together.
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"This sutra starts with the name of the bodhisattva of love and compassion. This is, therefore, a text
about the nature of love and compassion. The name Quan Shi Yin literally means one who hears the
cries that come down through the generations..."
At Eleusis in June we heard Dharmavidya reading his commentary on the heart sutra out loud, and it offered me a completely new understanding of emptiness and of this text. The PDF of the whole commentary is attached -…Continue
Hello Friends of Amida!
Last saturday I started a new workshop in Aubenas, France, around Tales and Myths. It's about encountering the hero, (or the heroin) within, and following his consciousness itinerary. For this first step workshop we started with The Crow, a famous tale recorded by the Grimm brothers.
I introduced three functions of the tale: the King, the Hero and the Fairy.
The King is the one in ourself who's able to see widely through the realm we…Continue
Tomorrow Kaspa & I will be travelling to Hamburg for the annual meeting of the European Buddhist Union, supported by the Trust. We are glad to be able to represent Amida at the conference, and looking forward to meeting lots of Buddhists from different schools and organisations across Europe. We'll let you know how we get on. Namo Amida Bu!
Read more about the EBU…Continue
Yesterday morning as I was getting into the car, a harried looking nurse ran down our garden path, opened our door and called into the house. A few moments later I heard her apologising to Satya for getting the wrong address.
By the time I had started the engine she was back in her own car and driving down the road. I passed her a little later, pulled up in front of another house.
This afternoon as I was pulling up weeds in the front garden I noticed a hearse passing. It parked…Continue
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What is your dream?
How can we tell the difference between dreams which are good to follow and those we should give up? Listen to my Dharma talk on following your dreams here.
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Hi all - I've written a blog about some of the story-so-far of the new Amida temple in Malvern, copied below.
We've also started a 'Friends of Amida Mandala' mailing list - if you'd like to get monthly-ish updates on what's going on, do email me firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a message with your email here.
Namo Amida Bu!
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Last week I received notification that i had been accepted on the first stage of the endorsement process for the Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group. Tomorrow I am going for an interview to possibly become a volunteer chaplain at a local hospice. Throughout the ups and downs of my life in the last few years I have weathered many storms but I have always felt strong in my spiritual direction. Amida has never left my side, I always saw that despite the hardships, my faith would still bring me…Continue
Here is a link to Dharmavidya's publication :: link
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Reverend Carlton Pearson was a popular evangelist preacher with a congregation of many thousands, but after he stopped believing in hell the vast majority of them left and he was branded a heretic by the church. I was deeply moved by this podcast documentary, both by Reverend Pearson's love and by resonances with Pureland and my own experiences. If you have an hour to spare, I'd recommend a listen!
Namo Amida Bu _/\_…Continue
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I’ve been at home for a week, having spent last week in Delhi supporting some fellow Buddhists there. What struck me the most is what has struck me the most every time I have been away in India: how provisional all of this is.
Although I feel like an intelligent capable adult here at home (most of the time, anyway) when I’m taken out of my familiar environment and dropped into a place where most people don’t speak English, where I don’t have access to the systems and support that I…Continue
All week Kaspa has been on Buddhist business in India.
I had planned a solitary retreat day on Monday. I had it all worked out – virtuous food, no television, reading holy books, gazing wistfully into the distance as I…
The sky is darkening as I write this. It’s the end of Sunday and I’ve been much more awake today. Either I’m getting used to the heat or I have just caught up on the sleep I had been missing out on.
This afternoon I took the opportunity to visit one of the children’s classes that Suvidya is teaching. I was curious to see what they were like now that he’s leading them on his own, and wanted to make the most of my revived energy levels.
Yesterday there were around thirty children…Continue
It’s my second day here in Delhi and my first full day after my arrival yesterday morning. My energy levels are up and down. I guess that comes from a combination of the heat during the day, the heat during the night that keeps me awake, and the fact I’m still catching up from the loss of sleep on an overnight flight…Continue
Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing make you afraid.
All things are passing.
God alone never changes.
Patience gains all things.
If you have God you will want for nothing.
God alone suffices.
~ St Teresa
(in other words, Not Everything Is Impermanent!)
Namo Amida Bu _/\_
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