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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…

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

Hi

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 

Suvidya 

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…

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

Hi

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 

Suvidya 

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

http://www.buddhistdoor.com/eng

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

Hello

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

Suvidya      

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

Hi

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

Suvidya  

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,…

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

Hello

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

Suvidya  

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

Emptiness the underlying Christian value

I just read this wonderful article from the Australian Guardian by GIles Fraser.  Dharmavidya talks of the underlying spiritual reality that is common to all religions and to me this article exemplifies this.

When he was nothing but a suspended carcass, dripping with his own blood and other people’s spit, there were no worshippers around clapping their hands and singing their hymns. They were long gone.…

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Added by Robert McCarthy on April 4, 2015 at 1:28 — 6 Comments

Emptiness the underlying Christian value

I just read this wonderful article from the Australian Guardian by GIles Fraser.  Dharmavidya talks of the underlying spiritual reality that is common to all religions and to me this article exemplifies this.

When he was nothing but a suspended carcass, dripping with his own blood and other people’s spit, there were no worshippers around clapping their hands and singing their hymns. They were long gone.…

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Added by Robert McCarthy on April 4, 2015 at 1:28 — No Comments

Hello

Dear all my friends Teaching class is good Yesterday morning Chanting service first Amida Buddha and Pure land me and Sunado and Sdoshin meera and prince with children after chanting service Dharma talk start to Buddha and his Dhhama nice talk and after Meditation Sunday good day and after noon teaching class children miss Jananamati in Delhi all good 

Namo amida Bu 

Suvidya 

Added by Suvidya Gautam on March 30, 2015 at 9:02 — No Comments

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

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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

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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

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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