Friends of Amida-shu

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We're just back from the Buddhafield Festival in Taunton run by Triratna. We ran a couple of workshops and held three listening circles as a part of the Dharma Parlour (where all the best stuff happened).

This is our fourth year and we deepened our friendships with Dharma practitioners from other traditions (like the Triratna teacher Dhivan in the shiny hat and the Tibetan monk Tenzin Shenyen, pictured) and met lots of new people. It feels really good to work together with Buddhists to spread the Dharma, and to have discussions about how we do things differently and why. 

Thank you to Jnanamati and all who kept the temple running smoothly in our absence. We've had a free room here for a while but we've now got four different people interested in it, and so it looks like there'll be someone new here before too long.

It's also lovely to be back in the peace of the temple garden after living in very close quarters with a few thousand folk... The garden is looking beautiful and is full of flowers, including a wild flower bed with seeds sent by Vajrapala, and lots of plants donated by people over the last year and a half. The rabbits are waiting patiently for their new home (a big aviary which is due to arrive soon) and we're looking forward to a volunteer day this Sunday to get rid of some of the weeds!

Sending love to all,

Namo Amida Bu

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