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  • Last night’s bombing in Manchester can provoke all sorts of reactions. It might leave us feeling afraid, angry, sad, or perhaps we just try to bury our head in our own work, or maybe all of these responses come up, or some other mix of feelings.

    It can be shocking to find out that something we thought of as a safe place was not safe at all.

    My t…[Read more]

  • I adapted for choir, wrote out and learned a new hymn, hopefully for the choir practice on Sunday. I felt moved by Jonathan’s account of his new group at his Unitarian Church- how wonderful! Today is a dark day in many ways, of course, so it was great to find out about this strong, positive light spreading out into the world.

  • Siddhartha posted an update 6 days, 21 hours ago

    Would very much like to get the audio recordings of the Amida Sangeet Choir. Can it be put on the web? Or maybe it’s still developing and needs more time. But provisional renderings can also be put on the web so that we can vicariously/virtually participate. By the way, I live in Bangalore, India. Thanks.

  • clare posted an update 1 week ago

    Mind not that bright last few days. Only a light storm. All that arises ceases. This too will pass. Namo Amida Bu

  • Johnathan Robertson posted an update 1 week ago

    I would like to thank Satya, Kaspa, Sujatin, Ananda, Andrew Nicholls, Andrew Cheffings, Adam, Dharmavidya, and everyone else for the light you have provided to Sunday’s service in Baltimore. I also thank Amida and Shakyamuni. Namo Amida Bu.:)

  • Feeling fortunate to have been to the temple on Sunday. Lovely service from Satya. Today I will practice nembutsu by chanting at home this evening.

    Namo Amida Bu.

  • …who are not wise, virtuous or accomplished.

    A student reflected:

    I do not know nor have fixed words for what I think Amida may be, however I feel that the energy or entity that holds grace for us is just there with no discrimination, no agenda, no notions as to wisdom, time, or accomplishment.  It is there whether we believe it or not and we…

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  • I’m currently enjoying the song of a dove and reflecting on yesterday’s events. Namo Amida Bu

  • The Birmingham home group will start on the third Sunday in June. That’s 18th. We will start with a simple meeting a prayer some meditation and chanting followed by a Dharma talk.
    I will post the venue nearer the time. If you live in or around Birmingham please show your support by attending.
    Namo Amida Bu.

  • Adam posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    Sangharakshita on Self Power/Other Power:
    My remark about the path of dependence upon self-power being for the spiritually less advanced and the path of dependence on other-power being for the spiritually more advanced is deliberately provocative and intended to invite reflection. In the ordinary activities of life we are accustomed to making an…[Read more]

  • I just got a copy of The Feeling Buddha in the mail today. It just went to the front of the (ever expanding) list of things to read. 🙂

  • Kim replied to the topic Kim's introduction in the forum Introductions 1 week, 3 days ago

    Cheers Andrew and Satya.

  • Hi Kim

    I live in Birmingham and I’m about to try to start an Amida Shu home group. If you do move here keep in touch.

    Namo Amida Bu

  • Looking forward to sitting down with the community here for our regular shared meal on a Friday evening, to decorating the guest room at the weekend, and to the special treat of Emma’s fundraising curry night tomorrow evening 🙂

  • I know exactly what you mean, Kim. It seems such a shame to me – dividing us rather than finding out what connects us, and having open dialogue about what works and how different practices are suitable for different people etc. Look forward to hearing more, have a good weekend.

  • Kim replied to the topic Kim's introduction in the forum Introductions 1 week, 3 days ago

    I don’t mean to say anything negative of anyone but to me buddhists often come across  “orthodox” in a close minded way. In the Amida Shu sangha this seems not to be the case which is wonderful.

    I’ll let you know when I know more about the job 🙂

  • Orthodox certainly isn’t a word I’d ever use in regards to the Amida Shu approach to Pureland practice… our teacher Dharmavidya is influenced by many traditions including Greek mythology etc. Thank you.

    Interesting about a job in Birmingham! Are you in the process of applying? Sanghamitra runs the group in Birmingham – they meet once a month -…[Read more]

  • Kim replied to the topic Kim's introduction in the forum Introductions 1 week, 3 days ago

    Oh great! For moment I was worried if you didn’t realise the connection to Guru Rinpoche and if doing the mantra would be seen as something controversial in the light of orthodox PL practice. So glad to see that open mindedness. If you feel like using the mantra again, feel free.

    Yes, I found your YouTube channel yesterday and found out about the…[Read more]

  • Kim replied to the topic Kim's introduction in the forum Introductions 1 week, 3 days ago

    Oh great! For moment I was worried if you didn’t realise the connection to Guru Rinpoche and if doing the mantra would be seen as something controversial in the light of orthodox PL practice. So glad to see that open mindedness.

    Yes, I found your YouTube channel yesterday and found out about the center near Birmingham. I might actually get a job…[Read more]

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