The Empty Bench Site-Wide Activity › Forums › Art Room › Share your creations › The Empty Bench Tagged: Pureland Choirs This topic contains 5 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Acharya Sujatin (temple host) 3 months, 3 weeks ago. Author Posts April 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm #3406 Andrew Cheffings (temple host)Participant I wrote this on a bench in Rosebank Gardens, Great Malvern, on the third anniversary of my retreat there. It was here, on this empty bench, Made empty for me, alone, I sang to all the bodhisattva beings, Who had crossed to the other shore, And who vowed to carry us all Along the path they had made – Symbolised by Amida Buddha; The universe of Love, Repeatedly manifesting itself To rescue all beings, In Great Love. Carried by the hymns of the spring birds; Carried by the language of wild flowers; Carried by the Love of the bodhisattva beings, All around me. May 2, 2019 at 8:54 am #3415 Rev. Satya Robyn (temple host)Moderator Thank you for sharing, Andrew. Three years! Namo Amida Bu, Namo Quan Shi Yin Bosat. May 2, 2019 at 8:54 am #3416 Rev. Satya Robyn (temple host)Moderator Thank you for sharing, Andrew. Three years! Namo Amida Bu, Namo Quan Shi Yin Bosat. May 19, 2019 at 8:39 pm #3441 Jeaunice Tribue BurnetteParticipant Thank you Andrew for sharing this amazing song. You have a great voice. It is a blessing to have such a gift to show devotion to Amida. Again thanks. May 21, 2019 at 8:32 am #3443 Andrew Cheffings (temple host)Participant You are welcome, Jeaunice. May 26, 2019 at 10:16 am #3446 Acharya Sujatin (temple host)Moderator Beautiful – thank you! _/l\_ Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.