The Empty Bench Site-Wide Activity › Forums › Art Room › Share your creations › The Empty Bench Tagged: Pureland Choirs This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Rev. Satya Robyn (temple host) 2 weeks, 2 days 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. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.