Mark posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago
Dear Satya, my name is Mark. I have struggled to follow the online services due to poor broadband at my end, but I do have a few questions for you:
I have been a practicing Buddhist for 30 years and a Pureland Buddhist for 11 of these since I attended temple in Canada. I have always been a lay member.
I currently feel that Amida is calling me to be a fully ordained Buddhist, particularly in the light of wishing to form my own Sangha as part of the Pureland school. Is this path available to a lay member and what is involved. I am more than happy to take a mentor and to work assiduously. I am not asking for power or prestige and fully realise my Bombu nature but feel I would be gratified by the path.
As a second question I am a new member of BuddhistXR and we have our own local group for Diss although small in origins. I take part as a Buddhist and am a photographer keeping an eye on the safety of protestors. Is there any lay Buddhist robes I could wear, I wish to be seen as part of BuddhistXR.
I am able to visit you in Malvern but my funds are very limited but I would love to discuss this further as my desire is very serious.
Namo Amida Bu
Thanks Mark – Kaspa is head of ministry & will be in touch by email _/\_