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sujatin
Perth, Scotland
Acharya, Order of Amida Buddha: a Pureland Buddhist Order
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Reverend Sujatin is available to officiate at the following: Officiant Services Taking Refuge Wedding: Marriage Blessing (Buddhist) Baby Naming/Blessing Funeral Memorial Service Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya writes: Day One Introductory Lecture We are here to become better therapists. Learning to be a better therapist is lifelong training. It is the same as following spiritual path.... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at lotusinthemud
Here is the new Amida Scotland website This is the latest newsletter Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Amida Pureland Buddhism Hello everyone - I'm delighted to let you know that Amida Scotland meetings start in August and to invite you to join us. We'll meet on the first Tuesday of the month. So, here's the first date: Date: Tuesday August 4th 2015 A gentle introduction to Pureland... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Amida Pureland Buddhism Hello all. How lovely to meet you last weekend - such a tender retreat! So - the Amida Scotland news is that there is no news - or, at least, no concrete news - just yet. However there will be more Amida Pureland Buddhist activity in Scotland... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Amida Scotland
“I stood willingly and gladly in the characters of everything - other people, trees, clouds. And this is what I learned, that the world's otherness is antidote to confusion -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Acharya Modgala This bittersweet life 7 July 2015: I am just back from our wonderful Order retreat in France. Refreshed and renewed from a time of deep practice and warm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at lotusinthemud
Dharmavidya writes: Everything in life depends upon causes and conditions. Set up the right conditions and the right things happen. Buddhism teaches the right conditions for spiritual growth. A person is what they do. If a person acts with right intention they transform spiritual dangers into opportunities. Buddha taught that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Amida Scotland
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Quan Shi Yin A beautiful Quan Yin rupa from China - a present from an Amida Newcastle sangha member as he prepared to return to his homeland. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Amida Scotland
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Quan Shi Yin The Bodhisattva of Compassion - She Who Hears the Cries of the World Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Amida Scotland
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A Victorian dresser, dating from 1880 - now the shrine in the Amida Scotland home temple at 'Taigh an t-Solais' in Perth Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Amida Scotland
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We had just finished a very long and complex ordination ceremony - so this was a moment for congratulations and hugs! Dharmavidya and the sangha Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Amida Events Zen Therapy Conference, MADRID Click above to find out more about the ITZI conference 25th-27th September 2015 Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Read the latest Running Tide magazine - Number 33 Here Or Download Here UK orders Only Read previous magazines here You'll find the Amida newsletters: 'Whispers from the Bamboo Grove' here Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Find audio teachings by Reverend Kaspalita and Reverend Satyavani of Amida Mandala here Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Books about Buddhism by the Head of our Order, Dharmavidya David Brazier Dharmavidya's latest book is now available here: Kindle: amzn.to/1E6idm7 Paperback: http://amzn.to/1E6iiGc Not Everything is Impermanent – a great introduction to Pureland Buddhism in short readable chapters Who Loves Dies Well: On the Brink of Buddha’s Pure Land –... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Summary of Faith and Practice By Dharmavidya, inspired by Honen’s Ichimai Kishomon For those having a karmic affinity with Amitabha Buddha wishing to practise a religious life in truly simple faith, freeing themselves of sophistication and attachment to all forms of cleverness, the method of opening oneself to Amitabha’s grace... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
Dharmavidya answers some questions: Q: What is Amida-shu A: Socially engaged Pureland Buddhism, a generic, religious spirituality animated by the energy of Amida Buddha. Amida-shu has three basic teachings: the trikaya nature of Buddhas, the bombu nature of adherents and the nembutsu as principle practice. The core teachings of Amida-shu... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
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A short essay about the nature of Pureland Buddhism as an expression of taking refuge. In Mahayana Buddhism, we vow to help all sentient being to attain complete awakening and, in order to do so, we vow to transform all our negative passions into love and compassion, to master all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
AMIDA-SHU'S CHANTING/SERVICE BOOK Read on Issuu Download pdf START CHANTING The basic practice of Pureland is to chant the nembutsu, usually in the form, 'Namo Amida Bu' - the invocation of the unconditional love of Amida Buddha. Start straight away. No special intellectual understanding is needed. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
The Pureland Sutras - the most important scriptural texts in Pureland Buddhism: * THE LARGER SUKHAVATI-VYUHA. DESCRIPTION OF SUKHAVATI, THE LAND OF BLISS * THE SMALLER PURELAND SUTRA here and * THE SUTRA ON THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE BUDDHA AMITAYUS here Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
The Sutra on the Contemplation of the Buddha Amitayus NOTE: The famous "Sutra on the Contemplation of Buddha Amitayus" (or simply, "Contemplation Sutra") is revered as canonical by all Pure Land Buddhists, and is one of the Three Sutras of Pure Land Buddhism, the others being the Larger Sukhavati-vyuha Sutra... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland
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Acharya Sujatin Johnson was born in Edinburgh in 1946, and lived in Perth and Montrose as a baby, before her father's work took the family south of the border. She met Dharmavidya in 1998, having been involved in another spiritual tradition for the previous 27 years. She took Refuge at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Amida Scotland