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Narborough, Leicestershire
Novice Amitarya (monk) with the Order of Amida Buddha, a Pureland Buddhist school and Sangha
Interests: Amidism, Buddhism, Shin shu, Jodo shu, Social engagement, Psychology, Arts and Culture, Art Psychotherapy, Travel, India
Recent Activity
Posted May 21, 2013 at Jnanamati's blog
After a brief visit of less than ten days earlier this year (2012) I plan to return to North Lakhimpur in December. The purpose of this trip will be to re-engage with the school run by the Tathagata Trust which has recently gone through some changes, principally re-structuring the teaching... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
Saturday March 24th: ZT OPEN FORUM: Exploring themes in Zen and Therapy Dharmavidya David Brazier and Jnanamati Williams via Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 12, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
Dates added to the Amida Retreat Programme covering the period January - June 2012 via Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 13, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
14th January It is just before six p.m. the light is fading and I am writing this now because the power is off and I am getting to the point of not being able to see to read. This reminds me of being in Assam last year accept then through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
This morning I was in Vikaspuri, West Delhi at Pragya vihar with Bhante Dhammalankar where I met Nanda, who is head of the temple and two Burmese monks, one a fellow novice named Nyyana. We ate lunch together and discussed Buddhism in India and England, as well as the northeast... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
Rajaram, D-719, Street No. 13, Ashok Nagar Delhi-93, Northeast Delhi Photo's from December when I arrived and taken this morning. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
Thank you Kay, these two monks did brighten my day. I found myself thinking about how important it is to get below what's on the surface and whilst I can't be sure about how genuine they were, I left feeling that there was something there that spoke of the true heart of Buddhism. Maybe that's enough?
This afternoon I take a walk down to the Sangharam Budh Vihar on the main Loni Road, not five minutes walk from LIG flats where Amida has been based for the last few years. I paid a visit a couple of days ago only to find that the Bhikkhu’s were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
11th Jan 2012 It’s been just over a week since I have posted anything on this blog. This is not by way of saying that I have been too busy to write; in fact there has been ample time. Rather it seems as though my world for the moment has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
Some pictures from a visit to Sonia Vihar, Mongal Bizar with Kushal Jyoti. Veersingh Gautam with his son Gurpreet. Veersingh looks after the Buddhist temple and is one of the committee members. Sonia Vihar does not have a resident monk at the moment. With Archna Gautam and Kushal Jyoti Gurpreet,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
Sunday 1st Jan 2012 Ashok Nagar has an atmosphere of celebration and the ease of a non-work day. That is not to say that people aren’t working, probably a good fifty percent or more of the population are still occupied in some such activity or form of employment. You have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Jnanamati's blog
Thursday 29th December This morning I am have trouble connecting to the internet again. I try to avoid being too bothered by this but remain conscious that it means that I can’t get on with some of the on line work I had hoped to do today. Yesterday I visited... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
28th December With Ven. Dhammalankar, Ven. Mangoljyoti and Ven. Tissa - Bhikkhu's from South Delhi Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
I feel decidedly like Eeyore each time I begin to right a blog post, since the first thing I always want to start with writing is… was another morning where I struggled to get out of bed. What seems to echo in my mind as I consider myself saying this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
A wonderful relaxed day writing emails and messages to loved ones - family and friends, and reflecting on all the remarkable relationships I have developed over this last year. Whilst in reality I have spent the whole day mostly alone my environment has been crowded with many of those people... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
Mornings continue to prove a challenge at the moment: woken by the sound of those up early for work at 5.00 a.m. I struggle to fall back to sleep, my slumber characterised by its very fitfulness. Fitful is an interesting term since it is associated with losing consciousness at an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
Tommy, the house dog... amongst a number of mammal friends visiting the flat including a mouse currently residing in the bedroom, any number of chipmunks (Delhi squirrels) scuttling across the balcony and a rather haughty cat who leisurely traverses the roof above. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
Suvidya, Madan and Shiv lal on the roof of a newly built centre funded by a consortium of Ambedkarite Buddhist groups. The centre consists of three floors made up of large function size rooms. The land was also donated and is the site of a small temple used by the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
This afternoon at Saraswati's. Wonderful food and equally good company. Another chilly morning - a milky mist hanging over Ashok Nagar that dampens all but the sounds closest to the house. Only the dullest of noises rise from street level. I am up before 8.00 but sluggish like the morning.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
Friday 16th December I am up earlier this morning. The sounds of the household are becoming familiar to me: the scrubbing noises as floors are cleaned, the swish of the grass brush, the clank of pots and metal buckets, of water pouring and the various tones of the different voices... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
Jnanamati is now following sujatin
Dec 15, 2011
Jnanamati is now following Kay Mitchell
Dec 15, 2011
Thursday 15th December I have slept for a long time overnight and although waking at around 5.30 a.m. roused by Prakashs’ departure for work, and from then on conscious of the noises of the house and surrounding area as things come to life, I drift in and out of sleep... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog
Wednesday 14th December First day in Delhi. I am writing this whilst sitting in a front room of Prakash’s house. As I begin to type I’m surprised by a mouse darting across the floor - a dark brown smudge registering on my retina. Prakash met me at Indira Gandhi International... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Jnanamati's blog