Amida: training, practice, vision and engagement - Dharmavidya writes:
We have been discussing the foundations of critical and socially engaged Buddhism. This has been partly a new look at the principles set out in my book The New Buddhism and partly a review of how practice has evolved within the Amida sangha over the past fourteen years. These discussions will continue. In this blog post I would like to record some things that came out of last weekend's discussion.
We shall go on discussing and applying these ideas n experimenting and we hope thereby to increase the richness of spiritual life for individuals who choose to train and practise at the same time as we create at least pockets of the organic, synergistic, dharmic alternative - pockets that influence the ambient society and that provide seedbeds for a revolution of values and the emergence of peace, co-operation and compassion as organising principles in society as a whole.