D4 Ceremonies

Amida Scotland Newsletter 26

We will hold a special evening here in Perth on
Tuesday August 22nd
from 7 - 9pm

All welcome, whether you have visited previously or not

:: we are here

So what's special about this evening?
  1.  We're holding a ceremony during which a member of our sangha, Ian, is becoming a member of Amida Shu

What's Amida Shu? Look :: here to find out.

How does one join? :: information here

       2.  We are delighted to tell you that we will have special visitors for this auspicious event:
Reverend Kaspalita and Reverend Satyavani
from :: Amida Mandala  in the centre of Malvern, Worcestershire. The temple is owned by the Amida Trust and run by Reverend Kaspalita and Reverend Satyavani, on behalf of the :: Amida Order.

The evening will include :: Pureland Buddhist practice (no experience necessary) and will give an opportunity for you to ask Kaspa and Satya about what happens at Amida Mandala and about how they first encountered Pureland Buddhism.

So do come along!



:: link

Amida in Scotland Newsletter 8 ~ Sangha Gathering 5 April 2016

Our sangha gathering in
April 2016

A date for your diary -
our next sangha gathering in Perth
will be on the evening of
5 April


Dharmavidya David Brazier, Head of the Order of Amida Buddha, has created a new ceremony to be performed on Easter Sundays in Memoriam of our important proximate spiritual ancestors (see below *). 

This ceremony has some sense of death and rebirth, since it falls at Easter and since it celebrates important founders of our spiritual enterprise.

As our next sangha gathering, following Easter, is on 5 April, we will perform this ceremony during that evening.

There will be a small ancestors' shrine in the centre of the room, in addition to our main shrine, and we will circumambulate around this during part of the ceremony.
In addition to our spiritual ancestors, I would like to invite you to remember your own family ancestors during the ceremony.  If there is anyone in particular you would like remembered, bring a photo of them or their name written on a piece of paper to place on the ancestors' shrine.

* Anniversaries of Gisho Saiko, Amrita Dhammika, and Gyomay Kubose
19th March is the anniversary of the death of Gisho Saiko who died age 79 in 2004. Gisho Saiko was a prominent Jodoshinshu priest and professor of psychology who endorsed Dharmavidya's work and imparted to him his wish that he bring the Pureland message to the West. :: link
26th March is the tenth anniversary of the death of Amrita Dhammika age 50. Amrita was a minister of the Amida Order who did invaluable work in Africa and died while on duty in Zambia. :: link
29th March is the anniversary of the death of Gyomay Kubose age 94 in Chicago. Rev Kubose was the first patron of Amida Trust and a great support in our early days. In his own right he was a leader of Japanese-Americans during the difficult period that they experienced, during and following the Second World War. He established the Jodoshinshu Temple of Chicago. :: link

Sangha Gathering on 5 April
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Venue: 'Taigh an t-Solais'
19 Fairmount Terrace, Barnhill, Perth PH2 7AS

Details of where to find us are :: here

Note: Meetings are open to all.
No experience necessary.

Come along and join us - and bring your friends!
All meetings include Pureland Buddhist practice, tea and biscuits, time to check in with each other. 

You can find out more about
 Amida Scotland on our website  ::here

Amida Scotland has a :: FaceBook page

The Amida-shu newsletter
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 Whispers from the Bamboo Grove #37 
"Signs of Spring"

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