Every year during the Bodhi Retreat (the most important event in the Amida year), which is held at Amida's Buddhist House, Narborough, we chant the Nembutsu continuously for a period of time. We will be chanting the Nembutsu for 72 hours and would like to invite you to come and participate/experience some or all of it. The aim will be to keep it going for 72 hours between all of us therefore we do not expect anyone to chant continuously without taking any breaks. The practise will be shared and so people are welcome to dip in and out according to their needs for rest and food.
It would be lovely if you could join us. Along with the three days of chanting there will be special ceremonies on the 9th.
Noon 1st to noon 4th December
72 hour continuous nembutsu chanting
Sunday 5th December
Refuge and Admission Ceremonies for people becoming or confirming their Buddhist commitment or entering or confirming membership of the Amida-shu.
Evening session of Other Power Life Dance
Monday 6th December
Day of Silent Contemplation (Quan)
Tuesday 7th December
Meetings for Practice, Devotion, Sharing and Instruction
8th December - Bodhi Day
Ceremonies for Ordination, Admission to the Amida Order, or Admission to Aspirancy or Postulancy.
The retreat is a wonderful occasion for entering into the heart of the sangha, its community and its practice.
Please pay for your accommodation and give a suitable donation toward the work of the Trust and the Order. Thank you.