This course of 16 lessons, written by Dharmavidya, the Dharma Teacher of the Amida Order, guides you from Basic Buddhism to a deeper understanding of the Pureland Tradition.
As a member of the study group, you will receive the lessons as email newsletters and will have access to an on-line discussions forum. Lessons will be sent out at a rate of one every 2-3 weeks and will take a maximum of 3 hours to complete, including engaging in discussion. The course will start during the first week of March.
Sujatin, a senior teacher with the Order, is tutor on the course, which she has taught on-line and face to face for over 7 years.
To sign up and pay for the course look here. A concessionary rate is available for people on benefits/pension etc
Previous participants have said:
"A thorough grounding in Pureland Buddhism, which doesn't just transmit the facts but also the warm heart and reassuringly human face of this school of Buddhism. I'd recommend this illuminating course to anyone who wants to find out more about Buddhist philosophy and practice." ~ Satyavani
"This course which introduces us to Pureland Buddhism became for me an intense personal journey into the spirit that Shakyamuni Buddha found and shared. The interactive nature of the teachings and discussions is a most wonderful medium for reflection, both personally and within group process.........the discussion questions are good and part of this reason is that they confront our- selves....... to sit with a discussion question or a comment made by other participants, or by myself, for hours or sometimes days, weeks - this is such a gift of reflective space which is unavailable in the real time of a workshop or talk." ~ Rob
"I have found that the Introduction to Pureland Buddhism course has been interesting and also at times challenging. The course has given me the opportunity to be able to 'deepen my practice'. Along with having the forum to be able to share a few of my life experiences through these winter months, although this has felt challenging, it also has been cathartic. Gratitude to the other group members for given me the space to open my heart. Much gratitude to Sujatin for her support and spiritual guidance throughout. Namo Amida Bu." ~ Colin.