the Amida Order
October 5th, 2014
invite you to an
All Day Drop-in Chanting Retreat
October 11th, from 10am to 5pm
Join us for half an hour or for the whole day and experience chanting in the Pureland Buddhist style. Find some sacred space at the Quaker's Meeting House in Malvern and re-connect with something bigger than you...
More information :: here
(and it's Satya's birthday!)
Invitation to Sukhavati
Music Evening and Farewell
Saturday 1st November 2014
6pm till 10pm
All friends are invited to a very special event at Sukhavati.
A night of music and a bitter-sweet celebration of all our friendships, meetings, and events at Sukhavati. Also it is a farewell to the house lovingly left by Christina Thompson.
Our London group will still meet and hold events after Sukhavati is sold and hopefully we will know the venue soon.
Please bring something vegetarian to share in a cold buffet and a non-alcoholic drink.
Most importantly please bring a song, poem, musical instrument etc. to share………
You are welcome to contact Modgala :: here for more information
Namo Amida Bu
James Schmeiser, PhD, Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader will be offering
AN INTRODUCTION TO MORITA THERAPY
on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
To find out about Morita Therapy look:: here
For more details and to book contact James :: here
This is the Amida Mosaic website :: link
are meeting on
at 10:00 am
and the second Saturday of every month
Dharmavidya in Edinburgh from 22 - 30 November
Saturday 22nd: Day Workshop for Professionals: Zen Psychotherapy: Going beyond Mindfulness.
He will be available during the week for individual meetings:
'Zen Therapy sessions lie in the middle ground between psychotherapy and spiritual direction'
For further details and to book look here :: link
Contact: Neill Walker
Pilgrimage: "In the Footsteps of the Buddha"
March 15 - 30, 2015: a unique opportunity to visit the key pilgrimage sites in North east India and Nepal in the company of Dr. David Brazier (Dharmavidya), Pure Land Priest and teacher, writer and authority on Buddhist psychology, who will guide the tour with Maarten Olhof, engaged Buddhist, author and teacher of Zen Buddhism.
Find out more :: here
Distance Learning Programme in Buddhist Psychology
Date: 1 January , 2015 to December 31, 2016
The ITZI Buddhist Psychology course covers the extensive theory that lies behind the Zen Therapy approach pioneered by Dharmavidya David Brazier. The course takes place over two years, equivalent to six modules each consisting of three units.
Year one course commences in January 2015.
There is a study break of a month after each module. Subjects covered include the history of psychology and Buddhism, the Buddhist model of the mind and Zen in a therapy context, its meaning and practice.
The course costs €650 (£450) each year or €600 (£420) discounted rate if paid before 1st December (2014).
For more information visit the webpage :: link
or email Jnanamati
ITZI Conference 2015
This is to give advance notice that the ITZI conference will take place over three days in September 2015, Friday the 25th to Sunday the 27th. The planning team is currently canvassing ideas both for the title of the conference as well as the main organising theme. Members of the team will be getting in touch with ITZI members individually in the coming weeks to obtain your views. If you are interested in being involved please do :: contact us and do mention these dates to people who may have a potential interest in coming. The conference will be in Spain, most probably Madrid.
Details of events/courses/retreats with Dharmavidya and other members of the Amida sangha can be found here