What is Pureland Buddhism?
The Sutra on the Contemplation of the Buddha Amitayus


Acharya Sujatin Johnson was born in Edinburgh in 1946, and lived in Perth and Montrose as a baby, before her father's work took the family south of the border. 

She met Dharmavidya in 1998, having been involved in another spiritual tradition for the previous 27 years. She took Refuge at the beginning of 1999 and, since then, has continued studying and practicing with the Amida Order.

She was part of the first Amida Ministry Training cohort. She ordained at Eleusis, in France, and she is now an Acharya (a senior teacher with the Amida Order), and a Senior Buddhist Minister with the Amida Order, supporting other members of the Amida Ministry team.

Prior to moving back to Perth, in November 2014, she led the Amida Newcastle sangha from 2001 and was Buddhist Chaplain at Newcastle University from 2003 - 2014 and also at Northumbria University for several years. In addition to teaching Buddhism at the Universities, she offered pastoral support and ran Meditation for Relaxation sessions for students and staff. She was involved in Interfaith and Peace activities in the city. She runs workshops and retreats in addition to teaching Pureland Buddhism and leading Pureland Services.

She is one of the teachers on the Introduction to Pureland Buddhism on-line course and the editor of the 'Whispers from the Bamboo Grove' newsletters.


She is available to conduct these ceremonies (follow the link)


My ordination
Sujatin's Ordination in France, July 2002


 Updated 21 February 2017


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