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A blogging friend has just - with great generosity - sent me a substantial parcel of Buddhist magazines - Tricycle and Buddhadharma - for Amida Sanctuary, so that members of the group can either borrow or come here to read them.
Namo Amida Bu!
Here's a beautiful description of Susthama's experience of the 24 hour nembutsu chanting at the start of the Bodhi retreat:
The Bodhi retreat is the high point of my year. I spend all year
looking forward to it and then when it comes I lap up all the love I
can get from Amida, order members, school members, and newcomers. There
is a certain atmosphere that is generated from the people who come to
these retreats, especially in December when the weather is cold outside
- and the days are short while the nights long. On the outside looking
in, it looks wonderfully cozy and inviting; all huddled together with
Amida, in a big room lit up with candles. ::read more
Qu: Can u tell me about creativity at The Buddhist House?
Dh: Well, TBH is a creation in itself. I don't mean the fabric of the
building - tho that did involve a lot of repairing and painting and the
usage of the rooms is a flexible ever changing evolution. I mean more
the community itself.
Yesterday evening we held a Taking Refuge ceremony for Ivan Presho, whereby he was confirmed as being a Buddhist. It was a lovely evening with our local sangha in very good heart. I was celebrant and Rachel Abel was Bellmaster.
I'm a Minister with Amida Shu, a Pureland Buddhist Order. Now semi-retired, I teach on-line and hold Pureland Buddhist sangha gatherings in Perth, Scotland. This site is mainly Buddhist in content. I share the teachings of the Head of our Order, Dharmavidya David Brazier