Of our regular sangha members, some of us have gathered for nearly 20 years and others for over 7.
Until Spring of 2021 we were known as 'Amida Scotland'. Following the dispersal of some of the Amida Order in various directions, we looked for, first, a new name, deciding on being known as the 'Tree of Life' sangha.
We then explored different forms of practice and different Buddhist sanghas to find what practice we felt comfortable with and also who seemed to be inclusive.
After practicing with several Plum Village UK sanghas via Zoom and feeling at home with the practice (which Sujatin had previously offered at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities) we feel we have found a new emphasis and home with Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings. So we affiliated with Plum Village UK at the beginning of February.
We continue to offer some Pureland practice.
We will continue to meet via Zoom as this allows sangha members who live further away to join us.