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AMIDA NEWCASTLE

Newsletter

June
2013


Meetings at Amida Sanctuary

Amida Pureland Buddhism in
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Tuesday 4th June:

Pureland Buddhist Service, walking and sitting practice. Also the practices of inward reflection: Nei Quan and Chi Quan. Plus a reading from Dharmavidya's inspirational new book 'Not Everything is Impermanent'. (He writes as David Brazier)

Tuesday 18th June:

Pureland Buddhist Service, walking and sitting practice. And more of 'Not Everything is Impermanent'

Time: All meetings are from 7 - 9 pm


Place: Amida Sanctuary, Beacon House, 49 Linden Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4HA


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Note i: Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month are open to all - come along and see us, whether you've visited regularly or haven't been for a while - and bring your friends! All meetings include Pureland Buddhist practice and social time. No experience necessary.

Note ii: We do not have disabled access

Note iii: if coming by car, please park on the other side of the street, where parking is free for 2 hours prior to 6:30pm and unrestricted after 6:30pm

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Amida Buddhism:

Faith and Practice - 5


Threefold Path

Sila, Samadhi and Prajna


Commentary:

In Amidist Buddhism we do not see ethics, mind cultivation and wisdom as the path leading to enlightenment so much as the path leading from the awakening of faith. If one has faith in the Pure Land then one naturally wants to serve all beings and so one’s behaviour is likely to be kind, compassionate, wise and friendly. Similarly, if one has faith, then one is not troubled by setbacks or confused personal agendas so the mind becomes clear and bright. Amidist Buddhism does not present spiritual perfection as an emotionless or mindless condition. It is a condition in which the feelings of gratitude, awe, longing and reverence become powerful motivators giving a person energy, patience, single mindedness and clarity of purpose
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~ Dharmavidya David Brazier, Head of the Amida Order


Namo Amida Bu
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