January 2013 Newsletter
Amida Newcastle
The Pureland Buddhist Sangha in Newcastle

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Amida Newcastle


January 12th 2013

Amida Newcastle Meetings 

Tuesday January 15th,  2013

Come along and join us for a gentle 'Guided 'Meditation For Relaxation' in the Pureland Buddhist style
The evening will also include
'Establishing a Pureland Practice to use at home'

   Time: All meetings are from 7 - 9 pm

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

How to find us' - please note the details regarding parking!

Meetings on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month will be open to all - come along and see us, whether you've visited regularly or haven't been for a while

All meetings include Pureland Buddhist practice

and social time

Link to Website

Amida Newcastle sangha, linked together by Amida's Golden Chain

The following verse is taught to children in the Pureland tradition:

"I am a link in Amida Buddha's Golden Chain of Love
that stretches round the world.
Let me keep my link bright and strong.
Namo Amida Bu."

This verse teaches us that we do not practice just for ourselves. We are part of a chain of love. We trust that whatever good we do in life contributes to something bigger than ourselves.
Colin is now a Lay Member of the Amida Order!

Bodhi Day, December 8th, is the traditional day for our Amida ceremonies: Ordinations, Elevations, Admissions, and the Taking of Reguge.
On December 8th, Colin, longest serving member of the Amida Newcastle sangha, was admitted into the Amida Order as a Lay Member during a ceremony in Bolsover.
Colin has been a sangha member since the mid '90s and is known for his kind, caring and supportive qualities.

Congratulations, Colin!

There are further ceremonies pending for members of the Amida Newcastle sangha - dates to be announced when they are finalised.

If you'd like to travel further afield why not attend the

Mondo Retreat

led by Head of the Amida Order and renowned Pureland teacher and author,
Dharmavidya David Brazier

March 28, 2013 to April 1, 2013
Location: Oud-Turnhout, Belgium,
where he is now based.

More information here




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