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TUESDAY 15 DEC; Pyjama day

We are having a wonderful relaxing day in Belgium. We are staying in the B&B of Karin. We slept, ate and talked and were strolling arou…

Started by Elja Stoel

0 Dec 15, 2015

MONDAY 14 DEC: Onward to Belgium

WatfordWe spent last night at the home of Susthama and Damian in Watford. We had many good conversations and reflections upon the retreat…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 14, 2015

SUNDAY 13 DEC; finale

We have already left the temple in Malvern. We are slowly traveling towards Eleusis, but first we will spend some time in Belgium and Holl…

Started by Elja Stoel

0 Dec 13, 2015

SATURDAY 12 DEC: A Day of Chanting

It is traditional in Far Eastern Buddhism to hold a retreat at the beginning of December and in our school this retreat includes a period o…

Started by David Brazier

1 Dec 13, 2015
Reply by Sujatin Johnson

FRIDAY 11 DEC: A joyful morning

We have had a very happy morning today at the Buddhist temple. It is Day Four of the Bodhi Retreat. This morning we had a ceremony which in…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 11, 2015

THURSDAY 10 DEC: Greek Gods & malas

Dharmavidya has asked me to write about today, our third day of the Bodhi retreat here at the Amida Mandala temple in Malvern. We began the…

Started by Satya Robyn

0 Dec 10, 2015

WEDNESDAY 9 DEC; Body Dharma

Today is the second day of the Bodhi retreat. It has been a wonderful energetic day. The morning service was beautiful with strong melodic…

Started by Elja Stoel

1 Dec 10, 2015
Reply by Karin Verhaest

TUESDAY 8 DEC: Enlightenment Day

The first day of our Bodhi Retreat here at Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple in the beautiful town of Malvern in Worcestershire in England. In…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 8, 2015

MONDAY 7 DEC 2015 the day before the retreat

These days the Malvern temple is as busy as a beehive. Everywhere are people working and preparing all kinds of things for the upcoming Bo…

Started by Elja Stoel

0 Dec 7, 2015


We had a quiet day. Did some shopping for garden tools and found a nice local shop. Bought a small statue of Aphrodite too. Nice encounters…

Started by David Brazier

0 Dec 6, 2015



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“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue


Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…


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I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…


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