"Welcome to the site, Jake. Do explore - there is a lot of stuff here that you may be interested in, especially in the Buddhism group. Do use the drop down tabs at the top of the page to navigate. Was good to meet you in Baltimore. Namo Amida Bu."
Nov 20, 2018
Jake Slawson is now a member of David Brazier at La Ville au Roi (Eleusis)
I am twenty years old. I was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. I have been practicing Pure Land Buddhism for almost two years now. I am a student at the University of Virginia studying environmental science.
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Volunteering, Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Gardening, Group Retreats, Personal Retreat, Support in your own part of the world
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I'm young, and I don't have a lot of skills yet. However, I am very willing to learn and contribute. I have a deep longing to know Amida in a personal, everyday manner.
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Welcome to the site, Jake. Do explore - there is a lot of stuff here that you may be interested in, especially in the Buddhism group. Do use the drop down tabs at the top of the page to navigate. Was good to meet you in Baltimore. Namo Amida Bu.
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