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Amitarya - Pure Land priest with the Amida Order, Art Therapist, artist and board member of ITZI. I co-ordinate courses for ITZI, and I am a tutor on the Buddhist psychology distance learning course. I have lived in the Amida Order residential community for three years and interested in developing a practice community at Eleusis.
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Resident community, Course leader, Develop the Buildings, Gardening, Group Retreats, Personal Retreat

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Dewdrops glisten in the morning sun

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:30 2 Comments

Saturday 21st May

The dewdrop bejewels the grass in the dazzling early morning sunshine, bringing forth the promise of a sunny day ahead.

Yesterday we were again at Oasis for the weekly service. In his dharma talk Dharmavidya gave a new perspective on the classic teaching of sila, samadhi, prajna sometimes referred to as the “three higher trainings of Mahayana” and traditionally regarded as being a sequential teaching, a teaching that can be mapped onto marga…

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Eleusis Diary (One)

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 23:00 4 Comments

28th April 

I have now been at Eleusis for nearly a week and spent my first ever weekend here alone. In fact this is the longest period I have stayed without companionship. There is much to do and at the moment I am just really establishing a daily routine (of sorts) and mostly concentrating on tidying up the immediate environment around the main building - cutting the grass, weeding the main flower bed at the front and starting the mammoth task of organising rooms, shifting pieces of…

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At 10:16 on November 7, 2017, Marjolaine said…

Hello this is about possible Conference 2019 / ITZI. So on and off in Amsterdam, my home phone is 0206648871 maybe let me know what help is useful. Namo Amida Bu MH

At 22:41 on May 16, 2016, Maja said…

I have to work out the navigation on this site a little bit still :)  I may be answering you on another page now.  But many thanks for your warm welcome to the group.  Yes, wouldn't it be something if I could attend a retreat and meet one day?  That would be a fine thing, definitely.

At 14:35 on May 3, 2016, Barbara Jukes (Barbs) said…

Hi Jnanamati, It was good to hear from you. I will reply to your queries re setting up a group on your other email. 

Namo Amida Bu

Barbs

At 12:34 on April 29, 2016, josephine jones said…
Ha jnanamati . Thanks for the friend request , look forward to getting to know you . Re josephine
Namo amida bu
At 15:02 on November 23, 2012, Robert McCarthy said…

thanks for the friend request Jnanamati,  Namo Amida Bu

 
 
 

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