I have spent the past weekend at meetings of the Amida Order in Malvern in UK. Apart from approving the advancement of a number of good people there was not a lot of "business" so we were able to concentrate upon our relationships with each other and with life and upon practising together. The whole thing turned out very well. The temple in Malvern is very comfortable and the location superb. It is difficult to convey the quality of interaction between people to those who were not there - perhaps it will suffice to say that we were all deeply moved on a number of occasions. One could endlessly discuss the best way of organising a community, but fundamentally it is the quality of the relationships and the depth of shared faith that make all the difference.
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