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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Comment by Prajnatara Teresa Bryant on July 2, 2017 at 13:35

I feel so blessed to be a part of this beautiful, ever changing and deepening community of friends. Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Vajrapala Lut Moerman on June 30, 2017 at 10:17

Delighting days!!! Thanks to all who where involved and all who did so much to make it possible.

Namo Amida Bu

Comment by Satya Robyn on June 28, 2017 at 11:54
What a wonderful weekend it was. I'm still digesting and basking in the afterglow!
Comment by Andrew on June 27, 2017 at 16:50
I always have a good feeling when I'm there and after being there. Lovely atmosphere and people.

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