This is the Home Page of the Amida-kai, an association for spirituality and its applications. You can navigate this site using the "Categories" in the side panel.
Amida-kai supports the work of Amida Trust
Amida-kai members are people inspired by a spiritual vision and interested in its practical implications. They may be from any or no particular faith affiliation, but they acknowledge the basic vision of the Amida Trust.
The Amida-kai is a diverse network of people whose interests span
- Spirituality in personal life
- Spirituality in culture & arts
- Spirituality in psychology, therapy & healing
- Spirituality in social action, peacework, aid and engagement
- Creating spiritual communities
- Spiritual writing & literature
- Inter-faith dialogue
- Comparative & universal spirituality
The Amida Spiritual Vision
The Amida vision of spirituality has three elements. Firstly, it respects the ordinary person contending with all the limitations, pressures and struggles that life brings. This is not a spirituality for super-heroes. Secondly, it affirms the reality of the spiritual domain, respecting the ubiquitous human intuition of the sacred that is the counter-part of the ordinary human condition. Thirdly, it respects the dynamic relationship between the two and the many forms of spiritual expression and culture that serve to express the longing of the ordinary person for the sacred and the energy from the sacred realm, however conceived, reaching tward the ordinary person.
This is a generic spiritual vision that can be recognised by people of many particular faiths as well as by people who remain unaligned but have a bread spiritual sensitivity. It is also a vision that can find specific and concrete expression through the practices of the ancient traditions of Pureland Buddhism. For those who wish to put down roots in that tradition, Amida-kai has a sister organization, Amida-shu. There is, however, no problem in being a member of both Kai and Shu or in only one or the other.