This weekend's Introduction to Amida-Shu course marks the beginning of our training term, a time for consolidation, for returning home, and for telling people what we've been doing in our projects across the globe.
On Friday evening we held our Meet Amida event, in Narborough, this was an outreach to our local community here in Leciestershire. It was wonderful to see so many of the local community in attendance, we had members of other faith groups present, as well as people representing socially engaged groups, and it was wonderful to be be joined by one of our patrons, Joan Court.
Trustee and Amida-shu member Tony Stellmacher Emceed the occasion, introducing speakers which celebrated the many aspects of the Trust work, and inspiring and moving readings from Prasada and Dharmavidya's new books The Other Buddhism and Who Loves Dies Well.
A bounty of wonderful food had been produced by Sr. Susthama for the event, and the whole evening was set to the backdrop of the beautiful music of Ling Peng, from The Chinese Whisper Ensemble.
"I had a wonderful evening...I can't believe how many good things you do"