The book, Never Die Alone: Death as Birth in Pure Land Buddhism, published by Jodo Shu Research Institute is on the brink of publication and copies can be pre-ordered from Amazon. Authors include: Mark Blum author of The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism; Carl Becker author of Breaking the Circle: Death and the Afterlife in Buddhism; David Brazier, head of the Amida Order, author of Who Loves Dies Well: On the Brink of Buddha’s Pure Land; Yoshiharu Tomatsu the Director of the Jodo Shu Research Institute’s Ojo and Death Project; and a group of Thai Buddhists offering a different view of Buddhist dying.
We today received a copy of the report "Working with Faith Groups: The Charity Commission Faith Groups Programme 2004-07". This details findings of the Commission through its consultations with faith groups across Britain. There is a picture of Prasada Brazier on page 7 reflecting the service she has given in representing Buddhism in this important area.
Issue 13 of the Amida periodical Running Tide came off the press today. This magazine is looking increasingly professional. It includes lots of Amida news, features on "Spiritual Maturity" by Dharmavidya, "Buddhist Economics" by Alan Oliver, "Mystical Experience Research" by Gareth Thompson, "How Well Can we Really Live Without Faith?" by Ian Davies, and "Faith in People with HIV" by Rev. Trevor Smith, plus regular sections such as course news, book reviews, retreat report, festival reports, recipe, "Questions in the Sand", "Through the Eyes of a Trainee", "Bombu Corner", and ways to get involved. Members of Amida-shu and Amida-kai have the option to receive RT as black and white hard copy or as a colour pdf download. Link to join Amida-kai