Hi, I am Ray and I am a member of Amida Sheffield, here in the UK. I have been interested in Buddhism over the past four years after having grown up in the Anglican christian tradition. I work as a nurse in mental health and i first got interested in buddhism after exploring the clinical applications of mindfulness, especially through the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. More recently, I have found that the pureland approach to buddhism to be my chosen spiritual path. More surprisingly, I have found pureland has opened my eyes to a range of christian theologians and authors. I have no great learning in either buddhism or christianity, but I would like to make the occasion contribution to this blog, sharing some of my thoughts and readings that I think are relevant to a Christian-Buddhist dialogue. Thank you.