Pure Land Buddhist Teachings for Today's World
Global Sangha is an international virtual network that formed in early 2020 as a response to the pandemic. It is centered on the Buddhist teachings of Dharmavidya David Brazier and associated Dharma teachers.
Global Sangha is a fellowship of practitioners of the Nembutsu Pure Land Way, as a path of discipleship and of faith in the saving power of Buddha Amitabha (Amida).
At the simplest level it is the formation of a community of faithful practitioners reaching out and supporting one another.
At a deeper level, Global Sangha speaks of a commitment to universal goodwill, firstly to each other as a sangha going through the difficulties of contemporary life together, then extending compassion to all as the expression of the Unimpeded Light of Amida Buddha.
Ultimately, it is True Refuge – the eternal amidst the ephemeral - the Dharmakaya present for us now.
To uphold the spirit of Global Sangha is to turn to the Light and let it be reflected in all that one does.
All times are Rome time zone
Next Full Moon
Sangha Practice Day
Saturday 4th February
Upavastha: Full Moon Practice Renewal
Programme of puja, readings, meditation, & chanting until evening
https://bit.ly/3OhYJ3r -:- Meeting ID: 833 6526 3186 -:- Passcode: 353386
Upavastha is the full moon time when, according to Buddhist tradition, the gods come to visit and Dharma practitioners renew their faith commitment.
UPCOMING ZOOM EVENTS
NAIKAN PRACTICE COURSE
Kimiko Nita: In this course, we actually experience “Naikan”, a Japanese method of looking into oneself. The first time will be an introduction of “Naikan” method for those who are not familiar with it. After that, from the second session, we will actually experience “Naikan” practice together.
Thursday 14:30-15:45, 19th January, then every two weeks. Zoom link:
https://bit.ly/3r1gVFj -:- ID: 889 9207 0497 -:- Passcode : 999175
Monday - Friday
from 9th January 06:30-06:50
- Geeta Chari