Updates – Amitabha Bristol and the NKT Summer Festival 2012

The NKT Summer Festival

‘ The Path of Wisdom and Compassion’, Cumbria, is now on in its 2nd week.

Here’s what folk attending are saying about it:
NKT Summer Festival Video – inspiring things.
See the daily 
video diaries here.

Dorje’s mongoose on the loose

Most folk I know are going for the tantra teachings in the 2nd week, taught by Gen Dekyong.
See here for the schedule.
(* nb. they prefer 24hrs notice of your arrival)

Amitabha’s Classes & Courses

ABC is on summer holiday.
We haven’t been idle though.

Our Dorje Shugdën’s Five Lineages have got a new shrine cabinet (from Tara Centre) Perfect time to spruce everything up 🙂

☀ 

Karma Shugden’s light of wisdom shines on.

 

 

We’ll be back next month:

August Timetable highlights at Amitabha Bristol

3rd-5th – Statue Painting course with K.Lamchen
13th-19th – Lamrim Retreat
26th 10.30am-5.00pm – the True Nature of Things with Gen Chönden

Regular classes resume Monday 20th August

 

The World Peace Cafe in Bristol

The cafe now closed for our annual summer break. It will open again on Wednesday 1st August

The Wonderful World Peace Cafe  – This blog by Bishopston mum gives a great write up from a mum’s point of view.

See the ABC Website for further details
Images – Cute in a Cup, Fossil Stilton at ABC, and Jas.


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Epic Amitabha 20 Years of Public Service Leaflet Revision

Disclaimer:

Epic‘ here used to mean something the author is personally quite emotionally involved with, but is only vaguely interesting to everyone else (according to current use of the word). It could equally be ‘awesome‘, which has been similarly downgraded in meaning.
Oh, the tragedy of  the commonplace dumbing down of  language.
:’-(Seriously. The only logical explanation for the  success of ’50 Shades of Grey’ must be the author’s good karma. Congrats to her, but it’s not like it’s going to win any literary prizes)

 Apologies also for re-posting a similar leaflet, but you can’t spend this much time on something and not post it on your blog.
Especially since the last time I had to do something like this I was having an emotional crisis / crisis of faith. So it consequently wasn’t designed intuitively, but in-between fits of sobbing into a tin mug of riocha (not the best way to do anything. On any level.)

So this feels like a redemption of sorts for that time of my life ~ about the same time 2 years ago.
I’m a fitter, better person now (and yes, I did listen to Radiohead then).

I can’t tell yous how amazingly good it feels to be able to do something for others and then share it with still others!
So thank you a trillion times over if you’re part of this 🙂

Epic final revision of the Amitabha 20 Years of Public Service Leaflet

 

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Text by Dave TJ, design by Jas)
For more on this see the website at  Amitabha Centre, Bristol, UK
 


Amitabha Buddhist Centre ~ 20 years of Public Service

How our

Buddhist centre keeps an attitude of servitude to our local community


ABC ~We’re here for you

“Our intention in teaching Dharma is not just to spread Buddhism. We are trying to help the people of this world by giving them special methods to solve their daily problems and to achieve the permanent happiness of liberation. In itself, the flourishing of Buddhadharma is not important unless it benefits others. This is the main purpose of Buddhism.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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(Text by Dave tJ, design by Jas. Leaflet design currently being drafted, but I didn’t want to neglect these sites any longer ;~)

Local News ~ ABC’s timetable for this W/END

The itinerary for the weekend coming.

And it’s forecast sunny on Saturday!
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Local News ~ Summer Fayre and Afternoon Course with Gen Chonden

This Weekend!

Saturday 9th, 2-6pm Summer fayre
Sunday 10th, 2-5pm Four Seals Afternoon Course with Gen Chönden

All Welcome 🙂 

Sources:
ABC e-newsletter
and centre publicity by Sengé

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