Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Amidaji temple is open to visitors

(Inside the library of Amidaji. Here you can study and sleep
or you can bring your own tent and place it in the courtyard)
Amidaji temple is opened to visitors if they do not mind the simple conditions.
Accommodation can be offered for a period of one to seven days per visitor. One can sleep in the library or in the new guest room (or bring one's own tent), and attend services and Dharma talks in the Hondo (Dharma Hall). A solar shower, a new winter bathroom, and wooden peasant style toilet are available, too. I also try my best to provide vegetarian meals from the vegetables raised in the garden of Amidaji.  In time, I will be able to offer better conditions and more
new guest room 
accommodation facilities, but if people are determined to listen to the Dharma and there is the possibility for them to travel, why not pay a visit to me now? We can spend some meaningful time together, discuss any doubt or misunderstanding you might have, say Nembutsu, learn the simple Amidaji liturgy, and even help me with some physical work in the courtyard. Lay people or teachers of other Buddhist traditions who are passing through Romania and don't have a place to stay can also receive accommodation for a few days at Amidaji. This temple has a friendly attitude towards all authentic lineages of transmission.

the little Hondo (Dharma Hall) of Amidaji where services
and Dharma talks are held
For those who do not like the conditions at the temple I can easily find a room at a nearby hotel in Craiova (20 minutes by car from Amidaji) from which you can come and visit the temple every day by bus. Thus, you can enjoy both the city and the temple.

Those interested are required to contact me in advance at my email, so that we can find the most convenient time for your visit and arrange all necessary details.

solar shower at Amidaji
 It is very important to know that there are NO taxes or fees for members and visitors who stay at the temple and attend Dharma talks and activities

new winter bathroom 
 However, all members and visitors, no matter they are lay or priests,  must observe the Rules of the Temple , and respect the orthodox teaching style of Amidaji.  All Dharma discussions are strictly moderated in order to guide people towards a genuine understanding of Amida Dharma as it was taught by Shakyamuni Buddha and the Masters of our lineage. Members and visitors must put themselves in a learning mood as the teachings offered at Amidaji are not an invitation to debates, but to listening deeply.

More information about Amidaji temple (teaching style,  activities, construction progress, etc) are available here (click here):
 (click on the highlighted words and links to access more  articles and photos related with the temple).
Also, please read this - Conditions to be accepted as a student at Amidaji temple

 Yours in Namo Amida Bu

Amidaji courtyard as seen from the back. 
In the immediate right is the wooden toilet,  in the far left 
is the Hondo (Dharma Hall) and in the far right 
is the library
spring at Amidaji

Amidaji courtyard seen from the front

PS: Those who wish to visit me should know that I will offer them only Dharma and Nembutsu recitations (and of course, meals and accommodation at the temple). This means that I will not go sightseeing with them, nor help them visit the city near the village where my temple is located or any other location. Wherever you go is the same samsara just painted differently, so there is nothing special to see. Also, time should not be wasted with running here and there. Sitting in one place, listening deeply to Amida Dharma, asking questions, doing Nembutsu recitations is all that matters and all you get from me.

1 comentarii:

Unknown said...

Dear Brother Adrian - this is such a momentous event. I am so happy. Even if the current dominators in the Sangha continue to endorse and propagate terrible divergences, you stand ready to confront and correct them, for the sake of all beings everywhere.

Namu Amida Butsu
Namu Amida Butsu
Namu Amida Butsu

Thank You
Thank You
Thank You Amida Buddha

May everyone who reads these word receive the incomparable and inconceivable gift of Amida Himself in THIS body and THIS life.

Why, because in OUR school, Master Rennyo declares, SHINJIN IS EVERYTHING.

Gassho, Paul Roberts

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