Showing posts with label AMIDAJI SANGHA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AMIDAJI SANGHA. Show all posts

Friday, March 13, 2020

Amidaji temple logo


Two hands in gassho encircled by nenju (Buddhist mala) with an eight-petal lotus above.

The hands in gassho represent devotion. The lotus with eight petals represents the Eight Elements of Faith and the Eight Guidelines to Protect and Transmit the True Faith in Amida Buddha which are central to Amidaji teaching style of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism (Amida Dharma). 

The Name, Namo Amida Bu (homage to/I take refuge in Amida Buddha) is added at the bottom, sustaining the two images above. It is the usual way of saying Nembutsu at our temple during services.

The logo is made on black and white to show the simplicity, humbleness and unpretentious style of Amidaji temple.

Amidaji logo may also appear in this style, when the name of the temple is not used:


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

La Liturgia del Nembutsu del Templo Amidaji (versión final)




Aunque también tenemos otros servicios, decidí que esta será la liturgia principal en el Templo Amidaji. A diferencia de otros servicios que pueden encontrar en diversos templos, este en particular es más sencillo de seguir y recitar, en especial porque todas sus partes (incluidas las Tres Invitaciones) son recitadas en vez de ser cantadas.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Eight guidelines to protect and transmit the true faith in Amida Buddha

Many people asked me for a detailed and strict guideline on how to think and act in matters related with faith (shinjin), so that they do not fall into wrong views, nor be a cause of wrong views in others. As you probably know if you read my book The Meaning of Faith and Nembutsu in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, I always teach that genuine faith in Amida Buddha has eight elements:

1) To accept the actual, literal existence of Amida Buddha and His Pure Land
2) To accept the story of Amida  Buddha as told by Shakyamuni Buddha in the Larger Sutra

Friday, November 23, 2018

My Path to True Shin Buddhism by Gansen John Welch

Gansen John Welch is a member of Amidaji temple and a close Dharma friend. He is also the narrator of my books. He already finished recording the audio version of The Four Profound Thoughts Which Turn the Mind Towards Amida Dharma (click here to listen) and The True Teaching on Amida Buddha and His Pure Land (click here to listen)
He is now working on the audio version of my newest book, The Meaning of Faith and Nembutsu in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism - click here to see the playlist. 
His poems can be listened in audio format here.



My Path to True Shin Buddhism
By Gansen John Welch

I am writing this in the hope that others may be encouraged, inspired and motivated to listen to and read Amida Dharma, find a good teacher of True Shin Buddhism and “entrust your karmic destiny entirely, utterly and completely to Amida Buddha.” This too was my motivation for narrating Josho’s excellent books and writing verses inspired by Amida Dharma. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pure Land poems by Gansen John Welch


Gansen John Welch
Gansen John Welch is a member of Amidaji temple and a close Dharma friend. He is also the narrator of my books. He already finished recording the audio version of The Four Profound Thoughts Which Turn the Mind Towards Amida Dharma (click here to listen) and The True Teaching on Amida Buddha and His Pure Land (click here to listen)
He is now working on the audio version of my newest book, The Meaning of Faith and Nembutsu in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism - click here to see the playlist. 

Here you can read about his spiritual journey - My Path to True Shin Buddhism

Here in this playlist you can listen to all his poems on Pure  Land Buddhism:



Thursday, August 30, 2018

Shushin Ioana Marinescu - Amidaji representative at the 19th European Shin Buddhist Conference


Shushin and Rev Sasaki
from International Association
for Buddhist Culture
Between 20th – 24th August the 19th European Shin Buddhist Conference was held in Southampton, UK. Such Conferences are organized once in two years since 1986, in various places in Europe and are attended by representatives of all European sanghas. Guests from Japan, including the Shinmon-sama (next Patriarch of Hongwanji) or Zenmon-sama (the retired Patriarch) have always being present, too. I myself attended almost all these Conferences since 2002, gave lectures, held services there, etc.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Visit of IABC delegation from Japan to Amidaji temple


Visitors and members in the Hondo (Dharma Hall) of Amidaji
On August 28th a delegation of IABC from Japan visited Amidaji temple.
We had a wonderful time together. We recited Amidakyo (Smaller Amida Sutra) and Nembutsu, we had Dharma discussions and we enjoyed a delicious vegetarian food.
I also explained the orthodox attitude of Amidaji in all matters related with Dharma activities and I presented the plan for the next phase in the development of the temple.

NEW poems by Gansen John Welch