Who We Are

The Order of Amida Buddha is a community of people who practice Pureland Buddhism. We take refuge through a practice called the nembutsu, which is saying the name of Amida Buddha, the Buddha of Infinite Light. The way we usually say this is: Namo Amida Bu.

Pureland Buddhism emphasises the vulnerable and fallible nature of ordinary human beings, and the necessity of connecting with a wise and loving power which is greater than ourselves. We are a welcoming and friendly community. We are foolish beings of wayward passions who feel accepted by Amida Buddha all the same, just as we are.

We are disciples of Amida Buddha and follow the teachings of the Buddha. The purpose of the order is to nurture compassionate action in the worl

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Amita Vajrapala (Belgium)
LUT MOERMAN
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Amita Dayavati (Canada)
JENNIFER ADAM
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Amita Prajna (Canada)
TERESA BRYANT
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JAMES SCHMEISER (Canada)
Lay Member of the Order
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Amita Pundarika (Israel)
OMA MATRI 
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Amita Vimalashri (Israel)
YAAKOV (KOBI) MATRI 
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JULINE SMIT (Namibia)
Lay Member of the Order

Amita Ganendra (Spain)
OSCAR MARTINEZ
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Amita Bhaktika (UK)

MIKE FITTER 
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Amita Karmadeva (UK)
ANDREW NICHOLLS  
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Amita Susthama (UK)
HEAD OF THE ORDER
MARIAN KIM 
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RICHARD OLLIER (UK)
Lay Member of the Order
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CAROLINE SCREEN (UK)
Lay Member of the Order
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Amita Sanghamitra (UK)
ADRIAN THOMPSON 
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SIMON WILLIAMS (UK)
Buddhist name: Amita Jnanamati
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