Regular Practice & Services

This Online Schedule is open to all.
Times shown are in UK Time 

– TUESDAY –
COMMUNITY OF AMIDA BUDDHISTS SANGHA MEETING
12:30pm – 02:00pm weekly
This is a faith and fellowship gathering to get to know each other, share from the heart and learn from one another. We start with a gathering, read a text, or chant some Nembutsu, followed by a discussion.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84969747337?pwd=RXJGZ0N2bkhkc1prTmNTaEc2MEhTZz09

– WEDNESDAY –

AMIDA SERVICE WITH VAJRAPALA
4:30pm – 5:10pm weekly

Come and experience a typical Pure Land service. Chanting, hymns, readings and a short silent sitting.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87155605883?pwd=djRGQzdMQU8rSjVMYjg3L1dUQ2w2dz09
Meeting ID: 871 5560 5883;
Passcode: 026236g. 

– THURSDAY –

DEDICATION SERVICE WITH SUSTHAMA
2:30pm – 3:00pm [on the 2nd Thursday of each month]

This is a dedication service to help beings who are suffering. We chant and read spiritual texts in order to transfer merit to those experiencing dukkha.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83157664454?pwd=MDZ4dmR0ZkttUVoxNm5ZOW45MGhPQT09 

Meeting ID: 831 5766 4454; Passcode: 016081

 

AMIDA DEATH CAFE WITH BHAKTIKA

2:30pm – 3:30pm
[on 25th Jan, 29th Feb & 28th Mar]

The Death Cafe movement was started in London in 2011. It was inspired by the ideas of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz who had run Cafe Mortal events in France and Switzerland. Death Cafes have now taken place in over 66 countries around the world. The mission of a Death Cafe is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. 

A Death Cafe is always run on a not for profit basis and has no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a counselling session and there are no outcomes or conclusions to be drawn. It’s simply an opportunity to talk openly about death in a safe and non-judgmental space… with (virtual) tea and cake, of course.

For further information and / or to sign up, please contact; Bhaktika.Fitter@gmail.com

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85811546855

 

 – FRIDAY –

AMITABHA SERVICE WITH VAJRAPALA & FRIENDS

6:30pm – 7:10pm weekly

Come and experience a typical Pure Land service. There will be chanting, hymns, readings and a short silent sitting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89480699209?pwd=enBHS3RYWVZxN1FyUGthZ1o0cVdFZz09

Meeting ID: 894 8069 9209; Passcode: 137836

– SATURDAY –

PRACTICE AND STUDY WITH SANGHAMITRA
10:00am – 12:00pm
[On the 2nd Saturday of each month]

A monthly service with Amida Birmingham, but all are welcome. Please email Sanghamitra for the Zoom meeting link & code at: Sanghamitra@AmidaBirmingham.co

 
THE NIEN FO BOOK

The Amida Buddhist Order Service Book is widely used in Amida services and other meetings. You can find it here: http://www.amidashu.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NienFoBook-2018.pdf, 

 ABOUT DONATIONS:

Any donations to The Amida Order help us to continue our work in offering services, courses, retreats and other practice sessions.

Please see our To Donate page if you’d like to make a one-time donation.

If you would prefer to make a Bank Transfer or set up a Standing Order, please contact us for further details at: amidaorder@gmail.com

CELEBRATION OF AMIDA’S VOWS

The original and sacred vows are the unique

and essential grace by which to enter

the Pure Land. Therefore, with

body, speech and mind we are devoted

to the teachings, that all may attain the

state of bliss.