The current head of the Amida Order, and its founder, is David Brazier.
His Buddhist name is ‘Dharmavidya’ which means “clear perception of what is fundamental”.
He is a travelling Buddhist teacher, authority on Buddhist psychology, President of the Instituto Terapia Zen Internacional, Head of the Order of Amida Buddha, Spiritual Guide of the Eleusis Centre, Patron of the Tathagata Trust, scholar, doctor of philosophy (PhD), Buddhist priest, author of nine previous books.
He is a psychotherapist, social worker, published poet (“Her Mother’s Eyes & Other Poems”), inventor of pandramatics, the other centred approach and Zen Therapy, founder of spiritual communities, international traveller, inspirational lecturer and philanthropist.
He was fortunate to encounter leading Buddhist teachers at the beginning of his adult life and their teachings spoke to his condition.
He travels widely and has been the creator of aid, education and social work projects in Europe, India and elsewhere and of training programmes in Buddhist psychology, Zen Therapy and Buddhist ministry. His books include works on psychotherapy and on Buddhism and commentary on the relationship between spirituality, art, myth and culture. He has three adult children, five grandchildren, likes gardening, walking and photography and lives in France.