The Shu and The Order

Amida Shu is organisation of people whose primary spiritual practice is taking refuge in the Buddhas, particularly by reciting the name of Amida Buddha.

There are many different forms of practice, but they all have the same spirit, that of ordinary people calling out to the infinite light. It is this same spirit which informs our communities.

Membership to the Shu is by invitation. People are generally invited to the Shu one year after formally taking refuge with us.

At the centre of the Amida Shu is the Amida Order. Order members are members of Amida Shu who have either become ordained, or have some other important role or responsibility. Membership to the Order is by invitation.