Events 2019

Our regular schedule is here. Online events are in blue. Most events are a suggested donation of £6 or more or less, depending on what you afford. Do email hello@amidamandala.com with any questions.

April

Sat 27th 10.30am – 12 midday Malvern Temple Community Choir. Our lovely drop-in Buddhist choir, singing rounds and Indian-influenced music, open to all abilities. Led by choirmaster Andrew Cheffings. Email acheffings@cheffings.org.uk for more information or visit the site.

Mon 29th 7.30pm til 8.30pm Naikan & Chih Quan Meditation. An evening for quiet reflection and meditation in a healing environment. Email Rob for more information on robertlewiswaldron@hotmail.com.

May

Sat 4th 10.30am til 11.30am Dharma talk. “What I learnt from my puppy: with a guest appearance from Aiko puppy”, by Satya Robyn. Suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners, with time for discussion, questions and nembutsu. A good place to start if you are new to the temple. FB event here.

Monday 6th 12pm at Evendine Well, on the west of the Malvern Hills. Well blessing ceremony as part of Malvern’s May Day Celebrations.

Sat 11th 9am til 10am Buddhist service for First Timers. Our usual Saturday morning service, tweaked to make it easier to follow for those who’ve never been before and those who haven’t been for a while.

Sat 11th 10.30am til 11.30am Taking Care of the Temple. A chance to offer something back to the temple and the community with some cleaning, gardening, or whatever the temple needs. We’ll find you a job you feel comfortable with. A good way to connect with the community.

Mon 13th 7.30pm til 8.30pm Naikan & Chih Quan Meditation. An evening for quiet reflection and meditation in a healing environment. Email Rob for more information on robertlewiswaldron@hotmail.com.

Tues 28th 7.30pm til 8pm Online Nembutsu Practice – a chance to hear a Dharma talk and practise alongside your host. Held via Facebook Live at the Amida Mandala group page.

Sat 25th 10.30am – 12 midday Malvern Temple Community Choir. Our lovely drop-in Buddhist choir, singing rounds and Indian-influenced music, open to all abilities. Led by choirmaster Andrew Cheffings. Email acheffings@cheffings.org.uk for more information or visit the site.

(Fri 31st Order day for members of Amida Order, Sat 1st June Conclave)

June

Sat 8th 10.30am til 11.30am ‘Eat Sleep Pray Repeat: The essential ingredients for freedom & happiness’ by Rev Kaspalita. Suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners, with time for discussion, questions and nembutsu. A good place to start if you are new to the temple. FB event here.

Sat 8th 4.30pm til 5.30pm Online Nembutsu Circle – a Pureland Buddhist reading followed by an opportunity to share, and some nembutsu chanting at the end. Use Skype to join – search on Skype for Amida Shu or hello@amidamandala.com, or message Satya with any questions.

Sat 15th 9am til 10am Buddhist service for First Timers. Our usual Saturday morning service, tweaked to make it easier to follow for those who’ve never been before and those who haven’t been for a while.

Sat 15th 10.30am til 11.30am Taking Care of the Temple. A chance to offer something back to the temple and the community with some cleaning, gardening, or whatever the temple needs. We’ll find you a job you feel comfortable with. A good way to connect with the community.

Tues 18th 7.30pm til 8pm Online Nembutsu Practice – a chance to hear a Dharma talk and practise alongside your host. Held via Facebook Live at the Amida Mandala group page.

Sat 22nd 10.30am – 12 midday Malvern Temple Community Choir. Our lovely drop-in Buddhist choir, singing rounds and Indian-influenced music, open to all abilities. Led by choirmaster Andrew Cheffings. Email acheffings@cheffings.org.uk for more information or visit the site.

Sat 22nd 2.00pm – 3.30pm Making Knotted Malas. A crafting activity where participants can learn to tie knotted malas (rosaries), chat, and enjoy some tea. Led by Johnathan Robertson. RSVP via Facebook or email jdrobertson87@live.com. £5 donations are welcome.
July

Sat 6th 10.30am til 11.30am ‘Nothing to Lose: Let go of everything and receive the whole world’ by Rev Satyavani. Suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners, with time for discussion, questions and nembutsu. A good place to start if you are new to the temple. FB event here.

Sat 6th 4.30pm til 5.30pm Online Nembutsu Circle – a Pureland Buddhist reading followed by an opportunity to share, and some nembutsu chanting at the end. Use Skype to join – search on Skype for Amida Shu or hello@amidamandala.com, or message Satya with any questions.

Sat 13th 9am til 10am Buddhist service for First Timers. Our usual Saturday morning service, tweaked to make it easier to follow for those who’ve never been before and those who haven’t been for a while.

Sat 13th 10.30am til 11.30am Taking Care of the Temple. A chance to offer something back to the temple and the community with some cleaning, gardening, or whatever the temple needs. We’ll find you a job you feel comfortable with. A good way to connect with the community.

Tues 23rd 7.30pm til 8pm Online Nembutsu Practice – a chance to hear a Dharma talk and practise alongside your host. Held via Facebook Live at the Amida Mandala group page.

Sat 27th 10.30am – 12 midday Malvern Temple Community Choir. Our lovely drop-in Buddhist choir, singing rounds and Indian-influenced music, open to all abilities. Led by choirmaster Andrew Cheffings. Email acheffings@cheffings.org.uk for more information or visit the site.

August

Sat 10th Aug 10am til 1pm Summer Open Day. Come along to have a look round the temple and garden, book sale, tea and cake. (FB event here)

No choir in August

September

Sat 7th 10.30am til 11.30am Dharma talk by Satya. Suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners, with time for discussion, questions and nembutsu. A good place to start if you are new to the temple.

Sat 14th 9am til 10am Buddhist service for First Timers. Our usual Saturday morning service, tweaked to make it easier to follow for those who’ve never been before and those who haven’t been for a while.

Sat 14th 10.30am til 11.30am Taking Care of the Temple. A chance to offer something back to the temple and the community with some cleaning, gardening, or whatever the temple needs. We’ll find you a job you feel comfortable with. A good way to connect with the community.

Sat 28th 10.30am – 12 midday Malvern Temple Community Choir. Our lovely drop-in Buddhist choir, singing rounds and Indian-influenced music, open to all abilities. Led by choirmaster Andrew Cheffings. Email acheffings@cheffings.org.uk for more information or visit the site.

October

Sat 12th 10.30am til 11.30am Dharma talk. Suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners, with time for discussion, questions and nembutsu. A good place to start if you are new to the temple.

Sat 19th 9am til 10am Buddhist service for First Timers. Our usual Saturday morning service, tweaked to make it easier to follow for those who’ve never been before and those who haven’t been for a while.

Sat 19th 10.30am til 11.30am Taking Care of the Temple. A chance to offer something back to the temple and the community with some cleaning, gardening, or whatever the temple needs. We’ll find you a job you feel comfortable with. A good way to connect with the community.

Sat 26th 10.30am – 12 midday Malvern Temple Community Choir. Our lovely drop-in Buddhist choir, singing rounds and Indian-influenced music, open to all abilities. Led by choirmaster Andrew Cheffings. Email acheffings@cheffings.org.uk for more information or visit the site.

November

Sat 2nd 10.30am til 11.30am Dharma talk. Suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners, with time for discussion, questions and nembutsu. A good place to start if you are new to the temple.

Sat 9th 9am til 10am Buddhist service for First Timers. Our usual Saturday morning service, tweaked to make it easier to follow for those who’ve never been before and those who haven’t been for a while.

Sat 9th 10.30am til 11.30am Taking Care of the Temple. A chance to offer something back to the temple and the community with some cleaning, gardening, or whatever the temple needs. We’ll find you a job you feel comfortable with. A good way to connect with the community.

Sat 23rd 10.30am – 12 midday Malvern Temple Community Choir. Our lovely drop-in Buddhist choir, singing rounds and Indian-influenced music, open to all abilities. Led by choirmaster Andrew Cheffings. Email acheffings@cheffings.org.uk for more information or visit the site.

Sat 30th 10.30am Our FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! More details to follow.

December

Wed 4th til Sun 8th Bodhi Retreat, with talks from Dharmavidya David Brazier, Head of the Order of Amida Buddha. Email for more information.

Sat 14th 10am til 1pm Christmas Open Morning. Pop in for a mince pie and some warm mulled juice. All welcome. (FB event here)

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For more information about any of these events email hello@amidamandala.com, or phone 01684 572 444.