Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Announcement - Amidaji temple is opened for visitors!

Inside the library of Amidaji. Here you can study and sleep
or you can bring your own tent and place it in the courtyard
Amidaji temple is opened to visitors if they do not mind the simple conditions. One can sleep in the library (or bring one's own tent), and attend services and Dharma talks in the Hondo (Dharma Hall). A shower and toilet are provided, too. We can also arrange meals together! In time, I will be able to offer better conditions and more accomodation facilities, but if people are determined to listen the Dharma and there is the posibility for them to travel, why not pay a visit to me now? We can spend some meaningful time together, discuss any doubt or misunderstanding you might have, say Nembutsu, learn the simple Amidaji liturgy, and even help me with some physical work in the courtyard.

the little Hondo (Dharma Hall) of Amidaji where services
and Dharma talks are held
For those who do not like the conditions at the temple I can easily find a room at a nearby hotel in Craiova (20 minutes by car from Amidaji) from which you can come and visit the temple every day by bus. Thus, you can enjoy both the city and the temple.

Those interested are recquired to contact me in advance at my email, josho_adrian@yahoo.com so that we can find the most convenient time for your visit and arrange all necesary details.

 
solar shower at Amidaji
 It is very  important to know that there are NO taxes or fees for members and visitors who stay at the temple and attend Dharma talks and activities.

 However, all members and visitors, no matter they are lay or priests,  must observe the Rules of the Temple , and respect the orthodox  teaching style of Amidaji.

 General informations about Amidaji temple (teaching style,  activities, construction progress, etc) are available here:
 http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania.blogspot.ro/p/about-  me.html (click on the highlighted words and links to access more  articles and photos related with the temple)

 Yours in
Namo Amida Butsu


PS: Due to the present conditions at Amidaji I can offer accomodation only in the interval between spring and early autumn. This is because I do not have a heating system for the library and Hondo (Dharma Hall). Also, the sun shower can be used only in the hot season, not during winter. However, sooner or later, depending on the funds I am able to raise (click here if you wish to donate and support the temple), I will buy two stoves and make a small bath house for the cold season. But even during winter visitors can still come if they chose to stay at a hotel in Craiova city (20 minutes by bus from Amidaji).
UPDATE - October 3rd 2016! (click here to read): I succesfully bought two stoves!

Amidaji courtyard as seen from the back. 
In the immediate right is the wooden toilet,  in the far left 
is the Hondo (Dharma Hall) and in the far right 
is the library




1 comentarii:

Unknown said...

Dear Brother Adrian - this is such a momentous event. I am so happy. Even if the current dominators in the Sangha continue to endorse and propagate terrible divergences, you stand ready to confront and correct them, for the sake of all beings everywhere.

Namu Amida Butsu
Namu Amida Butsu
Namu Amida Butsu

Thank You
Thank You
Thank You Amida Buddha

May everyone who reads these word receive the incomparable and inconceivable gift of Amida Himself in THIS body and THIS life.

Why, because in OUR school, Master Rennyo declares, SHINJIN IS EVERYTHING.

Gassho, Paul Roberts