The Pureland schools are the largest Buddhist denominations in Japan, and yet this approach to Buddhism is hardly known in the West. Pureland centres on our relationship with Amida Buddha, the embodiment of measureless love, light and life. It offers a fresh view of spirituality, recognising us in our mundane lives, whilst lifting us into relationship with the eternal. As ordinary people, we cannot fathom our own depths nor can we know the immensity of the universe. We can but stand in awe and reach out to what we intuitively know to be beyond the small orbit of our lives. Pureland is a path of simplicity and beauty, poetry and nature. It is the path of faith.
Caroline Brazier is a Buddhist and a psychotherapist at the cutting edge of Other-Centred Approach, a cutting edge integration of Buddhist understanding of the mind with therapy method. Leader of the Amida training programme in Buddhist psychotherapy, Caroline lives in a Buddhist community in Leicester. She travels extensively, lecturing, running workshops and presenting at conferences. Always interested in the practical as much as in the ideas which inform it, she writes in a readable and often very personal way. Caroline has three adult children.
Caroline will be keynote speaker at the First Intenational Conference on Other-Centered Approaches in Berkeley, California in February 2011 and at the Amida Living Buddhism Conference in Leicester, UK in May 2011. Full details of these events and of training courses in the approach can be obtained from email@example.com