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In mid Februrary 2013 I started my two months tenure as a researcher in residence in the faculty of theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My research area is Chan/Zen Practice in China and the West. A few days arter my arrival, my hosting professor of Buddhism Andre van der Braak inivted me to sit in his class of Mahayana Buddhism for which I was expected to teach  a couple of lectures later on. Co-inciently Jnanamati was also visiting the class through Mirjam Hartkamp's…

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"Thanks for this,Rob. Sadly, I don't think I'll be around in London at that time, but I live in hope that our paths will cross somewhere and at some time in the not too distant future ! Namo Amida Bu, Richard."
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"Thanks, Rob - your kind welcome is much appreciated. You are always very supportive of us all, whether it's on Friends of Amida, the ongoing Vow 22 Discussion site, or here. You may usually be on the other side of the world from many of us, but…"
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"Welcome to ITZI red Richard and its great you are involved with the work in the academy.  metta"
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Bio: Please provide full details
I am a retired teacher of History and Careers Education.I am pleased to have worked in comprehensive schools throughout my career. I have been a Buddhist for nearly thirty years, and a Pureland Buddhist since 2009. I am a lay member of the Amida Order. My interests are walking and Renaissance literature. I am married with two grown-up sons.
What can you offer to ITZI, & what is your interest in being a member?
Enthusiasm for the Dharma ! I am very much enjoying working with others to produce learning materials for the Vow 22 Amida chaplaincy training course, for which I am also a Learning Mentor.
Centre, sangha, organisation or network name
Amida Order
What is the approach/philosophy of your centre?
Pureland Buddhism
Are you available to lead courses in Buddhist Psychology?
Are you able/willing to travel outside your country to teach?
Not able to,sorry.
What other subjects, if any, can you teach?
I am very happy to continue and develop my work with Vow 22 - I am particularly and continually trying to improve my knowledge/'expertise' in Buddhist History.
Do you have other abilities to assist in the life/administration of ITZI?
None that I can particularly identify in myself at present.
In what languages are you fluent?
Only English, I'm afraid.
In what languages do you have a basic understanding?
German - but it is basic.
Please list published books of which you are author, editor or translator
I have published a very modest amount of poetry and articles in small magazines over the years.

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At 8:54 on May 22, 2013, Robert McCarthy said…

Welcome to ITZI red Richard and its great you are involved with the work in the academy.  metta

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