16th February 2022

 Photo byHelen Evanfé


If you are a practising Buddhist and have taken refuge in a formal ceremony in whatever school of Buddhism and would like to meet others, you may be interested in attending the "Refuge Group". Contact Jisshas <[email protected]> and tell us when you took refuge and you will be sent the join code. The Refuge Group was one of the first groups established by Global sangha as a support for practice and a meeting place for practitioners. Do join.


Today's podcast is of interest both to the Dharma Ocean and to the Buddhist Psychology students, being concerned with how Buddhism came to China. See link above.


The meeting for this reading is cancelled this coming week as Priti is not available. We shall, therefore, resume readings every Thursdays at 16:30 as from 24th February, The "Summary of Faith & Practice" is a short writing based upon the Ichimai Kishomon of Honen Shonin. The Commentary is a longer text expanding upon the Summary line by line and along the way setting out many aspects of Pureland Buddhist teaching. The meetings are led by Dharmavidya & Priti Vaishnav. All welcome.
Meeting ID: 865 6362 0686  -:-  Passcode: 274590


Both meetings are informal meetings for friendly discussion among Dharma practitioners on topical or personal matters.

Sunday 10:30 Interest Group
An informal meeting for all.
Meeting ID: 889 7491 2642  -:-  Passcode: 537296

Sunday 20:00,  GS Friendship Group
An informal meeting for all
Meeting ID: 873 9408 4532  -:-  Passcode: 519784

Tara on the Wall  -:-  Photo by David Brazier


A small group are studying the history of the tradition. Last autumn we studied the transmission in India in the early centuries following the life of the Buddha. In the semester that is just starting there will be four study units covering the transmission of the teaching in China from the beginning of the common era up to the medieval period (13th century). This is a good course for gaining a deeper understanding of the way that the Dharma has spread and adapted to changing historical and social conditions. You can
still join this course: Tickets <>

Photo by David Brazier


Tan Luan is the first person to use the six Chinese syllables that we now pronounce as "Namo Amida Bu".  He lives in Northern China and writes important commentaries that become an important influence upon the development of Chinese Buddhism. In the time of Tan luan, china is divided into two countries, south and north, and his work is an important step in uniting the different styles of Buddhism that have developed in the two domains. He is a great populariser of devotion to Amitabha Buddha. We shall be learning more aboput him in the Dharma Ocean course.



Photo by Carol English


All times are Rome time zone

Tuesday 15:30, 1st March & every two weeks
- Dharmavidya
A time to be together and explore Dharma questions & practice  -:-  Meeting ID: 899 7087 5848

Tuesday 17:00-18:00, 22nd February & every two weeks
Italian Class
- Angela Romani  -:-  Meeting ID: 889 9850 0278  -:-  Passcode: 515887

Tuesday 18:00-19:00, 1st March & every two weeks
Italian Meeting - Incontro Italiano
- Angela Romani
Incontro di pratica e condivisione
Dettagli da Jisshas <[email protected]>

Wednesday  21:00, 23rd Feb & every two weeks
Dharma Bud: Peer learning and Dharma discussion
- Geeta Chari  -:-  Meeting ID: 858 9773 3604  -:-  Passcode: 108108 

Thursdays 16:30,
Readings from the Commentary on the Summary of Faith & Practice
- Dharmavidya & Priti Vaishnav
Meeting ID: 865 6362 0686  -:-  Passcode: 274590

Thursday  14:30, 24th February & every two weeks
IBAP Group
Codes separately notified

Thursday  19:00-20:30, 3rd March & every two weeks
ITZI Supervision Group
- Iris Dotan Katz
For presentation, review and discussion of counselling/psychotherapy casework from a Buddhist psychology perspective.
Meeting ID: 818 8810 0021  -:-  Passcode: 153110

Fridays  19:30
Amitabha Service For the West 
- Vajrapala & Angela Romani
Meeting ID: 894 8069 9209   -:-   Passcode: 137836

Saturday 14:00, 19th February
Refuge Group
A group for those who have taken refuge. To join, please enquire via jisshas.
Codes separately notified.

Saturday 19th March 
Uposattha Sangha Day
Including Dharma Ocean Seminar. Programme to be announced.
Sangha meetings, readings, sharing, puja, meditation & chanting
Tickets <>
Free to students on BP & DO courses.

Saturday 10:00 & 20:00, 26th February
Buddhist Psychology Seminar "Buddhist Psychology as Learning theory"
For students on BP course: codes separately notified

Sundays 10:30,
Global Sangha Interest Group
- Liz Allmark
An informal meeting for all.
Meeting ID: 889 7491 2642  -:-  Passcode: 537296

Sunday 12:30, 13th February
Golden Chain Meeting
Codes separately notified 

Sundays 20:00
GS Friendship Group
An informal meeting for all
Meeting ID: 873 9408 4532  -:-  Passcode: 519784


Jisshas <[email protected]> - for all general enquiries
Tickets <> - to book courses


If you would like to support my work of facilitating the sangha and especially of assisting people to come to Eleusis in France for teachings,  the simplest way is to make a donation via Ko-Fi
You will also find a wealth of interesting articles there curated by Geeta Chari.


Global Sangha Web Site:
Recent Audio Podcasts: 
Dharma Ocean Buddhist Studies Programme <[email protected]>,
The Feeling Buddha on KoFi:
Tickets for Events:

IBAP & Buddhist Psychology Programme
(English) Dharmavidya <dharmavidya&>,
(Español) Nati Menendez <[email protected]>,

GS on Facebook:
GS at Eleusis:
Dharmavidya: [email protected]
Dharmavidya on Facebook:
Dharmavidya website:
Zen & Now - the musical


Worldwide: Jisshas <[email protected]>,  
United Kingdom: Geeta Chari <[email protected]>,
France: Dharmavidya <[email protected]>,
Spain Pais Vasco: Ganendra <[email protected]>,
Spain Pais Vasco: Sonia Gobbato <[email protected]>
Spain: Nati Menendez <[email protected]>,
Italy: Angela Romani <[email protected]>
Latin America: Maya Choi <[email protected]>,
USA: Carol Corey <[email protected]>
Africa: Juline Smit <[email protected]>,
Israel: Iris Dotan Katz <[email protected]>,
India: Priti Vaishnav <[email protected]>,
Hong Kong: Nando Maril <[email protected]>,
Japan: Nita Kimiko <[email protected]>,

You can see other Global Sangha materials, past podcasts and articles via :

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