who is amitayus?
Amitayus is a Buddha who increases our lifespan, merit (positive energy), and wisdom. 'Amitayus' means 'Infinite Life' and signifies that by relying on this holy being we will not only overcome the dangers of untimely death in this life, but eventually attain the ultimate goal of enlightenment.
using our precious human life to the full
There is nothing more precious than our life. Because we have a precious human life, we have the opportunity to experience both temporary and ultimate happiness. We usually regard material possessions as very important and put much effort into acquiring them, but in reality our human life is our most important possession. If we lose our life, we shall have no opportunity to enjoy a human life, to practice Buddha’s teachings and to actualise our potential for enlightenment.
Therefore in order to complete our spiritual journey to temporary and ultimate happiness we need to increase our lifespan, merit and our wisdom. In this special one day retreat we have the opportunity to do this through the special meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus.