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Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

August 11-25 at EcoDharma

To meet the social and ecological challenges of our times requires deep inner resources, interpersonal skills and fresh political thinking. Engaged Buddhist Training equips us for this kind of radical inner and outer transformation.

Check out this years training at http://www.ecodharma.com/courses-events/2018/05/05/engaged-buddhist-trai… or email events [at] ecodharma.com for more information....

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Our unique Buddha Fields @the WLBC

Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 16:37

Our unique Buddha Fields @the WLBC

Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 16:37

We held a small but perfectly formed event last Saturday afternoon, where two West London sangha members talked about aspects of their practice off the cushion and out in the world. One person talked about how their increasing commitment to veganism felt like an expression of metta /love in their lives, and the second presentation included the showing of this moving documentary about an international charitable project which they saw as part of their spiritual practice. Both presentations were followed by...

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Telling Buddhist Stories to Underprivileged Mexican children

Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 21:41

Telling Buddhist Stories to Underprivileged Mexican children

Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 21:41

Here you can see a video, made by Diana Platas, of two mitras from Cuernavaca, Olga Cuellar and Blanca García, who have begun a project in which they visit an after school club for underprivileged Mexican children and tell them stories as well as introduce some meditation. The project has been running for several months now.

Sorry but so far we don´t have subtitles for the video.

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

The object of meditation is to transform oneself, not to have good meditations

Sangharakshita, Peace is a Fire

What Meditation Is and What It Isn’t
Often one of the first things one learns when one comes into contact with Buddhism - and sometimes even before that - is meditation. However, it is not always clear exactly what meditation is, or easy to articulate it! In the last 5 years of The Buddhist Centre Online there have...

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Benefit the world by doing a Karuna Appeal for Buddhist Action Month

From Community Highlights on Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 12:05

Benefit the world by doing a Karuna Appeal for Buddhist Action Month

From Community Highlights on Wed, 16 May, 2018 - 12:05

“After this I feel I can do anything in the whole world” - Vicki from Sheffield at the end of her 2018 spring Karuna appeal.  Karuna Appeals provide participants with an opportunity to connect with others and themselves, all while giving something back to the world. 

Are you interested in going beyond who you think you are? To benefit the world during Buddhist Action Month (BAM)?  There are 2 spaces available in the next women’s appeal, from 2 June...

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BAM 2018: Focusing on Digital Technology and a Positive Collective Narrative

From Community Highlights on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:36

BAM 2018: Focusing on Digital Technology and a Positive Collective Narrative

From Community Highlights on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:36

Mokshini writes on the BAM space: “Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is an opportunity to reflect on our values, and to take the time to think about and adjust a habit that we know has an adverse affect on ourselves and on the planet. Typical BAM activities over the last few years have included litter picks, beach cleans, a month of going vegan, or mindful time spent in nature - there are more ideas in the BAM Handbook

This...

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BAM 2018: transforming self, transforming world

Mon, 7 May, 2018 - 17:15

BAM 2018: transforming self, transforming world

Mon, 7 May, 2018 - 17:15

Here is a short video from Christine Thuring to inspire us to commit to some life- and world changing actions this June. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reflect on our values, and to take the time to think about and adjust a habit that we know has an adverse affect on ourselves and on the planet. Typical BAM activities over the last few years have included litter picks, beach cleans, a month of going vegan, or mindful time...

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Is Climate Change a Crisis for Buddhism? A Conversation with David Loy

Tue, 27 Feb, 2018 - 12:48

Is Climate Change a Crisis for Buddhism? A Conversation with David Loy

Tue, 27 Feb, 2018 - 12:48

This video is a webinar from the oneearthsangha network, in which David Loy shares some interesting thoughts on the current state of Buddhism in the West. 

For David Loy, the current ecological crisis is at the same time a crisis for our understanding of Buddhism. Do have a listen to the video; alternatively is a summary of some of the points David Loy makes in this talk. 

Notes on David Loy talk  (bold = my emphases) 

In what ways is this ecological crisis a crisis for...

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Does your Centre or Group need meditation cushions or mats?

Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 - 08:27

Does your Centre or Group need meditation cushions or mats?

Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 - 08:27

Here is an update from Vajranatha from Merida in Venzuela, where he and the Sangha there, as well as the rest of the country, faces a very difficult situation. 

Do watch the 6 minute video and share it with the people in your sangha especially as an update to the first Metta for Merida video that was posted in August. 

https://vimeo.com/vajranatha/triratna-merida-oct2017

But importantly there is an immediate way your Buddhist Centre or Group may be able to help, especially if you are...

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Metta for Merida

Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 - 10:18

Metta for Merida

Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 - 10:18

Dear friends, Vajranatha, and the Triratna Sangha in Venezuela, needs our help! 

At the recent European chairs meeting Vajrnatha, the only order member in Venezuela, spoke movingly about the situation in Venezuela, and Merida, where he lives. 

In the video he says  ”I really need help…. what’s happening in Venezuela is a humanitarian crisis. I would like Triratna to be able to respond to this crisis.”

Please watch this video and share it with your sangha friends. What can we do to help the situation? Can...

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