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For Nothing Is Fixed - Getting Real with Viveka and Paramananda, Episode 1

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 02:16

For Nothing Is Fixed

For nothing is fixed,
forever, forever, forever,
it is not fixed;
the earth is always shifting,
the light is always changing,
the sea does not cease to grind down rock.
Generations do not cease to be born,
and we are responsible to them
because we are the only witnesses they have.
The sea rises, the light fails,
lovers cling to each other,
and children cling to us.
...

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

This week’s free eBook and June’s discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 16:04

This week’s free eBook and June’s discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 16:04

Hi, it’s Helen here. This week I’m off furlough and back at work so that Dhammamegha can take a well-earned break.

Since it’s a Monday and the first of the month, we have two resources to announce today – the weekly free eBook and new paperbacks on sale!  

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month (BAM!). The theme for BAM! this year is ‘For the Earth’. The eBook edition of Akuppa’s Saving...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Being and Doing

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

You don’t have to justify yourself by being useful. You yourself are the justification for your existence.”
Sangharakshita, Wisdom Beyond Words

In this talk, Vajrapriya explores how this quote by Sangharakshita might affect our spiritual life and practice. Using the terms doing and being, he suggests how we can bring greater stillness into activity, and vibrant energy into calm.

From the talk The Greater Mandala of Uselessness given at ...

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Bumping Elbows
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June book sale at Windhorse Publications

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

June book sale at Windhorse Publications

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

Lockdown rules are changing for some of us. So perhaps there’s not quite so much staying at home involved this month’s Stay at Home Sale. We have chosen a range of books to offer resources and inspiration in this transition time. 
 
To continue the ‘For the Earth’ theme of Buddhist Action Month, we’ve got what I think is the only one of our books to be written by a vet. Bodhipaksa’s Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View, is reduced...

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Bumping Elbows
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BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

By dhammamegha on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month. The theme for BAM activities this year is ‘For the Earth’. Akuppa’s Saving the Earth: A Buddhist View will be available for free until 14 June. You can download it here.

We published this book 11 years ago, and now we know much more about biodiversity loss, extreme weather, and climate change. At the heart of this book is a timeless dialogue between Buddhist and...

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – May 2020

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 May, 2020 - 20:42

Chairs' Letter – May 2020

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 May, 2020 - 20:42

Dear Order members

For most of us, May has been another month of lockdown and increased online communication. The worldwide anxiety and fear that began centred around coronavirus, now extends to financial and mental health issues. Even if we are one of the fortunate ones not directly affected and in supportive conditions, we are likely to have friends or family who are not; and we are all going to be indirectly affected by changing worldwide conditions, in ways we can only begin...

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Continuing our tradition of having a livestreamed Saturday night puja during lockdown, you can join us this evening from 7.15pm BST on the Adhisthana facebook page.

A link to the event is here. Once there you will see ‘Live’ in the left hand column - click to join us in a ritual celebrating Bhante Sangharakshita.

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Buddhist Action in a Post-Covid era

By gunabhadri on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 15:45

Another message from The Network of Buddhist organisations:

“Dear Friends,
 
We would like to invite you to an online meeting on “Buddhist Action in a Post-Covid era“ on Saturday 6 June from 3 - 4.30pm.
 
The event is both a launch of this year’s BAM (Buddhist Action Month) under the auspices of NBO and the Eco Dharma Network, as well as time to reflect on what Buddhist action...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

In memory of Rob Burbea

By satyadasa on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 15:27

In memory of Rob Burbea

By satyadasa on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 15:27

Rob Burbea, who died aged 54 earlier this month, was a Dharma teacher loved and valued by many of us in the Triratna community. His clear teachings on emptiness and the imaginal may prove to be of great significance for the development of Dharma traditions in the West.
Rob was steeped in the Insight meditation tradition in the USA and Europe. He was also, among other things, a classical and jazz pianist, a climate activist and a lover...

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Centre Team's picture

Here’s the piece as a PDF formatted for small screens.

Munisha's picture
Dear Satyadasa, Thank you so much for this very moving, beautiful and interesting obituary. Metta, Munisha
Padmasurya's picture

Thank you for this Satyadasa. I have greatly benefitted from Robs teachings and I miss him. To soon to go. Much metta to Rob.

satyadevi's picture

A beautiful tribute to the ever lively breath of fresh air Rob  breathed over many seekers of truth - and that in all its “aspects”  and ways of possible manifestation. A brilliant mind. Like our own founder … it’s not as if these minds and hearts GO anywhere. They just live on in another aspect. Thank you so much  Satyadasa.

Satyadevi 

Padmasurya's picture

Lovely put Satyadevi and I miss him.