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The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 - 15:16

The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 - 15:16

The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency with Shantigarbha
Sunday July 26


West Coast USA 08.00 | Mexico 10.00 | East Coast USA 11.00 | UK & IE 16.00 | Europe 17.00 CET | India 20.30 | Australia EST 01.00 (Monday 27) | New Zealand 03.00

Since Shantigarbha heard Greta Thunberg tell the European Parliament to act as if our house is on fire,...

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This week’s free eBook from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 14:30

This week’s free eBook from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 14:30

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton. It describes the evolution of Buddhism during its 2,500 years of history and its varied developments in its homeland, India, as well as its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. 

The author acknowledges that some Buddhists may question the value of learning about the history of Buddhism, but writes:

While I agree that the Dharma is essentially ahistorical,

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Tough Dharma: Moving to a Deeper Place

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Padmavajra calls on the radical early teaching of the Buddha to activate love as skillful and wise response to those we perceive as causing us harm.

The second talk in Padmavjara’s wonderful series on the Dhammapada, the most popular of early Buddhist texts. All of the Buddha’s core teachings are here - held in heart and mind there’s more than enough in the Dhammapada to take us as far in our practice as we can imagine, and then on beyond…

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Day 4 - Alive! Aware! Awake! Home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 12:57

Day 4 - Alive! Aware! Awake! Home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 12:57

It’s day 4 of the Alive! Aware! Awake home retreat and we hope you’ve been enjoying the journey so far.

Don’t forget to join Maitridevi live today as she brings us through an exploration of the third foundation of mindfulness: chitta (thoughts and emotions). 

USA 11.30am PST | México 1.30pm | USA 2.30pm EST | UK & IE 7.30pm | Europe 8.30pm CET |  India 12am (following day) | Sydney 4.30am | Auckland 6.30am

The link to connect to Zoom...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Great Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

How do we construct our world? Collective experiences impact on our personal views and experiences. Mahayana texts offer us the opportunity to interrupt our usual way of perceiving and thinking about the world. Suryagupta explores the extraordinary character, Vimalakirti, and his teaching of The Great Love – the love that is great compassion, the love that is never exhausted, the love that is giving, the love that is morality, the love that is tolerance, the love that is happiness.

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Promoting Better Conversations Online

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 11:40

Promoting Better Conversations Online

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 11:40

Over the next year or so we’ll be making lots of changes to this website and our whole platform, which includes The Dharma Toolkit, Free Buddhist Audio and a number of other key Triratna sites and social media spaces. 

+follow this space above, or join our newsletter to get updates when we make changes, and for a chance to join early test versions of the site.

Today we’re making a set of changes to one aspect of the...

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Welcome - "Alive, Aware, Awake!" Home retreat

By kusaladevi on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 07:00

Welcome - "Alive, Aware, Awake!" Home retreat

By kusaladevi on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 07:00

What is it to be fully alive, aware and awake to our experience? How is mindfulness like an adventure? Come and explore these questions and more this week on our latest home retreat “Alive, Aware, Awake!” led by the team at Taraloka (Maitridevi, Maitrisiddhi and Hridayagita) and exploring the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Please register in advance for this retreat. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

“Out beyond ideas
of wrong doing and right doing
there is a field
I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down
in that grass
the world is too full
to speak of
ideas, language even the notion
one another
makes no sense.”

​Following the success of our...