Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre Requires Two New Team Members

By Tejasiddhi on Sat, 4 Dec, 2021 - 12:25

Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre Requires Two New Team Members

By Tejasiddhi on Sat, 4 Dec, 2021 - 12:25

Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre is looking for two new team members to support the running of this well-loved retreat centre and to help to develop a new off-site community.

These two positions are supported full time roles with assorted duties and responsibilities, some of which as listed below. We would be looking to have one person engaging with the needs of the house and the other more with the office – and there are areas where all are involved. How these jobs...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Going For Refuge - What Gets In the Way?

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Maitrisara explores the vipallasas, the topsy turvy views as a way to explore how our delusions inhibit our efforts in spiritual practice. She begins with an overview of what Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels means and why frameworks to explore delusion (like the topsy turvy views) can help us. She illustrates the topsy turvy views with examples from her own life. 

This talk was given on a retreat for women mitras in the MidWest Region, 2019.

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Fancy joining a successful vegan cafe and venue?

By aparajita on Fri, 3 Dec, 2021 - 10:58

Fancy joining a successful vegan cafe and venue?

By aparajita on Fri, 3 Dec, 2021 - 10:58

Buddhist business / Team-Based Right Livelihood opportunity in Cambridge, UK

This is a unique chance for a small core team of Buddhists to develop an already thriving cafe and venue and create a new Buddhist working environment.

The owners of the Thrive cafe in Cambridge (thrivecambridge.com) are moving on, creating the perfect opportunity for a team of Buddhists to transition to running a precious community resource much loved by the local Sangha. 

The cafe currently serves meals, coffee, hot and cold...

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Meditation and Trauma - An Interview with Vajradevi

By The Abhayaratna... on Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 11:52

Meditation and Trauma - An Interview with Vajradevi

By The Abhayaratna... on Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 11:52

In this interview, Jinavamsa asks Vajradevi if trauma surfaces, could that be the result of long term practice or is it something we are doing, or not doing in our approach? And could meditation teachers benefit from some training to recognise when people they teach are coming up against trauma and acute anxiety?

Watch video interview here

You can also catch up with the rest of our mental wellbeing and the Order series here

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Seeing Our Teachers as Ordinary Human Beings

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Vidyadaka talks about his spiritual teachers as offering the Dharma in an ordinary, straightforward way. 

Spiritual friendship is not an added-on part of Going for Refuge, nor is it the Buddhist equivalent to having some mates - rather it is of the essence of the spiritual life and a vital means of communication, emotional development, and meaning - not to mention challenge and enjoyment. But how do we do it and what does it look like?


From the talk entitled...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order members and friends,

This month the annual international College meeting was a complex hybrid affair, taking place partly in person at Adhisthana, and partly online. Akasajoti came up with a schedule that not only took into account the different time zones, but also maximised crossover by shuffling us into different configurations; she even set up interactive zoom screen in the shrine room that meant we could all see and hear each other.

We began...