Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts
Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts

Abhayavajra - Flight of the Gull...

By Ratnagarbha on Mon, 25 Jan, 2021 - 11:59

Abhayavajra - Flight of the Gull...

By Ratnagarbha on Mon, 25 Jan, 2021 - 11:59

Flight of the gull… for Buddhist painter ABHAYAVAJRA physical activity, image and meaning arise intertwined. Full article in Urthona Issue 35 American Zen - from Square storefront:

https://urthona-magazine.square.site/s/shop

For Abhayavajra, who is based in rural Suffolk, painting is an art of revealing and covering, an exploration of formal relationships :

“Contradistinction (contre-jour) is a familiar and traditional element of painting, whether used consciously or unconsciously. So is the interaction of colours and tones – the way they transform each other when brought...

East Kent Buddhist Group
East Kent Buddhist Group

Day Home Retreat Saturday 30th January

By Rich Gifford on Mon, 25 Jan, 2021 - 07:41

Day Home Retreat Saturday 30th January

By Rich Gifford on Mon, 25 Jan, 2021 - 07:41

Milestones

We can trace our path into Triratna Buddhism into stages, including friend, mitra, order member. Today’s virtual retreat gives us an opportunity to share our experiences of these stages. Along the way we may experience milestones in the shape of  leaps forward and overcoming setbacks, and today we are inviting everyone to share some of those moments as well as marking ten months of online sangha.

0915 -1020 Introduction and meditation, led by Punyamati

1100-1245 five short talks, “Milestones in our journeys” from Dayapakshini,...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Tiny Steps: Tiny Connections

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Lilapa talks openly about how the Brahma Viharas inspired and challenged him as a father. Parenting can be very hard, a connection with the Brahma Viharas, also known as The Immeasurables, can support infinitely expansive and positive states of mind.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Parenting and the Brahma Viharas, part of the series Talks from Adhisthana’s Weekend Retreat for Parents, given at Adhisthana, 2018.

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Buddhist Practice In the Context of Motherhood

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 23 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Karunagita, author of A Path for Parents (Windhorse publications 2005), gave this talk at the first weekend retreat for mothers held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2014. Here, she introduces the gifts of parenting, including the development of patience, maturity, opening to love and the development of wisdom through direct experience of the three laksanas, as well as the inherent challenges such as lack of time and how they can be approached.

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The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

What does the Sikkha Meditation Kula do?

By Vajrashura on Fri, 22 Jan, 2021 - 16:45

What does the Sikkha Meditation Kula do?

By Vajrashura on Fri, 22 Jan, 2021 - 16:45

The Sikkha Project is an initiative exploring how we can better communicate, discuss and practice the Buddha’s teaching within the Triratna Buddhist Community, from newcomers to experienced Order Members.

One ‘kula’ or gathering within Sikkha is the ‘Meditation Kula’. In this video, Vijayamala, Vessantara and Vidyamala, members of the kula, discuss the work that the Kula is currently engaged in.

The full list of members of the Sikkha Meditation Kula are Vessantara, Vidyamala, Vajrashura, Dhammarati, Vijayamala, Tejananda and Jnanavaca.

For more, see:

https://sikkha.online/

Sikkha is funded by Future...

Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Perfect Vision

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 22 Jan, 2021 - 00:00
Sangha night talk evoking the possibility of creating a deeper, fuller and broader life through our relationship to Perfect Vision.
Guhyaloka
Guhyaloka

Updating Guhyaloka

By manjuvajra on Thu, 21 Jan, 2021 - 16:14

Updating Guhyaloka

By manjuvajra on Thu, 21 Jan, 2021 - 16:14

It has been some time since we posted something from Guhyaloka and recently we have been reviving our internet presence.

The new website address is www.guhyaloka.org (not .com although it will pass you on to .org)

And our new facebook address is https://www.facebook.com/Guhyaloka-Triratna-Retreat-Center-101273828170778

Take a look

Here is a photo of the shrine room at Uttaraloka to whet the appetite of some you men to take a longer retreat in beautiful, quiet, safe surroundings. (Click on the expansion icon to see the whole image)

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Parenting as Practice

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Jan, 2021 - 06:56

What does an effective Buddhist practice look like as a parent amidst a family household life? How do we keep alive our values and bring them to the joys and challenges of parenting? In this talk Amaladhi gives us an inside view of life as an Order Member and parent of her young and energetic son, discussing how she engages with parenting as a practice. Whether you are a parent or not she offers a thought provoking exploration...

People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Interview about People to People by Local TV channel

By tejadhamma on Wed, 20 Jan, 2021 - 18:49

Interview about People to People by Local TV channel

By tejadhamma on Wed, 20 Jan, 2021 - 18:49

We are pleased to share Interview of Tejadhamma and Anushri about the work of People to People by city based TV Channel. This video is in Hindi Language.