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Coronavirus Appeal: A Message from the CEO of Karuna Trust

By Padmadaka on Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 11:58

Coronavirus Appeal: A Message from the CEO of Karuna Trust

By Padmadaka on Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 11:58

As most of you know the situation in India is again becoming desperate. 

This second wave of COVID-19 is spreading faster; infection rates are more than double than at the previous peak and health facilities are being overwhelmed. Night curfews and local lockdowns are still paralysing many states, with devastating consequences for migrant workers. As before, it is the most vulnerable and marginalised people suffering most. 

Make a donation now and help us save lives

In March last year, Karuna launched...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Transformation of Experience

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 06:00

We want things to be different, that is the force that drives growth but can also be a source of pain. How does the Dharma help us relate to our experience, including the difficult aspects, and help us transform those difficulties into wisdom.

Excerpted from the talk Alchemy of the Heart - Transforming Poison Into Wisdom by Dharmashalin given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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East Coast US Climate Action
East Coast US Climate Action

Meditating in Nature

By viriyalila on Wed, 21 Apr, 2021 - 22:46

Amala offers two guided meditations intended to accompany you in practicing outdoors in nature. 

These were recorded as part of the On Two Wings: Holding Love and Concern for the Earth retreat, April 2021.

Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Perfect Action

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Apr, 2021 - 00:00
Singhamati draws on Hermann Hesse's, "Narcissus and Goldmund" and Katherine May's "Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times" to explore Perfect Action through myth, vision and transformation.
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Meditating In Nature

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 21 Apr, 2021 - 00:00
Amala offers two guided meditations intended to accompany you in practicing outdoors in nature. These were recorded as part of the On Two Wings: Holding Love and Concern for the Earth retreat in April 2021.
East Coast US Climate Action
East Coast US Climate Action

On Two Wings | Holding Love and Concern for the Earth

By viriyalila on Tue, 20 Apr, 2021 - 03:13

On Two Wings | Holding Love and Concern for the Earth

By viriyalila on Tue, 20 Apr, 2021 - 03:13

Holding both great love and great concern is a path that can lead us to wisdom and to joy. We can strengthen these two wings with awareness in nature. Nature is always with us, just as the Buddha and the possibility of awakening are always with us.  

This spring retreat, coinciding with Earth Day, continues our series on Dharmic responses to environmental crises. We will cultivate our depth of heart to experience upekkha, or the Brahmavihara of equanimity. We will also practice two joys: the joy...