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Dharma-Rama art exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 - 11:40

Dharma-Rama art exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 - 11:40

Five friends and artists who all go to the Wellington Buddhist Centre in New Zealand have just been having their second exhibition together. The artists are: Kathleen Beeler, Amalaratna, David Litchfield, Anne Munz and Achalamuni (Donald Woolford).

The name they have used for their exhibition, Dharma-Rama, is a made up one. 

Achalamuni explains the origin of the name and the significance of working together: “‘Dharma’ is obvious, but the ‘Rama’ part comes not from Pali or Sanskrit but from words such as...

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Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

Three Poets at City Gallery

By akashagarbha on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 23:14

In December there was an enjoyable evening at Wellington City Gallery with Maitreyabandhu from the London Buddhist Centre. He was talking with two Wellington poets, Bill Manhire and Jenny Bornholdt, who were reading and talking about their poetry.

Click on the link below to listen.

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Wellington Buddhist Centre

Opportunity to share the Dharma in Wellington

By saradarshini on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 20:05

Opportunity to share the Dharma in Wellington

By saradarshini on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 20:05

If you’re an enthusiastic younger Order member who’s looking for a change, please consider coming to Wellington for four months or longer. We can offer rent free accommodation and living expenses, plus the use of Achala’s car for the five months of 2019 that he’ll be away. As you’d be staying in Achala’s house, we’d prefer it if you can come before he leaves in early July. You’d be welcome to stay on after he returns (at the end of...

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Wellington Buddhist Centre

The Wellington Buddhist centre is moving

By saradarshini on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 19:29

The Wellington Buddhist centre is moving

By saradarshini on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 19:29

The Wellington Buddhist Centre is moving, but not very far! Just across the hall from our old premises!

Our new premises will be twice the size, with a quiet, well insulated environment and more suitable for those who come to practise meditation and learn about Buddhism with all the courses, drop-in classes, and events we offer.

We have been in our current Centre for 6 years now, after a short period of homelessness from our previous premises. Over these 6 years we’ve gradually been...

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Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

On Retreat with Vimalasara

By akashagarbha on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 05:01

On Retreat with Vimalasara

By akashagarbha on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 05:01

Last November while she visited Wellington Vimalasara lead a weekend retreat at Strathean Retreat Centre north of Wellington. Strathean was full to capacity and we had a great mix of Sangha, young and older, those who’d been around for ages and those quite new.

The retreat coincided with Bhante’s funeral. Strathean kindly provided a wifi password and a number of retreatants were up in the...

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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Friendship and the Heart's Release

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is by Maitreyi entitled Spiritual Friendship and the Heart’s Release. Our teacher Sangharakshita has said: “It is in friendship (maitri) that we may find the emotional equivalent of the intellectual understanding of the doctrine of ‘no self’”. The gift of these teachings can help us move beyond self-clinging into a deeper and far more mysterious connection with one another; a Greater Love.

This was the keynote talk given at Taraloka for the...

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Triratna News
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Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

In order to build on the already vibrant Young Buddhist activities in Australia and New Zealand, Future Dharma are now supporting a Triratna Young Buddhist Coordinator for the entire Area for 2 days per week. Dhammakumāra, currently Triratna’s youngest Order member, moved from the UK to take up this role in August 2018.

Dhammakumāra is currently based in Sydney but travels to other centres in Australia and New Zealand quite often. Here he explains a bit about the role...

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Pujas with Altitude

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 17:21

Pujas with Altitude

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 17:21

Here’s an interesting initiative: Pujas with Altitude! It’s a chance to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in the UK, take part in three pujas - on lake, hill and ancient woodland - as well as raise money for Taraloka, in particular, to help build an ‘Earth-Sky’ Garden.

Animisha is one person who has accepted this challenge! She writes: “Taraloka has been an important retreat centre for women to be able to come together to practice.  It...

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Dharmabyte: In the World, Not of the World

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

The new consciousness that emerges does so in stages. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear from Maitreyabandhu on the particular kind of effort needed in meditation entitled In the World, Not of the World.

From the talk Meditation Essentials: Stages.

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