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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Triratna's Panel Process and Safeguarding - Questions and Answers (Part 2)

By saddhaloka on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 18:07

Read Part 1 of this Q & A series

Preface
Members of the Ethics Kula respond here to some of your questions about the Panel Process and Safeguarding. Please remember that the Ethics Kula, which includes the Safeguarding team, are Order members giving their time to try and resolve some very difficult situations that arise in our community, and the Kula certainly does not see itself as some sort of final authority on all ethical matters. 

The...

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

A new special place

By Vassika on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 15:57

A new special place

By Vassika on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 15:57

Me voilà assise dans le petit parc à côté du nouveau Centre bouddhiste, ayant signé ce matin (accompagné de Pierrick) l’acte final de la vente du 25 rue Condorcet, et cette après-midi celui de l’achat du 49 avenue Edison.

Tout s’est bien passé, avec bon humeur et de l’amabilité.

Tout à l’heure, Aryanita va me joindre et nous allons nous préparer à conduire notre première soirée de la Sangha dans notre nouveau Centre bouddhiste et lundi, les travaux devraient commencer…

Malheureusement tous nos bons plans pour...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Be More Than Your Culture

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Be More Than Your Culture by Maitreyabandhu.

How do we make the most of life? Buddhism is a non-theistic, practical path of human growth and fulfilment. This series includes highlights from the eight-week course that leads participants step by step along the Buddhist path from mindfulness and emotional strength to receptivity, spiritual death and rebirth. And, as you can see from the talks, Maitreyabandhu always comes back to the here...

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Interreligious climate pilgrim from Oslo

By gunaketu on Wed, 22 May, 2019 - 21:25

Interreligious climate pilgrim from Oslo

By gunaketu on Wed, 22 May, 2019 - 21:25

To inspire greater collaberation around climat action we organize in Oslo an Interreligious climat pilgrimage from Oslo to Fredrikstad to the South of Oslo. Search Facebook for @klimapilgrimsvandring.

We believe that all the various faith systems have in them both dogmas, texts and practices that aim at preserving the environment. If we can connect with the deeper values regarding the environment, in different spiritual networks, it will be easier to mobilize for common environmental causes. We also think that a shift to more...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

More Free Time!

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 21 May, 2019 - 14:44

More Free Time!

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 21 May, 2019 - 14:44

Recently TBCO featured Helen Lewis of Windhorse Publications interviewing Vajragupta about his new book, Free Time! From Clock-watching to Free-flowing – a Buddhist Guide. Here Vajragupta reveals more about the book… and about the mystery of time.

Your new book is now available from Windhorse Publications, and it is about Buddhism and time, and our relationship with time… can you say more?
As we know, the Buddha said that experience is shaped by mind; we become...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Generosity Leads to Happiness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Generosity Leads to Happiness by Vijayasri.

This is another talk in our exploration of The Journey and The Guide. Vijayasri considers how having generosity at the centre of a mandala, based on the positive precepts, can help us to develop positive emotion.

This talk, Generosity As A Foundation Of Positive Emotion, was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre in February 2016 as part of the regular Saturday Morning Sangha Class.

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Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Precision Dharma

By dhivan thomas jones on Sun, 19 May, 2019 - 12:22

Precision Dharma

By dhivan thomas jones on Sun, 19 May, 2019 - 12:22

Vajratara reviews a first-class new book on early Buddhist doctrine:

Early Buddhist Teachings

by Y. Karunadasa

Boston: Wisdom Publications 2018, 240pp, hb £22.50, pb £11, ebook

review by Vajratara

In a book market saturated with books about Buddhism, one may not immediately choose a book about early Buddhist teachings written by a Pali and Buddhist studies Scholar. However, though Early Buddhist Teachings goes over some of the same ground as other books about basic Buddhism, it offers a fresh and comprehensive overview that leaves us with a deeper understanding. Professor Karunadasa explains...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Five Aspects of Dharma Life - Integration

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 May, 2019 - 14:00

Delve into the fundamental principles behind Integration in Triratna’s System of Practice with this week’s FBA Podcast entitled The Five Aspects of Dharma Life - Integration by Subhuti. With integration we begin by taking fully responsibility for our karmic agency.

This is the third talk in a series of eight from the System of Practice retreat at Padmaloka for men who have asked for Ordination.

Subhuti invites his hearers to find new and...

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