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Best wishes to Ratnachuda

By jinavamsa on Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 16:59

Best wishes to Ratnachuda

By jinavamsa on Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 16:59


As many people will know, Ratnachuda has been a dedicated servant to the Three Jewels spanning many years; his willingness to help others has touched many people’s lives.
This deep care and concern for others led him to becoming a Trustee of The Abhayaratna Trust nearly eight years ago. He gave dedicated service and we particularly appreciated his lively intelligence, enthusiasm and pioneering spirit; his love of the Order is clear. Now he has stepped down, giving...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Poems On Impermanence

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

A well read poem can help us deepen our understanding of Buddhist principles. Achala shares his practice of reflecting on impermanence through poetry. In this Dharmabyte we hear two poems. The first is entitled “Life” by Sangharakshita, the second entitled “Letter to a Nobleman in Kyoto” by Kukai, (774-835 CE), Japanese poet, scholar, painter, engineer, and great Buddhist teacher.

Translated into Marathi by Amitayush. Excerpted from the talk entitled Poems On...

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

January 2020 ECA Report

By Development Team on Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 13:54

Here is a short report of the ECA Winter meeting that was held at Adhisthana from 4-11 January 2020.

Videos and a podcast recorded by Sadayasihi are to be found here:

Amaragita, the new Chair of Buddhafield
Maitridevi on the ECA’s new strategic priorities
Munisha on being a Safeguarding Officer
Listen to a podcast about the ECA’s new strategic priorities
video farewell from Nandavajra...

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

Issue 35 American Zen update

By Ratnagarbha on Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 13:22

Issue 35 American Zen update

By Ratnagarbha on Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 13:22Issue 35 has reached the layout stage. We have much exciting material in the pipeline. An interview with with the remarkable Peter Cavaciuti a Western master of Japanese brush painting with wonderful photographs by Jeremy Peters. A feature about the American abstract expressionist who were influenced by zen Buddhism including the inimitable John Cage. A fantastic selection of poetry made by Dharmavadana has just come in and I have begun laying out. A personal appreciation of the aesthetics of emptiness...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Yoga for Meditation | Beginner Series

By Suddhayu on Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 - 21:32

Yoga for Meditation | Beginner Series

By Suddhayu on Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 - 21:32

A four-week course on Tuesday evenings, 7–8:30pm, beginning February 25th and completing March 17th. Click Here to Register.


This 4-week Beginner Series will be an introduction to breath and movement with an emphasis on preparing the body for sitting meditation. Back pain, a stiff neck, tight hips and hamstrings are common areas where we hold stress, and can make sitting feel difficult or painful. The ancient practice of yoga was designed to prepare the body to sit and be...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Impermanence of This Body

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Punyamala explores the Buddhist teachings of impermanence and shares reflections on how to live with the fact of death, using her recent experience of death.

This is the Second in a series of four talks given on the four reminders given at Taraloka Retreat Centre called Reflection: A Path of Wisdom.

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Dharmagiri Retreatcenter
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter

Bergvärme på Dharmagiri

By Viryabodhi on Fri, 24 Jan, 2020 - 07:22

Bergvärme på Dharmagiri

By Viryabodhi on Fri, 24 Jan, 2020 - 07:22

Vi håller på att installera bergvärme för Dharmagiri. Efter många år med bränslepellets och olika pelletsbrännare – som ibland har haft lite av ett eget liv – ska vi äntligen få bergvärme. Det blir en pump till gröna huset och en till röda, med borrhål till vardera (ca 240 meter djupt). Det ska bli skönt att slippa oron för pelletsbrännaren och även kunna justera värmen på distans, via internet. Det här kostar så klart en slant, ca 250 000kr per...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Jellyfish and Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

We want to be free from suffering and to become free we need to transform ourselves. How do that? Singhamati describes three paths for transformation: self development, self discovery and self surrender. Each path helping us to turn towards and transform different parts of ourselves.

In this track we hear about the path of Self-Development. Excerpted from the talk entitled Three Paths to Transformation: Self Development, Self Discovery, Self Surrender given at Sangha Night at the ...

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – January 2020

By ratnadharini on Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 11:10

Chairs' Letter – January 2020

By ratnadharini on Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 - 11:10

Dear Order Members,

It’s been interesting to look back over my first two months as College Chair, as well as starting to get a perspective on the next five years.

Actually my reflections go back to November 2018, when Bhante Sangharakshita had just died and his funeral coincided with the College meeting during which I was asked to become future Chair of the College. It was deeply significant to be at Adhisthana as we moved beyond the lifetime of the founder of our Order,...

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