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Vimalasara

Afrikan Wisdom

Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom

Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom, edited by Vimalasara:
New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond

A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.

Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winning author and editor Vimalasara’s (Valerie Mason-John) collection of 34 essays–written by an eclectic and inspirational group of Black thought leaders and teachers–reflects on the unique and multilayered experience of being Black in the world today.

Afrikan Wisdom is available now via North Atlantic...

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Vajradevi

Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom

Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 10:30

Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom

Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 10:30

Led by Vajradevi

I’m running another online meditation retreat from Saturday 25th September to Friday 1st October 2021. The retreat is aimed at Order Members and Mitras and is offered on a Dana basis.

The emphasis will be on a relaxed, open, and attentive quality of ‘knowing’, receptive to whatever is happening within our experience. We will be cultivating mindfulness that is ‘uncontrived’ and natural and looking to bring ‘right view’ – a wisdom perspective - to each moment of awareness.

I’ll be drawing on...

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Centre Team

Beauty and Environmental Action (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 41)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 17:05

Join us for a deep dive into the relationship between art, aesthetics, the environment, and the inner life of people, objects and houses! In this episode we discuss the current ecological and biodiversity crises with an artist and a poet, asking how an appreciation and fuller understanding of beauty itself can help us take action in our own lives.

Be prepared to have your notions of “the beautiful” challenged and, hopefully, also affirmed as we range with our guests Padmacandra and Vilokini...

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Kamalagita

Grŵp Newydd Triratna - New Triratna Group!

Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 10:08

Grŵp Newydd Triratna - New Triratna Group!

Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 10:08

Welsh is my first language, although I haven’t lived in Wales since I was 18, it’s the language of my heart, a short cut to my emotions. 

I learnt to meditate in Dhanakosa in 2009 and since then am a regular Cambridge sangha member training for ordination.  My mother Anantamani, translated the puja into Welsh 15 years ago. Since asking for ordination I have often been invited to share the positive precepts in Welsh at the end of gfr retreats.  This has...

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Helen - Windhor...

'Uncontrived Mindfulness' now available from the US

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 10:15

'Uncontrived Mindfulness' now available from the US

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 10:15

If you live in the Americas, you may be pleased to learn that Vajradevi’s Uncontrived Mindfulness: Ending Suffering through Attention, Curiosity and Wisdom is now available through our US distributors.

Uncontrived Mindfulness is a deep dive into the practice of exploring our experience as it happens. The emphasis is on cultivating wisdom, using the tools of attention, curiosity and discernment to recognize and see through the delusion that is causing our suffering. Vajradevi is a warm and insightful guide to this exploration,...

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Centre Team

Book Launch - I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Jul, 2021 - 14:43

Book Launch - I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Jul, 2021 - 14:43

Introducing I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism - A Book Launch
Windhorse Publications will be hosting a conversation between Danasamudra and the author of their most recent book I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism, Alice Collett.

Tuesday 13th July, 1 hour 30 minutes

11.00 US PST |  13.00 Mexico  |  14.00 US EST  |  19.00 IE & UK  |  20.00 Europe CET 
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kusaladevi

Home Retreat: How To Really Save the World | Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 15:31

Home Retreat: How To Really Save the World | Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 15:31

How to Really Save the World:
The Dharma life as a revolution for everyone

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to formulate your own ideals. 

Led by Parami and friends in English and Spanish

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to reschedule this retreat. The new dates are:...

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Centre Team

Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 11:58

A conversation exploring the central role of strong personal friendships in creating a culture that encourages women and girls in India to take seriously their own aspirations - whether in Buddhist training or life in general. 

Abhayanavita and Tarahridaya are wonderful leaders and exemplars in this work, speaking across generations, across gender, and across caste to help inspire the new Buddhists of India.

From extremely difficult conditions each has forged her own path towards safety, respect and acceptance. And in a time of terrible...

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Free Buddhist Audio

In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

As a launch series for Free Buddhist Audio on YouTube, a wonderful new set of talks given by Nagasiddhi. We are taken through seven key stages of the Buddha’s mythic quest, from his unsure setting out, through his wrong turnings, his breakthroughs and his decision to share what he had learned with others. A perfect way to celebrate Buddha Day as Nagasiddhi brings his infectious sense of imagination, play and grounded experience to bear on a story...

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Centre Team

Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 17:08

Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 17:08

Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind
A four-week course with Yashobodhi

Sundays: June 27th, July 4th, 11th, 18th
Each session will be done twice every week to accommodate time zones - come to whichever session suits best with your ticket.

First session (2 hrs): IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEST 18:00 | New Zealand 20:00

Second session (2 hrs)USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST...