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Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

14th October marks the anniversary of the mass conversions into Buddhism led by Dr Ambedkar - a day when hundreds of thousands of ‘untouchable’ people were liberated from the oppression of the Hindu caste system as well as being a significant moment in the revival of Buddhism in India.

In this video Dhammacharini Jnanasuri shares her moving story about being at Dr Ambedkar’s mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956 and how she found her way to the Triratna Buddhist community.

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Buddhism and Social Justice

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Buddhism and Social Justice

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 16:05

Wednesday 14th October, 7pm-8.30pm UK time

Can Buddhism change society? We’ll spend the evening exploring that question, hearing from four ordained Buddhists on what they understand social justice to mean.

In a symposium of short talks, speakers will draw on the social and political revolution of the Indian Dalit Buddhist movement and why it is so relevant to us, here in the West. We’d love for you to join in the conversation.

The...

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Drawing and the Art of Mindfulness with Amitajyoti (Online)

From West London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 13:05

Drawing and the Art of Mindfulness with Amitajyoti (Online)

From West London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 13:05

Saturday October 17, 2-5pm 

Register in advance for this workshop using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Explore how the disciplines of mindfulness and drawing complement each other and how approaching both in a spirit of play can be enriching and freeing. In this afternoon Retreat you will be introduced to mindful drawing, mindfulness practices and a series of guided drawing exercises.

Mindfulness gives us opportunity to engage with experience directly, free from assumptions, preferences, and...

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The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

From West London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

From West London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

This retreat runs 15 – 21 November. Register in advance for this event using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

In this online meditation retreat we will be taking a fresh look at the main practices taught within Triratna with the aim of connecting to the inner spirit at their heart. We will explore how the Mindfulness of Breathing, Metta Bhavana, Just Sitting and mantra chanting all share the single...

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We're offering another free eBook

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

We're offering another free eBook

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Those of you who’ve been enjoying the free eBooks we’ve been giving away since March will be pleased to learn that we’re giving away another one. This time it’s the turn of one of Sangharakshita’s classics, The Bodhisattva Ideal.

How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the bodhisattva ideal. The image of the bodhisattva, one who wishes to gain Enlightenment for the sake...

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Yoga teacher training 200 hours Certification with Bodhiyoga at Suryavana 2021

From Suryavana Retreat Centre on Sat, 10 Oct, 2020 - 18:31

Yoga teacher training 200 hours Certification with Bodhiyoga at Suryavana 2021

From Suryavana Retreat Centre on Sat, 10 Oct, 2020 - 18:31

We are now offering our 200 & 500 hour Teacher trainings for 2021.
Places are limited with extra precautions in relation to CV19.
Following three key protocols to help guarantee health security:

1.  Single room occupancy with ensuite bathroom,
at no additional cost
2. Students to do a test for Covid free or immunity
3. All training activities and eating
take place outside, “al fresco”

For more details https://www.bodhiyoga.es/content/200-hours-foundation-mindfulness-yoga-teacher-training-course-module-1

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Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 7 Oct, 2020 - 20:50

We’re back with the first episode in a two-part conversation about what Buddhism has to say to 21st C. economics in the wake of populist political tides, globalization and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaddhaka is the author of The Buddha On Wall Street, a Buddhist critique of Neo-Liberal notions of capitalism. Expect a stirring, provocative discussion around the state of western democracies in relation to economics, and the hope offered by community-led responses to the...

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Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of It’s Not Out There: How to see differently and live an extraordinary, ordinary life by Danapriya. In this video, Helen from the Windhorse Publications team interviews Danapriya about the book.

Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’ is within us. In It’s Not Out There, Buddhist teacher and mentor, Danapriya, helps you to look inside yourself in such a way that life becomes...

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Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Join PoetryEast for a two-part conversation with renowned psychiatrist, writer, and literary scholar, Iain McGilchrist - author of The Master and His Emissary.

Part one: ‘The Divided Brain’ will premier on Tuesday 13th October at 7pm (BST). Part two: ‘The Making of the Western World’ on Tuesday 20th October at 7pm (BST). 

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu (from the London Buddhist Centre) will be in conversation with Dr McGilchrist about brain science, transcendence, poetry, and art. 

PoetryEast is an ongoing...

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Hot off the press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Hot off the press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Here at Windhorse Publications we’re delighted to announce the release of Introducing Mindfulness: Buddhist Background and Practical Exercises by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  

This is not only a book for people interested in exploring mindfulness for the first time. It is also a skilled and thoughtful intervention into many of the debates about the nature and status of mindfulness in its secular forms and in non-dual and vipassana Buddhist practices. 

You can buy Introducing Mindfulness now from our website or your local bookshop for £13.99. It will be...