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For Nothing Is Fixed - Getting Real with Viveka and Paramananda, Episode 1

Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 02:16

For Nothing Is Fixed

For nothing is fixed,
forever, forever, forever,
it is not fixed;
the earth is always shifting,
the light is always changing,
the sea does not cease to grind down rock.
Generations do not cease to be born,
and we are responsible to them
because we are the only witnesses they have.
The sea rises, the light fails,
lovers cling to each other,
and children cling to us.
...

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June book sale at Windhorse Publications

Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

June book sale at Windhorse Publications

Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

Lockdown rules are changing for some of us. So perhaps there’s not quite so much staying at home involved this month’s Stay at Home Sale. We have chosen a range of books to offer resources and inspiration in this transition time. 
 
To continue the ‘For the Earth’ theme of Buddhist Action Month, we’ve got what I think is the only one of our books to be written by a vet. Bodhipaksa’s Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View, is reduced...

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BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month. The theme for BAM activities this year is ‘For the Earth’. Akuppa’s Saving the Earth: A Buddhist View will be available for free until 14 June. You can download it here.

We published this book 11 years ago, and now we know much more about biodiversity loss, extreme weather, and climate change. At the heart of this book is a timeless dialogue between Buddhist and...

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What the Buddha said about Loss | Maitrinita

Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 16:24

What the Buddha said about Loss | Maitrinita

Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 16:24

Are you finding it difficult to deal with loss? Almost everyone is having to face loss of some kind right now; whether it’s loss of a loved one, a job or even just a former way of life.

Join this week’s Buddhism and Meditation live-stream on What the Buddha Said about Loss where Maitrinita will be exploring the inevitable pain of loss, but also its potential for renewal.

Includes a led mediation, suitable for all, a Dharma talk and a chat-room Q&A on...

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For the Earth - BAM! 2020 (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 28)

Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 12:59

This year’s Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) - happening around the world throughout June - is about to kick off. The theme is “For the Earth” - and here on the Dharma Toolkit we’ll be looking at the intersection between urgent human issues like climate change, economic inequality and social justice. 

The poetic version of this, rooted in personal and community practice, is that we have a perfect opportunity to speak up for the many beings...

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Here is the podcast as a mp3 file for direct download.

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The River Under the River (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 27)

Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 22:27

“Deserving a place in a realm where miracles happen”

Let’s start with this image: there’s a river under the river. Then follow it via the works of William Stafford and the creative lives of members of the Wolf at the Door group: poets and writers exploring the interplay of modes of attention in their chosen art forms, mediated by the practice of Buddhism.

The wolf is there too. Alive and real and, sometimes, scary. But this...

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Here is the podcast as a mp3 file for direct download.

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Thanx for a delightful conversation…made me smile as I came upon Staffords golden thread poem for the first time just a few days ago by following some seemingly random Triratna threads online….a lovely magical moment of connection! D🙏🌈🌹

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Windhorse Publications Free the Dharma - Stories of practice

Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:55

Windhorse Publications Free the Dharma - Stories of practice

Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:55

Many Dharma books give advice on how to meditate or reflect: others offer maps of the mind. But this week we’re giving away a book of a different kind; a book of stories of practice. 
 
How does the Dharma work? Based on 22 interviews or reflections, Challenging Times: Stories of Buddhist practice when things get tough is a compelling read. You can download it here until 8 June. 
 
Each person in the book faced some sort of...

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Closing the home retreat - Turning Arrows into Flowers

Fri, 22 May, 2020 - 12:57

Closing the home retreat - Turning Arrows into Flowers

Fri, 22 May, 2020 - 12:57

We’ve come to the end of this home retreat, “Turning Arrows into Flowers”. Find the Post retreat resources here

However you have used the resources this week, we really hope that Training your Mind and having a sense of community online have benefited your Dharma practice at this time. Let us know here how you have found the week, we’d love to hear from you.

Please give now, so that we can offer home retreats and other resources to more...

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Post Retreat Resources - Turning Arrows into Flowers

Fri, 22 May, 2020 - 08:23

Post Retreat Resources - Turning Arrows into Flowers

Fri, 22 May, 2020 - 08:23

We hope you have enjoyed Turning Arrows into Flowers with us this week! 🏹 🌸🌺🌼

A big thanks to Yashobodhi, for providing us with the inspiring Dharma talks and for the live Q+A on Sunday (recording to follow soon!). If you haven’t already had a listen, do check out the podcast where she talks about the Seven Point Mind Training - and beautifully makes a connection between them and the myth of Rumpelstiltskin!

Thanks also to the group of...

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Transference of Merit and Self Surrender- Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 7

Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 15:40

Transference of Merit and Self Surrender- Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 7

Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 15:40

Coming to the end of the ‘Transforming Arrows into Flowers’ Home retreat, it is always useful to dwell on any benefits you have received from the week. Perhaps you would like to make a few changes to your life – such as less time checking your emails; or ‘doing nothing’ for ten minutes each day. You may wish to write these down and keep them by your bed or on your fridge as a reminder. Telling other people can also...

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