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Love and Rage - Bodhilila with Lama Rod Owens (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 433)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 00:33

In this final episode of the current season of the podcast, Bodhilila, Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre, is in conversation with Lama Rod Owens, bestselling author of ‘Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger’

Their exchange weaves across a number key Dharma threads, beginning with a sense of how being in the body can be a way to step out of systems that stop us reaching our full potential as human beings; a...

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Vidyamala, OBE! - A Platinum Jubilee Honour for Breathworks (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 432)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 4 Jun, 2022 - 09:19

We’re on the road this week with a festive episode of the podcast to celebrate Vidyamala: the extraordinary inspiration behind Breathworks who has just been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List. She has been honoured for her Services to Wellbeing and Pain Management as Co-founder of Breathworks, an organisation which teaches mindfulness-based approaches to people coping with pain, illness and stress.

In a riot of birdsong, on...

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New podcast episode

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 1 Jun, 2022 - 14:20

New podcast episode

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 1 Jun, 2022 - 14:20

We’re delighted to announce the release of Episode 2 of the Windhorse Publications Podcast. Dhammamegha and Bhikkhu Anālayo continue their conversation, turning to the crucial question of the place of mindfulness of others in meditation, the importance of sanghaor community, and the relationship between what happens on the cushion and our ways of being in the world. 

Getting closer to some of our collective challenges, Bhikkhu Anālayo talks about climate change and the Six Element Practice. We then move onto Bhikkhu Anālayo’s...

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Introducing 'Cyberloka' by Prajnaketu

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 25 May, 2022 - 10:00

Introducing 'Cyberloka' by Prajnaketu

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 25 May, 2022 - 10:00

Dhammamegha here. I’m very pleased to be writing to tell you about a new book we will publish in November, and to ask you to be part of making it happen. The book has been written by Prajnaketu, and it’s called Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life.

This book is just what we need right now when our capacity to deal creatively with being online so much hasn’t caught up with the amazing technology and media we’re using. Through...

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War and Peace: Living Buddhism in Poland (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 431)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 21 May, 2022 - 12:01

When tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees began to cross the border with Poland, the Triratna community at Krakow Buddhist Centre got involved with the same great generosity that has marked the Polish people’s response to war flaring up uncomfortably close to home. 

In this episode we hear from Saddhajala and Nityabandhu on the ground in Krakow—not just about the war in Ukraine but about how Buddhist practice has enabled them to meet the crisis and try to bring to life ...

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Telling the Story of Sangharakshita (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 430)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 14 May, 2022 - 20:44

Some of the team at the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust join us for a deep dive into the art of digital storytelling and biographical work online, as we hear about the ongoing creative challenges involved in helping a spiritual community hold the legacy of their teacher across generations.

Sangharakshita was a brilliant, complex, sometimes provocative and controversial figure. He was also a friend, a thinker, a writer, and a hundred other things besides. Prajnaketu and Suryanaga discuss with us the making...

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The Importance of the Dharma in Latin America: Bodhikámala with Subhuti, Live from México!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 13 May, 2022 - 22:57

The Importance of the Dharma in Latin America: Bodhikámala with Subhuti, Live from México!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 13 May, 2022 - 22:57

Tuesday 17 May

13:30 México | 11:30 USA PST | 14:30 USA EST | 19:30 IE & UK | 20:30 Europe CET | 00:00 India (next day) | 04:30 Sydney (next day) | 06:30 Auckland (next day)

Con traducción al español

An unexpected treat live from Toluca, México! Subhuti in conversation with Bodhikámala about the vital opportunities the Buddhist path offers to people in Latin America looking for a better way to live. The excitement, the challenges, and...

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The Arts Edition

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 10:03

The Arts Edition

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 10:03

Today we take a look at the last of the volumes of the Complete Works of Sangharakshita to come out in July this year. Volume 26 is called Aphorisms, the Arts, and Late Writings, and it was edited by the seemingly indefatigable Vidyadevi.

Publishing this volume is cause to celebrate the arts in Triratna, so in the Community Highlights section, we’ll point you to two recent self-published books around Buddhism and the arts, from paintings to poetry and beyond.

Volume 26 Sneak Peek

This...

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The Earth as Source of Inspiration - Paramananda & Maitridevi in Conversation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 429)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 20:24

This week’s episode is a wonderful conversation from our archive of live events here on The Buddhist Centre Online, featuring our host Paramananda and his guest Maitridevi, Chair of Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women in Wales.

Starting from a poem by W.S. Merwin, an initial conversation about gratitude for life despite all our knowledge of sorrows blooms into a shared set of reflections on impermanence, on our lack of centrality as a species, and on meditation...

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The Sound of One Hand (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 428)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 29 Apr, 2022 - 00:06

Sometimes a new Dharma book turns up that manages to seem both effortlessly profound and very funny. Of course, Satyadasa’s The Sound of One Hand is actually the product of hard-won experience, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the podcast to talk about his wonderful memoir as a tale of struggle, inspiration and the meeting of twin lineages in his life: Dharma practice and family. 

We hear Satyadasa’s account of the challenges and joys to be had figuring out...