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Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The first Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:54

The first Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:54

In June 2017, Buddhistisches Tor Berlin hosted the first European Mainland Young Buddhist Convention, attended by 70 young people aged from 18 to 35. Organiser Hannah and contributor Prasadacharin tell us all about the event.

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FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Clear Vision Trust: a Dharmapala

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 09:00

Clear Vision Trust: a Dharmapala

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 09:00

Q: What’s the absolutely best thing about working for FutureDharma Fund?

A: Knowing that we’re helping you support some amazing Triratna projects.

Each month we’re going to bring you news from one of them. First up in June - Clear Vision Trust

Now 50 years old, Triratna has grown and spread across the globe. We all practice in a diverse range of settings. Yet whether we’re part of a large urban sangha, attend a small local group, live in a community, on our own or in...

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Charlotte Lawes's picture

I love working with the guys at Clear Vision Trust - such a fab bunch and great at what they do. 

Liz_Bassett's picture

We couldn’t agree more Charlotte!

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

Can Triratna really help change this suffering world?

Terrorism, environmental degradation, the consumerist tide of distraction and dissatisfaction: sometimes the world can seem broken.

Triratna is entering its next 50 years. Can Triratna offer more people ways to stay sane in a confusing world: ways to connect, to grow and to give?

FutureDharma Fund believes it can. The only long term solution to suffering is enough movements like ours creating a wave of kindness and wisdom in the world. Only this will transform the forces of...

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Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 12:10

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 12:10

On April 8th 2017 Triratna Day was celebrated around the world as the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1967. We visit Sheffield for the Northern English celebration, Adhisthana, Dhanakosa in Scotland and Essen for the Western European events in Germany.

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Wonderful. Very inspiring to see. Thank you.

Chester
Chester

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

We are continuing to hold our weekly meetings at the Chester Quaker Meeting House.  The evenings include some discussion, meditation with tea and a chat.  Everyone is welcome.  We’re very friendly so feel free to drop in.

www.triratna-at-chester.org

triratna.chester [at] gmail.com...

Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

What is a Puja?

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 03:36

What is a Puja?

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 03:36


A puja in my Buddhist tradition is a ceremony that includes reflection, chanting and offerings that deepen appreciation of The Buddha and his teachings. 


It moves through seven stages which include gratitude, confession and reverence.
Sometimes there are readings slotted into the puja to add colour and inspiration to an already rich tapestry of practice. 


In traditional Buddhist cultures pujas are often done on the full moon and this is a tradition that some members of Jayakula, our...

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Mindful Emotion - A New Book On Kindness

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 12:07

Mindful Emotion - A New Book On Kindness

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 12:07

We have released Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness just ahead of a prediction reported in The Bookseller - the UK’s publishing-trade magazine - that the next trending lifestyle attitude after lagom and hygge is . . . kindness.

The book draws on Kindness Behaviour Training and offers reflections and exercises to bring more kindness into our daily lives.

Mindful Emotion by Drs Paramabandhu Groves and Jed Shamel has been hailed by quite a few voices in the field:

A variety of secular-based mindfulness meditation instructions and thoughtful exercises support this process of creating...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

The Home Stretch

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 10:36

The Home Stretch

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 11 May, 2017 - 10:36

This is our final shrine project blog as we speed towards our re-opening and re-dedication celebration. It’s been quite a journey, which although has had it’s challenges, has been very inspiring and rewarding. We’re spending our last week finishing off the smaller details, getting the areas cleaned, planning for our sangha visitors to our dedication day on Saturday. Fundraising will continue as we still need to support the ongoing works, which should include a wheelchair platform lift, garden decking and...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Generosity & Gratitude

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 16:50

Generosity & Gratitude

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 16:50

What a week it’s been. Things are moving fast with carpet tiles and lino arriving, sorting out the garden and finishing up flooring ready for the next stage. As the re-opening fast approaches, it is a real pleasure to pause and see how far we’ve come and to also express gratitude to those who have generously given their time and energy to help get our shrine room and reception ready. Vijayasri, Dhammasena and Malcolm, have been working so hard laying...

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Feeling Grounded

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 16:09

Feeling Grounded

Posted by Carol Robertson to Croydon Buddhist Centre on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 16:09

With so much activity of late, it’s been a refreshing change to have some quiet in the last week. With much of the ‘messy’ jobs complete and many of our fixtures and fittings gradually put into place, focus has turned to organising our re-opening. We’re starting our countdown now that we’re stepping into the last four weeks. How exciting! It’s shaping up to be a wonderful day welcoming sangha past and present.

Carpets, lino and blinds are ordered, so it feels good...

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