Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Rainbodhi resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 12:38

Rainbodhi resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 12:38

Rainbodhi is a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists in Australia and advocates for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community.

They have just published a brand new resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists and Buddhist organisations: ‘Welcoming the Rainbow -  A guide to LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists’ to help Buddhists and Buddhist organisations to create safe and inclusive spaces.

You can download the booklet in pdf format or order a hard copy...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Deeper Level of Happiness

By Zac on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

Ratnaguna describes a level of happiness marked by stillness and calm that arises when we practice meditation. This stillness allows us to confront ourselves fully, leading to an experience of coming home to oneself. 

From the talk Stop Buying Stuff and Learn How to be Happy Instead given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2011.

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West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Early Buddhism Study Group Online - Sunday 23 January 2022

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 17:11

Early Buddhism Study Group Online - Sunday 23 January 2022

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 17:11

The Buddha lived all of two and a half thousand years ago. However, the writings of the Pali Canon offer us a window onto his words and his personality. Join us for study of these earliest Buddhist scriptures, exploring what message they might have for us in these unprecedented and uncertain times. We will start each session with a brief period of Pali chanting and meditation before we read and reflect on a sutta. Join us for an exploration of...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

With Roots in the Sky

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 14:56

With Roots in the Sky

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 18 Jan, 2022 - 14:56

Online Meditation Retreat 23-29 January 2022

with Paramananda and Bodhilila

‘Imagine a sky, empty, spacious and pure from the beginning; the essence of the nature of mind is like this. Imagine a sun, luminous, clear, unobstructed, and spontaneously present; the nature of mind is like this. Imagine that sun shining out impartially on us and all things, penetrating all directions; the energy of mind, which is the manifestation of compassion, is like this; nothing can obstruct it and it pervades everywhere.’

from Tibetan Book of Living...

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Join the Nature of Mind Project

By Saddhanandi on Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 17:09

Join the Nature of Mind Project

By Saddhanandi on Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 17:09

Join us for a six-month season of events exploring the nature of mind, including neuroscience, Buddhist thought, and psychology.  The project culminates in an in-person and online retreat at Adhisthana (August 2022).

Register for free: natureofmind.net

Here’s some more about it:

* Conversations – Every month we’ll post a conversation hosted by an Order member with guests such as: Iain McGilchrist (the divided brain), Paul Gilbert (Compassion-Focussed Therapy), Penny Sartori (near-death experiences), Bernardo Kastrup (metaphysical idealism), and Carol Bowman (past life memories).

* We’ll also be in conversation...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Chintamani, Mexico

By Nagapriya on Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 16:40

Ordinations at Chintamani, Mexico

By Nagapriya on Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 16:40

I am very happy to announce the public ordination of ex Isidro Martínez and ex Oscar Gutiérrez of the Mexico City Sangha at Chintamani on Saturday 15th January, 2022.

Isidro becomes Āryavādin, a Sanskrit name meaning he who speaks like the noble ones,
Registered spelling: Aryavadin 

Private Preceptor: Samamati
Public Preceptor: Virasiddhi 
 

Óscar becomes Nityamaṇi (dot under the n), a Sanskrit name which means he who has the eternal Jewel.
Registered spelling: Nityamani
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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What is In This Moment?

By Zac on Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

Sanghadhara shares reflections on death and awareness of the present moment. How consciously are we living our life? 

From the talk entitled Happy Dying, Happy Living given at the Dharma Parlour at Buddhafield Festival, 2018, on the theme of ‘The Dance of Life and Death’.

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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Mystery of Spiritual Friendship

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 16 Jan, 2022 - 00:00
In the opening talk of the series, Padmasagara explores the profundity of the Buddha's statement that spiritual friendship is 'the whole of the spiritual life' or, in other words, the whole of the Going for Refuge. He emphasises the "guhya" (secret or hidden) nature of spiritual friendship and demonstrates how its emergence in the world was inseparable from the Buddha's ineffable Nirvana. The talk concludes by drawing out some important implications and challenges us to reflect on how central spiritual friendship is in our lives.
Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Dakini and the Horizontal Dimension of Spiritual Friendship

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 16 Jan, 2022 - 00:00
Padmasagara invokes the Dakini to examine the horizontal dimension of spiritual friendship and encourages us to develop strong positive emotion, honesty and openness, and enter the cremation ground - or 'crucial situation' - with our spiritual friends. The talk is both mythic and practical, and provides a brilliant crescendo to his series 'Of the Mysteries of Spiritual Friendship and the Three Tantric Refuges'.