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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Talk by Vessantara: Padmasambhava Practice – a Personal Unfolding

Posted by Vajrashura to Dublin Buddhist Centre on Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 19:33

In this wonderful personal talk about Padmasambhava, Vessantara talks about his connection with the strange figure of Padmasambhava.

On the way, he gives an insight into what it’s like to relate to these Buddha and Bodhisattva figures deeply, and how we can do this.

And he explores the effects doing this can have on our mind, our heart and our Dharma lives.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Tuesday 25th April 2017....

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What is actually happening?

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 14:00

In this FBA Dharmabyte Arthapriya creatively explores the question: What is actually happening?

Arthapriya explores the Buddhist understanding of what we call reality, and how it is less common sensical than we might imagine. In particular, he questions how much our ‘outside world’ is in fact so strongly conditioned by our state of mind. Covering karma, emptiness, impermanence and galaxies, this is a wide ranging talk!

From the talk ‘The Nature of Reality‘ of a series of three talks entitled...

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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Dharma Talk - The Central Teaching of the Buddha: An Exploration of the Profound Teaching of Conditionality

Posted by Vajrashura to Dublin Buddhist Centre on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 21:40

Paramabandhu explores in great breadth and depth the profound and central teaching of the Buddha: conditionality.

Drawing especially on incidents from the lives of the Buddha and his disciples in the Pali Canon, he highlights seven points that we should be particularly aware of when looking to understand this important teaching.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Friday 17th May 2018.

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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

BAM Talk - Dr. Ambedkar & the Dhamma Revolution in the West

Posted by Vajrashura to Dublin Buddhist Centre on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 21:37

Dr. Ambedkar was a great social reformer in India who converted to Buddhism with hundreds of thousands of his followers, in order to help them escape the crushing oppression of caste.

Given as part of Buddhist Action Month in 2018, in this talk Jnanadhara explores the life and legacy of Dr. Ambedkar, and especially what Buddhists in the West can learn from the peaceful revolution that Dr. Ambedkar instigated in India.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Friday 15th June 2018....

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Triratna News
Triratna News

The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Rohingya people need your money, urgently.

A new Buddhist global project has been set up to help the Rohingya people, a million of whom are living in the world’s biggest refugee camp, Bangladesh, as a result of Buddhist-led violence in Myanmar/Burma. After fleeing their burning villages, many of them now find themselves living in very difficult conditions facing monsoon rains.

Late in 2017 a number of senior Order members published strongly-worded statement pointing out...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Celebrating Dhivati - whose legacy part-funded Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 14:56

Here, Sucimani talks with me about Dhivati, whose legacy part-funded The Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Project..  Although we don’t have any recordings of Dhivati herself (a reminder to us to record while we can!), we do have a celebration of her life written by Vijayasri and her family have helped us to put together her ‘Annals’. 

Dhivati’s Annals

In 1968 Dhivati was Joyce Mumford, living in Chessington, married to Ian and mother of Bill, Liz and Julia, taking them to Quaker Meeting each...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Mind and Mental Events

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 16 Jun, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Podcast is called ‘Mind and Mental Events’ by Subhuti. These five omnipresent mental events (sarvatragas) constitute the basic mechanics of the mind; if you are conscious, they are present.

1. Feeling-tone (vedana)
2. Recognition (or conceptualisation) (samjna)
3. Directionality of mind (cetana)
4. Contact (sparsa)
5. Egocentric demanding (manaskara)

From this we can conclude that:
1. All our experience is feeling-toned. The more conscious we are...

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Buddhist Action Month 2018
Buddhist Action Month 2018

Buddhist Action Day in Mid Essex

Posted by Davidrey to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Fri, 15 Jun, 2018 - 07:11

Buddhist Action Day in Mid Essex

Posted by Davidrey to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Fri, 15 Jun, 2018 - 07:11

Do come and join us and see ethics in action in Woodham!

South Woodham Ferrers CM35JX

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