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Ordinations at Chintamani

By akasajoti on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 18:49

Ordinations at Chintamani

By akasajoti on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 18:49

I am delighted to announce that on January 11 at Chintamani Retreat Centre, Mexico, we welcomed two new Dharmacharis into the Order from the Mexico City sangha.

Ex-Juan Antonio Diaz becomes: Subhananda which means He who has the joy of beauty or él que tiene la alegría de la belleza.
Private preceptor: Samamati
Public Preceptor: Virasiddhi

Ex-Pablo Sierra becomes: Satyabodhi which means Awakening to Truth or El despertar a la verdad.
Private preceptor: Virasiddhi
Public Preceptor:...

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New Chair wanted for Brighton

By Development Team on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 16:04

New Chair wanted for Brighton

By Development Team on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 16:04

Subhadassi has decided that he will step down as Chair of Brighton Buddhist Centre this summer.  

The Centre is in a period of change, with some new initiatives in process and others that are still at the planning stage.  Amongst those that are already thriving are the young peoples group and weekly Dharma Night.  

We are looking to find a new chair with the energy and enthusiasm to continue moving the centre forward. There are many elements of our situation that will be...

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The Inauguration of Toluca Buddhist Centre in Mexico

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 12:04

The Inauguration of Toluca Buddhist Centre in Mexico

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 12:04

On Friday 17th January, the Toluca Buddhist Centre in Mexico was formally inaugurated. The Toluca Buddhist Centre arose from the friendship of three friends who wanted to share their practice with each other and with other people.

Fifteen years ago, Sanghadhara, Ruchiramati and Bodhikamala, then 16 years old, living in Toluca, met Buddhism through the Mexico City Buddhist Centre and began practicing together. Toluca is a city located in the middle of the country, 70 km...

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Prajnaketu & Subhadramati - Encouraging Young People on the Path

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 23:12

Here are two wonderfully passionate members of the Order talking across generations about the need to open up effective pathways of commitment for young people as they connect and engage with the possibilities in a Buddhist life. 

Subhadramati has pioneered such pathways for women for many years at the London Buddhist Centre, one of the biggest Centres in Europe. She discusses her plans for 2020 to start a women’s community in London where she and a few experienced friends will share a...

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Stockholms buddhistcenter
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Första drop-in meditationen 2020

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 16:10

Första drop-in meditationen 2020

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 16:10

Ikväll leder jag första drop-in meditationen på Stockholms Buddhistcenter. 

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Dharmabyte: Understanding Anatta

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Classic Sangharakshita from the Aspects of the Higher Evolution of the Individual series given in 1970.

Tackling such terms as self, I, individual, and ego, reveals that each can have both a positive and a negative connotation. What is the self, and how can we cultivate true Individuality?

Excerpted from the talk Individuality , True and Self.

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FBA Podcast: Faith, Insight and Transcending the Self

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama offers this thought-provoking talk exploring insight into anatta. What happens when one loses control and renounces the self? 

Recorded at the Swedish Summer Retreat at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre, July 2019.

This talk is part of the series ‘To Place the Heart Upon’ - Exploring Faith in Buddhism.

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College of Public Preceptors
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Preceptors' College Newsletter – January 2020

By akasajoti on Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 10:30

Preceptors' College Newsletter – January 2020

By akasajoti on Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 - 10:30

An update from the Public Preceptors’ including a letter from the new Chair, Ratnadharini, a report on their recent International College Meeting in November 2019, and more…

Follow this link to see the newsletter online.
 

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Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajrashura

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 - 13:16

Public Preceptor Appointment: Vajrashura

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Jan, 2020 - 13:16

Dear friends,

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce that Vajrashura has been appointed as a Public Preceptor.

Vajrashura was ordained at Guhyaloka in 2007. He has been the men’s Mitra Convenor in Dublin from around 2009 and chairs the European men’s Mitra Convenors meetings at Padmaloka, where he works closely with the ordination team; he also represents men Mitra Convenors at the UK and Ireland Area, and International, Councils. He was part of a team reviewing the Mitra Study Course,...