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Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two - Race, Bias and Freedom

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 15:39

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two - Race, Bias and Freedom

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 15:39

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two
Race, Bias and Freedom

On Thursday 9th July Suryagupta and Subhuti will continue their discussions on race, caste and Buddhism. Join them tomorrow for a second conversation exploring the question of bias.

West Coast USA 11.00 | Mexico 13.00 | East Coast USA 14.00 | UK & IE 19.00 | Europe 20.00 CET | India 23.30 | Australia EST 04.00 (Friday 10th) | New Zealand...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

Join Vimalasara, for the first conversation, with BIPOC/BAME Order members on Saturday 25th July 2020

USA PST 09:00-11:00 | México 11:00-13:...

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Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

‘Sogyal Rimpoche; my very good friend, but he’s disgraced’

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:55

‘Sogyal Rimpoche; my very good friend, but he’s disgraced’

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:55

Here we present a review of a recent book about the life of the disgraced Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Sogyal Rimpoche. 

Sex and Violence in Tibetan Buddhism: The Rise and Fall of Sogyal Rimpoche

by Mary Finnigan and Rob Hogendoorn. Portland, Oregon: Jorvik Press, 2019, pback, 191pp., £15.95

review by Dhivan

The headline comes from an address by the Dalai Lama, given in Ladakh in August 2017, after eight former students of Sogyal Rimpoche wrote an open letter to their teacher, regarding his physical and sexual abuse of students as well...

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Alive! Aware! Awake! - Home retreat starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:52

Alive! Aware! Awake! - Home retreat starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:52

Alive! Aware! Awake!
A chance to thoroughly explore the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness, with the Taraloka Retreat Team. 

Friday July 10 – Thursday July 16

Daily live practice sessions:
USA 11.30am PST | México 1.30pm | USA 2.30pm EST | UK & IE 7.30pm | Europe 8.30pm CET |  India 12am (following day) | Sydney 4.30am | Auckland 6.30am

Find all the retreat resources and the link to join the live sessions on the home retreat space

If...

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Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Weren’t able to make it to the Sub30 Symposium? Here are all the conversations and Q&As from the weekend - evidence of inspiring friendships and deep Dharma experience!

Thanks to Sanghadhara at thebuddhistcentre.com for the editing

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

This week's free eBook and much more!

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 16:45

This week's free eBook and much more!

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 16:45

The COVID-19 crisis has affected us all differently. I’ve been very aware of the situation in India and the work Triratna charities are doing there to meet the material and spiritual needs of people with fewer protections than exist in many other parts of the world. To raise money for one of these charities, the Karuna Trust, I’ve recorded an album of Buddhist mantras. The album has raised £917 so far, but with a fundraising target of £5,000 there’s still a...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Infinite Spaces + Boundless Awareness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

It is possible to move our sense of who we are, our stories are changeable. Vidyamala invites us into the world of myth, symbol and poetry to challenge our fixed sense of self.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a fluid sense of oneself? Responding to whatever arises with kindness, with love, with compassion, with infinite creative potential.

She finishes emphasising kindness with a wonderful quote from Patrul Rimpoche: “Have a good heart and act with kindness. There is no higher teaching.”

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Radical Kindness In a Violent World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

“The creative mind loves when there is no reason to love.” Sangharakshita

Viryajyoti gives the second talk in a series on Compassion for a Modern Word on a theme close to her heart. The Bodhisattva aim is to free all beings from suffering – what about here and now in the 21st century? What is radical kindness? What would it be like to be radically kind?

The Buddha represents the spiritual ideal of Buddhism and through his life and teaching he exemplified...

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Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

A Message from Taradakini

By jinavamsa on Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 - 13:34

A Message from Taradakini

By jinavamsa on Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 - 13:34

Watch a message from Taradakini here


You will have seen and perhaps given to Triratna and other fundraising appeals for India in recent weeks due to the effect of Covid-19. The Abhayaratna Trust launched a specific appeal a few weeks ago to raise 600,000 rupees so that we can make 6,000 rupee grants (approximately £60) to 100 individual Order members in India.

We are asking you to give £60 to directly support an individual Order member and their family...

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Triratna InHouse Publications
Triratna InHouse Publications

New Dharma book for Dharma Day!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 22:45

New Dharma book for Dharma Day!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 22:45

Sunday sees the annual celebration of Dharma Day across the Triratna Buddhist Community - and Triratna InHouse Publications is launching a new Dharma book to celebrate!  ‘Seeing Like A Buddha’, by Nagapriya, is clear and straightforward introduction to  the Four Noble Truths, one of the core teachings of Buddhism. 

In the words of his friend Dayamati, aka Professor Richard Hayes, “The tone of the book is gentle and good-natured so that readers are sure to feel as though they are reading a...

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