Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sub30 Online Retreat: Taste of Freedom

By Ksantikara on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 17:24

Sub30 Online Retreat: Taste of Freedom

By Ksantikara on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 17:24

Sub30 retreat: The Taste of Freedom
Led by Ksantikara, Aryadasa, Kusaladevi, Prajnahriyadaya & Prajnaketu

12-14 March

Book here

Drawing inspiration from Sangharakshita’s rousing (and much-loved) 1979 lecture, we’ll use our computer screens to meditate together, hear short talks, gather in discussion groups and try some online rituals – with plenty of breaks in-between to save our eyes (& our minds!)

If you’re aged 30 or under, then this retreat is for you – it doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to meditation and Buddhism,...

The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

Upcoming Online Seminar - How to Attract and Engage Young People

By Vajrashura on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:51

Upcoming Online Seminar - How to Attract and Engage Young People

By Vajrashura on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:51

Saturday 24th April 2021 (1.5 hours online seminar):

9.30am UK | 8.30pm Auckland | 10.30am Central Europe | 3pm Mumbai | 8.30pm Melbourne | Auckland 10.30pm

5pm UK | 10am San Francisco | 11am Mexico City | 1pm Maine | Central Europe 6pm | 6am (Sun 28 Mar) Auckland

Book on now >>

Are you involved in teaching at your local Buddhist Centre? Perhaps you’re part of the Centre Team, a Chair or a trustee? Maybe you’re involved in running Young Buddhist events, or...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:49

Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:49

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka summer programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings!

There are some new themes coming out with this programme:

  • The Buddha’s Victory, exploring the Buddha as the victorious one, the ‘Jina’;
  • Awakening Imagination, a retreat where we will look into Bhante’s exploration of the imagination in two lectures: ‘St Jerome Revisited’ and ‘The Journey to Il Convento’;
  • The Taste of Freedom, where we will delve into the Buddha’s teachings on Freedom or Liberation.

The retreats will again be a mixture...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Die Angst Loslassen

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 21:08

Die Angst Loslassen

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 21:08

Vom Buddha heißt es, er sei vollkommen furchtlos gewesen. Was bedeutet das für uns?

Wir alle erleben manchmal Angst. Und Angst hat ihre Vorteile! Sie kann uns aufrütteln und hilft uns Gefahren zu vermeiden. Aber Angst kann auch uns auch gefangen halten und lähmen. Sie kann uns daran hindern, das Leben so zu leben, wie wir es wollen. 

Die Welt ist manchmal ganz schön angsteinflößend. Wie können wir also selbst furchtlos werden?

Dies ist ein schöner Animationsfilm von Aryajit über Angst und wie wir ihr begegnen...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Hello friends,

Due to the popularity of the WLBC’s Poetry Evening recently, we are inviting you all once more to our Precious Jewel fundraising finale on Friday 12 March, 7-9.30pm! There will be storytelling from Padmamati (Stephen Coates), music and words from Jonathan Cohen and a reading of poetic extracts from the writings of Jinananda – and much more!

No booking needed, just turn up: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/precious-jewel-gala-night-per…

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Could you be the Operations Manager at Breathworks?

By Vidyamala on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 09:48

Could you be the Operations Manager at Breathworks?

By Vidyamala on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 09:48

We’re hiring!  Could you be our Operations Manager?

Breathworks was founded back in 2004 by Vidyamala, Sona and Ratnaguna to offer mindfulness courses and approaches to people living with pain, illness and stress. Since then it has expanded greatly and now has teachers in over 35 countries.

With expansion comes opportunity and we are now looking to recruit an Operations Manager. This new team member will help fulfil the organisation’s vision by bringing together a passion and flair for systems innovation, community building and operational efficiency. ...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – February 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 12:24

Chairs' Letter – February 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 12:24

Dear Order members and friends,

Being someone who only seems able to write when up against a deadline can be a little scary, as there comes a point when you just have to press ‘send’. This is what had emerged by 2am. It isn’t what I expected or set out to do, but what I happened to be reflecting on.

February has been spent mainly in zoom meetings and writing emails, with Covid lockdown beginning to...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

By akasajoti on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

By akasajoti on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Ratnavyuha, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Ratnadharini from the UK, discuss themes of Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness in the first in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from...