People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Covid Relief Work - Food Kit Distribution to Vulnerable in slums

By tejadhamma on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 14:21

Covid Relief Work - Food Kit Distribution to Vulnerable in slums

By tejadhamma on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 14:21

Though the Second Wave of Covid - 19 and Lockdown have been reducing, we are still working on Covid-19 Relief Work in slums of Kamptee, Nagpur, India. Here, daily wagers are still finding difficult to get job and earning to manage their routine life; difficult for them to cope up the expenses with the children’s online classes/school, food and other necessary things. People are in need of help.

Here we are sharing a video of a slum named Alamnagar, Kamptee.  We are working on...

Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Bodhicaryavatara reading

By Saddhammapradip on Sun, 25 Jul, 2021 - 21:14

Bodhicaryavatara reading

By Saddhammapradip on Sun, 25 Jul, 2021 - 21:14Dhni. Modini reading Bodhicaryavatara - Samprajnaya rakshan - verse 47 to 54 during community study class.
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Afrikan Wisdom

By Vimalasara on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom

By Vimalasara on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom, edited by Vimalasara:
New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond

A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.

Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winning author and editor Vimalasara’s (Valerie Mason-John) collection of 34 essays–written by an eclectic and inspirational group of Black thought leaders and teachers–reflects on the unique and multilayered experience of being Black in the world today.

Afrikan Wisdom is available now via North Atlantic...

Community Highlights
London Buddhist Centre

Dharma Day Festival - Live from London!

By LDNBuddhist on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:08

Dharma Day Festival - Live from London!

By LDNBuddhist on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:08

Sunday 25th July | 10am-9pm

Dharma Day is our yearly celebration of the Buddha’s first communication of the way to Enlightenment. The moment that his first teachings hit their mark, the great wheel of the Dharma was set in motion. Today, each time we hear and understand the Buddha’s teachings, that same wheel continues to turn.

With meditation, teaching, reflection and ritual, we’ll spend the day exploring together what it truly means to practice the Dharma, and how our actions can keep...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | The Mythic Context

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 10:56

Eight Guidelines | The Mythic Context

By akasajoti on Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 10:56

Maitreyi and Padmasuri, both from the UK, discuss their personal stories about connecting with the mythic context of dharma practice in the fourth 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...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers that separate us from one another

We have learnt this past few years how rapidly things can change, and seen the illusion that humanity is in total control swept away. A more humble, respectful approach is need to rebalance our world, both internally and externally. 

To kiss the earth is to...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

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’...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

By Satyakirti on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

By Satyakirti on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka Autumn-Winter programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings.

This final phase of the year marks a step towards a normal programme of residential retreats here at Padmaloka. All of the retreats will be in-person, albeit with initially lower attendance limits.

The programme includes some of the classic Ordination Training retreats:

Spiritual Friendship: Exploring the centrality of Kalyana Mitrata, and how to practice it.
The System of Dharma Life: A look at the key elements of an effective...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Review: I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism by Alice Collett

By Liz Evers on Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 17:27

Review: I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism by Alice Collett

By Liz Evers on Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 17:27

The last two decades have seen a growth in Western scholarship about women in Buddhism. The Therīgāthā, a selection of 73 poems by enlightened Buddhist nuns over a 300-year period from the sixth century BCE, has had multiple recent translations and commentaries. Scholars including Rita Gross and Anne C. Klein have conducted feminist re-evaluations of Buddhism, while others have explored the experiences of women practising in specific cultures (for example, Martine Batchelor on her experience as a Jogye Zen...