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Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha, Nagpur (North)
Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha, Nagpur (North)

Padmasambhava Shrine Puja and Celebration for new chapter convener

Posted by tejadhamma to Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha, Nagpur (North) on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 19:51

Padmasambhava Shrine Puja and Celebration for new chapter convener

Posted by tejadhamma to Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha, Nagpur (North) on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 19:51

In our center, we have recently organized a Puja in Padmasambhava Shrine for Order members when Tejadhamma is handed/taken over responsibility as a new Chapter Convener in Amoghachakra Chapter at Mahendranagar , Nagpur.

On this occasion Sangha Metta, Seven Fold Puja and Padmasambhava calling mantra with music was very...

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 7: Our Last Day! Reporting Out...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 17:09

Triratna International Council - Day 7: Our Last Day! Reporting Out...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 17:09

For her final conversation of the week Dassini welcomes Jnanadhara from the Republic of Ireland (via New Zealand), Parami from Scotland and Lokeshvara from England. The great gathering is winding down, a chance to reflect on the week and what we’re taking from it.

Parami and Lokeshvara are our two international Order Convenors and they share their thoughts on the work of the International Council from that perspective. And Jnanadhara evokes the great harmony of the meeting and the sense of building...

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Dassini welcomes Amritasiddhi and Nagaketu from India and Dharmashuri from the United States of America, with a focus on the Movement Strand (ie. Buddhist Centres) and working to make sure teaching and practice in our Buddhist community is supported and “joined up” internationally. 

We started the day early with a morning visit and meditation at the very ancient caves of Bhaja, a Buddhist practice space for well over 2,000 years. The shrine room at Bhaja retreat Centre is aligned with...

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

Day 5 saw us exploring the topic of gender diversity - who walks past our doors and how can we open up our Buddhist Centres to everyone? Dassini from Scotland is joined by Prajnasahaya from Germany and Prajnaketu from England to recap the day for us.

It’s worth noting up front that the Indian and Spanish Order members scheduled to appear in this video were unexpectedly unable to take part, so the very small panel isn’t itself diverse in terms of inclusion...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Sowing Seeds In the Soil of the Mind - The Alaya

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Podcast is a talk by Ratnaprabha entitled ‘Sowing Seeds In the Soil of the Mind - The Alaya.’

The alaya, or storehouse consciousness, is the Buddhist equivalent of the unconscious mind. It is like a garden, in which every experience and action sows a seed which may later sprout and create our unfolding life.

This talk describes how this relates to the six sense awarenesses, the mind as a sense, and the...

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Buddhist Action Month 2018
Buddhist Action Month 2018

Telling Buddhist Stories to Underprivileged Mexican children

Posted by Nagapriya to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 21:41

Telling Buddhist Stories to Underprivileged Mexican children

Posted by Nagapriya to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 21:41

Here you can see a video, made by Diana Platas, of two mitras from Cuernavaca, Olga Cuellar and Blanca García, who have begun a project in which they visit an after school club for underprivileged Mexican children and tell them stories as well as introduce some meditation. The project has been running for several months now.

Sorry but so far we don´t have subtitles for the video.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our Illusory View

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is another dip into the Yogachara from Subhuti called ‘Our Illusory View’. This is the last in a brilliant four-part series by Subhuti on the Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy, which provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’.

What can we do about the veils of our basic delusions? Where do ethics come into all this? Time to steep ourselves in reality again for another session with Subhuti as he grasps...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Mindful Carers Project

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 15:58

Mindful Carers Project

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 15:58

Mindful Carers Limited is a very small company with a project as vast as the ocean - to bring more Buddhist values into long-term care (LTC). Co-Director, Dayasara has worked for many years in nursing and nurse education; his final paid job was in dementia care and he continues to volunteer in this field.  Dayasara would like to see a residential care home run on Buddhist principles, but the current social care funding situation makes that rather challenging to achieve, so...

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

New Writings from Sangharakshita, 2015-2018

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 15:11

Sangharakshita’s writings from 2015 to 2018 are open to all and are now available in Kindle, ePub and PDF format.

You can find them individually on his website.  There are thirty pieces altogether, covering a wide range of topics. The two most recent pieces, from April-May 2018, are Dreams Old and New 1 and 2, where Sangharakshita recalls some of the dream worlds he has inhabited, including ashrams, churches, woodlands, and outer space. ...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

While Buddhist Action Month is no doubt a busy time for the many Centres and groups taking part, several have taken the time to keep us updated on how it’s been going for them.

From Padmasambhava’s arrival in Adelaide, Australia, to the Tree of Intentions in the North London Buddhist Centre to the colourful newsletter produced by the Mid Essex Centre aiming to raise awareness and funds for the homeless and refugees groups have been responding...

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