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Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: New Time and Place

Posted by Sadayasihi to Online Meditators on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 11:40

Tuesday Meditation: New Time and Place

Posted by Sadayasihi to Online Meditators on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 11:40

Online meditations will be resuming on Tuesday 13th November.  

For a series of six Tuesdays we will be looking at how we can go deeper in meditation. Starting with the practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana we will be exploring how we can work with hindrances that arise and become more absorbed - and, ultimately, transform our experience so that it is in line with Reality!

A couple of practical things.  Firstly, the time...

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Deal Buddhist Group
Deal Buddhist Group

Practice Day with Punyamati

Posted by Rich Gifford to Deal Buddhist Group on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 04:13

Practice Day with Punyamati

Posted by Rich Gifford to Deal Buddhist Group on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 04:13

Practice Day with Punyamati on Sunday 11th November 10am - 4pm Sholden Village hall

Prajñā or paññā in Buddhism is wisdom, understanding, discernment, insight, or cognitive acuity. It is one of three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path. Such wisdom is understood to exist in the universal flux of being and can be intuitively experienced through meditation. Today we will explore our deepening Prajñā with Punyamati, who is kindly visiting us from the Croydon Buddhist Centre.

Please come and enjoy this day of meditation, discussion, ritual and friendship. It’s the...

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Buddhist Revolution

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

A Buddhist Revolution

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

Sunday, October 21st, 9.30am-12pm

In 1956 Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the leader of the Indian Dalits (ex-Untouchables,) converted to Buddhism and started a movement that is transforming Indian society. Although the revival of the Dharma in the Buddha’s homeland is largely unknown outside of India, millions of Indian Buddhists are trying to change their lives by adopting the values and teachings of the Buddha. Their struggle casts light on the nature of the Dharma as a universal path to...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's Diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 - 17:43

Sangharakshita's Diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 - 17:43

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“August:
August continued to blaze with sunshine and heat, though eventually it did break and the rains fell with a downpour here or there and rainy days mixed between sunny ones. Wonderful for slowly rejuvenating the very dry and crispy gardens, less attractive for Bhante’s morning walk and sit by the pond.

The wet weather was very noticeable during the Order weekend at the end of the month...

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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

A New Life In An Ancient Tradition

Posted by Sadayasihi to Dublin Buddhist Centre on Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 - 12:50

Subhadramati is the president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and also a Public Preceptor, one of the few men and women who make the final decision on who joins the Triratna Buddhist Order.

She has recently returned from leading a three month ordination course in Spain, during which she ordained nine women as their Public Preceptor.

In this interview with Jnanadhara, she reflects on the significance of ordination in the Buddhist tradition, her own experience of...

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Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

How do you learn to be a human being?

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 - 00:46

How do you learn to be a human being?

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 - 00:46

If I think back through my own life there have been a few people who have been very influential in shaping who I’ve become. I am also aware that some people have been a fairly unhelpful influence whilst others have been enormously helpful. 

The Buddha said that to be in the company of those who are wise and mature in virtue is critical for both our present and future welfare and to be in the company of the...

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Triratna Youth Retreat : Oct 18

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 21:04

Triratna Youth Retreat : Oct 18

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 21:04

Two day’s Youth work shops in Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat center lead by Dhni. Shubhjaya Dh Guhyajeta, Prabhodhratna, Amoghnetri, Shraddhadeep, Amrutshur, Amalajyoti.
Sub. Mind : Reactive and Creative
 

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices - Aryavacin y Manjugita

Posted by sanghadhara to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 20:46

I’m men’s Mitra Convenor in Nottingham, very actively involved with the Venezuelan Sangha and exploring William Blake’s legacy…

Aryavacin

…and I fell in love with the Order.
Manjugita

Track titles in English
01 Manjugita reading one of her poems ‘The Mirror’ (El Espejo) - the metaphors she delights in
02 Our ordinations – the impact on Sangha in Mexico and on Venezuelans
03 Our Order names – the meaning given at ordination, how we responded at the time, how...

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Dhammacharini Retreat - Oct 18

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 20:27

Dhammacharini Retreat - Oct 18

Posted by Saddhammapradip to Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 20:27

Dhammacharini Retreat led by Dhni. Jnanasuri from 4th to 7th Oct 18. Subject for retreat was Sinhananda. 

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