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FBA Podcast: Faith and Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

This week’s FBA Podcast by Danadasa is entitled Faith and Wisdom. In this Buddhist path of transformation, how we relate to practice has a profound effect upon that which unfolds. How do we relate to the idea of path and goal? How do we relate to effort? How do we relate to not knowing? During this 4-week Sangha Night series, Danadasa will explore what is meant by a wise relationship to practice through the perspective...

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Community Highlights

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.

I never ever would have...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Buddha and Trees

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, ‘The Buddha and Trees’, Sinhadakini explores the significance of the Roseapple Tree in the story of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. She discusses trees in general in Buddhism and goes on to talk about the type of effort needed for Enlightenment.

From the talk The Buddha and the Roseapple Tree given on Buddha Day at Norwich Buddhist Centre.

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India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Residential and Non-Residential training for Young Men Requesting Ordination

By Dhammavijaya on Thu, 7 Feb, 2019 - 13:34

Residential and Non-Residential training for Young Men Requesting Ordination

By Dhammavijaya on Thu, 7 Feb, 2019 - 13:34

As well as the creative non-residential training for young men outlined in our last past, residential training is also available at retreat centres at  Bhaja and Bor Dharan. In these, young men have the opportunity to live in a residential spiritual community, and to support the retreat centre. These photos are from the Vidarbha and North Indian regions.

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 6 Feb, 2019 - 13:03

Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 6 Feb, 2019 - 13:03

If you’re interested in Sangharakshita’s seminars in book form for your Centre Library or community, , Lulu have a 20% off discount until midnight on 7/2/19, simply quote TWENTY19 at checkout…  You’ll find the seminars (and his Collected Lectures) by going to Lulu and searching for “sangharakshita seminars” or “sangharshita lectures”…

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India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Non-Residential Going for Refuge Training Course for Young Men.

By Dhammavijaya on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 18:05

Non-Residential Going for Refuge Training Course for Young Men.

By Dhammavijaya on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 18:05


In a creative initiative from our ordination teams in India, young men are now able to join an 18 month non-residential training course. 72 young men study 6 major themes in the city environment, and go on retreat for a more meditative experience. The men are befriended and undertake written projects and speakers’ classes, receiving feedback throughout the course.  The aim is to provide a thorough Dhamma training for young men unable to go on extended retreats. They...

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - The Spirit of the Abhayaratna Trust

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 17:45

This is not theoretical, this is how it is, it’s life: sickness and ageing are very challenging.

Mahasraddha is the Director of the Abhayaratna Trust which exists to help support Order Members in financial difficulty.

In this conversation Mahasraddha outlines his vision for the Trust - and its spirit, which is based on Sangharakshita’s lecture, ‘A Case of Dysentery’. He also mentions a number of projects that the Abhayaratna Trust have in the pipeline, including establishing local care networks and supporting...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna India: Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:49

Triratna India: Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:49

33 young people from Wardha, India, recently made a commitment to follow the Buddhist path in the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community during a Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony. More than 500 people were present to witness the public declaration they made of their ‘Going for Refuge’ to the Three Jewels.  Here is a short video by Triratna India Media about this event.

Triratna India Media is inspired by the radical vision of Dr B. R....

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