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Dharmabyte: Offering Your Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s Dharmabyte is ‘Offering your Life’ by Yashobodhi.

In this personal talk Yashobodhi goes into the aspiration to be of benefit to all beings, the pitfalls an aspiring Bodhisattva can come across and about the journey from concept to experienced reality and back again.

From the talk, Who Wants to Become a Bodhisattva? given at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in the USA, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Path of Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 15 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Part 5 in the Faces of Enlightenment Sangha night series at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Bodhinaga gives a talk on the Buddha Amitabha and the Metta Bhavana loving-kindness meditation.

Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 21/05/19

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Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

The 2019 Generation X Dharma Teachers’ Conference is currently underway at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, USA

This year those attending this biennial conference include three members of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Candradasa from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; Vimalasara from Vancouver, Canada and Singhasri from London, UK. A variety of other Buddhist traditions in North America will also be represented. This is the fifth gathering of this kind, which has happened every two years since 2011.

The main topic is ethical transformation - exploring...

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Sazen, Harsh, Anoma & Akshobhya visit to Bhaja caves

By Saddhammapradip on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 09:29

Sazen, Harsh, Anoma & Akshobhya visit to Bhaja caves

By Saddhammapradip on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 09:29
With Dh Aryasambhava Sazen, Harash, Anoma and Akshobhya visited Bhaja caves.
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Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019 this weekend

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 09:20

The 2019 Generation X Dharma Teachers’ Conference takes place this weekend at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, USA.

This year those attending this biennial North American conference include three members of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Candradasa from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; Vimalasara from Vancouver, Canada and Singhasri, an American who lives London, UK.

There’s no conference website but the attached booklet gives all details of the programme and those attending from a wide variety of Buddhist traditions in North America. The main topic is ethics,...

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Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

Full-time or Part-time

By dharmalata on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 05:19

Full-time or Part-time

By dharmalata on Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 05:19

Full-time or Part-time?
 
There’s been a bit of an evolution in the way I think about metta practice. It started when I was at a drinks evening in an inner-city pub with Gina and a few of her theatre friends.
 
I was critiquing my behaviour after the evening and wondering if I’d been friendly and generous enough in the way I’d engaged with the group and it led me to think ‘Well next time...

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
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Monks and Nuns visit to Retreat center

By Saddhammapradip on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 18:08

Monks and Nuns visit to Retreat center

By Saddhammapradip on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 18:08

Monks and Nuns from South Indian monastery visit retreat center with Atul Veer. It was great to talk to them. Nuns were from Nepal. Some monks from Bhutan. They are all student of Khempo Sonam. 

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

The Great Plant Give Away at ‘Hidden Gems’- the TBRL Charity Shop for the Croydon Buddhist Centre

By Mokshadarshini on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 15:58

The Great Plant Give Away at ‘Hidden Gems’- the TBRL Charity Shop for the Croydon Buddhist Centre

By Mokshadarshini on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 15:58

Every year ‘Hidden Gems’ marks Buddhist Action Month. It’s a great way of engaging with our customer and local community. In previous years we have given out information about being vegan with its environmental benefits; last year we highlighted ethical issues around  the clothing industry.

This June we wanted to bring out generosity and to thank our customers and people who donate to us. Our shop runs on dana- people giving us their unwanted items and with some love and care, we re- home them, in the process supporting four Buddhists...

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Dharmabyte: An Inner Journey

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is An Inner Journey.

This is a fascinating introduction to the mandala from Garava - the idea, the myth, the image, the symbol, the experience. His own practice as an artist affords him a respectful and generous perspective, from which we are able to simply sit back and learn.

From the talk Entering the Mandala given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2001

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Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Imágenes de la Liberación. 23-29 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:44

Imágenes de la Liberación. 23-29 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:44

En este retiro descubrimos cómo una práctica budista nos ayuda a enriquecer y ennoblecer nuestras vidas haciéndonos más sensibles y conscientes de sus ilimitadas posibilidades. Vamos a explorar la vida humana y sus retos a través de unos mitos y símbolos milenarios, rescatados de un texto budista tradicional llamado el Sutra del Loto Blanco, que nos transmiten la belleza y el profundo significado de estar vivos.

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