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FBA Podcast: Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 20 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is an important talk entitled Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias by Viveka.

Viveka explores the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds.

Specifically, this talk investigates:

- Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias.

- Understanding ‘implicit bias’, which...

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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

FutureDharma Fund: Temporary Programmes Assistant

By Nandavajra on Fri, 19 Apr, 2019 - 09:52

Job opportunity with FutureDharma Fund: Temporary Programmes Assistant

In the last 3 years FutureDharma has grown to support around 40 international projects. Currently our small team consists has just 3 people actively working for FutureDharma; Nandavajra, Viryanaga and Patrick. Amalavajra is away until August 2019 supporting an Ordination Course.

We are therefore seeking some short-term assistance with managing the day-to-day grants and programmes work, while Viryanaga (Programmes and Finance Director) focuses on longer-term development activities.

This post will be up to 2 days per week (60...

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Podcast - An Update from The Sikkha Project

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 19 Apr, 2019 - 09:20

“The idea is that, at some point, it won’t be a project; it’ll just be more like how we do things”

The Sikkha Project aims to support the development of training within Triratna for every level of experience, to discover and share how the different elements of our system of practice are taught and practiced most effectively, and to create resources and training to fill any gaps.

Here’s a conversation with Dhammamegha, currently co-ordinating this project, explaining its origins, who’s involved and the ‘shopping...

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Danayutta - Depth Charges

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Apr, 2019 - 14:15

“Someone said to me, on one’s ordination retreat, depth charges are planted - and you never know when they are going to go off…”

Danayutta was working as an investment banker in London when she first decided to go on a 10-day retreat with the London Buddhist Centre. This retreat changed the direction of her life - she realised that she wanted to commit to the Dharma life rather than pursuing her career, working on a busy trading floor.

Because probably by the time

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Dharmabyte: Trusting the Process

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Varasahaya called Trusting the Process.

Drawing on her experience as a poet, Varasahaya discusses creativity, imagination, and the writing process as a spiritual practice. She reads some of her poems, and explains the process by which they came to birth, and what she learnt about letting go of self as she grappled with writing.

An excellent and very accessible talk given to Sangha night at the West London Buddhist Centre. Taken...

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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
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Centre Manager at Bristol Buddhist Centre

By Development Team on Wed, 17 Apr, 2019 - 18:44

Centre Manager at Bristol Buddhist Centre

By Development Team on Wed, 17 Apr, 2019 - 18:44

Here at Bristol Buddhist Centre we are looking for an Order Member to be our new Centre manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of our busy Centre working with the Centre Team (currently Bhadra (Chair), Satyalila and Naravira (mitra convenors) plus Khemajoti who is stepping down). You will also be responsible for managing the ‘Healing Rooms’ a business on the first floor of the building which provides an important income stream for the Centre through...

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Suryavana Retreat Centre

Suryavana Retreat Centre

By Sudaka on Wed, 17 Apr, 2019 - 17:45

Suryavana Retreat Centre

By Sudaka on Wed, 17 Apr, 2019 - 17:45

Suryavana is the new retreat centre of the Valencia Buddhist Centre, Spain. Hadayasiri and Dharmakirti share their experience of going on retreat and their enthusiasm for this new adventure for the Sangha in Valencia and for Triratna in Mainland Europe.

Suryavana Retreat Centre for hire! One hour in the beautiful back country from Valencia, Spain.  10 en-suite bedrooms. Very reasonable rates. We have a Meditation and Yoga studio good for 18 yoga practitioners, more as a meditation only space. Swimming pool & support team included. 5-15th August. Contact...

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New Buddhist Centre - nearly there!

By Vassika on Mon, 15 Apr, 2019 - 17:29

New Buddhist Centre - nearly there!

By Vassika on Mon, 15 Apr, 2019 - 17:29

Here in Paris, spring has arrived and we are preparing for a move into a new Buddhist Centre.

We have found a lovely light spacious place in a peaceful part of Paris, around the corner from a beautiful park. In six weeks, the purchase will be complete and building work will start to transform it from a doctors’ surgery into a Buddhist Centre, which we hope to open in September.

We have managed to raise enough money to cover the purchase and a large...

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