Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Could you be the Operations Manager at Breathworks?

By Vidyamala on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 09:48

Could you be the Operations Manager at Breathworks?

By Vidyamala on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 09:48

We’re hiring!  Could you be our Operations Manager?

Breathworks was founded back in 2004 by Vidyamala, Sona and Ratnaguna to offer mindfulness courses and approaches to people living with pain, illness and stress. Since then it has expanded greatly and now has teachers in over 35 countries.

With expansion comes opportunity and we are now looking to recruit an Operations Manager. This new team member will help fulfil the organisation’s vision by bringing together a passion and flair for systems innovation, community building and operational efficiency. ...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – February 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 12:24

Chairs' Letter – February 2021

By ratnadharini on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 12:24

Dear Order members and friends,

Being someone who only seems able to write when up against a deadline can be a little scary, as there comes a point when you just have to press ‘send’. This is what had emerged by 2am. It isn’t what I expected or set out to do, but what I happened to be reflecting on.

February has been spent mainly in zoom meetings and writing emails, with Covid lockdown beginning to...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

By akasajoti on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

By akasajoti on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Ratnavyuha, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Ratnadharini from the UK, discuss themes of Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness in the first in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from...

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Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre - In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By kusaladevi on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 09:00

Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre - In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By kusaladevi on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 09:00

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own
A Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre with Mandarava and Nagasiddhi

Seven days of interactive meditation and practice workshops with storytelling 

Friday April 23 – Thursday April 29 2021

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Introducing the Five Buddha Mandala

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 06:00

The Tantras (special scriptures of Vajrayana Buddhism) frequently refer to mandalas, circles of symbolic forms. Sangharakshita describes the mandala of the five Buddhas, its use as a symbol of psychological and spiritual integration, and the meaning of its sexual symbolism.

From the talk entitled The Mandala: Tantric Symbol of Integration, part of the series Aspects of Buddhist Psychology given in 1967.

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Sources of Inspiration: A Series of Live Conversations with Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 01:07

Sources of Inspiration: A Series of Live Conversations with Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 01:07

Saturdays, 60 minutes
March 13th, 20th, 27th
April 10th, 17th, 24th


USA PST 09:00 (10:00 on March 20th and 27th only) | México 11:00 | USA EST 12:00 (13:00 on March 20th and 27th only) | IE & UK 17:00 | Europe CET 18:00 | India 22:30 (21:30 on April 10, 17, 24) | Australia AEDT 04.00 (02:00 on April 10, 17, 24) | New Zealand 06.00 (04:00...

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 00:55

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 00:55

A Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre with Mandarava and Nagasiddhi

Seven days of interactive meditation and practice workshops with storytelling 

Friday April 23 – Thursday April 29 2021

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 14:00 | Australia AEDT 18.30 | New Zealand 20.30

Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 07:30 | México 09:30 | USA EST 10:30 | IE &...

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FBA Podcast: Thank God It's Empty!

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 27 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

What memories stay with you year after year? Which breath do you wish you could take again? Whose smile is the most beautiful? What is this love that you talk about?

Saraha returns to Birmingham to speak at Sangha Night, having taught the Dharma there previously for over a decade before moving to Ecodharma in Spain a few years ago. In this talk he speaks with his usual passion and inspiration, illuminating many questions for...