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North London Buddhist Centre

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Through the day this Sunday, 12 July, online.
Marking the anniversary of the Buddha’s first ever teachings (Dharma) soon after his awakening. 
“The world is made of stories. Good stories are hard to come by, and a good story you can honestly call your own is an incredible gift. The stories are part of a bigger story that connects us all.” (Gary Snyder) Can you discover Buddhism through stories, or do you need facts?

10:30    Ratnaprabha hosts from the Buddhist Centre shrine...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Update

By Suddhaka on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:08

Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Update

By Suddhaka on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:08

At the end of March, we launched our Karuna Covid-19 Emergency Appeal to provide emergency relief to people in India and Nepal affected by the devastating impacts of the Coronavirus crisis. 

The lockdown was announced on March 24th and within a few days our partners were alerting us to  a catastrophic economic crisis affecting an estimated 460 million migrant and casual labourers who depended on daily wages for subsistence and a massive movement of people as migrants tried to travel back to...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Instant Response: Taking Responsibility

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

The Buddha and Ananda once tended a sick monk, neglected by his companions because of his ‘uselessness’. Sangharakshita shows that people cannot be treated as ‘things’ in the spiritual community.

From the talk entitled A Case of Dysentry given in 1982 as part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon.

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Meditation Toolkit: 5 Hindrances (facebook live 8.07.20)

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 13:53

Meditation Toolkit: 5 Hindrances (facebook live 8.07.20)

By Carol Robertson on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 13:53

Meditation Toolkit. Vajragupta gives a short talk on what we can learn and what we can do when our meditation is flavoured with restlessness and anxiety. Followed by a mindfulness of breathing meditation.
Please help keep Croydon Buddhist Centre online, donate at
http://www.buddhistcentrecroydon.org/support-us/4594080060
 

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Awareness is Revolutionary: Race, Bias and Freedom

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 11:42

Awareness is Revolutionary: Race, Bias and Freedom

By LDNBuddhist on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 11:42

The week before last, Subhuti and Suryagupta, LBC President and Chair, had a lively and personal discussion on the topic of race, caste and Buddhism. You can watch that here. Tonight, 9 July, they’ll be following up with a second part to go into more depth, particularly around the question of bias. Join us to hear what they have to say and to ask your questions. Find it here from 7pm....

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two - Race, Bias and Freedom

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 15:39

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two - Race, Bias and Freedom

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 15:39

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two
Race, Bias and Freedom

On Thursday 9th July Suryagupta and Subhuti will continue their discussions on race, caste and Buddhism. Join them tomorrow for a second conversation exploring the question of bias.

West Coast USA 11.00 | Mexico 13.00 | East Coast USA 14.00 | UK & IE 19.00 | Europe 20.00 CET | India 23.30 | Australia EST 04.00 (Friday 10th) | New Zealand...

Bump elbows, say hello!
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

Join Vimalasara, for the first conversation, with BIPOC/BAME Order members on Saturday 25th July 2020

USA PST 09:00-11:00 | México 11:00-13:...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

‘Sogyal Rimpoche; my very good friend, but he’s disgraced’

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:55

‘Sogyal Rimpoche; my very good friend, but he’s disgraced’

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:55

Here we present a review of a recent book about the life of the disgraced Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Sogyal Rimpoche. 

Sex and Violence in Tibetan Buddhism: The Rise and Fall of Sogyal Rimpoche

by Mary Finnigan and Rob Hogendoorn. Portland, Oregon: Jorvik Press, 2019, pback, 191pp., £15.95

review by Dhivan

The headline comes from an address by the Dalai Lama, given in Ladakh in August 2017, after eight former students of Sogyal Rimpoche wrote an open letter to their teacher, regarding his physical and sexual abuse of students as well...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Alive! Aware! Awake! - Home retreat starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:52

Alive! Aware! Awake! - Home retreat starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:52

Alive! Aware! Awake!
A chance to thoroughly explore the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness, with the Taraloka Retreat Team. 

Friday July 10 – Thursday July 16

Daily live practice sessions:
USA 11.30am PST | México 1.30pm | USA 2.30pm EST | UK & IE 7.30pm | Europe 8.30pm CET |  India 12am (following day) | Sydney 4.30am | Auckland 6.30am

Find all the retreat resources and the link to join the live sessions on the home retreat space

If...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Weren’t able to make it to the Sub30 Symposium? Here are all the conversations and Q&As from the weekend - evidence of inspiring friendships and deep Dharma experience!

Thanks to Sanghadhara at thebuddhistcentre.com for the editing