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Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

Le goût de la liberté

Posted by Ujumani to Espace Sangha de Paris on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 20:48

Hier soir, à la soirée Sangha, nous avons étudié les trois premières des dix entraves qui nous lient à l’existence mondaine, au samsara. Ce sont l’entrave de l’existence du soi, l’entrave de l’attachement aux observances religieuses (rites et rituels) comme à des fins en elles-mêmes, et l’entrave du doute et de l’indécision.

Sangharakshita, dans un texte intitulé Le goût de la liberté, décrit ces entraves d’une façon très utile : il en parle en termes d’habitude, de superficialité et d’imprécision.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

The object of meditation is to transform oneself, not to have good meditations

Sangharakshita, Peace is a Fire

What Meditation Is and What It Isn’t
Often one of the first things one learns when one comes into contact with Buddhism - and sometimes even before that - is meditation. However, it is not always clear exactly what meditation is, or easy to articulate it! In the last 5 years of The Buddhist Centre Online there have...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What Happens When We Stop and Listen?

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘What happens when we stop and listen?’ from the talk ‘The Sound of Reality’ by Padmavajra.

This richly rewarding talk explores the place and function of sound in Buddhist practice and history, as well as within Padmavajra’s own spiritual life.

A wide-ranging cultural journey is made from John Coltrane to Sufi Qawwali, from mantra to Zen poetry, taking in Andre Gide, Renaissance Neoplatonism and the ancient Pali Verses en route. Not to...

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National Network Of Buddhist Youth, India
National Network Of Buddhist Youth, India

NNBY Youth Convention 2018- Gondia (MH-India)

Posted by shettyuttam to National Network Of Buddhist Youth, India on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 12:12

NNBY Youth Convention 2018- Gondia (MH-India)

Posted by shettyuttam to National Network Of Buddhist Youth, India on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 12:12

NNBY Youth Conventions (Regional Gatherings) are opportunities for people in the region to get together, to learn, to work in teams, to mobilize resources locally. Regional group of leaders who are responsible to organize regional gatherings in their areas keep connected with group of leaders in another areas, learn and keep sharing their experiences with each other. Trainers from different regions participate in regional gatherings. This gives us an opportunity of an effective networking and coordination. This is one...

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Buddhist Action Month 2018
Buddhist Action Month 2018

Dawn meditation in London's Battersea Park 21 June 2018

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 09:17

Dawn meditation in London's Battersea Park 21 June 2018

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2018 on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 09:17

London BAM friends - 

if you’d like to combine a BAM event with some interBuddhist friendship action then you might like to come to the dawn meditation in London’s Battersea Park organised by Zenways - they say everyone is most welcome (+ friends/family) and they’d love to see you.

21st June
7:30am: Silent meditation followed by a simple breakfast supplied by zenways and a chance to mix, laugh, mingle and share. Meet next to the Battersea Park Peace Pagoda. All welcome.

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National Network Of Buddhist Youth, India
National Network Of Buddhist Youth, India

NNBY Youth Convention 2018- Bandhara (MH-India)

Posted by shettyuttam to National Network Of Buddhist Youth, India on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 07:07

NNBY Youth Convention 2018- Bandhara (MH-India)

Posted by shettyuttam to National Network Of Buddhist Youth, India on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 07:07

NNBY Youth Conventions (Regional Gatherings) are opportunities for people in the region to get together, to learn, to work in teams, to mobilize resources locally. Regional group of leaders who are responsible to organize regional gatherings in their areas keep connected with group of leaders in another areas, learn and keep sharing their experiences with each other. Trainers from different regions participate in regional gatherings. This gives us an opportunity of an effective networking and coordination. This is one...

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

Centre Manager at the Manchester Buddhist Centre (MBC)

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Wed, 13 Jun, 2018 - 20:13

Centre Manager at the Manchester Buddhist Centre (MBC)

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Wed, 13 Jun, 2018 - 20:13

Centre Manager at the Manchester Buddhist Centre (MBC)

The MBC is a vibrant and growing Buddhist centre in Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter. It attracts sangha members from across Greater Manchester and beyond. 

The post holder will become a member of the Heart Kula, which consists of the centre team plus the Chairman and the Mitra convenors.  This is a friendly, committed and harmonious team based right livelihood, which places work at the very heart of Dharma practice. The Heart Kula meets for...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Buddha and Reality

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 12 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is entitled ‘The Buddha and Reality’ from the talk ‘The Buddha, God, and Reality’ by Sangharakshita.

Having considered Buddhism (in ‘The Buddha - Man or Superman’ and ‘Evolution: Lower and Higher’) in terms of process in time, and the Buddha himself as a historical figure, Sangharakshita now uses stories and quotations from the scriptures to show that the Buddha and reality are ultimately outside time. Talk given in 1966.

This talk is...

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