The Urban Retreat 2011
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Online Dana Bowl

Sat, 15 Oct, 2011 - 17:36

Online Dana Bowl

Sat, 15 Oct, 2011 - 17:36

We’ve created an online ‘dana’ bowl for contributions to help support Candradasa’s team at Dharmachakra, who will be hard at work continuing to develop this exciting new space for the whole Triratna Buddhist Community. Thanks to their generous efforts, we were very happy to be able to offer the retreat for free to all who wanted to take part. If you would like to support the work they’ll be doing for us it will help them...

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Exercises, reflections, and closing ceremony for the last day - and beyond...

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 22:59

Exercises, reflections, and closing ceremony for the last day - and beyond...

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 22:59

Well done! You’ve almost completed the urban retreat.  On this last day there’s an opportunity for you to review how it went, what we learnt, and what you’d like to carry through into the future.

Hopefully you’ve discovered that although you can’t avoid the worldly winds, you can learn from them, and see them as opportunities rather than obstacles. As William Blake wrote:

Man was made for Joy & Woe;
And when this we rightly know
Thro’
...

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Yashosagar

Sailing the Worldly Winds in India

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 17:39

Yashosagar - The Worldly Winds, International Urban Retreat 2011 by thebuddhistcentre

Listen on iOS or get the app. A moving talk from India by Yashosagar describing his own sources of inspiration in working with the Worldly Winds, and a glimpse at how the Dharma can really change people’s whole worlds… On Soundcloud.

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Sailing the Worldly Winds - in India

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 11:17

Sailing the Worldly Winds - in India

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 11:17

Hello, I am Yashosagar from Triratna’s ordination team in Pune (Maharashtra, India). I am speaking about how practising Dhamma has helped me respond more creatively to the worldly winds. I am happy my talk is released today Friday 14th October, the anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s famous conversion to Buddhism. There is a small fundraising appeal from us at the end. Thank you.

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A very pertinent sailing story...

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 10:59

A very pertinent sailing story...

Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 10:59

A very pertinent sailing story, on the importance of finding a haven, to take refuge in when the storms come! Check back later today for another from me…

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Exercises and reflections for Friday: Voicethread edition

Thu, 13 Oct, 2011 - 21:30

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Exercises and Reflections for Friday

Thu, 13 Oct, 2011 - 17:46

Exercises and Reflections for Friday

Thu, 13 Oct, 2011 - 17:46

Today is the last bit of “Dharma input”. We are going to explore the ideas of “control” and “influence”.  I’d like to invite you to read the following short text, and then take some time to do the reflection - and to bear the material in mind as you go about your practice today.

Tomorrow is the last day of the retreat, and will be spent reviewing what we’ve learnt and thinking about what we can take forward into the future…

Distinguishing control from...

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Ratnavyuha - Reflections on the Worldly Winds

Thu, 13 Oct, 2011 - 13:26

Ratnavyuha - Reflections on the Worldly Winds

Thu, 13 Oct, 2011 - 13:26

A great set of reflections and musings from Ratnavyuha in Auckland, New Zealand, on the work of coursing through this life so full of challenge and sorrow and possibility. Includes some lovely zen poetry to take things deeper still…

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Ratnavyuha - Reflections on the Worldly Winds

Thu, 13 Oct, 2011 - 02:00

Ratnavyuha - Reflections on the Worldly Winds, International Urban Retreat 2011 by thebuddhistcentre

Listen on iOS or get the app. Lovely stuff from Ratnavyuha on how to go deeper with your engagement with the Worldly Winds, as a Soundcloud.

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Exercises and reflections for Thursday: Voicethread edition

Wed, 12 Oct, 2011 - 23:51

VoiceThread is an exciting and innovative way to have fully engaged online conversations in your own time. You can view and respond to VoiceThreads embedded on our site, but you can also take part more fully in the discussion by leaving multi-media comments (webcam video, audio, text, or picture) on the material itself over on VoiceThread.com under your own account. Your comments will then show up here too!

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