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Marking the Change of Time: A Day of Meditation and Reflective Writing

Fri, 14 Jan, 2022 - 11:56

Marking the Change of Time: A Day of Meditation and Reflective Writing

Fri, 14 Jan, 2022 - 11:56

A day retreat with Yashobodhi, Sunday 6 March

Two sessions with 1.5 hours break for lunchtime, and one short break in each session.

First session (3 hours): USA PST 02:00 | Mexico 03:00 | USA EST 04:00 | IE & UK 09:00 | Europe 10:00 CET | India 14:30pm | Australia AEDT 20.00 | New Zealand NZDT 22:00 

Second session (3 hours): USA PST 05:30 | Mexico 07:30 | USA EST...

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The Buddhist Centre Online Highlights from 2021

Sun, 26 Dec, 2021 - 12:58

The Buddhist Centre Online Highlights from 2021

Sun, 26 Dec, 2021 - 12:58

2021 has been another rollercoaster of a year: with the three of the traditional ‘four sights’ of old age, sickness and death an ever present backdrop. But 2021 has also been interspersed with moments of beauty, generosity, connectedness and hope.

Our team has been busy this year keeping the fourth sight—the Dharma—alive; fostering community—sangha—at a time of continued uncertainty.

Looking back over the year, here are some of our highlights from the year that was 2021:

Support The Buddhist Centre Online in 2022—and beyond!...

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The Myth of Meditation: A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Friends

Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 - 13:58

The Myth of Meditation: A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Friends

Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 - 13:58

Seven days of meditation, soulful exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a safe space to go deeper into experience and practice.

Friday 25th February - Thursday 3rd March 2022

Reserve a space now!

About the retreat
With his deeply grounded approach to Buddhist meditation and practice, Paramananda offers an approach that is a challenge both to the way we experience ourselves, and the way in which we see and ‘be’ in the world. 

He guides us in rooting meditative experience in the body, turning towards...

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Book Launch - Entertaining Cancer: The Buddhist Way

Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 - 11:50

Book Launch - Entertaining Cancer: The Buddhist Way

Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 - 11:50

Monday 7 February (1.5 hours)
11.00 US PST | 13.00 Mexico | 14.00 US EST | 19.00 IE & UK | 20.00 Europe CET | 06.00 Australia AEDT (next day) | 08.00 New Zealand (next day)

Windhorse Publications will be holding an online book launch to mark the publication of Entertaining Cancer: The Buddhist Way by Devamitra.

In Entertaining Cancer, Devamitra chronicles his years of treatment for prostate cancer. He describes the fatigue, the heightened sense of being alive, and the discomforts and indignities of treatment. He also draws on the deep well of his Buddhist...

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Mythic Dress-Up Sangha Time!

Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 - 10:53

Mythic Dress-Up Sangha Time!

Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 - 10:53

Saturday January 29 (northern hemisphere)  |  Sunday January 30 (southern hemisphere)

2 hrs: USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia AEDT 06.00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 08.00 (next day)

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We love our Buddhist myths! So many amazing stories, superhero Bodhisattvas, a rainbow of colors, qualities,...

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Help us become an inspiring Dharma home online to even more people around the world!

Tue, 21 Dec, 2021 - 01:58

Help us become an inspiring Dharma home online to even more people around the world!

Tue, 21 Dec, 2021 - 01:58

When the pandemic struck, Triratna had a well-developed web platform ready to go…

Throughout Covid, the Dharma Toolkit on Buddhist Centre Online has become an inspiring practice home for many thousands of people around the world. All our live events are available instantly to everyone on all devices. But our small team of dedicated web developers can’t meet the massive demand for digital Dharma. Over 50% of web use is now on phones, but with all our pandemic work...

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Re-Watch the Best of International Sangha Day 2021

Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 - 17:43

Re-Watch the Best of International Sangha Day 2021

Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 - 17:43

International Sangha Day 2021: “May Our Communication Be Sangha”

Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focused on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict...

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Karaniyametta Sutta - Chanted in Pali by Vimalanandi

Sun, 28 Nov, 2021 - 01:52

Karaniyametta Sutta - Chanted in Pali by Vimalanandi

Sun, 28 Nov, 2021 - 01:52

Part of the resources for the Home Retreat, ‘How To Really Save the World’, here is a core text for metta (loving kindness) practice in the Buddhist tradition. 

Beautifully chanted by Vimalanandi, the chanting of the sutta is accompanied by images of the Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of the western direction traditionally associated with love.

For more resources and all the teaching from this retreat, see:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/savetheworld

Read the Metta Sutta in English | Read an alternative translation

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Radical Dharma in Venezuela: Supporting the Sangha in Hard Times

Fri, 12 Nov, 2021 - 16:24

Radical Dharma in Venezuela: Supporting the Sangha in Hard Times

Fri, 12 Nov, 2021 - 16:24

Thursday 2nd December, 1.5 hours

USA PST 11:30 | México 13:30 | USA EST 14:30 | IE & UK 19:30 | Europe CET 20:30 | India 01:00 (next day) | Australia AEDT 06.30 (next day) | New Zealand 08.30 (next day)

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This event will take place as the culmination of our Home Retreat, How to Really Save the World, led by Parami, exploring how we can bring into being...

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Planning Our Live Events for 2022: Let us know what you think!

Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 12:44

Planning Our Live Events for 2022: Let us know what you think!

Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 12:44

So far in 2021 The Buddhist Centre Online has hosted two home retreats - the inspiring and popular Alchemical Heart with Paramananda and the wonderfully rich In the Footsteps of the Buddha with Nagasiddhi and Mandarava; we’ve had Dharma seminars on the key Buddhist text, the Bodhicaryavatara, with Nagabodhi; ‘Looking into the Well’ writing workshops with Yashobodhi; movement and meditation classes with Jayachitta and much more besides…and the year isn’t over yet!

We are currently making plans for 2022. We’d...