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Breathing In the World: A Journey into the Heart of Tonglen

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 10:45

Breathing In the World: A Journey into the Heart of Tonglen

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 10:45

A 4-week course led by Yashobodhi 
Sundays: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th December
(each session will be done twice to accommodate time zones)

‘Early’ session:  UK & IE 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia EST 20.00 | New Zealand 22.00

‘Late’ session: USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | UK & IE 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 |

Tonglen...

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Updated Schedule for Online Meditations

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 10:57

Updated Schedule for Online Meditations

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 10:57

As some parts of the world move into stricter lockdown measures (and others ease themselves out) don’t forget you can still join us twice daily, six days a week, for 45 minutes of online calm with your community!

We’ve updated our meditation schedule so you can find all the times and the link to join on the online meditation space.

And if you are looking for resources to help you go deeper in meditation...

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Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 21:56

A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’.

Listen to part 1 of this conversation

In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much...

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Maitriveer Nagarjuna: Reflections on Race and Caste

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 22:12

Maitriveer Nagarjuna: Reflections on Race and Caste

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 22:12

A special talk to mark the anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism on October 14th, 1956, along with hundreds of thousands of so-called ‘Untouchable’ people looking to free themselves from the terrors of the Hindu caste system. 

How do we respond to the atrocities associated with caste today? And the everyday prejudices visited systemically on people of colour around the world?

Maitriveer-Nagarjuna’s brilliant, passionate presentation looks at Dr. Ambedkar’s own response to such big, painful questions; connecting his work...

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Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

14th October marks the anniversary of the mass conversions into Buddhism led by Dr Ambedkar - a day when hundreds of thousands of ‘untouchable’ people were liberated from the oppression of the Hindu caste system as well as being a significant moment in the revival of Buddhism in India.

In this video Dhammacharini Jnanasuri shares her moving story about being at Dr Ambedkar’s mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956 and how she found her way to the Triratna Buddhist community.

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Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

Wed, 7 Oct, 2020 - 20:50

We’re back with the first episode in a two-part conversation about what Buddhism has to say to 21st C. economics in the wake of populist political tides, globalization and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to part 2 of this conversation

Vaddhaka is the author of The Buddha On Wall Street, a Buddhist critique of Neo-Liberal notions of capitalism. Expect a stirring, provocative discussion around the state of western democracies in relation to...

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An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

What a year… Through dark days that have brought heartache for so many reasons, we’ve come together as a community time and time again. Resilient, reflective, remarkable. And now, as we head into winter in one hemisphere and summer in another, we invite everyone moved by the sangha in 2020 to gather again as one.

We’ll pass the torch around the world once more – starting at dawn in the south Pacific, ending with nightfall in the north – ringing Triratna with...

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ICin5: Highlights From The Heart of Triratna

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 22:20

ICin5: Highlights From The Heart of Triratna

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 22:20

If you are any way way connected to Triratna, the International Council is kind of a big deal. Even if you don’t know it! 

Last week – as every year – Order members all around the world gathered for a series of intensive discussions to explore Dharma practice in our community. What’s live and bubbling up in their own areas: Australia and New Zealand, Canada & the USA, Europe, India, Ireland & the UK. What’s passing...

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Courageous Conversations About Race - The Playlist

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:52

Courageous Conversations About Race - The Playlist

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:52

A series of conversations amongst panels of Order members talking about race from their personal experience. It’s hoped that as many institutions are reflecting on systemic racism, we as a Buddhist community can reflect on how we can make Triratna more diverse, and our sanghas more reflective of the populations that live where some of our centers are situated.  

The next conversation will feature Order members of mixed culture and race. It will take place on September 26th at 11:00 PST | 13:00 México | 14:00 ...

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Letting Go Of Fear

Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 18:20

Letting Go Of Fear

Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 18:20

The Buddha was said to be completely fearless. What does that mean for us?

We all experience fear at times. And fear has its uses! It can spur us into action and help us avoid danger. But fear can also imprison us and paralyze us. It can stop us from leading the life we want. 

It’s a scary world sometimes. So how can we become fearless ourselves?

This is a beautiful animated film by Aryajit about how to face our fears and...