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Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

November 4-10 2022

🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to explore why the wisdom of emptiness is, precisely, compassion.

Led by Tejananda and friends

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The Heart Sutra is one of the most familiar of all Buddhist texts and, inevitably, there are innumerable takes on ‘what it means’. How do we square the opening statement that the skandhas (our psycho–physical constituents) are ‘empty’ with the following one that ‘in emptiness’ there are no skandhas, no senses, no conditioned–arising? Early western commentators...

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Ten Ways to a Better Buddhist Life | ⁠Los diez caminos hacia una mejor vida Budista

Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 18:00

Ten Ways to a Better Buddhist Life | ⁠Los diez caminos hacia una mejor vida Budista

Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 18:00

Essential Wisdom from the Deer Park | Sabiduría esencial desde el Parque de los Venados

Home Retreat with Parami, Now Booking | Un retiro en casa dirigido por Parami. ¡Reserva tu entrada!

September 16-22 | Del 16 al 22 de Septiembre

A⁠ Home Retreat based on the Dasadhamma Sutta⁠ | Un retiro en casa basado en el Sutta⁠ Dasadhamma

Reserve a space! | ¡Reserva tu entrada!

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🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to...

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

Fri, 15 Jul, 2022 - 10:37

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

Fri, 15 Jul, 2022 - 10:37

25 September 2022

This day involves two sessions. Feel free to attend one or both.

First session (4 hours): USA PST 05:00 | Mexico 07:00 | USA EST 08:00 | IE & UK...

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Doorway to the Deep: A day retreat on meditation with Singhashri

Fri, 15 Jul, 2022 - 10:25

Doorway to the Deep: A day retreat on meditation with Singhashri

Fri, 15 Jul, 2022 - 10:25

10th September 2022

This day involves two sessions to allow maximum participation internationally across time zones. Feel free to attend one or both.

First session (4 hrs): USA PST 04:00 | México 06:00 | USA EST 07:00 | IE...

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Love and Rage - Bodhilila with Lama Rod Owens (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 433)

Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 00:33

In this final episode of the current season of the podcast, Bodhilila, Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre, is in conversation with Lama Rod Owens, bestselling author of ‘Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger’

Their exchange weaves across a number key Dharma threads, beginning with a sense of how being in the body can be a way to step out of systems that stop us reaching our full potential as human beings; a...

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Vidyamala, OBE! - A Platinum Jubilee Honour for Breathworks (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 432)

Sat, 4 Jun, 2022 - 09:19

We’re on the road this week with a festive episode of the podcast to celebrate Vidyamala: the extraordinary inspiration behind Breathworks who has just been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List. She has been honoured for her Services to Wellbeing and Pain Management as Co-founder of Breathworks, an organisation which teaches mindfulness-based approaches to people coping with pain, illness and stress.

In a riot of birdsong, on...

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Subhuti with Bodhikámala: The Importance of the Dharma in Latin America

Mon, 23 May, 2022 - 06:48

Subhuti with Bodhikámala: The Importance of the Dharma in Latin America

Mon, 23 May, 2022 - 06:48

Recorded live in Toluca, México. Subhuti in conversation with Bodhikámala about the vital opportunities the Buddhist path offers to people in Latin America looking for a better way to live. The excitement, the challenges, and the significance for Triratna as one of the fastest-growing corners of our worldwide community starts to impact a Buddhist culture shaped until now largely by British, European, and Indian culture.

Join us for one of our best-loved and most experienced teachers in a dynamic conversation with the...

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War and Peace: Living Buddhism in Poland (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 431)

Sat, 21 May, 2022 - 12:01

When tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees began to cross the border with Poland, the Triratna community at Krakow Buddhist Centre got involved with the same great generosity that has marked the Polish people’s response to war flaring up uncomfortably close to home. 

In this episode we hear from Saddhajala and Nityabandhu on the ground in Krakow—not just about the war in Ukraine but about how Buddhist practice has enabled them to meet the crisis and try to bring to life ...

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Telling the Story of Sangharakshita (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 430)

Sat, 14 May, 2022 - 20:44

Some of the team at the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust join us for a deep dive into the art of digital storytelling and biographical work online, as we hear about the ongoing creative challenges involved in helping a spiritual community hold the legacy of their teacher across generations.

Sangharakshita was a brilliant, complex, sometimes provocative and controversial figure. He was also a friend, a thinker, a writer, and a hundred other things besides. Prajnaketu and Suryanaga discuss with us the making...

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The Importance of the Dharma in Latin America: Bodhikámala with Subhuti, Live from México!

Fri, 13 May, 2022 - 22:57

The Importance of the Dharma in Latin America: Bodhikámala with Subhuti, Live from México!

Fri, 13 May, 2022 - 22:57

Tuesday 17 May

13:30 México | 11:30 USA PST | 14:30 USA EST | 19:30 IE & UK | 20:30 Europe CET | 00:00 India (next day) | 04:30 Sydney (next day) | 06:30 Auckland (next day)

Con traducción al español

An unexpected treat live from Toluca, México! Subhuti in conversation with Bodhikámala about the vital opportunities the Buddhist path offers to people in Latin America looking for a better way to live. The excitement, the challenges, and...