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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...

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Getting Real With Viveka and Paramananda - Watch the whole series

Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 - 15:24

Getting Real With Viveka and Paramananda - Watch the whole series

Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 - 15:24

A reminder that you can revisit the series of conversations - “Getting Real” (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) with Viveka and Paramananda. Each episode features a different poem and is an honest, heartfelt and spontaneous communication and connection between two friends, exploring Dharma practice in our daily lives, as well as a short meditation at the end of each session.

In the first episode, Viveka is here exploring different ways we can listen deeply to one another and to...

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A River Under the River: Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 27

Tue, 11 Aug, 2020 - 15:21

A River Under the River: Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 27

Tue, 11 Aug, 2020 - 15:21

“[there’s] a river under the river”

Padmacandra, Varasahaya and Ananda explore the intersection of Buddhist practice with the arts, particularly in terms of writing, in this Dharma Toolkit podcast. The ‘Wolf at the Door’ features - a creative endeavour which seeks to foster the imagination - and homage is paid to the poetry of William Stafford along the way.

Join us for an inspiring conversation on how to access the heights and...

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Promoting Better Conversations Online

Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 11:40

Promoting Better Conversations Online

Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 11:40

Over the next year or so we’ll be making lots of changes to this website and our whole platform, which includes The Dharma Toolkit, Free Buddhist Audio and a number of other key Triratna sites and social media spaces. 

+follow this space above, or join our newsletter to get updates when we make changes, and for a chance to join early test versions of the site.

Today we’re making a set of changes to one aspect of the...

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Alive, Aware, Awake! (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 31)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 15:27

What is it to be fully aware, fully alive? Here is a great conversation with the retreat team from Taraloka, who are about to lead our online Home Retreat around the relief and ease of being in the present moment – whatever that present moment looks like. 

Join in with Alive, Aware, Awake - a Home Retreat for everyone!

Experience can be an adventure in awareness. How can we taste the deep excitement of opening to the nature...

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Into the Dark Wood (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 30)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 01:58

Join us for a walk into the forest of the unknown. Enchantments await. Groves of images. Bridges to the unseen. A path that wanders lost until some deeper magic happens…

We are back in the realm of art and the making of images, the making of things, the making of meaning. Nagasiddhi’s trainings in technical sculpture, prop design and building, the rituals of puppetry, and carpentry with wood left by his father long ago - all these have prepared him for a...

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Reflecting on Racism with James Baldwin

Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 15:51

Reflecting on Racism with James Baldwin

Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 15:51

Dear Sangha friends,

I wanted to offer you a podcast to listen to in these times.

Listen to the podcast on ‘Nothing Is Fixed’ by James Baldwin’

Paramananda and I met on May 25 to record a conversation for The Buddhist Centre Online. At the time George Floyd had not yet died an unjust death in an encounter with police. Another black man Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting while jogging in Georgia was in the news. Our...

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Earth Week on The Buddhist Centre Online! Hair On Fire: A New Podcast Mini-Series

Tue, 21 Apr, 2020 - 22:46

This week on The Buddhist Centre Online and the Dharma Toolkit we are marking Earth Day - all week long! Watch out for our specially commissioned mini-series of podcasts released through the week: “Hair On Fire: Using the Threefold Way of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom to Turn Toward Climate Change”.

We’ll be book-ending these special episodes with some lively, thoughtful conversations around the whole area of Buddhist responses - human responses - to climate change, especially...