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Podcast - Voices from Venezuela / Voces de Venezuela

Mon, 16 Mar, 2020 - 11:57

“In a crisis you have to find new ways to be, you can’t just carry on with the old ways…Buddhism gives you something new…a way of finding happiness, that comes from a different place.”

“I think the world, at the moment, is giving us lessons in the need for spirituality”

On a recent visit to Venezuela, Parami speaks with Abhayasara (ordained in October) and Maria Elena, Wilman and Arsenio who are all involved in the Merida sangha.

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Exploring Buddhist Modernism - New Podcast

Thu, 6 Feb, 2020 - 18:45

“I see philosophy as not only part of the great modernist, or western project of understanding, but feeding into the Buddhist project of bringing awakened values into the world” - Dhivan

Sanghadhara chats to Dhivan, Silavadin and Dr Matt Drage who recently led a philosophy symposium at Adhisthana called ‘Exploring Buddhist Modernism’. 

The premise of this symposium being that western Buddhism has been deeply conditioned and informed by assumptions of the modern age: in particular, by affective scientific...

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Hi Dhivan, Silavadin and Matt

Thank you for this very informative synopsis of your intriguing seminar. It would have been great to attend but unfortunately a bit far from Gisborne NZ. Anyway a question.

Any chance you could share a pdf of the visual chart of the spectrums you spoke about?

I found the exercise of estimating where you might be on those spectrums a very useful source for reflection.

A very useful tool also for considering various aspects of Modern Buddhism and also where a number of modern Buddhist teachers may be teaching from.

A few reflections of mine. I think that it is important to look at the Buddhist tradition from as many different perspectives as possible because if you do take the Bodhisattva ideal at all seriously you need to have as many different approaches to being able to reach out to living beings in all kinds of ways and not just remain in your ‘zone of comfort and familiarity’ with the Dharma. It is said popularly somewhere that the Buddha had ‘84,000’ different ways he could express his enlightenment for the benefit of all. There is also that intriguing incident of the ‘simsapa leaves’ thus much have I shown, implying there could be so many more means he could have employed.

And also that incident in the Vimalakirti where it is revealed that in other Buddha fields other than our own, some Buddha’s teach through other means than rational discourse, smell I think was one that was mentioned.

Thanks again for your stimulating discourses.

All the best to you all

Silaratna

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Thanks Silaratna. A photo of our ‘Spectrum of Buddhist Modernism’ diagram is attached. Thanks for your thoughts too. Our aim with exploring this diagram was more to do with our becoming aware of our own specific engagement with the Dharma as modernists. But such self-awareness would certainly then be important for being sensitive to the different ways in which others imagine things.

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Thanks for that Dhivan

Hope you are well

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Prajnaketu & Subhadramati - Encouraging Young People on the Path

Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 23:12

Here are two wonderfully passionate members of the Order talking across generations about the need to open up effective pathways of commitment for young people as they connect and engage with the possibilities in a Buddhist life. 

Subhadramati has pioneered such pathways for women for many years at the London Buddhist Centre, one of the biggest Centres in Europe. She discusses her plans for 2020 to start a women’s community in London where she and a few experienced friends will share a...

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Ordenaciones en México/Ordinations in Mexico

Fri, 10 Jan, 2020 - 21:27

Ordenaciones en México/Ordinations in Mexico

Fri, 10 Jan, 2020 - 21:27

El sábado 11 de enero, 2020, se van a llevar a cabo una transmisión en vivo de las ordenaciones de dos mitras mexicanos a las 12pm, horario de México. Se realizará la ceremonia en español en Chintamani, Morelos, México.

12pm México | 3pm Venezuela | 1pm EST | 7pm España | 6pm UK

We are delighted to announce that on Saturday, January 11, 2020, we will be live-streaming the ordination of two Mexican mitras. The live stream will...

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The picture and sound is fine. Lovely to see Cintamani and know there will soon be ordinations. Sadhu!

Maitreyi

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Wonderful to witness this - thanks for streaming this.

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Back to the Future: A Review of 2019

Tue, 31 Dec, 2019 - 10:00

Back to the Future: A Review of 2019

Tue, 31 Dec, 2019 - 10:00

2019 was both a year of looking back - at our collective history, our shared values and vision - and looking forward at the kind of society we want to live in, the kind of world we want to co-create.

The year saw Triratna in that crucial space - following the death of our community’s founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita, on 30th October 2018. There was time to rejoice in our legacy, but also reflect on the more difficult aspects of our...

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TBCO Magazine Podcast #2

Mon, 23 Dec, 2019 - 16:36

From trees to tulips to teams: the second episode of TBCO ‘audio magazine’ is now online! 

It includes some of the highlights from the past six months: we hear about a land project in Hawaii, the revival of the Urgyen tulip, what’s going on ‘Down Under’, what it’s like working on an online Buddhist team and much more besides!

Listen to the first episode of the TBCO magazine podcast

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I wish the links for on others podcast included Podbean. or that this page offered a direct link to the new Buddhist Voices Podcast and The Buddhist Centre Online podcast.

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Hi Tom. In the post above, if you click these links you’ll find them on Podbean: The Buddhist Centre  |  Buddhist Voices (this one has not been updated on their site correctly - we’ve written to them about it. You can listen to later episodes at Audioboom.

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Parami’s Personal Wishlist for the Next 20 Years (con traducción al espanol) - Pan-American Convention 2019

Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 20:33

At the 2019 Triratna Pan-American Convention in Mexico, Parami gives a strong, beautifully challenging talk about the future of the Buddhist community she has taken a leading part in since the 1970s. Taking as her framework Sangharakshita’s 1999 talk ‘Looking Ahead A Little Way’, as well as the four traditional Verses of Acceptance for Buddhist ordination within Triratna, she gives us her Top 10 Wishes for the wellbeing and flourishing of the Order and Movement around it in...

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