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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...

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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.

Full...

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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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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...