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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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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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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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Las Sietas Magníficas (en español) - Podcast de la Convención Panamericana

Sun, 27 Oct, 2019 - 03:26

Ya transcurrieron un par de días desde que inició la Convención Panamericana. En el comedor se pueden oír conversaciones en inglés y en español, incluso hay quien sirve de traductor para aquel que lo necesita. En este espacio, donde flores y el canto de los pájaros enmarcan las actividades de la convención, tuvieron la oportunidad de reunirse una vez mas. 

Hace poco mas de dos años tomaba lugar su retiro de ordenación en este mismo sitio; alguien tuvo...

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Buddhist Voices: Abhayadana - Giving the Gift of Fearlessness to Women in India

From Triratna International Council on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 13:01

A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.

We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...

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Triratna International Council 2019 Podcast - New Zealand & Australia Edition

From Triratna International Council on Fri, 6 Sep, 2019 - 23:35

The 6th Triratna International Council is in full swing in England this week. Folk from around the world converging on beautiful rural Herefordshire to explore the work of making sure our community is united and available to all in the years ahead.

We’re joined by our friends from New Zealand and Australia for a check-in around their take on the week and the relevance of international perspectives to their own communities and their experience of the Dharma life back home. Inspiring to...

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Podcast: Kiranada - Readings from 'A Year of Silence'

Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 21:30

Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush. 

As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...

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Podcast - Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:25

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...

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Podcast - Starting To Say Goodbye to Sangharakshita

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 23:55

A conversation with Candradasa, Munisha, Parami and Sthanashraddha towards the end of a strong week at Adhisthana, home of Urgyen Sangharakshita, who died last week at the age of 93. 

We talk about our personal relationships to the founder of the Triratna Buddhist sangha over decades, and the great change his passing represents for our community.

Join us online to begin saying farewell to a man whose long work for the Dharma transformed so many lives around the world for the good. 

www.thebuddhistcentre.com/sangharakshita

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