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The Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 12:33

“Nature is, in itself, a healing environment”. 

During the 2018 Combined Order Weekend in Adhisthana, Dayajoti talks about a newly forming project - the Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground which has a vision of creating a beautiful ecological burial ground and retreat site. Here she speaks about the what the natural burial movement is about, the links between nature, death and the land, how it connects with Buddhist practice and where the project is currently at.

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Fantastic to have this posted here enabling more folks to find out and find out more about the Tara Sanctuary. Thanks for the the talk, clear and inviting as well as supporting us to naturally engage in conversations and actions about this thing called ‘death’ . A crucial conversation for us all and a non negotiable conversation for Buddhists. May all thats needed be realised. Much gratitude to those already involved.
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Thank you Ambaranta for your affirming words!  Yes, a crucial conversation!!  That’s a good way of putting it.

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Hi Dayajoti,

It’s really great to hear this interview and to have more of a sense of this inspiring project. I hope you find the land you need and can soon start to anchor the Tara sanctuary in ‘place’ as well as in vision. May this project go from strength to strength.

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Thanks Saddhanandi for taking the time to listen, and comment, with everything you have on!  Thanks for your support.

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This looks like a beautiful project Dayajoti. I do find it incredible to be part of a movement who puts their energies behind such things. I worked in a hospice for around 7 years and I have talked to many patients and carers about having a good death. I can imagine having somewhere like this would have been a great comfort to many especially the bereaved. I remember we used to be in touch with a company who made personalised cardboard coffins. They were beautiful. Have you come across this? Mind you the funeral directors did tell me some cautionary stories about them. Sadhu and much love for the project. I have some contacts here in a couple of hospices a although it’s been a while.
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Posted by Sadayasihi on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 22:27

Sudaka, the Mitra Convenor in the Valencia Buddhist Centre, talks about his experience of Buddhist practice as a parent and discusses how he fits in his meditation practice, the importance of having a supportive partner and how his practice informs his parenting.

He also mentions the upcoming International Family Retreat (Retiro Internacional De Familias) which is taking place in Suryavana at the end of July, which he is facilitating along with Vidyadasa and friends. Find out more about the ...

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Voices from Ireland

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Jun, 2018 - 17:48

Here is a short podcast with members of the Irish Sangha discussing what has motivated them, and what continues to inspire them, to practice the Dharma. From ‘finding my friends’ and a sense of meaning to life, to building a Buddha-land and being able to practice within one’s own culture, Jnanadhara, Vajrashura, and Pavara together with Mitras Julie, Sean and Kristina share their thoughts.

Recorded in the Dublin Buddhist Centre during Triratna Day in April 2018.

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Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:09

Our second and final talk on the last day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Here’s Upekshanandi, originally from Poland, now living in Scotland, with her sense of the gifts we can leave for the practitioners of the future.

Talk recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

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Ratnakumar - The Lion's Roar for the Next 50 Years

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:02

Our first talk on the final day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Ratnakumar from Orissa, India, gives a rousing call to Dhamma practice as an example we can set for the future and for those who follow in our footsteps on the path over the next 50 years.

Talk recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

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Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 09:32

A day at the 2018 Triratna Order 50th anniversary Convention in Bodhgaya, India, paying tribute to the source of the Order itself: the life and work of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita. Here are four short talks with Order members from around the world evoking the gifts we have received as an Order and community from Sangharakshita.

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

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Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 16:23

On the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention at the traditional seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Dharmachari Purna leads the assembled men’s wing of the Order in a traditional practice of recollecting the Buddha, with a special emphasis of his presence under the Bodhi tree itself.

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya, India.

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Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 16:01

A second series of three great short talks from the women’s wing of the 2018 Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India. This time we hear from inspiring dharmacharinis hailing from the Spanish-speaking world, from North America and from Germany. 

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya. 

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Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 07:23

A lovely talk from Chandrashil, stalwart of the Order, at a session for the men’s wing of the Order at the 2018 Convention. Giving us all the breadth and depth of his considerable experience over decades of Dharma practice and thought. 

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, 2018.

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Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 07:13

A group of three excellent short talks given by a selection of the women’s wing of the Order at the 2018 Convention in Bodhgaya, India. The first in a two-part series exploring contemporary views from within the Order of practice, gender, and our teachers, each also a celebration of the equal ordination of women as a core principle in Triratna’s foundations. 

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya, India.

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