Here’s the first episode of The Buddhist Centre Online’s new, occasional ‘audio magazine’, bringing you a selection of the highlights from across our community!
This episode includes an overview of the 2018 European Buddhist Union and Buddhist Teachers in Europe meetings, extracts from conversations with Mahasraddha, Director of the Abhayaratna Trust, and Vajratara, chair of the India Dhamma Trust as well as a brief introduction to Bodhipaksa’s latest book ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha!’
This is not theoretical, this is how it is, it’s life: sickness and ageing are very challenging.
Mahasraddha is the Director of the Abhayaratna Trust which exists to help support Order Members in financial difficulty.
In this conversation Mahasraddha outlines his vision for the Trust - and its spirit, which is based on Sangharakshita’s lecture, ‘A Case of Dysentery’. He also mentions a number of projects that the Abhayaratna Trust have in the pipeline, including establishing local care networks and supporting...
What we have is a very wonderful problem and the wonderful problem is that so many people are seeing the value of Buddhism in India and they are wanting to embrace Buddhism and the Buddhist path - and they are wanting to do that in their hundreds. But, of course, as we know, Buddhism is a path of practice. It requires careful study and training…it requires spiritual friendship. So who is going to meet these people?
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.