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New Podcast: Safeguarding In The Triratna Buddhist Community

Posted by Candradasa on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 14:52

Welcome to a new year of podcasts from The Buddhist Centre Online!

We’re delighted to welcome our first guest via Skype, Munisha, Triratna’s European Safeguarding Officer, to discuss some strong work in an ever-changing field of care. A fascinating look at what’s involved in contemporary safeguarding, how it relates to controversies of the past, and the challenges posed by the need to have an international approach in an online age. 

What comes across most clearly is Munisha’s deep sense of integrity and compassion. We...

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Buddhist Voices: Karunadevi - From Heartland to Heart-Mind

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 20:35

Karunadevi has been a practicing Buddhist since the 1980s after finding her way to California from the heartland of Iowa. The first American to be ordained in the U.S. into the Triratna Buddhist Order she is now a member of the College of Public Preceptors, helping maintain the spiritual wellbeing of the community worldwide. 

We hear about Karunadevi’s journey to the Dharma via family, friends, and brushes with mystic religion (via Christianity, Joan Baez and Lama Govinda). And how it was...

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Lokamitra on the Nagaloka Institute, India

Posted by sanghadhara on Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 - 14:20

Lokamitra has spent most of his adult life working in India to support the Dalit Buddhist community in their struggle against Hindu caste prejudice and its regard of them as literally “untouchable”. Inspired by the life and work of the great Dalit leader, India’s first Justice Minister Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar,  the Nagaloka Institute provides an invaluable chance to thousands of young Dalits, educating them in how Buddhism can help support their democratic rights to liberty, equality, and fraternity. 

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Buddhist Voices - Subhuti On Doctor Ambedkar, 60 Years On

Posted by sanghadhara on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 15:11

A special edition of Buddhist Voices, from India at the height of celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion  to Buddhism in 1956 of hundreds of thousands of Dalit (ex-Untouchable caste) Indians, inspired by their great leader Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar to escape the horrors of the Hindu caste system and work towards a more just society in India.

Subhuti, a longstanding champion of Doctor Ambedkar as an exemplar of democratic principles for the whole world, gives us a...

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International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

Posted by sanghadhara on Wed, 12 Oct, 2016 - 17:52

Sanghadhara in conversation with Max, Stephanie and Erika share their experience of this year’s international Triratna Youth Convention in India.

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A New Retreat Centre for Valencia, Spain

Posted by parami on Fri, 30 Sep, 2016 - 15:29

Amalamati chats to Parami about the new retreat centre for Valencia, Spain.

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A Beginner's Guide to Wills

Posted by satyadasa on Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 - 11:37

Satyadasa, in association with the Abhayaratna Trust, presents an introductory workshop on wills, will writing, and the issues that arise for anyone considering passing on their own legacy. If you’ve ever wondered how to navigate the sea of legal complexity that surrounds the process of what happens to our money and possessions after we die, this is a great starting point!

Much of the information given in this workshop is related primarily to the legal situation in the UK,...

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Dr Ambedkar, Sangharakshita and the Buddhist Revolution - Part 2

Posted by Mokshini on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 22:28

Here’s part 2 of a conversation on Dr Ambedkar, Sangharaskhita and the Buddhist Revolution at the European Chairs Assembly Day 7.  Windhorse Publications have chosen the celebration of Dr Ambedkar this October as the occasion to launch the first volume of the ‘Complete Works’  and here Priyananda tells us all about it!

More information on the Windhorse Publications website  - and do remember you can pre-order your copy of this volume  from the second week of September,...

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Dr Ambedkar, Sangharakshita and the Buddhist Revolution - Part 1

Posted by Mokshini on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 22:23

Even within Triratna it may be some that not all of us are familiar with Dr Ambedkar - and if are, we may most likely associate him with his role as a statesman and social reformer.  But towards the end of his life Dr Ambedkar converted to Buddhism and with him hundreds of thousands of other people. As a result of his conversion there are now millions of new Buddhists in India. His conversion was the start of...

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Using The Internet On Retreat - What's The Problem?

Posted by Mokshini on Fri, 2 Sep, 2016 - 22:32

Maitreyi raises the point that it seems that more and more retreatants don’t heed the request not not to use their mobile phones on retreat.  But what are we in danger of losing when we crave continual connection to friends and family or reach for our phone the moment boredom or aloneness sets in? She suggests that it is only when we allow ourselves to experience a sense of aloneness, and truly give ourselves a chance to be with our experience...

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