Abhayavaca explores contentment and happiness in the context of our practice off the cushion. How do we work with our emotional and mental states?
Given as part of Glasgow Buddhist Centre's Rainy Season Retreat 2021
At the opening of Glasgow Buddhist Centre's annual rainy season in 2021, Kuladharini reflects on the life of the sangha. In it she explores the cosmic/ mythic significance in their current work and their approaching going forth from the city premises they have been teaching from for almost 50 years.
The Karaniya Metta sutta is the focus for Parami's exploration of working with anger, working with polarisation in our relationships and in the world. She uses the lesson of the extremes in this current moment in history as a launching pad for insight into the nature of love. She gave this talk to the gathered Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland at their New Year gathering online. It has the flavour of a call to practice and to give closer attention to how we relate with those we love and those we find challenging.
Vishvapani explores our engagement in politics and society. In it he invites us to recognise the steps between the dharma and our interpretation of it in our political/ social action. He offers 6 dharmic themes that could helpfully form part of our approach to the big political questions in the world.
As many of you know we put the GBC up for sale in September. We are currently in the process of negotiating a sale, which will possibly close in mid December.
So with that in mind, we have come up with a ritual saying goodbye process that takes into account all the COVID regulations. This will allow a small group of mitras and order members (10 at a time) to come to the centre, and participate in an hour-long...
Maitrivasini (ex Karen Mclaughlin) returns to her sangha in Glasgow after her 2020 ordination into the Triratna Buddhist order. She explores her response of gratitude to being ordained and in these particular times.
‘Life wants to happen, life is unstoppable. Anytime we try and contain life, or interfere with its fundamental need for expression, we get into trouble..’ -M. Wheatley and M Kellner-Rogers
We are choosing to evolve, to change, to do our bit in making the world anew for us all to live in. We have bitten a very hard bullet, and are putting our GBC home for close to the last 40 years on the market. We are letting go of a...