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Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.

I never ever would have...

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Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

From Online Meditators on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

From Online Meditators on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

“This dewdrop world 
Is but a dewdrop world
And yet —”


- Kobayashi Issa

Our next series of online meditations will start on Tuesday 12th February at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST for five weeks. We will be exploring the Four Mind-Turning reflections, which point to both the fleetingness of life and its preciousness, and remind us of the need to wholeheartedly turn our minds towards practising the Dharma.

Join us on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/256989252

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New Books Coming This Year

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Jan, 2019 - 11:13

New Books Coming This Year

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Jan, 2019 - 11:13

Happy New Year.

We wanted to give you a heads-up on the new books we are publishing in 2019.

The Complete Works

Eight volumes of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita have already been published, and we look forward to the launch of four new volumes in April. The existing 251 subscribers to The Complete Works will automatically receive the new volumes upon publication – you too can subscribe to join these individuals and Centres. Volumes are also available for individual purchase.

The four new volumes coming in April are:

Vol 2: The Three Jewels I  The nine texts...

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Join the Team at Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online!

From Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 31 Dec, 2018 - 15:36

Join the Team at Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online!

From Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 31 Dec, 2018 - 15:36

In 2019 Dharmachakra (the team behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) is expanding. Thanks to grants from FutureDharma and the European Chairs’ Assembly we are finally able to turn our attention to sustainable mobile development for all Triratna central websites and services. 

We’re looking for:

  • An experienced junior or senior front-end developer.
     
  • An experienced Android developer.
     
  • An experienced iOS developer.

If the thought of helping us spread the Dharma with work on mobile applications excites you, we’d...

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The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

“Sisters, there is a door of the Dharma called ‘The Inexhaustible Lamp.’ Practise it! What is it? Sisters, a single lamp may light hundreds of thousands of lamps without itself being diminished.“ 
(From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa)

2018 has been a momentous year for the Triratna Buddhist Community – incorporating the celebration of 50 years of the Order itself (listen to inspiring interviews from our ongoing 50 Years, 50 Voices project); and taking in, of course, the death of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita.

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Tarahridaya’s work in India

Tarahridaya’s work in India

From India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution" on Wed, 5 Dec, 2018 - 17:16

Dhammacharini Tarahridaya is the co-ordinator of the Women’s Ordination Process Team in India. Her work is always encouraging her to do more and more as she sees women growing, facing their difficulties and benefitting from the support of the sangha (the Triratna Buddhist community).

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Windhorse Publications Free Dharma

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 11:52

Windhorse Publications Free Dharma

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 11:52

Did you know we offer What is the Dharma? The Essential Teachings of the Buddha by Sangharakshita as a free eBook? Simply add it to your cart and check out. Our eBooks are compatible with popular eReaders – find out more about our formats here.

What is the Dharma?

To walk in the footsteps of the Buddha we need a clear and thorough guide to the essential principles of Buddhism. Whether we have just begun our journey or are a practitioner with...

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Transformative New Books in 2019

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 26 Nov, 2018 - 16:18

Transformative New Books in 2019

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 26 Nov, 2018 - 16:18

We have exciting news.

Our production team, led by Michelle, has been hard at work on four meaningful new books for 2019. These books focus on inner reflection and transformation.

If you feel these books are important to you and the world, please consider sponsoring a book. It is a difficult time for independent publishers to stay afloat. Help and support from our readers goes a long way.

Meet our upcoming books:

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Dharmabyte: An Encounter With Padmasambhava in Darjeeling

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 29 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a recollection from Sangharakshita called An Encounter with Padmasambhava in Darjeeling. Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. In this lecture we are given a brief biography of Padmasambhava and an outline of the progressive Nyingmapa practices attributed to him.

N.B. Poor original recording. From the talk Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet, given in 1972.

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Windhorse Publications Books Featured in Parabola, Vajra Bell and the Spiritual Media Blog

Tue, 20 Nov, 2018 - 11:56

Windhorse Publications Books Featured in Parabola, Vajra Bell and the Spiritual Media Blog

Tue, 20 Nov, 2018 - 11:56

Quite a number of Windhorse Publications’ books have been featuring recently in a variety of different magazines and blogs!

Firstly, you can find a chapter of Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature by Vajragupta in the Fall 2018 edition of Parabola magazine, ’The Journey Home’.  

“Each time I dive deeper into the wilderness I can feel that green fire burning through me. Within me and without, I can sense the intense aliveness of life. But then I have to go back...

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