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Book Review of Vajragupta's book 'Wild Awake'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:46

Book Review of Vajragupta's book 'Wild Awake'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:46

In Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature Vajragupta draws on twenty-five years of experience going into nature alone. He recounts how these ‘solitary retreats’ have changed him, how he fell in love with the places he stayed in and the creatures there and includes a helpful A-Z guide on how to go about your own solitary retreat.  Wild Awake is available from Windhorse Publications as a paperback or an eBook.

Here is a review of Wild Awake...

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A Passage to America - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 30 Mar, 2018 - 14:19

A Passage to America - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 30 Mar, 2018 - 14:19

In this piece, written in March 2018, Sangharakshita recalls his first flight to America nearly fifty years ago, on his way to teach a term at Berkeley, with reflections set off by viewing the flight information screen above his window seat.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ‘A Passage to America’ along with other articles also written by him....

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Helping the Dharma to Thrive in Merida, Venezuela

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:46

Helping the Dharma to Thrive in Merida, Venezuela

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:46

Thanks to the strength of Kalyana Mitrata (spiritual friendship) and gifts to FutureDharma Fund, Mitras in Venezuela are benefitting from a rich programme of retreats, including studying the System of Practice and Mitra study on ‘What is the Sangha?’, as well as talks on William Blake.

Aryavacin (Nottingham, UK), Manjusiha (Padmaloka, UK), and Padmashalin (Valencia, Spain), have flown to Merida, Venezuela to lead retreats for the Sangha there who are not able to afford to travel to go on retreat.

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Sponsors Wanted for Two New Upcoming Windhorse Publications

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 - 12:48

Sponsors Wanted for Two New Upcoming Windhorse Publications

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 - 12:48

Giulietta from Windhorse Publications writes: “We are looking forward to two new books coming out this summer - I’ll Meet You There by Shantigarbha and ​Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  As we’re a small charity, we ask that you please consider sponsoring one or both to help us with publication costs. Those contributing sponsorships of £30 or more will receive the eBook and paperback upon publication.

I’ll Meet You There by Shantigarbha.

This is a beautifully written guide to how empathy and mindfulness help...

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Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature - New Book by Vajragupta

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 11:47

Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature - New Book by Vajragupta

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 11:47

Windhorse Publications have announced the public release of Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature which is now available as a paperback or an eBook.

Wild Awake will soon be found in UK-based and European Triratna centre bookshops. The book will take a bit longer to emerge in bookshops outside the UK and Europe,  as the book distributors’ release in the US and the Americas is in June.

In Wild Awake, Vajragupta draws on twenty-five years of experience going into nature alone. He recounts how these...

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Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 10:31

Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 10:31

This series of five sessions will be a journey into focused positive emotion. We’ll be using the framework of the Metta Bhavana and modifying it to draw in the other Brahma Viharas and deeply explore individual relationships to create some extra intensity around the practice.

Our meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK
Session Dates: Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 

Join these events on Google+ Hangout

If you enjoy these online meditations, please consider making a gift to...

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Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

If you are planning, or already run, a Triratna Dharma project then FutureDharma Fund might be able to help. We have three different funding routes depending on your project - Central projects, Major Projects and the Small Grant Fund (details of each round provided below). 

You may submit an expression of interest to us anytime, but Central and Major Projects applications may only be submitted when each funding round is open. The small grant programme is open for applications throughout the year. Please contact ...

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Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

Buddhist Action Month 2018: Transforming Self, Transforming World

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:00

On the BAM Space, Mokshini writes: “The theme for BAM 2018 is Transforming Self, Transforming World.

As always, the theme for BAM is inspired by contemporary issues, and this year’s emphasis invites us to stop and look at the big picture: 

It is becoming evident that our society urgently needs a new story, a new myth to live by. As an example. George Monbiot puts it very well in this recent short interview where he outlines the need for a psycho-spiritual approach that is thoroughly meaningful and that...

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Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

In this piece completed on 22 January 2018, Sangharakshita recalls rainbows from his childhood days through to his Going Forth in 1947 and most recently as appeared over Adhisthana on his ninetieth birthday. And he affirms the place of Padmasambhava - the Rainbow-bodied one - in the life of the Order from the very beginning, and explains that a remark he made in 2009 about a re-founding of the Order “can only be in...

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Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

Posted by Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

Posted by Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

The dhyanas (or jhanas) are concentrated mental states where distracted mind falls away, a more refined awareness steps in, and deep contentment is cultivated. In this four-week series we’ll explore the dhyanas in meditation and try to catch a glimpse of them for ourselves.

Meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google Hangout, and the series will be on the following dates:
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20

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Tom Schulte's picture

I did donate for the Online meditations and then I donated again for the Mitra study course. Is it necessary on your end to know which was which?

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That’s very kind of you Thomas! Thank you so much!  :) No, not necessary to know which is which, we’ve already got you down for your donation to the mitra study. See you soon!

Marcia's picture

Hi, I’d love to join the Tuesday online meditation, but have been unable to join your circle to let you know I am here! Please can someone let me know what to do to join.

Thanks

Marcia

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Hi Marcia! I think I’ve figured out how to add you to the online meditators circle, so hopefully you’ll get notifications of meditations now. Hope we get to see you! :)

Marcia's picture

Great. Thanks :o)