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Dharmabyte: Make a Difference - Women in India

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Make a Difference - Women in India, is excerpted from the talk Triratna Sangha In India and the Work of the India Dharma Trust by Tarahridaya.

This talk was given as part of Manchester Buddhist Centre’s celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s 60th anniversary of his conversion to Buddhism. She provides a personal recount of the transformative nature of the Dharma and the Triratna Buddhist movement witnessed in India.

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Dharmabyte: Paradigm Shift

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 18 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Paradigm Shift Parami revisits Bhante’s vision of the New Society, sharing her inspiration and love for the radical and transformative power of the Dharma.

This is the third talk entitled Revisiting the New Society in the series The Order as Practice: Shifting Paradigms.

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'Abandon self; accept reality.' - Interview with author David Brazier

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 16:24

'Abandon self; accept reality.' - Interview with author David Brazier

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 16:24

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing respected Buddhist teacher and author, David Brazier, about his upcoming book, The Dark Side of the Mirror: forgetting the self in Dōgen’s Genjō Kōan, due for release on 19 March 2019.

What is the significance of the title: The Dark Side of the Mirror?

The theme of the text Genjō Kōan, written by Dōgen when he returned from China, was the nature of satori (Japanese: spiritual enlightenment). Many people think that enlightenment comes as a result...

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Dharmabyte: Sacred Mindfulness

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we offer an excerpt from a talk by Vishvapani entitled: Sacred Mindfulness.

A talk given at the Triratna Buddhist Order November 2014 Men’s UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana on 1 November 2014. The theme of the weekend was Mindfulness.

Vishvapani writes: “We’re in the middle of the greatest surge in interest related to Buddhism since the 1960s: the secular mindfulness boom. I’ve been deeply involved in Triratna...

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Adhisthana International Course 2018

From Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Adhisthana International Course 2018

From Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

In October 2018, Adhisthana offered its first International Retreat in order to form connections between those holding responsibility within Triratna all over the world, and to offer the participants further training and skills in their positions.

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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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Join us today at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST as we start this series of online meditations on the theme of the four reminders! 🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️

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Zoom says you are in another meeting. I waited for several minutes before giving up.

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Hi Tom,

Sorry to hear that you missed the session. Did you try clicking this link? https://zoom.us/j/256989252 

With Metta,
Sadayasihi

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I am sure I did but now, when I tried it I got the expected response of “wait for the host to start the meeting”

Hpefully this works next Tuesday.

Gassho

Tom

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Yes fingers crossed - I’ll keep an eye out for you next Tuesday.

With Metta,

Sadayasihi

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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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