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Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society: 25th - 27th of October 2019

Join us for a weekend exploring how Buddhist values can shape a world that desperately needs to change. We’ll be meditating together, doing rituals, engaging with talks and discussion,… all with like-minded people aged 18-35 in a stunning setting.

Book here: https://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=363

Any questions, contact youngtriratna [at] gmail.com...

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FBA Podcast: Climate Precepts In The Burning House

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 3 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

How can Buddhists respond to the climate emergency? Vishvapani uses the Parable of the Burning House from the Lotus Sutra to suggest our responsibilities’ and finds the values we need to guide us in the Five Precepts.

Given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre on Dharma Day, July 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Not to be Defined

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled ‘Not to be Defined’ by Jnanavaca.

Excerpted from the talk Is A Guru Necessary? Jnanavaca revisits one of Sangharakshita’s classic talks from 1970 and gives his contemporary reflections on its abiding relevance.

This was given as part of the London Buddhist Centre Dharma Night Series, Bhante Classics, September 2012.

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The Gen-X 2019 Podcast

From Triratna In The Buddhist World on Fri, 28 Jun, 2019 - 22:43

At the end of this podcast you’ll discover about six minutes of musical joy as we’re played out by the amazing marimba band from Great Vow Zen Monastery, hosts of the 2019 Generation-X Dharma Teachers conference near Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA

But before that… A terrific round-table conversation with some of the organizers and participants gathering to look at ethics and power dynamics in the life of Buddhist communities. Join Candradasa, Rebecca...

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Too many people in the night in the rain: Impressions from Venezuela

From FutureDharma on Tue, 25 Jun, 2019 - 18:05

Too many people in the night in the rain: Impressions from Venezuela

From FutureDharma on Tue, 25 Jun, 2019 - 18:05

In October 2018 Saraha paid a visit to Venezuela, part funded by Future Dharma, to support the sangha and Vajranatha, who is the only Order member in the whole of Venezuela. Saraha writes a full account of his time there and gives us some impressions of what it is like for those living and practising the Dharma in the midst of a volatile political landscape. 

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“It really felt like a good and useful thing to do. People, mountains, landslides… The...

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Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

The 2019 Generation X Dharma Teachers’ Conference is currently underway at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, USA

This year those attending this biennial conference include three members of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Candradasa from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; Vimalasara from Vancouver, Canada and Singhasri from London, UK. A variety of other Buddhist traditions in North America will also be represented. This is the fifth gathering of this kind, which has happened every two years since 2011.

The main topic is ethical transformation - exploring...

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Dharmabyte: Be More Than Your Culture

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Be More Than Your Culture by Maitreyabandhu.

How do we make the most of life? Buddhism is a non-theistic, practical path of human growth and fulfilment. This series includes highlights from the eight-week course that leads participants step by step along the Buddhist path from mindfulness and emotional strength to receptivity, spiritual death and rebirth. And, as you can see from the talks, Maitreyabandhu always comes back to the here...

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FBA Podcast: What’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 11 May, 2019 - 14:00

Check out this week’s FBA PodcastWhat’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self by Vimalasara.

A timely and thought-provoking talk given at a People of Color (POC) day-long retreat at San Francisco’s East Bay Meditation Center 2019. The East Bay Meditation Center hosts teachers from all lineages to teach the Dharma to their POC, LGBTQI2, Differently Abled and Scent Free Communities.

Talk given February...

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Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

From Buddhist Action on Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

From Buddhist Action on Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

I’m passionate about the Dharma, including the wisdom perspective. I’m passionate about spreading the Dharma. As well as spending the last ten years of my life in service to Taraloka, I’ve also started up West Wales Buddhist Group, in Aberystwyth, where we’re growing a lively sangha. I’m passionate about Maitreya, my yidam - Bodhisattva of Metta and Buddha of the Future - who meditates at the city gates, in the middle of the world, not in a quiet cave somewhere....

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‘Refreshingly original, beautifully written, and crystal clear’: Free Time!, the new book by Vajragupta

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 - 09:38

Windhorse Publications is very pleased to announce the release of Free Time! from clock-watching to free-flowing, a Buddhist guide, the latest book by Vajragupta Staunton, author of Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life, Sailing the Worldly Winds, The Triratna Story, and Wild Awake.

In our fast moving world many people can feel their time is wound tight, their lives constantly hassled and hectic. ‘Fast-forward’ seems to be the collective default setting. So often we can be over busy and over stimulated, and...