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FBA Podcast: Leaping Into the Unknown with the Dakinis

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Kusalasara explores the significance of the Dakinis - a strong symbol of freedom. This talk was given at London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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New podcast episode with Vimalasara

From Windhorse Publications on Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 - 16:34

New podcast episode with Vimalasara

From Windhorse Publications on Tue, 13 Sep, 2022 - 16:34

Read on to find out about our latest podcast episode, a new addition to the books available on our website, and a chance to catch up with our latest book launch.

New podcast episode with Vimalasara
It’s always good news when one of our books starts selling well. But in this case, the popularity of Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction points to the rise of compulsive and addictive behaviour and thought over lockdown and beyond. Dhammamegha...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Samasuri (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:48

It’s the wounded healer myth. I guess part of me wanting to be Doctor is my psyche trying to sort all that suffering out… Helping others like I’ve been helped or am being helped.

Samasuri’s Annals:

In 1968 I was not born yet!

In 1978 I was 4 years old, so probably at a play group and living in South Devon with my parents.

In 1988 I was 14 years old. Living with parents and younger brother in South Devon still. At private girls’ school in Exeter.

In 1998...

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What's your relation to Sangharakshita?

Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 14:51

What's your relation to Sangharakshita?

Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 14:51

To help the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust in its next phase of work, we launched a survey at the recent UK and Ireland Order Convention exploring people’s responses to Sangharakshita. We heard from over 100 order members, who expressed a wide range of views on Sangharakshita and his legacy.

But we want to hear from you too - how do you feel about Sangharakshita? How are we doing at our mission to connect people with his legacy?

Whatever your response to Sangharakshita, we’d really appreciate you taking just...

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Try the New Free Buddhist Audio for Mobile!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 19 Aug, 2022 - 23:30

Try the New Free Buddhist Audio for Mobile!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 19 Aug, 2022 - 23:30

FBA 3.0 public preview now available

We are so excited to bring all our friends early access to the new Free Buddhist Audio, now streaming for mobile and all devices!

The community of Free Buddhist Audio users around the world has responded so generously to our post-pandemic appeal for funds to help turn FBA into a mobile-friendly, streaming audio service ready for the next 15 years.

We’d love you to try it out and send your feedback. You...

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Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

From Buddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

From Buddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

14 - 18th September 2022 | Blackdown Hills, Somerset

Our more intimate gathering, at the turning of the summer season, delving into community, nature based practice, land-based skills, crafts, and creative ways to forge social and ecological resilience.

We are an off-grid, drug and alcohol free, temporary camping community of up to 500 people, with workshops, talks, movement, meditation and celebration.

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Here’s a sneak peak at what to look forward to at this year’s camp:

Turner Prize nominated...

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New podcast episode featuring Nagapriya

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 10 Aug, 2022 - 10:30

New podcast episode featuring Nagapriya

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 10 Aug, 2022 - 10:30

We’re delighted to announce the latest episode in our podcast. Dhammamegha interviews Nagapriya, author of The Promise of a Sacred World: Shinran’s Teaching of Other Power, which we will be publishing in a few weeks.

Nagapriya encountered the writings of the Japanese Pure Land teacher Shinran at a point of crisis in his own spiritual life. Shinran and his teaching of Other Power opened a different way of thinking about enlightenment and a life in the Dharma.

Listen to the new podcast episode on ...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Maitripala (highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 4 Aug, 2022 - 12:45

I don’t need to go away from samsara to be really going for refuge. I can be right in the middle of it.

Maitripala Annals:
 
In 1968, I was 12 years old. I was living with my parents and siblings in suburban Reservoir, Melbourne Australia.
I was second eldest (first daughter) of five children. We had moved up to the city from an idyllic country life in Gippsland to have closer access to secondary schools. My early life...

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Feeling the Heat: Communities Adapting to a Changing Climate

From Karuna Fundraisers on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 10:01

Feeling the Heat: Communities Adapting to a Changing Climate

From Karuna Fundraisers on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 10:01

At Karuna USA we believe that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity. This ‘vision’ is oh-so apparent to us as temperatures soar across the globe.

With records continuing to be broken in the US and Europe, Karuna USA’s focus countries of India, Nepal and Bangladesh are similarly suffering under the staggering heat. March and April of this year were the hottest on record in India, regularly...

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Supporting Girls’ and Women’s Rights to Reproductive Health in Nepal

From Karuna Fundraisers on Tue, 26 Jul, 2022 - 19:27

Supporting Girls’ and Women’s Rights to Reproductive Health in Nepal

From Karuna Fundraisers on Tue, 26 Jul, 2022 - 19:27

A little known area of the work of the Karuna network - the UK, Germany and the USA - is in supporting women’s reproductive rights and other basic rights. 

A common phenomenon across South Asia is a practice of periodically excluding girls and women from participating in their regular life, with no access to public areas. They are locked out of the house to sleep in stables or shacks. This often leads to hypothermia,...