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The Earth as Source of Inspiration - Paramananda & Maitridevi in Conversation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 428)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 20:24

This week’s episode is a wonderful conversation from our archive of live events here on The Buddhist Centre Online, featuring our host Paramananda and his guest Maitridevi, Chair of Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women in Wales.

Starting from a poem by W.S. Merwin, an initial conversation about gratitude for life despite all our knowledge of sorrows blooms into a shared set of reflections on impermanence, on our lack of centrality as a species, and on meditation...

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FBA Podcast: What The World Needs Now - An International Community And A Transcendental Vision

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 May, 2022 - 06:00

Subhuti offers a brilliantly evocative and personal call to connection, across all boundaries and conditionings. *** What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift is a day celebrating our Dharma community’s contribution to the world. A vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (beautiful friendship) for the benefit of all.

For more inspiring Dharma from the day + access to live events year round on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness and culture, visit:

thebuddhistcentre.com/triratna-gift

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Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

From Triratna India on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

From Triratna India on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

A wonderful article by Maitriveer-Nagarjuna to mark an important day remembering Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the millions he helped lead out of caste oppression. The struggle continues! 

On the 14th of April every year, the followers of Babasaheb all over the world will celebrate the Jayanti with joy and festivity. It is well-known fact that Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was against hero worship and blind faith in any individual. 

Nonetheless, history tells every great liberator becomes iconic after the demise to

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Introducing 'The Promise of a Sacred World'

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Mar, 2022 - 07:00

Introducing 'The Promise of a Sacred World'

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Mar, 2022 - 07:00

Dhammamegha here. Every few years we receive a manuscript that has been growing for decades within the author; a book that breaks new ground and offers a fresh and considered engagement with one of the Buddhist classics.

Bhikkhu Anālayo did this with Satipaṭṭhāna, through his translations and commentaries on the four foundations of mindfulness. Ratnaguna and Śraddhāpa did this with practice and awakening in the Pure Land Sutras in Great Faith, Great Wisdom. In 2019 we published David...

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West London Buddhist Centre Presents: An Evening with Lama Rod Owens

From Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 14 Mar, 2022 - 10:02

West London Buddhist Centre Presents: An Evening with Lama Rod Owens

From Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 14 Mar, 2022 - 10:02

March 21st at 7pm UK

USA PST 12:00 | Mexico 13:00 | USA EST 15:00 | IE & UK 19.00 | Europe 20:00 CET | India 00:30 | Australia AEDT 06:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 08:00 (next day)

Watch now on YouTube!

How do we respond to our own suffering and the cries of the world from a place of love? How do we creatively work to transform...

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Dharmabyte: Depth Charge! Tackling Primordial Forces Holding Us Back

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita gave this previously unreleased and, rather famously, off-the-cuff talk at the London Buddhist Centre in 1979. In this excerpt we hear about Padmasambhava’s principle work of subduing the demons obstructing the establishment of the Dharma in Tibet. These demons are primordial forces existing in the depths of the human mind and collective consciousness - primordial forces holding us back need to be tackled with a depth charge! This is an enjoyable and stirring evocation of the great...

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Chairs' Letter – February 2022

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 13:39

Chairs' Letter – February 2022

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 13:39

Dear Order Members and Friends,

As one of her deputies, Ratnadharini asked me to write this month’s letter from the College.

My month began with ‘landing back’ from a three week solitary retreat at the LBC’s retreat centre, Vajrasana. It was the first proper solitary I’d had since the start of the pandemic and it felt like balm. I emerged refreshed and energised in a way that I haven’t felt for a long time. The...

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Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

From Triratna in the Buddhist World on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

From Triratna in the Buddhist World on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

The committee of the European Buddhist Union invites all Buddhists to meditate or otherwise practise “to promote a feeling of peace, togetherness and awareness”, tomorrow Friday 4th March, 21:00 - 22:00 CET.

They write

“Dear friends,

the European Buddhist Union is deeply concerned and saddened about the war in Ukraine. We hope the hostilities will end soon and a peaceful solution for the crisis is found. War affects all of us in a harmful way and especially in this century
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Triratna Fathers Group: Upcoming Events!

Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:32

Triratna Fathers Group: Upcoming Events!

Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:32

The Triratna Father’s Group is a wonderful opportunity for fathers to connect with other fathers within the Sangha and explore the Three Jewels within the context of fatherhood. Below you’ll find some of the groups upcoming events.

To join the mailing list and find out more about the group, please email triratnafathers [at] gmail.com

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‘Kindling the Flame’

An ‘in person’ Triratna Fathers event @ The London Buddhist Centre
Sunday...

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PoetryEast with Tracy K. Smith

Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:40

PoetryEast with Tracy K. Smith

Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:40

Saturday 5th March, 7pm (YouTube Premier)

The American poet and educator Tracy K. Smith has published four collections of poetry. Her 2011 collection Life on Mars won the Pulitzer Prize. Tracy served as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019. Her memoir, Ordinary Light, was published in 2015. She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2021, the same year that Such Color: New and Selected Poems was published. 

She’ll be in conversation...