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Liz Evers

Growing Food and Spiritual Practice

From Vegan Buddhist! on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:17

Growing Food and Spiritual Practice

From Vegan Buddhist! on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:17

Learning to grow my own food has led to a big shift in consciousness – from the detachment of living exclusively on restaurant-served or shop-bought produce to the grounding intimacy of eating home-grown fruit and veg – and helped me greatly on the path toward veganism.

In 2015 I got involved in a community garden in inner city Dublin, not far from the Dublin Buddhist Centre (DBC). At the time I was living in a first floor flat with no outside...

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Vajradevi

Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 10:30

Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 10:30

Led by Vajradevi

I’m running another online meditation retreat from Saturday 25th September to Friday 1st October 2021. The retreat is aimed at Order Members and Mitras and is offered on a Dana basis.

The emphasis will be on a relaxed, open, and attentive quality of ‘knowing’, receptive to whatever is happening within our experience. We will be cultivating mindfulness that is ‘uncontrived’ and natural and looking to bring ‘right view’ – a wisdom perspective - to each moment of awareness.

I’ll be drawing on...

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Sadayasihi

FBA Podcast: The Third Precept

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Vimalasara gives a thorough talk on the third precept, exploring some of the issues we all need to reflect on if we are to live life more fully with simplicity, contentment and stillness. Relevant to modern day living, this talk also signposts some of the issues that women and queer people have to contend with when reflecting on this precept.

Talk given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2013.

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Kamalagita

Grŵp Newydd Triratna - New Triratna Group!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 10:08

Grŵp Newydd Triratna - New Triratna Group!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 10:08

Welsh is my first language, although I haven’t lived in Wales since I was 18, it’s the language of my heart, a short cut to my emotions. 

I learnt to meditate in Dhanakosa in 2009 and since then am a regular Cambridge sangha member training for ordination.  My mother Anantamani, translated the puja into Welsh 15 years ago. Since asking for ordination I have often been invited to share the positive precepts in Welsh at the end of gfr retreats.  This has...

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'Uncontrived Mindfulness' now available from the US

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 10:15

'Uncontrived Mindfulness' now available from the US

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 10:15

If you live in the Americas, you may be pleased to learn that Vajradevi’s Uncontrived Mindfulness: Ending Suffering through Attention, Curiosity and Wisdom is now available through our US distributors.

Uncontrived Mindfulness is a deep dive into the practice of exploring our experience as it happens. The emphasis is on cultivating wisdom, using the tools of attention, curiosity and discernment to recognize and see through the delusion that is causing our suffering. Vajradevi is a warm and insightful guide to this exploration,...

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Dayajoti

Buddhafield Weekender mini fest

From Buddhafield on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 09:16

Buddhafield Weekender mini fest

From Buddhafield on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 09:16

Buddhism on the land at the Buddhafield Weekender
9th - 11th July

Move your practice from the cushion to the earth! Ritual, meditation, dharma talks, sangha, with music, workshops and dance. All under the open sky in beautiful fields. 

Book your place here
 

From the Dharma programme:
Talks by Saddhanandi and Kusaladevi; Dharma via magic tricks (Prof Brian Rappert); workshops with Tejananda; Meditation and Deep Ecology with Sanghasiha; meditation group review (Anuttara); ‘Kiss...

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Maitreyabandhu

Poetry East: Exploring Consciousness

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 - 17:55

Poetry East: Exploring Consciousness

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 - 17:55

PoetryEast with Rupert Sheldrake: ‘Exploring Consciousness’

Premier: July 3rd, 7pm (BST).

PoetryEast is delighted to be hosting Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Jnanavaca (who studied physics at Oxford) will be in conversation with Dr Sheldrake about the possible synergy between science and Buddhism, about Sheldrake’s theory of evolution, and about the nature of consciousness. 

Watch live on YouTube

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Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

Out now: ‘I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism’

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 - 13:00

As a female student and practitioner of Buddhism, at times I feel frustrated by the underrepresentation of women in Buddhist texts and iconography. To give just one example, out of the forty-six figures on Triratna’s refuge tree, only two are female. Frustrated I may be, but I probably shouldn’t be surprised. As author Alice Collett points out in Windhorse Publications’ latest release, I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism, Buddhism was born and developed within ancient...

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Centre Team

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

From Vancouver Buddhist Center on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

From Vancouver Buddhist Center on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Saturday 10th July 10, 2021, 3 hours

09.00 US PST  |  12.00 US EST  |  17.00 UK & IE  | 18.00 Europe CET  | 21.30 India



“Try to love everything that gets in your way …..  
because if something is in your way it is
going your way, the way
of all beings; towards darkness, towards light.”

From “Because even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle”,...

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ratnadharini

Chairs' Letter – May 2021

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – May 2021

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order Members and friends,

Last month one of my deputies, Amrutdeep, wrote from his perspective about the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in India. 16 Order members and over 35 Dhammamitras died in India in the last couple of months and it’s still pretty grim; if you’d like to help, you can read more about some of the ways in which you can give here.

Its poignant that over the past...