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Promoting Better Conversations Online

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 11:40

Promoting Better Conversations Online

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 11:40

Over the next year or so we’ll be making lots of changes to this website and our whole platform, which includes The Dharma Toolkit, Free Buddhist Audio and a number of other key Triratna sites and social media spaces. 

+follow this space above, or join our newsletter to get updates when we make changes, and for a chance to join early test versions of the site.

Today we’re making a set of changes to one aspect of the...

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Online Retreat: There's a Field...

From West London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

From West London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Please register in advance for this retreat. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

“Out beyond ideas
of wrong doing and right doing
there is a field
I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down
in that grass
the world is too full
to speak of
ideas, language even the notion
one another
makes no sense.”

​Following the success of our...

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Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Update

From Karuna Fundraisers on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:08

Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Update

From Karuna Fundraisers on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:08

At the end of March, we launched our Karuna Covid-19 Emergency Appeal to provide emergency relief to people in India and Nepal affected by the devastating impacts of the Coronavirus crisis. 

The lockdown was announced on March 24th and within a few days our partners were alerting us to  a catastrophic economic crisis affecting an estimated 460 million migrant and casual labourers who depended on daily wages for subsistence and a massive movement of people as migrants tried to travel back to...

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Chairs' Letter – June 2020

From College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 - 12:25

Chairs' Letter – June 2020

From College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 - 12:25

Dear Order members and friends,

June was my last month of solitary lockdown in South Wales. In practice that meant spending even more time than usual on my computer, although I did manage one week offline. I also read Analayo’s Compassion and Emptiness and re-read The Glass Bead Game, and went for long walks along deserted lanes and footpaths in the national park.

I emerged from my week off to the deluge of discussion around the subject...

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This weeks eBook giveaway and an update

From Windhorse Publications on Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 09:26

This weeks eBook giveaway and an update

From Windhorse Publications on Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 09:26

This week we’re giving away The Heart by Vessantara. This short book offers a grounded and profound guide to the metta bhavana. You can download it here until July 13. 

It’s a big week at Windhorse Publications. Since late March, more than 9,000 free eBooks have been downloaded for our website. It’s been a joy to share the dharma, and thanks to your donations and purchases we’ve had enough income to keep going. What you may not know is that we stopped all new book production, commissioning and reprints,...

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Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Listen: The Deathless Has Been Attained!
Dharma Day Live on Sunday

Come and celebrate Dharma Day from Padmaloka Retreat Centre – wherever you are in the world!

To celebrate Dharma Day this year, Padmaloka will be offering a full online festival programme including live streamed meditations and rituals from the Shrine Room, and a live talk and Q&A by Padmavajra. His talk will explore the story of the turning of the wheel of the Dharma and, in...

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Buddhafield in the Web - an Online Celebration 15th - 19th July 2020

From Buddhafield on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:05

Buddhafield in the Web - an Online Celebration 15th - 19th July 2020

From Buddhafield on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:05

This Online Celebration is a fundraiser to help Buddhafield come through these times. Please buy a ticket, come and celebrate, and dive deep with the theme of ‘Holding to Nothing Whatever’.   If you’re outside the UK and haven’t been able to attend a Buddhafield before - here is a unique opportunity!

Tickets available here!

Full programme here: https://www.flipsnack.com/6ED8D766AED/buddhafield-in-the-web-programme-2…

The music on this video is from a ‘Soulful Singing’ workshop with Mahasukha.  He’ll be offering one of these...

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This week's free eBook - The Breath

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 12:53

This week's free eBook - The Breath

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 12:53

This week we’re giving away The Breath by Vessantara. You can download it here until 29 June. This is the first of the three short books we’ll offer over the coming weeks: The BreathThe Body and The Heart. Each one deals with a central area of mindfulness and meditation. 
 
I’ve been very aware of the connection between the breath and the first precept that we commit to practicing: I undertake to abstain from taking life; with deeds of loving kindness,...

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New People of Colour Events

From London Buddhist Centre on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 14:35

New People of Colour Events

From London Buddhist Centre on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 14:35

Please see information about our weekly people of colour events taking place on Zoom in partnership with the West London Buddhist Centre. These events are more important than ever as we deal with social unrest and a deeper call for change in the US, UK and other cities in the world. 

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Here’s an invitation from our Chair, Suryagupta:

“Please join us this Sunday 14th June at 4pm...