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Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update: Thank You for Your Incredible Response!

From Karuna Fundraisers on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 11:05

Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update: Thank You for Your Incredible Response!

From Karuna Fundraisers on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 11:05

One week ago today, we asked for your support in our largest appeal ever. Your answer was extraordinary.

In that short time, you have already raised nearly £30,000 to support those most affected by the coronavirus crisis in India and Nepal.

Thank you so much for the donations and for spreading the word.

These donations are already making a difference. In the photo is Varsha, who has participated in one of our women’s leadership and livelihood projects.

She...

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Announcing our 'Stay at Home Sale' for April

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 17:00

Announcing our 'Stay at Home Sale' for April

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 17:00

There’s never been a better time to read! 
 
We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation. There is a lot to respond to, to think about and to process. Staying at home, you might well be spending more time online than ever. Perhaps your thoughts and emotions have taken on the pace and tone of newsfeeds and daily data: quick, scattered, and emotionally overwhelming.
 
In this month’s Stay at Home Sale we’ve gathered five books...

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Launch of first Home Retreat from the Dharma Toolkit: 'Sailing the Worldly Winds' starts Friday 3rd April!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 22:45

Launch of first Home Retreat from the Dharma Toolkit: 'Sailing the Worldly Winds' starts Friday 3rd April!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 22:45

One of the biggest challenges we’ve heard people talk about this past couple of weeks is how to structure long days at home when the box-sets run out and they’re all done with Zoom meetings…

We’re here to help! Every two weeks, starting Friday April 3, we’ll be bringing you a series of week-long Home Retreats. 

The idea is simple. We provide excellent, free materials on a great, down-to-earth Dharma theme all week long – you show up each day with your practice and connect with others in whatever way you can.

Whether...

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Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

From Karuna Fundraisers on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

From Karuna Fundraisers on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

The spread of coronavirus represents the global health crisis of our time and, like you, I find myself having to manage an unprecedented and constantly changing situation.

Job insecurity, cancelled plans and, most importantly, concern about our loved ones and those with underlying health conditions means that we are all struggling. I sincerely hope that you are able to access the support you need to stay well and to protect yourself and others during this time. 

As I write, India and Nepal have gone...

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365 Days of Bhante

From Adhisthana on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 14:06

365 Days of Bhante

From Adhisthana on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 14:06

A significant aspect of our work here at Adhisthana is to keep alive the spirit of our founder and teacher, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita, in the years after his passing on the 20th October 2018. There are many ways that we do this - by passing on his teachings; providing a context for people to visit his last residence and resting place; preserving and making available his library; and by celebrating his anniversaries.

We would like to bring more of the flavour of...

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Free Buddhist video materials for children at home

Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 - 13:43

Free Buddhist video materials for children at home

Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 - 13:43

Children bored already? With schools closed in many countries around the world many of us are faced with the challenge of keeping our children and teenagers happily occupied, possibly for many weeks, while Coronavirus runs its course.

Clear Vision’s online interactive video materials (for PC) may provide some entertainment, stimulation and education. They’re prize-winning Buddhist materials made for Religious Education lessons in British schools, with activities and notes. Made for children of any faith or none, they are also available for home use free...

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Online Meditations - Starting Tomorrow! Monday, March 23rd

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sun, 22 Mar, 2020 - 15:32

Online Meditations - Starting Tomorrow! Monday, March 23rd

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sun, 22 Mar, 2020 - 15:32

A reminder that our twice-daily open meditation sessions start tomorrow. They’ll run every week day until Buddhist Centres (and everywhere else!) re-open.

If you’re sitting with your own local sangha from home, please bear in mind your fellow Dharma farers all around the world. We’ll be thinking of you too. ☺️

Get times and connect to our daily open meditations

Sessions will last for 45 minutes. They won’t be guided sits – just bring your own practice and meditate...

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The Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times - Get Online Resources and Support During the Coronavirus Closure of Buddhist Centres

Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

The Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times - Get Online Resources and Support During the Coronavirus Closure of Buddhist Centres

Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

From the moment Dharma Centres of all traditions around the world began to close their doors for an indefinite period, here at The Buddhist Centre Online we’ve been thinking and talking about how we might promote and support a sense of community among all who practise in Triratna and beyond. 

For many of us, this kind of sustained physical distancing from our family, workmates, neighbours, fellow travellers in life is at best strange and at worst painful. Some of us already have relatives...

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Dharmabytes: The Strength of Nothing Hidden

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

We often think that our best defense is to protect ourselves with a barrier between ourselves and the world. On the contrary, the dakini has the complete realization that in the end there is nothing to defend. In enlightenment all we were ever defending was a pattern of defensiveness, you realize there was nothing to defend.

From the talk entitled The Dakini & the Skull Garland by Subhadramati given at London Buddhist Centre, 2020.

Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the...

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Respond to the cries of the world - with love, dharma and action - join a Karuna appeal.

From Karuna Fundraisers on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 15:00

Respond to the cries of the world - with love, dharma and action - join a Karuna appeal.

From Karuna Fundraisers on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 15:00

Our Appeals are nearly around the corner and we are looking for Volunteers.

Each year for the past 40 years Triratna Buddhists have engaged with the transformative dharma practice of fundraising on a Karuna Appeal. Where we live together in community, practicing right livelihood by fundraising for The Karuna Trust.

It’s within this urban retreat like experience that we meet ourselves and others more deeply and learn to see our habits with a deeper kindly awareness. There’s a magic that happens when...

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