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Maitrimati

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

How can we hold sorrow and joy - in ourselves, others and the world?  We may hold one aspect more in the light, the other more in shadow, however we need to embrace both to be fully alive.  With Tara as our guide - seated in meditation, stepping out into the world, fearless, wise and full of compassion - we can develop our own budding faculties of love, delight, compassion, ease and equanimity.  These can then become much needed offerings...

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Ratnadeva

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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Centre Team

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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Maitrisiddhi

Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 16:39

Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 16:39

Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

27 June – 3 July

A Taraloka on-line meditation retreat led by Vajradevi for Dharmacharinis and women training for ordination.

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a seemingly simple practice of on-going awareness help us to know the nature of reality? On this retreat we will be using the Buddha’s words in the Satipatthana Sutta to practice with this profound yet accessible teaching. Through periods of formal and informal meditation, we will cultivate awareness...

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Centre Team

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

From Buddhist Action on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

The Compassionate Revolution with Parami (Buddhist Action Month)

From Buddhist Action on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 - 23:11

Sunday June 7: The Compassionate Revolution

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UK &  IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

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The current situation has shone a stark light on the failings of our society in many spheres of life. As we recover from the covid crisis and rebuild towards a ‘new normal’ we must not...

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New Home Retreat: Turning Arrows Into Flowers - Starts Friday!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 22:36

New Home Retreat: Turning Arrows Into Flowers - Starts Friday!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 22:36

Turning Arrows Into Flowers
A Seven-Point Mind Training, May 15-22

A mythic image to sum up and symbolize the theme of this week is that of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment. He is sitting still at the point when Mara attacks him with all the weapons he can muster. But, as the story goes, even though the Buddha is attacked he does not react with anger, hatred or defensiveness. Instead he sits in complete peace and openness;...

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akasajoti

Connect to Buddha Day Online

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 00:05

Connect to Buddha Day Online

Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 00:05

Find the full programme and connect to our Buddha Day celebrations here, where you can follow the links to join the live events, or watch on YouTube.

The Zoom platform can hold up to 1,000 of us in the virtual shrine room. Some events may get even busier!

If you try to join a live event and see a message telling you the room is full, you’re welcome to wait for someone to leave and we’ll let you in as soon as...

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Centre Team

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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Centre Team

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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Sanghamani

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...