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Taraloka turns 35!

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 07:14

Taraloka turns 35!

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 07:14

November 2020 marks Taraloka’s 35th birthday! Will you be joining us to celebrate?

You’re invited to a special *online* celebration, marking 35 years of Tara’s realm on Sunday 15 November via Zoom (7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, until 9.15pm).

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We're offering another free eBook

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

We're offering another free eBook

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Those of you who’ve been enjoying the free eBooks we’ve been giving away since March will be pleased to learn that we’re giving away another one. This time it’s the turn of one of Sangharakshita’s classics, The Bodhisattva Ideal.

How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the bodhisattva ideal. The image of the bodhisattva, one who wishes to gain Enlightenment for the sake...

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Get Funding for your Dream Dharma Project

From FutureDharma on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 11:30

Get Funding for your Dream Dharma Project

From FutureDharma on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 11:30

Did you know that you can apply for small grants of up to £3,000 from FutureDharma? 

The grants are for inspirational Triratna Dharma projects and initiatives which have immediate funding needs or smaller local projects which are prevented from establishing themselves due to a lack of local funds.

Some projects we have supported in the past with our small grants are:

  • Room rental costs for the Clacton-on-sea Mitra group
  • Travel costs for visiting Order Members to Estonia
  • Fitting out a new Dharma library at the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, Mexico
  • Decorating the new York
  • ...
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Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

We’re delighted to introduce you to the newly published Introducing Mindfulness: Buddhist Background and Practical Exercises by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  

Anālayo has been writing about mindfulness as a scholar, practitioner and meditation teacher for two decades. In 2004 we published his ground-breaking study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta based on his comparative studies of early Buddhist texts. He is one of a handful of people who can read and research texts in Pāli, Sanskrit and Chinese. It is a real delight when someone with...

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Three Myths: Eight talks

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 16:49

Three Myths: Eight talks

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 16:49

The team at Adhisthana are really excited to invite you to this online series  - Three Myths: Eight Talks. What are the potential values and shortcomings of each of the Three Myths as an approach to insight? How can this help us live a full Dharma life?

Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca will be giving this series of talks, from 11th-18th...

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

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Vessantara's 'A Guide to the Buddhas' is this week's free eBook

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:45

Vessantara's 'A Guide to the Buddhas' is this week's free eBook

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 - 14:45

This week Windhorse Publications is giving away A Guide to the Buddhas by Vessantara. 

Why does Buddhism refer to so many Buddhas? Who are they, and what can they tell us about ourselves? In this inspiring book we meet the Buddhas who form part of the rich symbolism of Tibetan Buddhism. Vessantara combines the power of storytelling with practical guidance and succeeds in bringing to life six Buddhas and their visualization practices (the historical Buddha, Śakyamuni, and the archetypal Buddhas of the...

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Welcome - "Alive, Aware, Awake!" Home retreat

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 07:00

Welcome - "Alive, Aware, Awake!" Home retreat

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 07:00

What is it to be fully alive, aware and awake to our experience? How is mindfulness like an adventure? Come and explore these questions and more this week on our latest home retreat “Alive, Aware, Awake!” led by the team at Taraloka (Maitridevi, Maitrisiddhi and Hridayagita) and exploring the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness...

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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...