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New e-zine for the women’s sangha in Ireland

Wed, 18 May, 2022 - 17:32

New e-zine for the women’s sangha in Ireland

Wed, 18 May, 2022 - 17:32

Last year, in the context of the Covid pandemic and the temporary closure of the Dublin Buddhist Centre, six of us got together with the idea to develop an e-zine for women in the Triratna community in Ireland. In doing this we were much inspired by the example set by Alokavira and friends in developing their print zine ‘Born of Fire and the Void...

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PoetryEast with Sir Christopher Le Brun PPRA

Wed, 18 May, 2022 - 16:59

PoetryEast with Sir Christopher Le Brun PPRA

Wed, 18 May, 2022 - 16:59

Saturday, 28th May, 7.30pm (in-person)

Christopher Le Brun has been a celebrated British painter, printmaker and sculptor since the early 1980s; he was also an instrumental public figure in his role as President of the Royal Academy of Arts from 2011 to 2019. Le Brun has received many honours: he is a former trustee of Britain’s National Gallery of Art and the Tate...

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The Earth as Source of Inspiration - Paramananda & Maitridevi in Conversation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 429)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 20:24

This week’s episode is a wonderful conversation from our archive of live events here on The Buddhist Centre Online, featuring our host Paramananda and his guest Maitridevi, Chair of Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women in Wales.

Starting from a poem by W.S. Merwin, an initial conversation about gratitude for life despite all our knowledge of sorrows blooms into a shared set of reflections on impermanence, on our lack of centrality as a species, and on meditation...

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FBA Podcast: What The World Needs Now - An International Community And A Transcendental Vision

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 May, 2022 - 06:00

Subhuti offers a brilliantly evocative and personal call to connection, across all boundaries and conditionings. *** What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift is a day celebrating our Dharma community’s contribution to the world. A vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (beautiful friendship) for the benefit of all.

For more inspiring Dharma from the day + access to live events year round on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness and culture, visit:

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Introducing 'The Promise of a Sacred World'

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Mar, 2022 - 07:00

Introducing 'The Promise of a Sacred World'

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Mar, 2022 - 07:00

Dhammamegha here. Every few years we receive a manuscript that has been growing for decades within the author; a book that breaks new ground and offers a fresh and considered engagement with one of the Buddhist classics.

Bhikkhu Anālayo did this with Satipaṭṭhāna, through his translations and commentaries on the four foundations of mindfulness. Ratnaguna and Śraddhāpa did this with practice and awakening in the Pure Land Sutras in Great Faith, Great Wisdom. In 2019 we published David...

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Dharmabyte: Depth Charge! Tackling Primordial Forces Holding Us Back

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita gave this previously unreleased and, rather famously, off-the-cuff talk at the London Buddhist Centre in 1979. In this excerpt we hear about Padmasambhava’s principle work of subduing the demons obstructing the establishment of the Dharma in Tibet. These demons are primordial forces existing in the depths of the human mind and collective consciousness - primordial forces holding us back need to be tackled with a depth charge! This is an enjoyable and stirring evocation of the great...

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Chairs' Letter – February 2022

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 13:39

Chairs' Letter – February 2022

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 13:39

Dear Order Members and Friends,

As one of her deputies, Ratnadharini asked me to write this month’s letter from the College.

My month began with ‘landing back’ from a three week solitary retreat at the LBC’s retreat centre, Vajrasana. It was the first proper solitary I’d had since the start of the pandemic and it felt like balm. I emerged refreshed and energised in a way that I haven’t felt for a long time. The...

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Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

From Triratna in the Buddhist World on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Ukraine: a message from the European Buddhist Union

From Triratna in the Buddhist World on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

The committee of the European Buddhist Union invites all Buddhists to meditate or otherwise practise “to promote a feeling of peace, togetherness and awareness”, tomorrow Friday 4th March, 21:00 - 22:00 CET.

They write

“Dear friends,

the European Buddhist Union is deeply concerned and saddened about the war in Ukraine. We hope the hostilities will end soon and a peaceful solution for the crisis is found. War affects all of us in a harmful way and especially in this century
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Dharmabyte: The Pull of Nirvana

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 10 Feb, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita describes the process of moving from the psychological to the transcendental as represented by the eighth stage of the positive 12 nidanas - knowledge and vision of things as they really are. 

From the talk The Psychology of Spiritual Development, part of the series Aspects of Buddhist Psychology, 1967.

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The latest news from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 - 12:30

The latest news from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 - 12:30

This week we have an update on that perennial favourite, the Puja Book; a sneak peek at one of the upcoming Complete Works volumes; the next instalment in our ‘Team picks’ series; a link to the recording of the book launch for Entertaining Cancer; and some very sad news about a former member of the Windhorse Publications team.

The Puja Book

The hardback edition of the Puja Book has been out of stock for a few months. It’s now back in stock. It includes a few minor...