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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...

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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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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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June book sale at Windhorse Publications

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

June book sale at Windhorse Publications

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

Lockdown rules are changing for some of us. So perhaps there’s not quite so much staying at home involved this month’s Stay at Home Sale. We have chosen a range of books to offer resources and inspiration in this transition time. 
 
To continue the ‘For the Earth’ theme of Buddhist Action Month, we’ve got what I think is the only one of our books to be written by a vet. Bodhipaksa’s Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View, is reduced...

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BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month. The theme for BAM activities this year is ‘For the Earth’. Akuppa’s Saving the Earth: A Buddhist View will be available for free until 14 June. You can download it here.

We published this book 11 years ago, and now we know much more about biodiversity loss, extreme weather, and climate change. At the heart of this book is a timeless dialogue between Buddhist and...

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The Perfection of Wisdom and Dedication - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9 & 10

From Padmaloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 15:58

The Perfection of Wisdom and Dedication - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9 & 10

From Padmaloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 15:58

Teaching Emptiness Respectfully with Happiness Flowing from Clouds of Merit

In his final talk exploring the Bodhicaryavatara, Padmavajra introduces us to Shantideva’s exposition of the Prajnaparamita, the Perfection of Wisdom. Here, Shantideva tells us about the two truths, the conventional and the ultimate, as well as of the true meaning emptiness, which is the cure for the terrible sufferings that we undergo. In doing this he gives us a glimpse of the Bodhisattva “respectfully teaching emptiness … to those who imagine a...

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Practising at Home

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 11:33

Practising at Home

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 11:33

A helpful resource from the London Buddhist Centre sharing tips which can support us in sustaining a meditation practice at home or engaging in home-retreats here on The Buddhist Centre Online.

In this video series on ‘Practising at Home’, Ksantikara & Danayutta explain the foundations of setting up a home practice: how we can establish supportive routines in our everyday life, stay in connection with our inspiration and motivation in the face of adversity, and cultivate a sense of practising with others. ...