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FBA Podcast: Leaping Into the Unknown with the Dakinis

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Kusalasara explores the significance of the Dakinis - a strong symbol of freedom. This talk was given at London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Samasuri (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:48

It’s the wounded healer myth. I guess part of me wanting to be Doctor is my psyche trying to sort all that suffering out… Helping others like I’ve been helped or am being helped.

Samasuri’s Annals:

In 1968 I was not born yet!

In 1978 I was 4 years old, so probably at a play group and living in South Devon with my parents.

In 1988 I was 14 years old. Living with parents and younger brother in South Devon still. At private girls’ school in Exeter.

In 1998...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Maitripala (highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 4 Aug, 2022 - 12:45

I don’t need to go away from samsara to be really going for refuge. I can be right in the middle of it.

Maitripala Annals:
 
In 1968, I was 12 years old. I was living with my parents and siblings in suburban Reservoir, Melbourne Australia.
I was second eldest (first daughter) of five children. We had moved up to the city from an idyllic country life in Gippsland to have closer access to secondary schools. My early life...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jayadevi (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 12:28

I’d be a bitter, burned-out trade unionist, I think, if I wasn’t a Buddhist…

Jayadevi’s Annals

In 1968 - I was living in Hackney, at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. Winning the school scripture prize, attending Girl Guides, Church (C of E) and Sunday School.

In 1978 - I was a student in Liverpool studying English Lit and Psychology with Divinity. In a long term relationship with a boyfriend. The nearest I have ever come to being married!

In 1988 - A full-on GFR Mitra...

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Dharmabyte: Reimagining the Significance of Breaking

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Allowing Sensitivity + Poignancy 

Maitridevi explores how things that are broken can be given a fresh perspective through their repair and how, through this process, a greater beauty can be revealed. Excerpted from the talk entitled Love and the Beauty of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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News from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Jul, 2022 - 16:00

News from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Jul, 2022 - 16:00

We’re pleased to announce a new podcast episode and our plans for Buddhafield.

NEW PODCAST EPISODE

In February this year, we published a memoir by a man diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer. That man is Devamitra, and his book, Entertaining Cancer, covers his remarkable story of working with his mind through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

In this podcast episode Dhammamegha interviews Devamitra to learn more about the man behind the cancer journey, and finds out what conditioned his strength of character, and...

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Dharmabyte: Vision-Worlds Unveiled

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Nagapriya encourages us to read Mahayana Sutras, when reading such a text, if we allow ourselves to really enter into it, we find ourselves transported into it. The scripture, through our participation in it, unveils a samadhi, a particular vision-world that a Bodhisattva dwells in. 

Excerpted from the talk Mahayana Buddhist Scriptures, part of the series Visions of Mahayana Buddhism, given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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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...