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Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

From Online Meditators on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

From Online Meditators on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Body like a mountain, heart like an ocean, mind like the sky.” - attributed to Dōgen, 13th Century Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen

The Brahma Viharas are sometimes known as the four immeasurables because the number of living beings to whom they apply is immeasurable and the benefits of practising them are immeasurable. 

The Brahma Viharas meditation consist of cultivating loving-kindness (Metta), compassion / solidarity (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upeksha).

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‘Does It Float?’: Stephen Batchelor’s Secular Buddhism

From Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 5 Oct, 2019 - 17:10

‘Does It Float?’: Stephen Batchelor’s Secular Buddhism

From Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 5 Oct, 2019 - 17:10

Here we present a review of Stephen Batchelor’s two most recent books on his secular interpretation of the Dharma:

Stephen Batchelor, After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age, Yale University Press, 2015

Stephen Batchelor, Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World, Yale University Press, 2017

Review by Dhivan

Yale University Press were kind enough to send me review copies of Stephen Batchelor’s books when they were published. But reviewing them is difficult, as they are polemical, in favour of a particular new...

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Debating the Middle Way

From Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 25 Sep, 2019 - 18:16

Debating the Middle Way

From Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 25 Sep, 2019 - 18:16

Here we present a review by Arnold Tilley of a new book by Robert Ellis, founder of the Middle Way Society:

Robert Ellis 

The Buddha’s Middle Way, London: Equinox, 2019, 320pp., £23 pb

review by Arnold Tilley

Much of the content of Ellis’s book concerns the Buddha’s Middle Way, yet seen as an instance of a purported universal Middle Way ‘which springs from the structural needs of human beings (and possibly other organisms)’ (p.281). Ellis’s formula for this universal Middle Way is expressed by...

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New release ‘most complete and in-depth guide available’ for core Buddhist meditation practice

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

New release ‘most complete and in-depth guide available’ for core Buddhist meditation practice

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

The team at Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide and Translations, by renowned Buddhist teacher and scholar, Bhikkhu Anālayo. 

Mindfulness of breathing meditation is a core practice in many branches of Buddhism and is one of the two foundational meditation practices taught and practised in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

In Mindfulness of Breathing Anālayo explores the practice of mindfulness of breathing in the sixteen steps of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. The book is an authoritative, practice-orientated elucidation of a foundational Buddhist text, useful to meditators...

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Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

From Vajra Bell on Wed, 18 Sep, 2019 - 17:28

The Vajra Bell Fall 2019 issue is here! You can view the issue online here or by clicking image to the left. You can also download the issue as a pdf at this link. 

In this issue of the Vajra Bell:

• ‘Cultivating the Riches of Less’ 
• ‘Unearthing the Buddha’ at Aryaloka 
• Buddha Mandala to Protect & Celebrate Dharmadhara 
• Drop the Story: Turn attention away from resisting pain 
• Acting as...

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Scenes from the First Evening... International Gathering 2019

Scenes from the First Evening... International Gathering 2019

From Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 00:22

A beautiful arrival, Adhisthana looking like Hobbiton, the sun shining, beautiful people, an awesome shrine in the big tent provided by Buddhafield… What more could we want?

Join us and 250 people all weekend for the International Gathering, as “live” as we can make it over some very rural broadband! 👨🏽‍💻

Dharma talks, wonderful sangha, workshops, podcasts, music, ritual, discussion...

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Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society: 25th - 27th of October 2019

Join us for a weekend exploring how Buddhist values can shape a world that desperately needs to change. We’ll be meditating together, doing rituals, engaging with talks and discussion,… all with like-minded people aged 18-35 in a stunning setting.

Book here: https://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=363

Any questions, contact youngtriratna [at] gmail.com...

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FBA Podcast: Climate Precepts In The Burning House

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 3 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

How can Buddhists respond to the climate emergency? Vishvapani uses the Parable of the Burning House from the Lotus Sutra to suggest our responsibilities’ and finds the values we need to guide us in the Five Precepts.

Given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre on Dharma Day, July 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Not to be Defined

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled ‘Not to be Defined’ by Jnanavaca.

Excerpted from the talk Is A Guru Necessary? Jnanavaca revisits one of Sangharakshita’s classic talks from 1970 and gives his contemporary reflections on its abiding relevance.

This was given as part of the London Buddhist Centre Dharma Night Series, Bhante Classics, September 2012.

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The Gen-X 2019 Podcast

From Triratna In The Buddhist World on Fri, 28 Jun, 2019 - 22:43

At the end of this podcast you’ll discover about six minutes of musical joy as we’re played out by the amazing marimba band from Great Vow Zen Monastery, hosts of the 2019 Generation-X Dharma Teachers conference near Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA

But before that… A terrific round-table conversation with some of the organizers and participants gathering to look at ethics and power dynamics in the life of Buddhist communities. Join Candradasa, Rebecca...