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FBA Podcast: Working With Adversity

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 11 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

When things go wrong in our life we can see them as an obstacle to an ideal spiritual life feel we should be leading. But there’s another way of looking at difficulties, and instead of trying to get rid of difficulties, we could be welcoming them as opportunities. 

Vajratara  draws on the Tibetan Mind Training tradition, as well as the Pali Suttas to examine how we can make adversity our teacher and the ground in which wisdom...

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Sikkha Project Event - Building a Contagious Buddhist Centre

From The Sikkha Project on Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 15:08

Sikkha Project Event - Building a Contagious Buddhist Centre

From The Sikkha Project on Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 15:08

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th April 2020, at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.
Accommodation provided. Free.

How do we create a culture in our centres that is attractive to people coming along, builds a generous community that feels part of a common project, and inspires the people who work within it?

Over this weekend we will be exploring this question drawing on the experience...

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Windhorse Publications' review of the year

From Windhorse Publications on Tue, 31 Dec, 2019 - 09:00

Windhorse Publications' review of the year

From Windhorse Publications on Tue, 31 Dec, 2019 - 09:00

As 2019 rolls to a close, we thought we’d look back at Windhorse Publications’ highlights of the year, as well as looking ahead to 2020.

LOOKING BACK AT 2019

What we’ve published this year

This year we’ve released eight new titles, covering a wide range of themes and appealing to a broad readership, from the complete newcomer to Buddhism to the experienced practitioner:

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Recipe: Vegan Tempeh and Cranberry Pot Pie

From Vegan Buddhist! on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 19:25

Recipe: Vegan Tempeh and Cranberry Pot Pie

From Vegan Buddhist! on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 19:25

I split a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share - a veg box! - with my husband and another friend. I love that it gives us local produce throughout the year, connects us to the landscape and the seasons where we live, and the farmers who provide our food, and is much more environmentally friendly than getting all our fruit & veg from the grocery store. 

In our last November share, we were given a surprise bag of...

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The 12 Days of FBA: 5,000 Talks and Counting!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Dec, 2019 - 16:02

The 12 Days of FBA: 5,000 Talks and Counting!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Dec, 2019 - 16:02

Our gift to you, now and all year round, is over 5,000 talks that are free to access, from an ever-widening circle of practitioners on topics ranging from mindfulness to early Buddhism to the Bodhisattva Ideal to the environment to Zen and the art of living well. You’ll find thoughtful reflections, experienced instruction around meditation and ethics, and always beautifully considered responses to what’s happening in the world around us. You’ll meet beings of many kinds, opening up their lives...

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Dharmabyte: Cultivating A Mind of Faith

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 28 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Suryagupta shares the story of Shantideva, the monk who gave us the exposition of the Bodhicaryavatara, The Way of the Bodhisattva. Born of his direct experience this text is the basis of our Sevenfold Puja where we ritually evoke the many qualities of the Enlightened mind.

From the talk entitled Rejoicing in Merits given at London Buddhist Centre (2019) during a six-week drop-in seminar exploring the Sevenfold Puja and the Heart Sutra.

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Windhorse Publications is looking for new books

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Nov, 2019 - 14:44

Windhorse Publications is looking for new books

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Nov, 2019 - 14:44

Do you have an idea for a new book? Are you an author with a draft Dharma manuscript that you’re looking to publish? Windhorse Publications would like to hear from you.

About Windhorse Publications

At Windhorse Publications we produce life-changing Buddhist books for all levels of involvement in the Dharma life, from the complete beginner to the experienced practitioner. We are the main publisher of Sangharakshita and we also publish Dharma books by members of the Triratna community and some practitioner-scholars outside the movement.

Our range...

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Triratna Young Buddhists: Transforming Through Sangha

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 17:52

“When I went on those first Young Buddhist retreats I saw a future for Buddhism in my life..”

“I don’t think I’ve ever put my phone away for an entire weekend since I was about fifteen so coming away and doing that was incredible - I didn’t realise the effect it’d had until I left…”

Suzie from Manchester and Dharmasara from Berlin talk about their involvement in the Young Buddhist project. From gaining more confidence as a...

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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...