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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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50 Years, 50 Voices: Buddhadasa (Highlights)

From Triratna@50 on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 17:08

“I think it began for me when I was 8 years old… “


 

Buddhadasa’s Annals
In 1968 - I was 25 and working as an interior designer with a firm of architects in Bloomsbury Square, London. It was the era of drawing boards and T squares and the time of transition from Imperial to Metric. It was also the year when decimalisation began to be introduced. This was my second and half-hearted attempt to establish a career having previously...

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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:

thebuddhistcentre.com/triratna-gift

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Ratnakumar - Changing Self, Changing World (Full Interview)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 17:00

I asked him, if I would go there, will I get food? And he said “Yes, obviously there will be a feast and you can have enough to eat.’ And I thought then, ’I’ll go.’

In 1998 when Ratnakumar was 13 years old, one of his cousins asked him if he’d like to go to a public meeting. That meeting just so happened to be an anniversary celebration for the birthday of Dr. Bimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of India’s Dalit community...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Season Two

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 21:39

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Season Two

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 21:39

And we’re back…! As the pandemic moves into a new phase we’re delighted to announce a second season of the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project, picking up where we left off in 2019 

If you’re not familiar with this work, the project was begun in the 50th anniversary year of the Triratna Buddhist Order, with the aim of curating an audio archive and web exhibition reflecting on the inspiring, often messy, vibrant reality of living a Dharma-life and co-creating a new Buddhist tradition.

Season...

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Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

From Triratna India on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

From Triratna India on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

A wonderful article by Maitriveer-Nagarjuna to mark an important day remembering Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the millions he helped lead out of caste oppression. The struggle continues! 

On the 14th of April every year, the followers of Babasaheb all over the world will celebrate the Jayanti with joy and festivity. It is well-known fact that Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was against hero worship and blind faith in any individual. 

Nonetheless, history tells every great liberator becomes iconic after the demise to

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A new website for Sangharakshita's life and work!

From Triratna News on Tue, 12 Apr, 2022 - 00:04

A new website for Sangharakshita's life and work!

From Triratna News on Tue, 12 Apr, 2022 - 00:04

The Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust has just launched the brand new Sangharakshita.org - a place to learn about Sangharakshita’s life and access his teachings. 

🏠 The Home page introduces people to Sangharakshita. 

🙏 The Life page tells the story of his life using a variety of media. The first chapter is available now and we’ll be releasing another each week over the next 5 months.

📚 The Teachings pages provide access to his work. Check out the Articles page to read Sangharakshita’s late writings,...

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Change Your Mind: Change Your Life

Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 - 20:30

Change Your Mind: Change Your Life

Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 - 20:30

It’s wonderful to explore the nature of mind together, along with Iain McGilchrist, Penny Sartori and Bernado Kastrup. But surely the main thing is to change your mind, to make a real contribution to your life and to the life of those around you. The world needs your courage, wisdom and compassion. 

A retreat is a set of conditions to help you get the best out of your mind. If you do that, your life will flourish and...