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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

Watch the first two conversations with BIPOC/BAME and white Order members

Saturday 26th September:
11:00-13:00 PST |13:00-15:00 México | 14:00-16:00 EST | 19:00-21:00 UK + Ireland | 23:30-01:30 India | Australia EST 04.00-06.00 (Sunday 6th) | New Zealand 06.00-08.00

Moderator: Vimalasara

Panelists: Amaradipa, Amitamati, Bodhilila, Candramalin, Dayavasini, Dhivajri, Lokamitra,...

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These Are The Moments (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 32)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 21:36

Hello again! We’re back for a new season of The Dharma Toolkit podcast. We’ve had a wee break, passed through fleeting summer, and are turning towards the first fall/autumn of these strange, pandemic times ready to renew our own sense of connection through community with you. Welcome aboard!

We begin again by following up and extending our previous mini-series ‘The Many Jewels: Buddhism, Writing and the Arts’ about the place of poetry and art in forming a response...

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Three Myths: Eight talks

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 16:49

Three Myths: Eight talks

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 16:49

The team at Adhisthana are really excited to invite you to this online series  - Three Myths: Eight Talks. What are the potential values and shortcomings of each of the Three Myths as an approach to insight? How can this help us live a full Dharma life?

Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca will be giving this series of talks, from 11th-18th...

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

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The Arising of the Bodhichitta (IC Dharma 2020)

Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:51

The Arising of the Bodhichitta (IC Dharma 2020)

Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:51

A series of talks given for the Triratna International Council 2020 Online exploring different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice.

Talks included:

  1. Entering the Mandala by Lokeshvara 
  2. The Blue Sky Nagapriya
  3. The Refuge by Maitripala 
  4. Bodhichitta + Compassion by Jnanadhara 
  5. The Vow by Parami


Themes:

  • The Blue Sky as the context for the practice
  • Connection with the Refuge
  • The development of Bodhicitta and Compassion
  • The expression of the Bodhisattva Vow

As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, International Councils are also a context for members to gather and build community. This year’s Dharma theme was the arising of the Bodhicitta.

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ICin5 No.8 - Summing Up, Saying Goodbye

From Triratna International Council on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:47

ICin5 No.8 - Summing Up, Saying Goodbye

From Triratna International Council on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:47

At the end of a beautifully intense International Council Online, the Steering Group (AKA. the people who make it all happen at the IC) are here to take us home.

The spirit of community, infused with gratitude and a deep sense of kinship through all challenge, pervades. What comes next will be grounded in the local as well as the global, and call forth a renewal of all the work that’s still unfolding from a long...

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ICin5 No.7 - Day Five, Do the Strand!

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 19:50

ICin5 No.7 - Day Five, Do the Strand!

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 19:50

We’re in Europe – in the Nordic region, as it happens – for day five of the International Council Online.

What is a Strand?, we hear you ask. Watch on for a perfect definition + a window into the delights and challenges of joining in with a global context from a remote town in Sweden and from Helsinki, capital of Finland. 

- Language issues for non-English speakers in Triratna.
- Highlights of the week.
- Forming strong connections based in good work.

Join us...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

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ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

A packed day four at IC2020 Online! Nothing is ever black and white really, and today’s topics prove the point.  

Issues that could be contentious any time - past or future - present themselves directly. We hear from Jnanadhara and Subhadramati how that all went from the perspective of the UK & Ireland.

- Commonality, innovation and creative tension.
- Buddhist takes on conflict resolution.
- Facing the shadows of the past.

Join us daily for ICin5 - all...

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ICin5 No.5 - Day Three, Social Engagement and Harmony

From Triratna International Council on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 22:09

ICin5 No.5 - Day Three, Social Engagement and Harmony

From Triratna International Council on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 22:09

We’re in Australia and New Zealand for Day 3 of the International Council online! And today we hear about conversations around social engagement as Buddhists: the passion and the potential pitfalls, especially when we prize harmony as a deep value in community.

- Revisiting some working principles from last year from which to engage with issues: 
exemplification, renunciation, awareness, right effort, the precepts, right livelihood, spiritual friendship, ethical speech, conditionality, karma, active compassion.
- Discussing ways we can cultivate non-polarisation in...