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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.

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Jnanavaca - Seeing Bhante: A Personal Perspective

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 12:50

Jnanavaca - Seeing Bhante: A Personal Perspective

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 12:50

On the first anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death Jnanavaca gives a compelling and heartfelt talk about how we might view the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community: an extraordinary human but also finite and fallible, a visionary genius in the mould of Blake, and translator of the Dharma, who helped bring the Buddhist tradition alive. Jnanavaca also outlines how he himself views Bhante: a Bodhisattva and a Guru - a ‘Teacher’ with a capital ‘T’.

Sharing personal stories of meetings...

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47 Years of Friendship and Service: Saddhanandi Interviews Sona

From Adhisthana on Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 - 15:42

47 Years of Friendship and Service: Saddhanandi Interviews Sona

From Adhisthana on Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 - 15:42

On the 30th October 2019 there was a community practice day at Adhisthana to mark the first anniversary of the death of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist community. Sangharakshita spent the last few years of his life at Adhisthana and is now buried there.

During that day Saddhanandi, the chair of Adhisthana, interviewed Sona about his relationship with Sangharakshita. Sona was ordained by Sangharakshita in 1974 and had a long-standing friendship with him.

Recorded at Adhisthana, 30th October 2019....

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Such a lovely, warm conversation to listen to and so good to hear another inspiring and life changing personal connection with Bhante. Love always, Diane 💜

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Thank you, both Sona and Saddhanandi, for such a warm and humane conversation. I love hearing about our different relationships to Bhante.

Love, Viryabodhi 

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I feel renewed by this; this conduit, this portal to Bhante. How fortunate we are to have Saddhanandi and Sona.

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Watch the Sangharakshita Anniversary Livestream Here!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 18:04

Watch the Sangharakshita Anniversary Livestream Here!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 18:04

Updated: view picture and clips on Instagram

‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’

We will be live streaming Jnanavaca’s talk ‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’ on Wednesday 30th October 7.30pm GMT. 

Jnanavaca reflects on the significance of Sangharakshita’s life, exactly one year after his death.

The talk will be live here as well as on the site home page, the Sangharakshita Memorial space and on our facebook page

Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If...

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Thank you Buddhist Centre Online for live streaming that. Thank you Adhisthana for hosting, and particular thanks to Jnanavaca for a very moving and inspiring talk! x Prajnagita  

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Thanks for the live stream and a very special talk. 

warm wishes from Madrid,

Nagesvara and Amalasiri

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Thank you, Jnanavaca, for a moving and truly inspiring talk. I’m very glad that you have the experience you have and have had, of Bhante Sangharakshita. And I’m pleased to hear someone else who dreams – or have dreamt – of Bhante, and has that blessed connection. I’m sure there are many of us, but many who don’t make much fuss about it or talk much about it. There were many aspects of the talk I appreciated, as well as Saddhanandi’s introduction and summing up. Holding those different aspects or sides of Bhante is somewhat a challenge, or maybe it was more a challenge before for me, but its certainly still needs doing. And appreciating those depths without loosing sight of Bhante’s more human, fallible sides.

I also enjoyed the video Remembering Sangharakshita through his friends. 

Much love, Viryabodhi 
(from the cold north, Sweden!)

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Thank you so much for a very inspiring talk Jnanavaca.

Much metta,

Sudipta (From Pune,India)

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Taraloka declares an ecological emergency

From Buddhist Action on Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 - 13:14

Taraloka declares an ecological emergency

From Buddhist Action on Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 - 13:14

In October 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report stated that without dramatic action we will not be able to limit global warming to a 1.5C increase. They state “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid and far-reaching changes… at an unprecedented scale.”

In 2019 the UN Biodiversity report estimated that around one million species “already face extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.”

It is clear from these reports that planet Earth is at present under severe ecological threat....

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Sadhu sisters. Very pleased to hear you have taken this step and I will be interested in anything you learn along the way.

love,

Saccanama

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Thank you! Very encouraging to see clarity and leadership on this going on in Triratna. 

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Thank you Taraloka! May the rest of the Movement follow your lead…
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Makes me so happy …Was so disappointing and crushing when the International Council didnt agree to our proposal that we become sustainable movement like the Quakers , perhaps this will create the change that we need in Triratna xxxxxxxxxx Love Sahajatara 

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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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Responding to the Burning World

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 13:19

In July 2019 Satyalila gave a series of three talks in Bristol - ‘Responding to the Burning World’. Each talk takes a classic Buddhist parable or sutta as its starting point - the Burning House, the Raincloud and the Two Arrows and explores how these Dharma teachings can help us to develop the resilience to respond creatively to the world as we find it today. 

Weaving poetry with classic Dharma teachings, each talk concludes with a brief exploration of six...

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Watch the Mexican Ordinations Livestream Here!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 20 Oct, 2019 - 14:36

Watch the Mexican Ordinations Livestream Here!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 20 Oct, 2019 - 14:36

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The ordinations will be live streaming on Sunday 20th of October at 1pm local time / 2pm EST / 7pm UK / 8pm CET / 11.30pm India / 5am Sydney (Monday 21st) / 7am Auckland (Monday 21st).

La ceremonia pública se llevará a cabo en el Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México el día 20 de Octubre a las 13 horas hora local.

The public ordinations will be live here, as...

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Que ilusión! Gracias por compartir :-)

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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...