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Dharmabyte: Make a Difference - Women in India

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Make a Difference - Women in India, is excerpted from the talk Triratna Sangha In India and the Work of the India Dharma Trust by Tarahridaya.

This talk was given as part of Manchester Buddhist Centre’s celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s 60th anniversary of his conversion to Buddhism. She provides a personal recount of the transformative nature of the Dharma and the Triratna Buddhist movement witnessed in India.

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50 Years, 50 Voices: Dharmashalin

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Fri, 29 Mar, 2019 - 17:45

This is living a Dharma life. This is actually applying it. This is mess in progress.

Dharmashalin

Dharmashalin’s Annals
In 1968 I was not even a glint in my father’s eye. My parents first met on the 5th of September 1969 when my Mum showed my Dad where the canteen was on his first day of work.

In 1978 I was born on the 16th of June.

In 1988 I was 10 years old, totally absorbed in the world of Dungeons and Dragons....

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Dharmabyte: Paradigm Shift

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 18 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Paradigm Shift Parami revisits Bhante’s vision of the New Society, sharing her inspiration and love for the radical and transformative power of the Dharma.

This is the third talk entitled Revisiting the New Society in the series The Order as Practice: Shifting Paradigms.

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'Abandon self; accept reality.' - Interview with author David Brazier

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 16:24

'Abandon self; accept reality.' - Interview with author David Brazier

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 16:24

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing respected Buddhist teacher and author, David Brazier, about his upcoming book, The Dark Side of the Mirror: forgetting the self in Dōgen’s Genjō Kōan, due for release on 19 March 2019.

What is the significance of the title: The Dark Side of the Mirror?

The theme of the text Genjō Kōan, written by Dōgen when he returned from China, was the nature of satori (Japanese: spiritual enlightenment). Many people think that enlightenment comes as a result...

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Who is Urgyen Sangharakshita?: Highlighted Series from Subhuti

Thu, 14 Mar, 2019 - 12:25

In this significant series of rambles given at the London Buddhist Centre, Subhuti unpacks his 15 minute funeral oration for Sangharakshita on 10th November 2018 at Adhisthana. He demonstrates how someone can be considered a very great teacher, exemplar, and even guru, yet also be a human being with his own personality and even failings.

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I rejoice being in an Order where people are free to so wholeheartedly express what they think and feel, as Subhuti does here, as a voice and perspective among many.
Personally I don’t see things that way. Must I ?

Ratnapani. xx

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No indeed, Ratnapani, we can officially confirm that neither listening nor agreement is compulsory… 😉

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Dharma Talk: What’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self

Tue, 5 Mar, 2019 - 12:29

A timely and thought-provoking talk by Vimalasara around what race, gender, sexuality and skin colour have got to do with the idea and experience of non-self? Vimalasara draws inspiration from the life and example of Dr Ambedkar as she explores how to approach these issues from a Dharmic perspective.

This talk was given at a People of Colour (POC) day-long retreat at San Francisco’s East Bay Meditation Centre 2019.

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Thank you Vimalasara. Your talk was a real delight to listen to. Your voice communicates wonderful colours: warmth, confidence, fearlessness, knowledge, clarity, understanding, wisdom. It speaks to people of colour, of course, and also to people of no-colour (haha haha ho). Well done, sister, well said. Much mettā, Ashvajit
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Dharmabyte: Sacred Mindfulness

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we offer an excerpt from a talk by Vishvapani entitled: Sacred Mindfulness.

A talk given at the Triratna Buddhist Order November 2014 Men’s UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana on 1 November 2014. The theme of the weekend was Mindfulness.

Vishvapani writes: “We’re in the middle of the greatest surge in interest related to Buddhism since the 1960s: the secular mindfulness boom. I’ve been deeply involved in Triratna...

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Adhisthana International Course 2018

From Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Adhisthana International Course 2018

From Clear Vision Trust on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

In October 2018, Adhisthana offered its first International Retreat in order to form connections between those holding responsibility within Triratna all over the world, and to offer the participants further training and skills in their positions.

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Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.

I never ever would have...

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Great bit of writing, Kusaladevi. Your love and inspiration really comes through. Karuna has been such an important aspect of your growth. I remember that conversation when you told me you thought you were ready for ordination, and I could see you were, but you were just about to start working for Karuna and I advised you just concentrate your energy on your new job and to not worry about ordination and that’s exactly what you did. And that meant both happened just as they should. 

You’re an inspiration. xxxxxx

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Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

From Online Meditators on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

From Online Meditators on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

“This dewdrop world 
Is but a dewdrop world
And yet —”


- Kobayashi Issa

Our next series of online meditations will start on Tuesday 12th February at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST for five weeks. We will be exploring the Four Mind-Turning reflections, which point to both the fleetingness of life and its preciousness, and remind us of the need to wholeheartedly turn our minds towards practising the Dharma.

Join us on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/256989252

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Join us today at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST as we start this series of online meditations on the theme of the four reminders! 🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️

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Zoom says you are in another meeting. I waited for several minutes before giving up.

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Hi Tom,

Sorry to hear that you missed the session. Did you try clicking this link? https://zoom.us/j/256989252 

With Metta,
Sadayasihi

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I am sure I did but now, when I tried it I got the expected response of “wait for the host to start the meeting”

Hpefully this works next Tuesday.

Gassho

Tom

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Yes fingers crossed - I’ll keep an eye out for you next Tuesday.

With Metta,

Sadayasihi