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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 12 - The Ministry of Presence

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 12:17

A mythic sense of things is never far away in today’s conversation about radical imagination: at the most intimate levels of close, personal friendship; and also culturally, historically, politically, and spiritually as we try to meet the moment of crisis to which we are all witnesses.

With Viveka and Upayadhi we discuss taking cues from anticipatory communities who deal with systemic suffering every day, and who have stored up effective responses to some of the issues we are all now facing. The...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 11 - A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life (Live Q & A)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 00:41

As part of our week-long Home Retreat on ‘Sailing the Worldly Winds - A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life’, we are delighted to host here for a live online Q & A, Vajragupta the author and Dharma teacher behind the retreat itself.

A great, wide-ranging and practical discussion about what this classic Buddhist teaching has to say to us about caring for ourselves and each other during the current coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic. And what...

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Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update: Thank You for Your Incredible Response!

From Karuna Fundraisers on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 11:05

Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update: Thank You for Your Incredible Response!

From Karuna Fundraisers on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 11:05

One week ago today, we asked for your support in our largest appeal ever. Your answer was extraordinary.

In that short time, you have already raised nearly £30,000 to support those most affected by the coronavirus crisis in India and Nepal.

Thank you so much for the donations and for spreading the word.

These donations are already making a difference. In the photo is Varsha, who has participated in one of our women’s leadership and livelihood projects.

She...

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Join the Public Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre Livestream Here!

Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 23:18

Join the Public Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre Livestream Here!

Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 23:18

Welcome to the Order, Sthiramanas!

The public ordination at the London Buddhist Centre took place on Sunday 5th April at 11AM UK time. (0600AM, New York (EDT); 1200PM Europe (CEST); 1530PM Pune; 2000PM Sydney; 2200PM Auckland)

You can watch the recording here or on the LBCs Youtube Channel Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first....

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Wow what joy to be able to witness and be involved in this way!

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Absolutely wonderful to be part of this inspiring public ordination. Loved witnessing the birth of a new order member. proudly wore my kesa as I watched.
 

Loved the readings, especially hearing Bhante. Very special.

Wonderful way to celebrate 52 years since the very first order members were ordained.

A very warm welcome Sthiramanas to the order.  💛💙❤️

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Such a lovely, joyous ceremony to witness. Sadhu! 🙏 So nice to see the wider Triratna community and an old friend too. Love always 🌈
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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 10 - Covid Emergency in India (A Home Retreat Appeal)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 00:12

I confess, when I sat down to record this podcast yesterday I somehow didn’t expect it to have the impact it did. I’d seen all the news stories, shaken my head, wondered at how human beings can meet such complex, painful realities as what’s unfolding in India right now. But here they were - my friends - talking about what I can do about it. What you can do too. 

We’re spending a week - in whatever ways we can manage...

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Announcing our 'Stay at Home Sale' for April

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 17:00

Announcing our 'Stay at Home Sale' for April

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 17:00

There’s never been a better time to read! 
 
We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation. There is a lot to respond to, to think about and to process. Staying at home, you might well be spending more time online than ever. Perhaps your thoughts and emotions have taken on the pace and tone of newsfeeds and daily data: quick, scattered, and emotionally overwhelming.
 
In this month’s Stay at Home Sale we’ve gathered five books...

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Launch of first Home Retreat from the Dharma Toolkit: 'Sailing the Worldly Winds' starts Friday 3rd April!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 22:45

Launch of first Home Retreat from the Dharma Toolkit: 'Sailing the Worldly Winds' starts Friday 3rd April!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 22:45

One of the biggest challenges we’ve heard people talk about this past couple of weeks is how to structure long days at home when the box-sets run out and they’re all done with Zoom meetings…

We’re here to help! Every two weeks, starting Friday April 3, we’ll be bringing you a series of week-long Home Retreats. 

The idea is simple. We provide excellent, free materials on a great, down-to-earth Dharma theme all week long – you show up each day with your practice and connect with others in whatever way you can.

Whether...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 9 - Breathing Space

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 16:30

Dr. Paramabandhu Groves is the co-author with Dr. Jed Shamel of ‘Mindful Emotion - A Short Course in Kindness’, and the pioneering spirit behind the Breathing Space project in London. Using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy he specialises in recovery work with those suffering from long-term depression and addiction issues.

As you might expect from someone who has lived for 30+ years in Dharma-centred community, Paramabandhu has also turned to developing resources for mental health based around core Buddhist practices...

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Introducing the Worldly Winds - Home Retreat starting Friday, April 3rd!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 10:22

Introducing the Worldly Winds - Home Retreat starting Friday, April 3rd!

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 10:22

One of the biggest challenges we’ve heard people talk about this past couple of weeks is how to structure long days at home when the box-sets run out and they’re all done with Zoom meetings…

We’re here to help! Every two weeks, starting Friday April 3, we’ll be bringing you a series of week-long Home Retreats. 

The idea is simple. We provide excellent, free materials on a great, down-to-earth Dharma theme all week long – you show up each day with your practice and connect with others in whatever way you can.

Whether...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 8 - Sailing the Worldly Winds

Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 00:18

Gain and Loss
Praise and Blame
Fame and Infamy
Pleasure and Pain

Today we look forward to the start of our first Home Retreat of these coronavirus times in the company of Dassini and Vajragupta, sailing through our human relationship to the Worldly Winds (lokadhammas), a lesser known gem of a Buddhist teaching we think will be a useful tool for anyone living through our current shared crisis.

Vajragupta’s book will be the basis of our online course, designed...

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Here is the podcast as a mp3 file for direct download.