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Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

Generation X Dharma Teachers' Conference 2019

Fri, 14 Jun, 2019 - 10:35

The 2019 Generation X Dharma Teachers’ Conference is currently underway at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, USA

This year those attending this biennial conference include three members of the Triratna Buddhist Order: Candradasa from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; Vimalasara from Vancouver, Canada and Singhasri from London, UK. A variety of other Buddhist traditions in North America will also be represented. This is the fifth gathering of this kind, which has happened every two years since 2011.

The main topic is ethical transformation - exploring...

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Pleased to hear that Singhasri, Candradasa and Vimalasara are attending.  Looks like a great programme and I look forward to hearing about it.  The future is a-coming

love, parami 

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Waking Up to Climate Crisis - and What to Do About It?

Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 10:21

Buddhist Action Month is underway and here is a timely talk from Arthacarya, given during the recent Australia / New Zealand Order Convention, on the theme of what we can do about the climate crisis. Arthacarya relates his personal journey back to environmental engagement, the trigger being reading the ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ by David Wallace-Wells in July 2018. He also provides some useful suggestions how Dharma practitioners can contribute to the change that must happen and move away from the four Ds of despair,...

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Here’s an interesting discussion on the present climate emergency, and a much older one:

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Hi Dayavajra,

I’m afraid I’m really not sure how ‘interesting’, useful or even constructive that picture is, especially given how dated and caricatured it is.

Do all the people who currently accept or argue in favour of anthropogenic climate change really wear homeknitted arran jumpers with dolphins embroidered on them? ;-) 

All the Best, Aranyaka x

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Kiranada - A Year of Silence (with Q & A): Highlighted Talk

From Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 12 Jun, 2019 - 18:48

Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush.

As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...

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Looks interesting. Unfortunately soundcloud is inaccessible in countries with poor bandwidth.  

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Hi Vajranatha,

Just to let you know that Kiranada’s talk is also available on our Buddhist Voices podcast on Audioboom - see here.

And it’s on Free Buddhist Audio too - so hopefully with one or other of those you’ll be able to listen to it.

With Metta,
Sadayasihi

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Thanks FBA works fine from here

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Mind Training - The Alchemy of The Emotions: Highlighted Series

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 10:30

Mind Training can be likened to a form of spiritual alchemy: a magical transmutation of our ordinary lives into gold. These powerful talks from the Sheffield Buddhist Centre provide a series of practical slogans which turn the adverse situations of our day-to-day lives into ideal conditions for spiritual transformation of the mind and emotions. Going beyond concepts, mind training techniques are just as relevant in the crucible of everyday life as they were in 12th century Tibet.

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Dharmabyte: Be More Than Your Culture

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called Be More Than Your Culture by Maitreyabandhu.

How do we make the most of life? Buddhism is a non-theistic, practical path of human growth and fulfilment. This series includes highlights from the eight-week course that leads participants step by step along the Buddhist path from mindfulness and emotional strength to receptivity, spiritual death and rebirth. And, as you can see from the talks, Maitreyabandhu always comes back to the here...

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Mahamati - The Many Blessings of Sadhana

Tue, 14 May, 2019 - 12:22

Mahamati gave a talk on the many blessings of sadhana at the November 2018 UK and Ireland Men’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana.

The weekend was hosted by some of the UK based members of the College of Public Preceptors but it was also the first gathering after the death of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita.

The theme of the weekend was sadhana - “Among our many gifts from Bhante is sadhana. Sadhana can encompass our whole Dharma life. It can be a doorway...

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

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 11 May, 2019 - 14:00

Check out this week’s FBA PodcastWhat’s Race, Gender, Sexuality and Skin Color Got to Do with Non-Self by Vimalasara.

A timely and thought-provoking talk given at a People of Color (POC) day-long retreat at San Francisco’s East Bay Meditation Center 2019. The East Bay Meditation Center hosts teachers from all lineages to teach the Dharma to their POC, LGBTQI2, Differently Abled and Scent Free Communities.

Talk given February...

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Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

From Buddhist Action on Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

From Buddhist Action on Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

I’m passionate about the Dharma, including the wisdom perspective. I’m passionate about spreading the Dharma. As well as spending the last ten years of my life in service to Taraloka, I’ve also started up West Wales Buddhist Group, in Aberystwyth, where we’re growing a lively sangha. I’m passionate about Maitreya, my yidam - Bodhisattva of Metta and Buddha of the Future - who meditates at the city gates, in the middle of the world, not in a quiet cave somewhere....

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Complete Recordings from the Bristol Buddhist Centre Rains Retreat 2019

Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 10:52

The 2019 Bristol Buddhist Centre’s Rains Retreat was called “Pathways to a Beautiful Mind”. Led by Vajradevi, the retreat explored ways of cultivating a beautiful mind by using the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta as well as the five spiritual faculties.

You can now listen to the complete recordings - which include led meditations and pujas as well as Dharma talks - and take part in your very own rains season retreat at your leisure! A big...

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‘Refreshingly original, beautifully written, and crystal clear’: Free Time!, the new book by Vajragupta

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 - 09:38

Windhorse Publications is very pleased to announce the release of Free Time! from clock-watching to free-flowing, a Buddhist guide, the latest book by Vajragupta Staunton, author of Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life, Sailing the Worldly Winds, The Triratna Story, and Wild Awake.

In our fast moving world many people can feel their time is wound tight, their lives constantly hassled and hectic. ‘Fast-forward’ seems to be the collective default setting. So often we can be over busy and over stimulated, and...