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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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New Books Coming This Year

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Jan, 2019 - 11:13

New Books Coming This Year

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Jan, 2019 - 11:13

Happy New Year.

We wanted to give you a heads-up on the new books we are publishing in 2019.

The Complete Works

Eight volumes of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita have already been published, and we look forward to the launch of four new volumes in April. The existing 251 subscribers to The Complete Works will automatically receive the new volumes upon publication – you too can subscribe to join these individuals and Centres. Volumes are also available for individual purchase.

The four new volumes coming in April are:

Vol 2: The Three Jewels I  The nine texts...

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Video: Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 17:13

Video: Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 17:13

Here’s Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti about his life and practice. Subhuti has been the President of the London Buddhist Centre for over 30 years and was part of the original team who built the LBC in the 1970s.

Watch recent film ‘What the London Buddhist Centre (Really) Is’...

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The International Course at Adhisthana

Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 16:49

The International Course at Adhisthana

Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 16:49

The International Course took place in October 2018 in Adhisthana with 14 Order Members who hold positions of responsibility in Triratna from the US, Germany, India, Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Mexico. The course ran for four weeks and was an opportunity to develop the deep connections and shared vision that our founding generation forged in 1970s squats. 

Here is a short video from Future Dharma about the course.

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Cooking as Spiritual Practice

Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Cooking as Spiritual Practice

Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Danabhadri talks about her experience of preparing food in the kitchen of the Dhanakosa retreat centre - including practising mindfulness while chopping vegetables, approaching cooking as a puja, and wisdom reflections on the interconnectedness of our food chain. 

Video created by Shantiketu.

Listen to a talk by Danabhadri, ‘Dogen’s Advice For the Kitchen’

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What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is

Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 16:11

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is

Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 16:11

“It’s a lightning rod through which something utterly transcendent can find its way into the world”

Here’s a wonderful little film from the London Buddhist Centre, launched this week, which gives a flavour of what a Buddhist Centre is and can offer the world.

+Follow the London Buddhist Centre space

Watch Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti - part of a series of events to mark the LBC’s 40th anniversary...

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Join the Team at Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online!

From Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 31 Dec, 2018 - 15:36

Join the Team at Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online!

From Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 31 Dec, 2018 - 15:36

In 2019 Dharmachakra (the team behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) is expanding. Thanks to grants from FutureDharma and the European Chairs’ Assembly we are finally able to turn our attention to sustainable mobile development for all Triratna central websites and services. 

We’re looking for:

  • An experienced junior or senior front-end developer.
     
  • An experienced Android developer.
     
  • An experienced iOS developer.

If the thought of helping us spread the Dharma with work on mobile applications excites you, we’d...

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Sadhu!
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The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

“Sisters, there is a door of the Dharma called ‘The Inexhaustible Lamp.’ Practise it! What is it? Sisters, a single lamp may light hundreds of thousands of lamps without itself being diminished.“ 
(From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa)

2018 has been a momentous year for the Triratna Buddhist Community – incorporating the celebration of 50 years of the Order itself (listen to inspiring interviews from our ongoing 50 Years, 50 Voices project); and taking in, of course, the death of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita.

Free Buddhist...

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The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

Clear Vision works to document the life of the Triratna Buddhist Community, keeping us connected around the world and over the years, by creating and sharing a visual record of events and protecting the video and image archive of our Founder, Order and Movement.

Immediately after Bhante’s death we began to document the preparations for his vigil and funeral, and to do all we could to ensure that thousands of people in our worldwide community were able to witness the...

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Exquisite 🙏 in deep gratitude, appreciation and metta, Amalajoti 

Purna's picture

A beautiful and moving visual record.  It evoked the combination of grief, gratitude and confidence that many of us will have experienced over this very important part of our collective history.  Thank you Clear Vision and to all who made this recording possible.

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So beautiful, thank you for bringing back memories of the day.

With love and gratitude, Dayapakshini 

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That’s beautiful! Thanks to all involved in putting this together, thank you.