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Book Review of Vajragupta's book 'Wild Awake'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:46

Book Review of Vajragupta's book 'Wild Awake'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:46

In Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature Vajragupta draws on twenty-five years of experience going into nature alone. He recounts how these ‘solitary retreats’ have changed him, how he fell in love with the places he stayed in and the creatures there and includes a helpful A-Z guide on how to go about your own solitary retreat.  Wild Awake is available from Windhorse Publications as a paperback or an eBook.

Here is a review of Wild Awake...

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New Lights in the Sky Film Celebrating 50 Years of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:21

New Lights in the Sky Film Celebrating 50 Years of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:21

Lights in the Sky have just released a new film celebrating 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Order, which was founded in London on the 7 April 1968.  ‘The Life of the Order’ contains archive footage and interviews with Order Members and gives a rounded picture of the era out of which the Order emerged.

The film is a 45 minute compilation of the main themes of the four-part History of the FWBO series.

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First Release From 50 Years, 50 Voices

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 23:27

50 Years, 50 Voices is our beautiful new online project to document 50 years of people’s commitment and practice within the Triratna Buddhist Order around the world.

This week we are delighted to release the first extracts from the recordings commissioned. And most fittingly these are by Ananda, one of the very first batch of Order members ordained in 1968. Here he is talking delightfully about his first meeting with Sangharakshita and his own quest for an exotic, magical way...

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Karuna Looking for Volunteers for Phone Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 15:52

Karuna Looking for Volunteers for Phone Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 15:52

Karuna are looking for volunteers to join them for their telephone appeal, based in the Karuna office in North London as part of this year’s Buddhist Action Month.

Karuna works to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. By providing tools, skills and support to grassroots organisations, Karuna can create community champions and build local networks. These networks then spread, benefiting even more people and sustaining the cycle of transformation. You can watch the short...

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A Passage to America - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 30 Mar, 2018 - 14:19

A Passage to America - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 30 Mar, 2018 - 14:19

In this piece, written in March 2018, Sangharakshita recalls his first flight to America nearly fifty years ago, on his way to teach a term at Berkeley, with reflections set off by viewing the flight information screen above his window seat.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ‘A Passage to America’ along with other articles also written by him....

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Helping the Dharma to Thrive in Merida, Venezuela

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:46

Helping the Dharma to Thrive in Merida, Venezuela

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:46

Thanks to the strength of Kalyana Mitrata (spiritual friendship) and gifts to FutureDharma Fund, Mitras in Venezuela are benefitting from a rich programme of retreats, including studying the System of Practice and Mitra study on ‘What is the Sangha?’, as well as talks on William Blake.

Aryavacin (Nottingham, UK), Manjusiha (Padmaloka, UK), and Padmashalin (Valencia, Spain), have flown to Merida, Venezuela to lead retreats for the Sangha there who are not able to afford to travel to go on retreat.

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Sponsors Wanted for Two New Upcoming Windhorse Publications

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 - 12:48

Sponsors Wanted for Two New Upcoming Windhorse Publications

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 - 12:48

Giulietta from Windhorse Publications writes: “We are looking forward to two new books coming out this summer - I’ll Meet You There by Shantigarbha and ​Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  As we’re a small charity, we ask that you please consider sponsoring one or both to help us with publication costs. Those contributing sponsorships of £30 or more will receive the eBook and paperback upon publication.

I’ll Meet You There by Shantigarbha.

This is a beautifully written guide to how empathy and mindfulness help...

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Hi!

is there a link to donate for the publishing of both books rather than just one of them? Thanks

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Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature - New Book by Vajragupta

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 11:47

Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature - New Book by Vajragupta

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 11:47

Windhorse Publications have announced the public release of Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature which is now available as a paperback or an eBook.

Wild Awake will soon be found in UK-based and European Triratna centre bookshops. The book will take a bit longer to emerge in bookshops outside the UK and Europe,  as the book distributors’ release in the US and the Americas is in June.

In Wild Awake, Vajragupta draws on twenty-five years of experience going into nature alone. He recounts how these...

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Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 10:31

Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 10:31

This series of five sessions will be a journey into focused positive emotion. We’ll be using the framework of the Metta Bhavana and modifying it to draw in the other Brahma Viharas and deeply explore individual relationships to create some extra intensity around the practice.

Our meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK
Session Dates: Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 

Join these events on Google+ Hangout

If you enjoy these online meditations, please consider making a gift to...

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Does the link work for you? It doesn’t for me.

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No, James, it doesn’t work for me either

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Hi James and Amitasuri, sorry to hear about the link troubles. We just tested it and it does seem to work, though it may be device-dependent. On an iPad it opens the Hangout app to The Buddhist Centre Online eventspage, where one can then connect. In a web browser it should do the equivalent. You may need to install the Hangout app or browser plugin.

You can get a set of Hangout help instructions here.

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On my iPhone 6 (with the Hangouts app installed), the link doesn’t work. It takes me to my past hangouts page.

Anyway, I’m not in need of connecting (I got involved trying to get my mum connected). I just thought you might like to know that the link doesnt work for a lot of people. If an (ex-)computer nerd can’t get it to work, I imagine many others can’t either

All the best with it! I think the online meditation classes are a fantastic resource.

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Hi James, how odd! Well, we may switch platforms as the Hangouts links have proven consistently sketchy since Google changed the nature of Google Plus. Thanks for the feedback!

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Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

If you are planning, or already run, a Triratna Dharma project then FutureDharma Fund might be able to help. We have three different funding routes depending on your project - Central projects, Major Projects and the Small Grant Fund (details of each round provided below). 

You may submit an expression of interest to us anytime, but Central and Major Projects applications may only be submitted when each funding round is open. The small grant programme is open for applications throughout the year. Please contact ...