Charlotte Lawes's picture
Charlotte Lawes

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 16:38

Each season the London Buddhist Centre publishes a wonderful magazine and programme packed full of great articles, poems, images and more.

In this edition we are treated to a celebration of the children and families in the Sangha, paintings by Kusalasara, a poem by Vishvantara, a cartoon strip on hindrances to meditation, banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser Amalavajra, from FutureDharma Fund, on love and money, and music maker Tim Exile features in the latest instalment of Diary of a London Buddhist.

You can also follow the ...

Log in or register to respond
Centre Team's picture
Centre Team

Resources Around Historical Controversy In Triratna

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 - 20:01

Download archive updated 2nd May 2017 to include a German version of the Triratna Controversy FAQ.
***

A number of friends have gotten in touch to ask where they can get easy access to resources around controversy arising from Triratna’s past, including responses to allegations of historical sexual misconduct and other issues that are still discussed at Buddhist Centres and online.

Here’s a survey of all relevant public information and spaces on this site. We also encourage everyone to ...

candradasa's picture
candradasa

Training In A System of Buddhist Practice

Posted by candradasa on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 18:34

Dhammamegha recently interviewed Dhammarati for the Triratna International Council about an emerging project around the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion...

Log in or register to respond
dhammamegha's picture
dhammamegha

Dhammarati on Sabbatical, Solitary Retreat, and the International Council

Posted by dhammamegha on Wed, 23 Mar, 2016 - 20:44

Dhammarati - in conversation here with Dhammamegha - is one of the most experienced members of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors having chaired it for over ten years. Here he talks about his long sabbatical after leaving that job - a rich, deep time that encompassed post-Impressionist galleries in New York and lengthy solitary retreats in California and in Wales.

We hear about his personal study and his practical exploration of the Triratna system of practice and...

Log in or register to respond
Centre Team's picture
Centre Team

Vidyamala On Opening to Pain with Mindfulness

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 22:40

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. In this interview with Giulietta Spudich from Windhorse Publications, she explores her incredible life journey and how her exploration of Buddhist Dharma and mindfulness helps many...

Log in or register to respond
sanghadhara's picture
sanghadhara

Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Interview with Ratnaguna on His New Book

Posted by sanghadhara on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 19:36

Ratnaguna shares his excitement on his new book and tells us why he wrote this book on Pure Land sutras, who it’s written for, and the extras! :) Enjoy!

You can order this book soon from Windhorse Publications

Log in or register to respond
Centre Team's picture
Centre Team

Concluding Thoughts At The End Of The ECA

Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 11 Jan, 2016 - 18:02

A great summary of a very full week’s work and Dharma practice from Mokshini and Dassini as the great winter gathering of European Triratna Buddhists comes to an end.

As well as the overview we also hear about a special and moving ritual for one member of the assembly choosing to go deeper with the practice of simplicity and contentment in her life… A beautiful way to mark the close of a deepening kind of meeting! 
...

Log in or register to respond
Singhamanas's picture
Singhamanas

The London Buddhist Magazine - Spring 2016

The London Buddhist Magazine - Spring 2016

Posted by Singhamanas on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 16:19

We (the human race) seem to be characterised by an intense interest in the world. We are even fascinated by it, avidly curious about its workings. Why is it the way it is? How does it work? What does it mean? 

It is possible for us to realise Wisdom and Compassion fully – but to do that we need the challenging and supportive context of a spiritual community. I hope this new edition of our magazine and programme give...

Log in or register to respond

Responses

Vajranatha's picture

Is there any way to download a pdf or something instead of having to read online?

Centre Team's picture

If you click on the share icon when viewing the document you will see the option to download.

Vajranatha's picture

ok thanks got it

akasajoti's picture
akasajoti

Adhisthana Programme 2016

Adhisthana Programme 2016

Posted by akasajoti on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 15:46

Here’s the updated Adhisthana programme for 2016.

Log in or register to respond