Last summer Charlotte Lawes, a mitra at the LBC, interviewed Devamitra about his ongoing experiences of living with cancer. Devamitra has been writing a blog called ‘Can Can Cancer Dancer’ initially to ensure that he did not lose touch with a valuable opportunity for Dharmic reflection, but also so that others might benefit from hearing about his experiences.
The interview touches on the themes of beauty, solitude and Devamitra’s thoughts on the future.
You can also read an article Charlotte wrote in May, ...
The political situation in Mexico has led to much social inequality and many young people have never had the opportunity to use a library. In response the Sangha have created the library as a place of inspiration and hope and a place where people can learn and exchange ideas. And the library isn’t just for the...
A great conversation between two friends who are also members of the College of Public Preceptors, exploring Punyamala’s experiences around having children in the context of her Buddhist life within the FWBO and Triratna.
We’re wrapping up the last segment of a four-week series of Tuesday meditations on the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes”. In these meditations we’ve cultivated various aspects of positive emotion - including loving-kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upeksha).
Join the online sangha Tuesday, 23rd January at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google Hangouts as we explore the final week’s Brahma Vihara, equanimity (upeksha).
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We have good news to share. We are pleased to announce that A Meditator’s Life of the Buddha by Bhikkhu Anālayo has just been released. Sponsors should have received their eBook copies already, and paperback copies are on their way. (Thank you, sponsors.)
A Meditator’s Life of the Buddha is by Anālayo, a scholar of early Buddhism, and a Buddhist monk. The book follows the Buddha’s journey through life, particularly as a meditator . Each chapter concludes with suggestions to support meditation practices.
October this year saw the first North Indian National Youth Convention (of NNBY). 375 young people came to a retreat in Syna, UP. Many of them were from areas without many Buddhists and were experiencing Triratna for the first time. They were not necessarily from Buddhist families - there were some Muslims and some who had heard of Dr Ambedkar, but were new to Buddhism. It was an immensely positive and inspiring event. For some it was life...
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Vajragupta is ordained within the Triratna Buddhist movement, and the author of a couple of our bestsellers. Sailing the Worldly Winds and Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life provide clear introductions and guidance to incorporating meditation and Buddhist practices into daily life. Vajragupta also wrote The Triratna Story, which provides perspectives on the Triratna Buddhist movement from its beginnings in the 1970s to the modern day.
Vajragupta is currently working on two books – Wild Awake, which we will publish...