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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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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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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 ...

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Lights in the Sky: Holy Lanka

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:12

Lights in the Sky: Holy Lanka

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:12

Here is a recent short film by Suryaprabha and the Lights in the Sky about a trip in Sri Lanka in 2017.  Lights in the Sky is a Triratna Buddhist project producing documentary films since 1992.

Suryaprabha writes:

My trip to Sri Lanka January 2017 was a chance for me to try shooting 4k with a Sony AX100 camera bought second hand just days before the flight from London. So an experiment. Edited, and even sound edited, on FCP X. Altogether a new and, um, interesting experience.

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Can-Can Cancer Dancer — Interview with Devamitra

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:56

Can-Can Cancer Dancer — Interview with Devamitra

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:56

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, ...

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Dharma library opens in Mexico

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 13:11

Dharma library opens in Mexico

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 13:11

The Cuernavaca Sangha in Mexico have worked together to create a library full of Dharma books and electronic resources, thanks to help from Future Dharma Fund.

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...

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Saddhaloka and Moksananda in Conversation about Families

Posted by saddhaloka on Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Saddhaloka and Moksananda in Conversation about Families

Posted by saddhaloka on Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Another lovely conversation between old friends and Public Preceptors, Moksananda and Saddhaloka, reflecting on a life being both a parent and a practicing Buddhist within the FWBO and Triratna. 

+ follow the Adhisthana Kula space all week to see more from this series

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Maitreyi Interviews Punyamala About Families

Posted by Maitreyi on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 15:00

Maitreyi Interviews Punyamala About Families

Posted by Maitreyi on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 15:00

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.

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Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

Posted by Rijupatha on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 17:15

Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

Posted by Rijupatha on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 17:15

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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Vajra Bell - Fall/Winter 2017-18

Vajra Bell - Fall/Winter 2017-18

Posted by maryschaefer on Wed, 27 Dec, 2017 - 22:11

The Fall/Winter 2017-18 issue of the Vajra Bell magazine is here! Click this link to view online

In this issue:

  • Looking to the Dharma to Deal with Challenges in Our Community
  • Facing Our Shadows of the Past - by Mary Schaefer
  • Working Together to Create Beauty from Chaos - by Singhashri
  • Ethical Behavior: Mine, Yours, Ours - by Vidhuma
  • Using a Restorative Approach to Promote Peace - by Jnanasiddhi
  • Sangha Connections
  • Art, Meditation & Mindfulness
  • ...