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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. 

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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
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New Book by Bhikkhu Anālayo Just Released - A Meditator's Life of the Buddha

Posted by Giulietta - Win... on Tue, 19 Dec, 2017 - 13:26

New Book by Bhikkhu Anālayo Just Released - A Meditator's Life of the Buddha

Posted by Giulietta - Win... on Tue, 19 Dec, 2017 - 13:26

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.

In his foreword,...

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A new centre for Southampton

Posted by grahamclearvision on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 17:39

A new centre for Southampton

Posted by grahamclearvision on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 17:39

On the 2nd weekend of September 2017, the well established Southampton sangha officially opened the doors of its first centre. Chair Sudharshini tells us about the project and the celebrations.

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National Convention for Indian Youth - North India

Posted by vajratara on Sun, 5 Nov, 2017 - 09:16

National Convention for Indian Youth - North India

Posted by vajratara on Sun, 5 Nov, 2017 - 09:16

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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Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

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...