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Chairs' Letter – May 2021

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – May 2021

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order Members and friends,

Last month one of my deputies, Amrutdeep, wrote from his perspective about the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in India. 16 Order members and over 35 Dhammamitras died in India in the last couple of months and it’s still pretty grim; if you’d like to help, you can read more about some of the ways in which you can give here.

Its poignant that over the past...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha's Social Revolution

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 5 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

In the first weeks after his Enlightenment, the Buddha stayed alone near the Bodhi tree, assimilating his profound discovery and enjoying its bliss. But from the first moment he encountered another human being, the force of his compassion led him to revolt against the social hierarchies of his day. In this impassioned talk at the London Buddhist Centre’s 2021 Buddha Day celebrations, Subhuti explores the nature of social conditioning. In doing so, he calls for...

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Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 17:08

Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 17:08

Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind
A four-week course with Yashobodhi

Sundays: June 27th, July 4th, 11th, 18th
Each session will be done twice every week to accommodate time zones - come to whichever session suits best with your ticket.

First session (2 hrs): IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEST 18:00 | New Zealand 20:00

Second session (2 hrs)USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST...

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

As a launch series for Free Buddhist Audio on YouTube, a wonderful new set of talks given by Nagasiddhi. We are taken through seven key stages of the Buddha’s mythic quest, from his unsure setting out, through his wrong turnings, his breakthroughs and his decision to share what he had learned with others. A perfect way to celebrate Buddha Day as Nagasiddhi brings his infectious sense of imagination, play and grounded experience to bear on a story...

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Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

From Karuna Fundraisers on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

From Karuna Fundraisers on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Streaming Zoom Live Event, Thursday 3rd June, 7-8pm (BST)

Register here: https://appeals.karuna.org/get-involved

I hope we all remember how migrant labourers suffered during the sudden lockdown last year in India. The first thing that comes to my mind are images of ‘tired feet’ and ’hunger’. I can not believe millions of feet had to walk thousands of miles to get their homes, and many of them never made it.

One of my inspirations from India is Ashif Shaikh, the founder of ‘Jan Sahas’ (‘People’s...

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Summer reading ideas from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:39

Summer reading ideas from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:39

With summer in the northern hemisphere fast approaching, and infections under control in many places, including here in the UK, lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease. What joy to be able to spend time together again! Some of us are making plans to go away on holiday, even if the choice of destination is somewhat limited. 

We’re really proud of our new books this year and we think any – or all! – of them would make great summer reading. Whether...

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The Precepts of Atisha

From Adhisthana on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The Precepts of Atisha

From Adhisthana on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The precept of the Lama is more important than scriptures and commentaries.

- Atiśa

In the early days of the Order, Sangharakshita held a seminar on a book called The Door of Liberation, which consisted of seven Tibetan texts, translated under the auspices of Geshe Wangyal. The Kadamthorbu was one of those.

The text consists of dialogues between Atiśa and his closest disciples, especially with his principal disciple, the layman Dromtönpa, who later founded the Kadam school. It’s an informal exposition of how to live as...

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The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

From Adhisthana on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

From Adhisthana on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

THU 26 AUGMON 30 AUG

Early Bird Rate Extended to 16th May

Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us. 

The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds....

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Invitation to the Triratna Fathers' Group

From Triratna Buddhist Families on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 10:51

Invitation to the Triratna Fathers' Group

From Triratna Buddhist Families on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 10:51

Dear all, 

This is an open invitation to join the online Triratna Fathers’ Group. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other fathers within the Sangha and explore the Three Jewels within the context of fatherhood.

If you want to be added to the mailing list, you can email triratnafathers [at] gmail.com, and we’ll send you an invitation to our next online meeting.

Below is a link to a short video, advertising the...

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A Heartfelt Thank You from Yashosagar

From Abhayaratna Trust on Wed, 28 Apr, 2021 - 16:10

A Heartfelt Thank You from Yashosagar

From Abhayaratna Trust on Wed, 28 Apr, 2021 - 16:10

Yashosagar gives a personal heartfelt thanks and an update on how Order members and their families are being helped in India through our recent urgent appeal.

Click to see video

And thank you you to all the donors to this appeal for such a tremendous response.

Sadhu!

Mahasraddha, Taradakini, Jinavamsa & Utpalavajri
The Abhayaratna Trust Team