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Dr. Samuel Johnson - A New Video by Urgyen House

Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 - 15:40

Dr. Samuel Johnson - A New Video by Urgyen House

Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 - 15:40

Sangharakshita would oft quote Dr. Johnson in his talks and writings. His portrait was displayed in Sangharakshita’s bedroom at Urgyen House. In this video blog Paramartha explores the connection between Sangharakshita and his eighteenth century literary hero.

Urgyen House, at Adhisthana, has proved a popular and inspiring space for visitors offering the opportunity to see Bhante’s last home and visit the current ‘Precious Teachers’ exhibition. The video blogs posted on the Urgyen House website...

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Dharmabyte: Vision-Worlds Unveiled

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Nagapriya encourages us to read Mahayana Sutras, when reading such a text, if we allow ourselves to really enter into it, we find ourselves transported into it. The scripture, through our participation in it, unveils a samadhi, a particular vision-world that a Bodhisattva dwells in. 

Excerpted from the talk Mahayana Buddhist Scriptures, part of the series Visions of Mahayana Buddhism, given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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The Earth as Source of Inspiration - Paramananda & Maitridevi in Conversation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 429)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 20:24

This week’s episode is a wonderful conversation from our archive of live events here on The Buddhist Centre Online, featuring our host Paramananda and his guest Maitridevi, Chair of Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women in Wales.

Starting from a poem by W.S. Merwin, an initial conversation about gratitude for life despite all our knowledge of sorrows blooms into a shared set of reflections on impermanence, on our lack of centrality as a species, and on meditation...

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FBA Podcast: What The World Needs Now - An International Community And A Transcendental Vision

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 May, 2022 - 06:00

Subhuti offers a brilliantly evocative and personal call to connection, across all boundaries and conditionings. *** What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift is a day celebrating our Dharma community’s contribution to the world. A vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (beautiful friendship) for the benefit of all.

For more inspiring Dharma from the day + access to live events year round on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness and culture, visit:

thebuddhistcentre.com/triratna-gift

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Season Two

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 21:39

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Season Two

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 21:39

And we’re back…! As the pandemic moves into a new phase we’re delighted to announce a second season of the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project, picking up where we left off in 2019 

If you’re not familiar with this work, the project was begun in the 50th anniversary year of the Triratna Buddhist Order, with the aim of curating an audio archive and web exhibition reflecting on the inspiring, often messy, vibrant reality of living a Dharma-life and co-creating a new Buddhist tradition.

Season...

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A new website for Sangharakshita's life and work!

From Triratna News on Tue, 12 Apr, 2022 - 00:04

A new website for Sangharakshita's life and work!

From Triratna News on Tue, 12 Apr, 2022 - 00:04

The Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust has just launched the brand new Sangharakshita.org - a place to learn about Sangharakshita’s life and access his teachings. 

🏠 The Home page introduces people to Sangharakshita. 

🙏 The Life page tells the story of his life using a variety of media. The first chapter is available now and we’ll be releasing another each week over the next 5 months.

📚 The Teachings pages provide access to his work. Check out the Articles page to read Sangharakshita’s late writings,...

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Change Your Mind: Change Your Life

Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 - 20:30

Change Your Mind: Change Your Life

Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 - 20:30

It’s wonderful to explore the nature of mind together, along with Iain McGilchrist, Penny Sartori and Bernado Kastrup. But surely the main thing is to change your mind, to make a real contribution to your life and to the life of those around you. The world needs your courage, wisdom and compassion. 

A retreat is a set of conditions to help you get the best out of your mind. If you do that, your life will flourish and...

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Introducing 'The Promise of a Sacred World'

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Mar, 2022 - 07:00

Introducing 'The Promise of a Sacred World'

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 23 Mar, 2022 - 07:00

Dhammamegha here. Every few years we receive a manuscript that has been growing for decades within the author; a book that breaks new ground and offers a fresh and considered engagement with one of the Buddhist classics.

Bhikkhu Anālayo did this with Satipaṭṭhāna, through his translations and commentaries on the four foundations of mindfulness. Ratnaguna and Śraddhāpa did this with practice and awakening in the Pure Land Sutras in Great Faith, Great Wisdom. In 2019 we published David...

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PoetryEast with Claudine Toutoungi and Jane Draycott

Tue, 22 Mar, 2022 - 11:12

PoetryEast with Claudine Toutoungi and Jane Draycott

Tue, 22 Mar, 2022 - 11:12

Saturday, 2nd April: 19.30pm UK Time
(in-person and live on YouTube)

Claudine Toutoungi is a playwright and poet. Her second poetry collection Two Tongues (Carcanet) won the Ledbury Munthe Poetry Prize. Claudine’s play Slipping was a Best Play Finalist in the 2015 Audio Drama Awards. Jane Draycott’s Carcanet collections include The Occupant (PBS Recommendation), Over (TS Eliot Prize shortlist), Prince Rupert’s Drop (Forward Prize shortlist) and a translation of the medieval dream-elegy Pearl. She is a Fellow of the...

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Dharmabyte: Depth Charge! Tackling Primordial Forces Holding Us Back

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 3 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita gave this previously unreleased and, rather famously, off-the-cuff talk at the London Buddhist Centre in 1979. In this excerpt we hear about Padmasambhava’s principle work of subduing the demons obstructing the establishment of the Dharma in Tibet. These demons are primordial forces existing in the depths of the human mind and collective consciousness - primordial forces holding us back need to be tackled with a depth charge! This is an enjoyable and stirring evocation of the great...