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Weekend Retreat for People of Colour at Vajrasana, UK

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:45

Weekend Retreat for People of Colour at Vajrasana, UK

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:45

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 October, Vajrasana Retreat Centre, UK

Led by Suryagupta and Bodhilila


A weekend for people of colour to come together to meditate and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching in the spacious Suffolk countryside. During this weekend there will be talks, discussion, meditation, music and ritual. This retreat is suitable for those who are completely new to Buddhism and meditation as well as those who have been practising for some time.
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Buddhism, the Environment, and You

From FutureDharma on Wed, 22 Sep, 2021 - 15:32

Buddhism, the Environment, and You

From FutureDharma on Wed, 22 Sep, 2021 - 15:32

Buddhism, the Environment and You

Sunday October 3rd 10.30am to 12.30pm

It’s a crucial time in the relationship of humans with our environment. How to live? What to do? Come and join some of the most thoughtful members of our Order as they reflect on the issues, and how they can be addressed in our Buddhist practice.

You are invited to take part in this event hosted by North London Buddhist Centre, FutureDharma and Windhorse Publications.

[You can attend in person at North London Buddhist Centre or via Zoom: ...

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PoetryEast: Hannah Lowe in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 12:15

PoetryEast: Hannah Lowe in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 12:15

Saturday 25th September 

11am US PST | 2pm US EST  | 7pm IE & UK  | 8pm Europe CET | 11.30pm India. | 4am (next day) Australia EST | 7am (next day) NZDT 

Hannah’s first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. 

Hannah’s father was Jamaican-Chinese, so many of her...

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Buddhafield 2021: Talks on YouTube - Kiss the Earth

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 - 18:52

Buddhafield 2021: Talks on YouTube - Kiss the Earth

From Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 - 18:52

In case you missed them, the talks from the Buddhafield “Kiss the Earth” festival are now available to watch on YouTube! 

A wonderful set of talks from Sanghadhara, Saddhanandi, Chittapala, Maitrijyoti, Dhivan, Kusaladevi and Joanna Spence.

The theme of the festival was “Kiss the Earth”. When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers...

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Afrikan Wisdom

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom, edited by Vimalasara:
New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond

A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.

Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winning author and editor Vimalasara’s (Valerie Mason-John) collection of 34 essays–written by an eclectic and inspirational group of Black thought leaders and teachers–reflects on the unique and multilayered experience of being Black in the world today.

Afrikan Wisdom is available now via North Atlantic...

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Chairs' Letter – July 2021

From College of Public Preceptors on Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Chairs' Letter – July 2021

From College of Public Preceptors on Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Dear Order Members and friends,

Ratnadharini has been encouraging the College deputies to write this monthly letter occasionally, so I agreed to take the plunge this month!

July started with an international, online weekend meeting of the College. Since I became a public preceptor in 2015 the College has met twice a year in March and November so it is a new development to meet in the summer. The meeting worked well and I appreciated connecting with the other public preceptors. Due to the...

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Dharma Day Festival - Live from London!

From London Buddhist Centre on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:08

Dharma Day Festival - Live from London!

From London Buddhist Centre on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:08

Sunday 25th July | 10am-9pm

Dharma Day is our yearly celebration of the Buddha’s first communication of the way to Enlightenment. The moment that his first teachings hit their mark, the great wheel of the Dharma was set in motion. Today, each time we hear and understand the Buddha’s teachings, that same wheel continues to turn.

With meditation, teaching, reflection and ritual, we’ll spend the day exploring together what it truly means to practice the Dharma, and how our actions can keep...

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Sadayasihi

FBA Podcast: The Third Precept

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Vimalasara gives a thorough talk on the third precept, exploring some of the issues we all need to reflect on if we are to live life more fully with simplicity, contentment and stillness. Relevant to modern day living, this talk also signposts some of the issues that women and queer people have to contend with when reflecting on this precept.

Talk given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2013.

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Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers that separate us from one another

We have learnt this past few years how rapidly things can change, and seen the illusion that humanity is in total control swept away. A more humble, respectful approach is need to rebalance our world, both internally and externally. 

To kiss the earth is to...

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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...