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We're offering another free eBook

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

We're offering another free eBook

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Those of you who’ve been enjoying the free eBooks we’ve been giving away since March will be pleased to learn that we’re giving away another one. This time it’s the turn of one of Sangharakshita’s classics, The Bodhisattva Ideal.

How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the bodhisattva ideal. The image of the bodhisattva, one who wishes to gain Enlightenment for the sake...

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Get Funding for your Dream Dharma Project

From FutureDharma on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 11:30

Get Funding for your Dream Dharma Project

From FutureDharma on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 11:30

Did you know that you can apply for small grants of up to £3,000 from FutureDharma? 

The grants are for inspirational Triratna Dharma projects and initiatives which have immediate funding needs or smaller local projects which are prevented from establishing themselves due to a lack of local funds.

Some projects we have supported in the past with our small grants are:

  • Room rental costs for the Clacton-on-sea Mitra group
  • Travel costs for visiting Order Members to Estonia
  • Fitting out a new Dharma library at the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, Mexico
  • Decorating the new York
  • ...
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Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Another new release and this month’s discounted paperbacks

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 16:15

Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of It’s Not Out There: How to see differently and live an extraordinary, ordinary life by Danapriya. In this video, Helen from the Windhorse Publications team interviews Danapriya about the book.

Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’ is within us. In It’s Not Out There, Buddhist teacher and mentor, Danapriya, helps you to look inside yourself in such a way that life becomes...

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Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

Hot off the Press: 'Introducing Mindfulness'

From Windhorse Publications on Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 - 16:30

We’re delighted to introduce you to the newly published Introducing Mindfulness: Buddhist Background and Practical Exercises by Bhikkhu Anālayo.  

Anālayo has been writing about mindfulness as a scholar, practitioner and meditation teacher for two decades. In 2004 we published his ground-breaking study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta based on his comparative studies of early Buddhist texts. He is one of a handful of people who can read and research texts in Pāli, Sanskrit and Chinese. It is a real delight when someone with...

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Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Join PoetryEast for a two-part conversation with renowned psychiatrist, writer, and literary scholar, Iain McGilchrist - author of The Master and His Emissary.

Part one: ‘The Divided Brain’ will premier on Tuesday 13th October at 7pm (BST). Part two: ‘The Making of the Western World’ on Tuesday 20th October at 7pm (BST). 

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu (from the London Buddhist Centre) will be in conversation with Dr McGilchrist about brain science, transcendence, poetry, and art. 

PoetryEast is an ongoing...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

Watch the first two conversations with BIPOC/BAME and white Order members

Saturday 26th September:
11:00-13:00 PST |13:00-15:00 México | 14:00-16:00 EST | 19:00-21:00 UK + Ireland | 23:30-01:30 India | Australia EST 04.00-06.00 (Sunday 6th) | New Zealand 06.00-08.00

Moderator: Vimalasara

Panelists: Amaradipa, Amitamati, Bodhilila, Candramalin, Dayavasini, Dhivajri, Lokamitra,...

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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

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The Arising of the Bodhichitta (IC Dharma 2020)

Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:51

The Arising of the Bodhichitta (IC Dharma 2020)

Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:51

A series of talks given for the Triratna International Council 2020 Online exploring different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice.

Talks included:

  1. Entering the Mandala by Lokeshvara 
  2. The Blue Sky Nagapriya
  3. The Refuge by Maitripala 
  4. Bodhichitta + Compassion by Jnanadhara 
  5. The Vow by Parami


Themes:

  • The Blue Sky as the context for the practice
  • Connection with the Refuge
  • The development of Bodhicitta and Compassion
  • The expression of the Bodhisattva Vow

As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, International Councils are also a context for members to gather and build community. This year’s Dharma theme was the arising of the Bodhicitta.

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ICin5 No.8 - Summing Up, Saying Goodbye

From Triratna International Council on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:47

ICin5 No.8 - Summing Up, Saying Goodbye

From Triratna International Council on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:47

At the end of a beautifully intense International Council Online, the Steering Group (AKA. the people who make it all happen at the IC) are here to take us home.

The spirit of community, infused with gratitude and a deep sense of kinship through all challenge, pervades. What comes next will be grounded in the local as well as the global, and call forth a renewal of all the work that’s still unfolding from a long...

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ICin5 No.7 - Day Five, Do the Strand!

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 19:50

ICin5 No.7 - Day Five, Do the Strand!

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 19:50

We’re in Europe – in the Nordic region, as it happens – for day five of the International Council Online.

What is a Strand?, we hear you ask. Watch on for a perfect definition + a window into the delights and challenges of joining in with a global context from a remote town in Sweden and from Helsinki, capital of Finland. 

- Language issues for non-English speakers in Triratna.
- Highlights of the week.
- Forming strong connections based in good work.

Join us...