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June book sale at Windhorse Publications

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

June book sale at Windhorse Publications

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:59

Lockdown rules are changing for some of us. So perhaps there’s not quite so much staying at home involved this month’s Stay at Home Sale. We have chosen a range of books to offer resources and inspiration in this transition time. 
 
To continue the ‘For the Earth’ theme of Buddhist Action Month, we’ve got what I think is the only one of our books to be written by a vet. Bodhipaksa’s Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View, is reduced...

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BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

BAM! Free eBook this week is Saving the Earth

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 - 12:48

This week in Free the Dharma we’re offering a gem of a title in conjunction with Buddhist Action Month. The theme for BAM activities this year is ‘For the Earth’. Akuppa’s Saving the Earth: A Buddhist View will be available for free until 14 June. You can download it here.

We published this book 11 years ago, and now we know much more about biodiversity loss, extreme weather, and climate change. At the heart of this book is a timeless dialogue between Buddhist and...

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The Perfection of Wisdom and Dedication - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9 & 10

From Padmaloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 15:58

The Perfection of Wisdom and Dedication - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9 & 10

From Padmaloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 15:58

Teaching Emptiness Respectfully with Happiness Flowing from Clouds of Merit

In his final talk exploring the Bodhicaryavatara, Padmavajra introduces us to Shantideva’s exposition of the Prajnaparamita, the Perfection of Wisdom. Here, Shantideva tells us about the two truths, the conventional and the ultimate, as well as of the true meaning emptiness, which is the cure for the terrible sufferings that we undergo. In doing this he gives us a glimpse of the Bodhisattva “respectfully teaching emptiness … to those who imagine a...

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FutureDharma launch Thrive Online Appeal

From FutureDharma on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:00

FutureDharma launch Thrive Online Appeal

From FutureDharma on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:00

FutureDharma Fund and India Dhamma Trust are launching Triratna’s Thrive Online Appeal, and we need you to join us. 

Our world is in lockdown. COVID-19 is changing everything: nobody knows what our world will look like in a year’s time. For some, the challenge of lockdown is overwhelming, causing a tragic surge in depression, addictions, and domestic violence.

This distanced, suffering world needs the Three Jewels more than ever.

The problem is that our centres are closed. The core of what Triratna has offered the...

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The Buddha and the King of the Nagas – Countdown to #buddhaday – 2 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 11:23

The Buddha and the King of the Nagas – Countdown to #buddhaday – 2 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 11:23

As a special treat for you as we countdown to #buddhaday we are releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the week…⠀

For our Triratna international Buddha Day celebration, on the occasion of the full Moon day itself, Padmavajra introduces us to the story of the Buddha and the Naga King, Mucalinda. With characteristic resonant depth, Padmavajra evokes the meaning and significance of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, and his subsequent encounter with Mucalinda.

He then...

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Walking to the Seat of Awakening – Countdown to #buddhaday – 4 days to go...

Tue, 5 May, 2020 - 22:44

Walking to the Seat of Awakening – Countdown to #buddhaday – 4 days to go...

Tue, 5 May, 2020 - 22:44

As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the coming days…⠀

In a conversation between friends, Punyamala speaks to Ratnavuha about her inspiration from some verses contained within the Lalitavistara Sutra which describe the Buddha as he walks to the seat of enlightenment. Together, they explore the image and significance of walking, and how this story draws out the timeless...

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The Travellers from Orissa – Countdown to #buddhaday – 5 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 22:01

The Travellers from Orissa – Countdown to #buddhaday – 5 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 22:01

As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections each day…⠀

Here, Maitreyabandhu reads us a poem from his second collection called Yarn.

According to tradition, two travellers met the Buddha just after his enlightenment and became his first disciples, Tapussa and Bhallika. They disappear from literature after that point, and the Travellers from Orissa is a long dramatic monologue, written by Maitreyabandhu, imagining their story.

Make some space and sit comfortably...

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Words in Praise of the Buddha – Countdown to #buddhaday – 6 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 14:04

Words in Praise of the Buddha – Countdown to #buddhaday – 6 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 14:04

As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections each day…⠀

Ratnavyuha and Dhiramuni, two friends from Auckland, New Zealand, share their inspiration from some verses in praise of the Buddha, contained within the first chapter of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa. They offer an audio recording of the verses, and a practice suggestion for a reflective writing exercise for you to engage with.

Practice Suggestion:
• Listen to the...

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Countdown to #buddhaday - 7 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:32

Countdown to #buddhaday - 7 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:32

Countdown to #buddhaday !⠀

In the lead-up to our Triratna international Buddha Day celebration, Saddhaloka offers a series of ten short talks telling stories of the Buddha’s life, filmed from Adhisthana during the lock-down. Listen to one a day, and enjoy a daily immersion in the world and life of the Buddha.⠀

🎧 LISTEN NOW ⠀

Saddhaloka will also be appearing on Buddha Day itself for a live-streamed...

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Countdown to #buddhaday - 8 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 13:50

Countdown to #buddhaday - 8 days to go...

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 13:50

Countdown to #buddhaday !⠀

We’re looking forward to sharing footage from the Clear Vision Trust archive, gathered for our Buddha Day celebrations, of Sangharakshita talking about the Buddha and his Enlightenment.⠀

thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day for the programme and to join in!⠀

🎧 …and from the Free Buddhist Audio archives, ‘Readings from the Pali Canon’ by Sangharakshita, with a beautiful booklet here.

📷 The Buddha’s...

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