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Watch the Mexican Ordinations Livestream Here!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 20 Oct, 2019 - 14:36

Watch the Mexican Ordinations Livestream Here!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 20 Oct, 2019 - 14:36

The ordinations will be live streaming on Sunday 20th of October at 1pm local time / 2pm EST / 7pm UK / 8pm CET / 11.30pm India / 5am Sydney (Monday 21st) / 7am Auckland (Monday 21st).

La ceremonia pública se llevará a cabo en el Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México el día 20 de Octubre a las 13 horas hora local.

The public ordinations will be live here, as well as on the site home page and on ...

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Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

From Online Meditators on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

From Online Meditators on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Body like a mountain, heart like an ocean, mind like the sky.” - attributed to Dōgen, 13th Century Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen

The Brahma Viharas are sometimes known as the four immeasurables because the number of living beings to whom they apply is immeasurable and the benefits of practising them are immeasurable. 

The Brahma Viharas meditation consist of cultivating loving-kindness (Metta), compassion / solidarity (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upeksha).

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‘Does It Float?’: Stephen Batchelor’s Secular Buddhism

From Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 5 Oct, 2019 - 17:10

‘Does It Float?’: Stephen Batchelor’s Secular Buddhism

From Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 5 Oct, 2019 - 17:10

Here we present a review of Stephen Batchelor’s two most recent books on his secular interpretation of the Dharma:

Stephen Batchelor, After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age, Yale University Press, 2015

Stephen Batchelor, Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World, Yale University Press, 2017

Review by Dhivan

Yale University Press were kind enough to send me review copies of Stephen Batchelor’s books when they were published. But reviewing them is difficult, as they are polemical, in favour of a particular new...

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Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

From Triratna International Council on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

From Triratna International Council on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Here’s Dhammarati with another beautifully made presentation giving the history and Dharma context for the formation of the Triratna International Council. 

This includes an audio recording (towards the end of the presentation) of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, giving his thoughts on the essential work of the Council as part of a healthy succession plan for our community, in line with his intentions to pass on well his own duties, responsibilities and inspiration.

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Sikkha - Triratna International Council 2019

From Triratna International Council on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:58

Sikkha - Triratna International Council 2019

From Triratna International Council on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:58

“From the moment of a person’s first contact with our movement, he or she should be able to discover a balanced approach that is appropriate to them… The Karmic work of integration and developing positive emotion, and the Dharmic work of spiritual receptivity, death, and rebirth.

“The elements of the system… from the stage of Integration through to that of Spiritual Rebirth can be seen as the principal elements of the Dharma life at all stages, Indeed, if they are not practised at...

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Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

From Triratna International Council on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:57

Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

From Triratna International Council on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:57

“A community needs a high degree of commonality of practice to make progress together on the path.” Urgyen Sangharakshita

Since 2013 our Dharma community has put a lot of effort into exploring the basis for unity in a growing, international Buddhist movement that crosses language, cultural and geographical boundaries. Here’s a beautifully laid-out articulation of the story so far around this ongoing work.

Presented at the 2019 Triratna International Council.

Watch the companion presentation on the Sikkha project 

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Debating the Middle Way

From Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 25 Sep, 2019 - 18:16

Debating the Middle Way

From Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 25 Sep, 2019 - 18:16

Here we present a review by Arnold Tilley of a new book by Robert Ellis, founder of the Middle Way Society:

Robert Ellis 

The Buddha’s Middle Way, London: Equinox, 2019, 320pp., £23 pb

review by Arnold Tilley

Much of the content of Ellis’s book concerns the Buddha’s Middle Way, yet seen as an instance of a purported universal Middle Way ‘which springs from the structural needs of human beings (and possibly other organisms)’ (p.281). Ellis’s formula for this universal Middle Way is expressed by...

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New release ‘most complete and in-depth guide available’ for core Buddhist meditation practice

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

New release ‘most complete and in-depth guide available’ for core Buddhist meditation practice

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

The team at Windhorse Publications is thrilled to announce the release of Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide and Translations, by renowned Buddhist teacher and scholar, Bhikkhu Anālayo. 

Mindfulness of breathing meditation is a core practice in many branches of Buddhism and is one of the two foundational meditation practices taught and practised in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

In Mindfulness of Breathing Anālayo explores the practice of mindfulness of breathing in the sixteen steps of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. The book is an authoritative, practice-orientated elucidation of a foundational Buddhist text, useful to meditators...

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Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

From Vajra Bell on Wed, 18 Sep, 2019 - 17:28

The Vajra Bell Fall 2019 issue is here! You can view the issue online here or by clicking image to the left. You can also download the issue as a pdf at this link. 

In this issue of the Vajra Bell:

• ‘Cultivating the Riches of Less’ 
• ‘Unearthing the Buddha’ at Aryaloka 
• Buddha Mandala to Protect & Celebrate Dharmadhara 
• Drop the Story: Turn attention away from resisting pain 
• Acting as...

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Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society: 25th - 27th of October 2019

Join us for a weekend exploring how Buddhist values can shape a world that desperately needs to change. We’ll be meditating together, doing rituals, engaging with talks and discussion,… all with like-minded people aged 18-35 in a stunning setting.

Book here: https://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=363

Any questions, contact youngtriratna [at] gmail.com...