We’re delighted to announce the latest episode in our podcast. Dhammamegha interviews Nagapriya, author of The Promise of a Sacred World: Shinran’s Teaching of Other Power, which we will be publishing in a few weeks.
Nagapriya encountered the writings of the Japanese Pure Land teacher Shinran at a point of crisis in his own spiritual life. Shinran and his teaching of Other Power opened a different way of thinking about enlightenment and a life in the Dharma.
I don’t need to go away from samsara to be really going for refuge. I can be right in the middle of it.
In 1968, I was 12 years old. I was living with my parents and siblings in suburban Reservoir, Melbourne Australia. I was second eldest (first daughter) of five children. We had moved up to the city from an idyllic country life in Gippsland to have closer access to secondary schools. My early life...
At Karuna USA we believe that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity. This ‘vision’ is oh-so apparent to us as temperatures soar across the globe.
With records continuing to be broken in the US and Europe, Karuna USA’s focus countries of India, Nepal and Bangladesh are similarly suffering under the staggering heat. March and April of this year were the hottest on record in India, regularly...
A little known area of the work of the Karuna network - the UK, Germany and the USA - is in supporting women’s reproductive rights and other basic rights.
A common phenomenon across South Asia is a practice of periodically excluding girls and women from participating in their regular life, with no access to public areas. They are locked out of the house to sleep in stables or shacks. This often leads to hypothermia,...
Saturday, 30th July, 7.30pm (in-person, watch this space for details of the YouTube Premiere online, coming soon!)
Dara McAnulty is a Northern Irish naturalist, writer and environmental campaigner. In 2015, when just 15 years old, he became the youngest ever winner of the RSPB Medal and received the Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing in 2020, after the release of his debut book ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’, which chronicles the turning of his fourteenth year and details his intense connection to the...
We’re pleased to announce a new podcast episode and our plans for Buddhafield.
In February this year, we published a memoir by a man diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer. That man is Devamitra, and his book, Entertaining Cancer, covers his remarkable story of working with his mind through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
In this podcast episode Dhammamegha interviews Devamitra to learn more about the man behind the cancer journey, and finds out what conditioned his strength of character, and...
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.
PoetryEast is delighted to welcome the wonderful American poet, A.E. Stallings on 25 June, 7:30pm. Maitreyabandhu will be talking to her about why she mostly writes in rhyme and metre, and what living in Greece has been like in these last tumultuous years. Here’s one of her couplets from Aegean Epigrams:
Of the ones that happened to die, the little ones and the old, By hypothermia, or drowning, all