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Buddha Ratnasambhava’s Delight

Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 19:03

Buddha Ratnasambhava’s Delight

Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 19:03

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (Howard Thurman)  

At our best we’re aware of how much we have been given, and delight in passing it on to others. In those moments we taste the freedom of the awakened mind. So why is it so hard to do?! In this workshop we shall explore profound teachings and practices to become a...

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Wisdom’s gathering: The difference that makes a difference

Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 11:42

Wisdom’s gathering: The difference that makes a difference

Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 11:42

What difference can the sangha make? In this talk, Dhammamegha will explore what the sangha has to offer in its forms of life and relationships, its precious reservoirs of wisdom, and the vital place of positive emotion.  

And what are the enemies of sangha life? On one end there is individualism and wanting to be immune from others, or not knowing how to connect. On the other are relationships based on utopian, wishful and group thinking. Come and explore the adventure of...

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Everything of worth is defenceless

Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 09:25

Everything of worth is defenceless

Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 09:25

“Everything of worth is defenceless: the Dhamma - the most precious Jewel - doesn’t need protection”.

An intriguing title for the second main talk of the International Gathering, given by Arthakusalin who is the chair of the Ghent Buddhist Centre in Belgium!  We are sure to find out more on the subject when we gather to listen to his talk - I am looking forward to it. 

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Return of the Bodhisattva

Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 08:09

Return of the Bodhisattva

Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 08:09

The world needs us to think big. The Bodhisattva Ideal is the biggest myth possible - Awakening for the sake of all sentient beings - and for that reason it’s perhaps easy to lose sight of it. But humanity is increasingly reaching out for a myth of this kind, and modern Buddhism is better able to articulate its significance than ever, so what needs to happen next?

Prajnaketu will share more of his thoughts on the above topic at the International Gathering...

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Breathworks – a modern take on old truths. With Vidyamala and Sona

Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 11:15

Breathworks – a modern take on old truths. With Vidyamala and Sona

Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 11:15

What the world needs, and has always needed, are people dedicated to helping both themselves and others to overcome suffering. This is the essence of the Bodhisattva Ideal. With the ever-increasing population in the world there is more and more suffering, so there is an urgent need for us to extend an even larger hand of friendship to all beings.

We have our wonderful urban Buddhist and Retreat centres that help people find ways to deal with the fundamental problem of dukkha...

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Three main talks ....

Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Three main talks ....

Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Every morning on the Friday, Saturday and the Sunday of the International Gathering we will come together in the main shrine marquee and be invited to listen, explore, and be inspired by talks from on the theme of 

Our Future Dharma: What The World Needs Now

What have we got to offer the world for the next 50 years?!

Over 50 years  our Triratna Buddhist Community has developed into an international spiritual community with a distinctive vision and a wealth of experience of Dharma practice. At...

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All you need is … to change your life!

Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:10

All you need is … to change your life!

Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:10

The latest offering at the International Gathering is a workshop led by Jinavamsa, with Priyadaka and Taradakini from and for the Abhayaratna Trust: they say about this workshop it will be “An inspiring blend of talk, reflection, meditation and music. Followed by refreshments and chat with the Abhayaratna Trust team”.

The workshop will be repeated, so you are welcome to come to either the Friday or the Saturday afternoon workshop! They might do a different offering on the Sunday …...

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Dharma Drama - with Liz Armour

Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:57

Dharma Drama - with Liz Armour

Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:57

One of my personal highlights of past International Gatherings is the daily dharma drama; the time of storytelling and enactment by children and adults alike in the evening before the puja: All are welcome to take part!

This year we are again lucky enough to have the multi-talented musician and children’s play worker Liz Armour at the International gathering. Everyone is invited,   young and old alike, to take part in the afternoon dharma drama session. We’ll first listen to...

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Mindful Communication with Jayaraja

Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:33

Mindful Communication with Jayaraja

Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:33

Jayaraja, chair of Buddhafield, is offering an experiential workshop on this year’s International Gathering. It will be about sharing communication skills, on how to speak from the heart, with honesty and with compassion. How to listen and understand the inner world of another to build connection and trust. He will be drawing from the work of Marshall Rosenberg, (NVC), Dan Siegel (Interpersonal Neurobiology), and the Buddha’s teaching on skilful speech.
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The straight and winding path - with Vajradaka

Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 15:19

The straight and winding path - with Vajradaka

Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 15:19

Develop confidence in an effective meditation and mindfulness practice!

Using the workshop style which Vajradaka has developed over many years we will explore the primary principles, skills and practices which bring confidence in developing an effective practice. Confidence that we can grow helps us as individuals and also has a positive effect on the world community. 

This workshop will run over the three afternoons of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Preference will be given to those who can people to attending all 3 sessions so that the...