Created by Singhamanas on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 14:09
Hello and welcome to the support page for GGE (gratitude and giving evenings),
GGE’s are a mitra led initiative for promoting Gratitude in our movement for what we’ve been given and an encouragement to pass that on.. These stand alone evenings, which are really enjoyable explorations of the dharma in their own right, are run by Mitra’s in their mitra study group. They conclude with encouragement for Mitra’s to pass on what it is they have been given by giving...
Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 01:00
This teaching was given at the London Buddhist Centre's Transforming Self and World group in April, 2017. The morning included a led meditation and enquiry, a main talk and discussion, and a closing meditation.
What does Buddhism have to do with belonging? What does belonging have to do with Buddhism? We live in a pluralistic society, where many cultures coexist while maintaining their cultural differences. One of the main concerns of our day is how we continue to create a sense of belonging, amid so much difference. For Triratna, we might ask ourselves, how do we create spaces where all feel welcome, regardless of age, race, nationality, class, gender, sexual identity, physical ability and even religion? And as we deepen our commitment and involvement, how do we honour the unique experiences and gifts of each individual, while also seeking a ground of connection based on the Dharma? Sangharakshita has said:
The Dharma should be communicated to as many people as possible and this means communicating the Dharma in as many different ways as possible...Avalokitesvara has a thousand hands, and each of the thousand hands holds a different object. Similarly, Order members of particular temperaments have different talents, aptitudes, and capacities, and in making their respective contributions to the life and work of the Order they should allow – you should allow – those talents, aptitudes, and capacities full scope.
Join us in an exploration of what the Dharma might have to say about radical inclusivity.
Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 01:00
The fire of peace has been ignited in the world by the Buddha. It burns brightly today in the Triratna Order and movement, and inspired by Sangharakshita’s vision will burn well into the future – but how do we fan the flames so that the heat of practice transforms the world?