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Fundraising Concert in support of Triratna Order members

Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 16:05

Fundraising Concert in support of Triratna Order members

Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 16:05

Join the Abhayaratna Trust for an exciting 10th Anniversary Concert that brings together some of the finest classical and jazz musicians in the Triratna Community on Saturday 27th October in the Cambridge Buddhist Centre from 7pm to 9pm!

Be serenaded by Ratnadhya’s Schubert; inspired by Manidhara singing some of Sangharakashita’s poems, accompanied by composer and pianist Akashadeva. Then be thoroughly entertained by Ratnadhya’s gifted musical parodies, before being stirred by Yashodaka’s five piece jazz group...

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Ratnaprabha Becomes Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre

Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 12:14

Ratnaprabha Becomes Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre

Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 12:14

Sunday the 16th September at the North London Buddhist Centre was multifaceted:
* Celebrating Padmasambhava Day,
* Holding four Mitra ceremonies (Afra, Charlie, Laura and Remi),
* Rejoicing in the outgoing chair, Visuddhimati,
* And inaugurating Ratnaprabha as the new chair.

Look out for the ceremonial Vajra (a brass thunderbolt symbolising transformation).

Ratnaprabha will kick off with a series of public lectures on Saturday mornings at 11:30, inspired by the Buddha’s teaching to the Fire Worshippers, “The World is...

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Pride 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 17:14

Pride 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 17:14

To celebrate Dublin Pride 2018, and Buddhist Action Month (BAM), the Dublin Buddhist Centre hosted a special Pride celebration on the 25th June. Kasey Tobin, a GFR Mitra involved in the event gives us a flavour of the event.

“This event was facilitated by a number of us in the Dublin Sangha with LGBT+ experiences.  As LGBT+ people we have seen a lot of progress in securing our human rights in the last few...

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International Practice Week starts this Weekend

Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 - 18:09

International Practice Week starts this Weekend

Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 - 18:09

The International Practice Week starts this Saturday 22nd September! The theme for the week is ‘turning arrows into flowers’ - exploring how to transform reactivity into creativity.

Yashobodhi from the West London Buddhist Centre has recorded a series of talks specifically for the International Practice Week exploring the Seven-Point Mind Turning Reflections.

Watch all Yashobodhi’s talks for International Practice Week

Listen to the audio recordings of the series

You can join in online (as...

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Ordinations at Aryaloka, U.S.

Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 - 10:36

Ordinations at Aryaloka, U.S.

Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 - 10:36

We are very pleased to announce that on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at Aryaloka Buddhist Centre in the United States, the following two people had their public ordinations.

Diane Palaces becomes Maitrivati (Sanskrit)
Name meaning: ”She who has a Garden of Loving Kindness”
Private Preceptor: Dayalocana
Public Preceptor: Karunadevi

Barry Timmerman becomes Dharmasukta (Sanskrit)
Name meaning: ”Song of praise for the Dharma”
Private Preceptor: Surakshita
Public Preceptor: Nagabodhi

SADHUSADHUSADHU!

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Public Ordinations at Akashavana

Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 17:56

Public Ordinations at Akashavana

Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 17:56

We are very pleased to announce the public ordination of the following seven women at Akashavana Retreat Centre.

Public Preceptor Punyamala:

Cait Hughes becomes Dānajotī (Pali)
Official westernised spelling: Danajoti
Name meaning: ”She whose light is generosity”
Private Preceptor: Maitrisara

Tracey Dibble becomes Prajñāśrī (Sanskrit)
Official westernised spelling: Prajnashri
Name meaning: ”She who has the radiance of wisdom”
Private Preceptor: Santasiddhi

Inge Heathfield becomes Candramaitrī (Sanskrit)
Official westernised spelling: Candramaitri
Name meaning: ”She whose love is like...

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Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

A group of Order Members and Mitras from the Cambridge Sangha have been meeting for about nine months with the vision of creating a different kind of community.  They have formed the Suvana co-housing project - ‘Suvana’ meaning ‘happy realm’.

Tejasvini (chair of the project) writes: “We imagine living separately (own front door) but together (in the same street or square), with many other shared facilities.

It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint, the community inspired by...

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Sounds fantastic! :) Good on you all! But I didn’t understand the word ‘almshouses’, what does that mean?

Many kind wishes

Vajracaksu

 

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Hi Vajracaksu,

Almshouses are properties provided out of charity to those who can’t afford housing. ‘Alms’ is a word for charitable giving. It’s a tradition with quite a long history and you can see some pictures of historic almshouses on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almshouse

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Thank you Akasapriya for that. The link you provided offered this little of information about the UK situation:

“Some 2,600 almshouses continue to be operated in the UK, providing 30,000 dwellings for 36,000 people.”

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

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Thanks for your words of support, Vajracaksu.  There’s a good bunch of people involved, and we are optimistic and excited about it,

Tejasvini 

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Great :) Wishing you all every success Tejasvini,

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

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Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

In late July, a GFR Mitra completed a 5 day ‘modern pilgrimage’, walking over 120 miles from Adhisthana to the Liverpool Buddhist Centre, in central Liverpool.  Along the way, David Tyfield carried four heavy texts from the newly published Complete Works of Sangharakshita, and signed by Bhante himself at Adhisthana the day before setting off.  Inspired by the great fabled pilgrimage of the 7th Century Chinese monk Xuanzang, mythologized in the Monkey Tales of...

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Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani is the regular Buddhist contributor to Thought for the Day: a comment on the news from a faith perspective on the main BBC radio news programme.

Here are his recent talks: 

10.1.18 The Skill of Ethics
Education focuses more and more on learning skills. The Buddhist idea of ethics as skilfulness makes a link between ordinary skills and he rely of ethics and spiritual life.
Listen here.

1.5.18 1968:...

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Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala is suffering its worst floods for 100 years. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and are living in over 1,000 relief camps set up in the State. There have been a number of deaths and many serious injuries. Many are missing. The numbers are rising all the time. But even in such disaster, ugly face of untouchability rises and Dalits are discriminated during relief, as reported by India Today on July 24th, 2018. It happened earlier in Gujarat Earthquake; even the Tsunami...

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