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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

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Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

Posted by dhsaraha on Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

Next month: Engaged Buddhist Training

Posted by dhsaraha on Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 - 17:31

August 11-25 at EcoDharma

To meet the social and ecological challenges of our times requires deep inner resources, interpersonal skills and fresh political thinking. Engaged Buddhist Training equips us for this kind of radical inner and outer transformation.

Check out this years training at http://www.ecodharma.com/courses-events/2018/05/05/engaged-buddhist-trai… or email events [at] ecodharma.com for more information....

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Newsbyte: Suryavana Retreat Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Jul, 2018 - 14:15

Newsbyte: Suryavana Retreat Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Jul, 2018 - 14:15

Suryavana is the new retreat Centre for the Valencia Buddhist Centre.  One possible translation of Suryavana is rather apt description ‘the sun’s dwelling place’.  The Valencia Buddhist Centre bought a retreat centre of their own to cater for their gradually expanding retreat programme: increasing from three to four retreats a year to approximately twenty to twenty five retreats annually. 

This Newsbyte explores the importance of going on retreat as a means of coming in touch with yourself, the earth and nature - with...

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Gypsy Education in Hungary in Crisis

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 14:47

Gypsy Education in Hungary in Crisis

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 14:47

Hungarian gypsies, known as the Roma community, have a deep connection with the Dalits of India. Both communities are segregated, unable to get access to education or employment, and are treated like lesser humans.  Just like the Indian Dharma Revolution gave a voice to the Dalits and inspired a mass human rights movement, the Hungarian branch of the Triratna Community has developed the ‘Jai Bhim Network’.  The Dr Ambedkar High School in Miskolc, Northern Hungary, is run by the...

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The New Dharma Revolution in Hungary

Posted by Jai Teather on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 12:46

The New Dharma Revolution in Hungary

Posted by Jai Teather on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 12:46

FutureDharma supporters have brought Roma Buddhists from Hungary together with those from Belgium, India and Holland. Metta Vihara Retreat Centre recently hosted a unique Bodhisattva Ideal retreat, connecting Sangha members from across the world.

Hungarian gypsies, known as the Roma community, have a deep connection with the Dalits of India. Both communities are segregated, unable to get access to education or employment, and are treated like lesser humans. Buddhist Romas are few and far between, isolated, and lacking a Sangha which makes...

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Shantigarbha's New Book and BBC Radio Interview

Posted by Giulietta - Win... on Tue, 10 Jul, 2018 - 13:47

Shantigarbha's New Book and BBC Radio Interview

Posted by Giulietta - Win... on Tue, 10 Jul, 2018 - 13:47

We are thrilled to report author Shantigarbha has recently been interviewed by Steve Yabsley on BBC Radio Bristol. 

Listen to it soon, as it will expire 25 July. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069878z  

Shantigarbha talks about empathy, his new book and his life as a Buddhist.

I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication by Shantigarbha is available from our website and Triratna Centre Bookshops in the UK. It will be released in the US in September.

I’ll Meet You There is a...

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Conversación de la Convención Europea de Jóvenes Budistas

Posted by Sadayasihi on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 15:24

En esta conversación entre Elena y Eduardo nos comparten un poco de su experiencia en la Convención Europea de Jóvenes Budistas. Esta ocurriendo en Suryavana el Centro de Retiros Triratna de Valencia, en medio de campos de lavanda y de romero, y de un bosque de cipreses, jóvenes de Holanda, Alemania, España, Reino Unido, Francia, Bruselas, México están aqui meditando juntos y compartiendo su inspiración para llevar a sus Sanghas locales. 

Grabado en Valencia, Julio 2018...

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The European Young Buddhists Convention Is Underway!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Sat, 7 Jul, 2018 - 14:03

The European Young Buddhists Convention Is Underway!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Sat, 7 Jul, 2018 - 14:03

The second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention has started in Suryavana Retreat Centre! 

+ follow this space where we will be posting up the talks, interviews and more, internet connection permitting!

For daily pics, videos and stories: follow us on...

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Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Who Was The Buddha, What Did He Teach, Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 - 13:53

Wednesdays July 11-25, 7-9pm

Our next introductory course will be a short, beautifully weighted series facilitated by Narottama. It will continue each Wednesday through July 25th. Please join us for any or all of these sessions. Treat your heart this month! 

We will be focusing on key teachings and meditation practices passed down through millennia within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular meditation practice or set their existing practice in a deeper context. 

The course will at...

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