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Course for Young Women in India

Course for Young Women in India

From India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution" on Tue, 8 Jan, 2019 - 13:10

In Nagpur, 17 young women are participating in a course that Karunamaya is running especially for younger women. They come not only from Maharashtra, but also from Agra, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar, and are aged between 19 and 35. Among other course activities, the women have produced and performed four plays, based on Bhante’s ideas about the individual, the group and the spiritual community. They have also visited the Diksha Bhumi where Dr Ambedkar and his followers converted to Buddhism on...

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Going Deeper in Meditation - Understanding Tranquility and Integration

From Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:46

Going Deeper in Meditation - Understanding Tranquility and Integration

From Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:46

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, February 18 - March 18

In Buddhism we are fortunate to inherit a tradition that has developed a beautiful language of ideas and symbols to communicate about meditation and higher consciousness. In this course we’ll be learning the basics of that language, and how to identify and cultivate the factors that lead to clarity and bliss.

This course is for people who have some experience of regular practice with either the Mindfulness of Breathing or...

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New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

From Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

New Course for 2019 - Mindfulness 360

From Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 7 Jan, 2019 - 13:33

Monday evenings, 7 - 9 PM, January 14 - February 4 

What is mindfulness and how does one practice it? 

In this four week course we will explore the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness, generally as a living principle, and more specifically as a meditation practice. Participants will learn the Mindfulness of Breathing, a meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years, and learn everything they need to begin a regular and effective meditation practice. Suitable for complete beginners, or...

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The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

From Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

The Myth of the Path: Our Focus for 2019

From Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 - 20:34

Join us this year at PBC as we explore The Myth of the Path

In Buddhism generally, the goal of the path the Buddha unfolded is understood as Enlightenment, Awakening, Nirvana. That high ideal can be deeply inspiring to hear about, and it can seem a bit far off, or even too abstract for us to have a meaningful relationship with it. Sometimes it is the path itself that we connect with in a heartfelt way, as we have the opportunity to walk...

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Life Support System

From Coogee Buddhist Group on Mon, 31 Dec, 2018 - 23:21

Life Support System

From Coogee Buddhist Group on Mon, 31 Dec, 2018 - 23:21

And so another year has rolled around …… If you’re like me you will have a resolution or two batting around in your psyche: some behaviours we’d like to minimise or strengthen as we move into 2019.

The wonderful and gently powerful thing about meditation is that it supports our intentions in this regard. It helps us see more clearly and kindly what we are doing and gradually allows us to bring about the changes the deeper and...

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Join the Team at Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online!

From Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 31 Dec, 2018 - 15:36

Join the Team at Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online!

From Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 31 Dec, 2018 - 15:36

In 2019 Dharmachakra (the team behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) is expanding. Thanks to grants from FutureDharma and the European Chairs’ Assembly we are finally able to turn our attention to sustainable mobile development for all Triratna central websites and services. 

We’re looking for:

  • An experienced junior or senior front-end developer.
     
  • An experienced Android developer.
     
  • An experienced iOS developer.

If the thought of helping us spread the Dharma with work on mobile applications excites you, we’d...

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The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

The Inexhaustible Lamp: Support Free Buddhist Audio in 2019!

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 27 Dec, 2018 - 18:43

“Sisters, there is a door of the Dharma called ‘The Inexhaustible Lamp.’ Practise it! What is it? Sisters, a single lamp may light hundreds of thousands of lamps without itself being diminished.“ 
(From the Vimalakirti Nirdesa)

2018 has been a momentous year for the Triratna Buddhist Community – incorporating the celebration of 50 years of the Order itself (listen to inspiring interviews from our ongoing 50 Years, 50 Voices project); and taking in, of course, the death of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita.

Free Buddhist...

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Podcast - The Wonderful Problem

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 15:27

What we have is a very wonderful problem and the wonderful problem is that so many people are seeing the value of Buddhism in India and they are wanting to embrace Buddhism and the Buddhist path - and they are wanting to do that in their hundreds. But, of course, as we know, Buddhism is a path of practice. It requires careful study and training…it requires spiritual friendship. So who is going to meet these people?

Vajratara is the Chair of the...

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Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 22:06

Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

From London Buddhist Centre on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 22:06

Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti about his life and practice. Subhuti has been the President of the London Buddhist Centre for over 30 years and was part of the original team who built the LBC in the 1970s.

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