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Dharma events for everyone | Eventos de Dharma para todos
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Subscribe to the Dharma Toolkit Newsletter for details of our events program.

Catch up on all our past live events! Watch and subscribe to our new channel on YouTube.

At the Dharma Toolkit we want to offer easy access to Buddhist approaches to life that can help you through the pandemic – and beyond!

Whether you’re brand new to Buddhism and meditation, or experienced in the ways of the Dharma, we hope you’ll find something here for you.

Join some of the best teachers from Buddhist Centres and retreat venues in our community for a series of online events to inspire and guide.

Meditate with us live online, six day a week!

All our classes are offered by donation. If you can, donate to allow others who can’t afford it to access these vital Dharma resources when they need them most.

Thank you!

Donate and support Dharma classes online

Suscríbase al boletín por correo electrónico de Dharma Toolkit para más detalles de nuestro nuevo programa de eventos.

¡Ponte al día en todos nuestros eventos en vivo pasados! Visita y suscríbete a nuestro canal en YouTube

En el espacio llamado Dharma Toolkit ofrecemos un acceso realmente sencillo a la perspectiva que ofrece el Budismo con respecto a la vida y que puede ayudarte durante esta pandemia ¡y mas allá!

Ya sea que te resulte nuevo el Budismo y la meditación, o que ya tengas experiencia en el Dharma, esperamos que encuentres algo para ti.

Conoce a algunos de nuestros mejores maestros de los Centros Budistas y centros de retiros que forman parte de nuestra comunidad en esta serie de eventos en línea en los que encontrarás inspiración y guía.

Todas nuestras clases se ofrecen por donativo. Si te es posible, dona para que permitas que otros que no pueden hacerlo tengan acceso a estos recursos del Dharma cuando más los necesiten. 

¡Gracias!

Dona y apoya las clases de Dharma en línea

Subscribe to the Dharma Toolkit Newsletter for details of our events program.

Catch up on all our past live events! Watch and subscribe to our new channel on YouTube.

At the Dharma Toolkit we want to offer easy access to Buddhist approaches to life that can help you through the pandemic – and beyond!

Whether you’re brand new to Buddhism and meditation, or experienced in the ways of the Dharma, we hope you’ll find something here for you.

Join some of the best teachers from Buddhist Centres and retreat venues in our community for a series of online events to inspire and guide.

Meditate with us live online, six day a week!

All our classes are offered by donation. If you can, donate to allow others who can’t afford it to access these vital Dharma resources when they need them most.

Thank you!

Donate and support Dharma classes online

Suscríbase al boletín por correo electrónico de Dharma Toolkit para más detalles de nuestro nuevo programa de eventos.

¡Ponte al día en todos nuestros eventos en vivo pasados! Visita y suscríbete a nuestro canal en YouTube

En el espacio llamado Dharma Toolkit ofrecemos un acceso realmente sencillo a la perspectiva que ofrece el Budismo con respecto a la vida y que puede ayudarte durante esta pandemia ¡y mas allá!

Ya sea que te resulte nuevo el Budismo y la meditación, o que ya tengas experiencia en el Dharma, esperamos que encuentres algo para ti.

Conoce a algunos de nuestros mejores maestros de los Centros Budistas y centros de retiros que forman parte de nuestra comunidad en esta serie de eventos en línea en los que encontrarás inspiración y guía.

Todas nuestras clases se ofrecen por donativo. Si te es posible, dona para que permitas que otros que no pueden hacerlo tengan acceso a estos recursos del Dharma cuando más los necesiten.

¡Gracias!

Dona y apoya las clases de Dharma en línea

Live Events

Still Breathing in the World: A Journey into the Heart of Tonglen with Yashobodhi

A solstice series exploring a beautiful meditation practice from the Tibetan tradition.

Sundays: December 5, 12, 19, 26 + every day in Christmas week (December 20-24 incl.)

Each Sunday session will be done twice to accommodate time zones. Daily sits in Christmas week once a day (see times below).

First Sunday session (1.5 hrs): IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 14:30 | Australia AEDT 20.00 | New Zealand 22.00

Second Sunday session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 12:00 | México 14:00 | USA EST 15:00 | IE & UK 20:00 | Europe CET 21:00 | Australia AEDT 07.00 (next day) | New Zealand 09.00 (next day)

Daily sits in Christmas week (1 hr): USA PST 12:00 | México 14:00 | USA EST 15:00 | IE & UK 20:00 | Europe CET 21:00 | Australia AEDT 07.00 (next day) | New Zealand 09.00 (next day)

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About the series
We are well into the second year of the pandemic and life keeps presenting us with plenty of material to practise with.

Tonglen can help transforming our emotional challenges. We use the breath to turn towards suffering, usually first our own, and eventually to that of others. We gently engage with suffering and develop trust and the confidence to open up to it. In this way our pain turns into something more expansive, intimate, rich, beautiful and deeply compassionate.

As with any practice, we need to put time and effort into it to get skilled. We need to play and experiment. We need to fall and rise again, with the breath.

This series offers a framework for familiarising yourself with tonglen, learning different ways of engaging with this meditation.

By turning towards the suffering in the world with curiosity and kindness, we support ourselves, people around us and ultimately the world.

What to expect
The sessions will be a mix of presentation, practice, interaction and inquiry. Sunday sessions will feature breakout groups.

Attend any or all conversations in Zoom.

This event will be recorded and published online for others to access. Only the leader’s video will be used.

 

Viveka and Paramananda
Viveka and Paramananda

Still Breathing in the World: A Journey into the Heart of Tonglen with Yashobodhi

A solstice series exploring a beautiful meditation practice from the Tibetan tradition.

Sundays: December 5, 12, 19, 26 + every day in Christmas week (December 20-24 incl.)

Each Sunday session will be done twice to accommodate time zones. Daily sits in Christmas week once a day (see times below).

First Sunday session (1.5 hrs): IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 14:30 | Australia AEDT 20.00 | New Zealand 22.00

Second Sunday session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 12:00 | México 14:00 | USA EST 15:00 | IE & UK 20:00 | Europe CET 21:00 | Australia AEDT 07.00 (next day) | New Zealand 09.00 (next day)

Daily sits in Christmas week (1 hr): USA PST 12:00 | México 14:00 | USA EST 15:00 | IE & UK 20:00 | Europe CET 21:00 | Australia AEDT 07.00 (next day) | New Zealand 09.00 (next day)

***

About the series
We are well into the second year of the pandemic and life keeps presenting us with plenty of material to practise with.

Tonglen can help transforming our emotional challenges. We use the breath to turn towards suffering, usually first our own, and eventually to that of others. We gently engage with suffering and develop trust and the confidence to open up to it. In this way our pain turns into something more expansive, intimate, rich, beautiful and deeply compassionate.

As with any practice, we need to put time and effort into it to get skilled. We need to play and experiment. We need to fall and rise again, with the breath.

This series offers a framework for familiarising yourself with tonglen, learning different ways of engaging with this meditation.

By turning towards the suffering in the world with curiosity and kindness, we support ourselves, people around us and ultimately the world.

What to expect
The sessions will be a mix of presentation, practice, interaction and inquiry. Sunday sessions will feature breakout groups.

Attend any or all conversations in Zoom.

This event will be recorded and published online for others to access. Only the leader’s video will be used.

 

This event is offered by donation. If you can, please donate today and support others to attend who cannot afford to pay. Thank you!

Suggested donation for the whole series:£90 / $125 / €100
or £10 / $15 / €12 per day.

Get one ticket and come to any session you wish!

Meditation | Meditación

Viveka and Paramananda

Daily meditation times | Tiempos diarios de meditación

We are offering two open meditation spaces Monday to Saturday every week. Connect here with the meditations

Ofrecemos estos dos espacios de meditación de lunes a sábado todas las semanas. Conectarse a las meditaciónes

Buddhism | Budismo

Viveka and Paramananda

Welcoming Liberation

A Monthly Space for Thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection.

Last Saturday of every month: 2 hours

Next meeting: January 29 2022.

USA PST 09:00 | México 11:00 | USA EST 12:00 | IE & UK 17:00 | Europe CET 18:00 | India 22:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (Sunday) | New Zealand 06:00 (Sunday)

This is a gathering for people practicing the dharma, at any stage of that journey and experience and who also come from the richly diverse lived experiences of these intentionally welcomed identities: Black, Indigenous, and people of color inclusive of Asian/Pacific Islander, South East Asian, Native Hawaiian, Latinx, Arab/Middle Eastern, biracial, mixed heritage, multiracial, and any others identifying as non-white.

What is the space?
A monthly welcoming two-hour on-line international and intentional Triratna community space for:

  • Authentic connection and co-creating culturally diverse community (sangha)
  • Deepening dharma practice through meditation, reflection and real conversations
  • To practice welcoming, empathy, healing, wholeness, complexity, liberation and joy
  • Learning from each other and with a variety of BIPOC/BAME Triratna order members and community members
  • Making more possible genuine connection with the Triratna Buddhist community in this space, and beyond

We celebrate the multiplicity of “BIPOC/BAME” spaces in Triratna being offered by different Buddhist Centers. We hope many from those spaces will also benefit from this distinctly international space and that those looking for a space can find a home here

Where:
On Zoom – you will be emailed the link to join when you register

Supporting this space:
Anyone can make a donation to resource this space and the programming.

We know many in the Triratna community, who in racialized societies live as a white identity, are supportive of the people the space is for, even though you do not walk in the shoes of racialized discrimination directly. What is the invitation to you? You are welcome to give us the gift of well-wishing and understanding the need for this kind of space to create room to breathe and be together. You may also make a solidarity donation to assist with the practical costs of this gathering.

Donate below (please indicate it’s for ‘Welcoming Liberation’)

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Who is this space for?
This invitation is offered with the wish we all be free to self-define and be in choice about how we name social identities. The wish is for this description to be open and also draw a skillful boundary so it is clear who the space is for.

  • This is a gathering for people practicing the dharma, at any stage of that journey and experience
  • And who also come from the richly diverse lived experiences of these intentionally welcomed identities: Black, Indigenous, and people of color inclusive of Asian/Pacific Islander, South East Asian, Native Hawaiian, Latinx, Arab/Middle Eastern, biracial, mixed heritage, multiracial, and any others identifying as non-white.

What will we do together?
In the first season of this space we will attend to:

  • Community building and exploring how we can co-create the kind of community and space where we can flourish and liberation is possible
  • Share stories and engaging with a dharmic perspective on the rich complexity of who we are in all its dimensions. The sharing will be in smaller groups that will change from session to session.

Who is initiating the space?
Four order members across a range of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) identities met to initiate this space. Bodhilila, Singhashri, Vimalasara, and Viveka. The idea for this has emerged from our friendships, collective imagination and an opening in our Triratna community. We chose to launch the space now given the current momentum in Triratna of acknowledging the need to acknowledge the impacts of racism and as Buddhists to work actively on learning about and support anti-racism and building the conditions for sangha that is inclusive of BIPOC/BAME people. We will be reaching out to other members of our community to join us in making this space vibrant and abundant.

Supporting this space:
Anyone can make a donation to resource this space and the programming.

We know many in the Triratna community, who in racialized societies live as a white identity, are supportive of the people the space is for, even though you do not walk in the shoes of racialized discrimination directly. What is the invitation to you? You are welcome to give us the gift of well-wishing and understanding the need for this kind of space to create room to breathe and be together. You may also make a solidarity donation to assist with the practical costs of this gathering.

Donate via thebuddhistcentre.com/give (please indicate it’s for ‘Welcoming Liberation’)

This event is offered by donation. If you can, please donate today and support others to attend who cannot afford to pay. Thank you!

Suggested donation:
$5  £5  €5 

Donations | Donaciones