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

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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

Subhadramati and Vajratara – Stories of Inspiration from India

Coronavirus Emergency in India

Read an update on integrated COVID-19 relief efforts for India within Triratna 

Triratna is helping offer care for the long term to our sisters and brothers in India – to support them and their families throughout this enduring crisis.

Support The Karuna Trust
Karuna
, a charity inspired by Buddhist values, has been working with Dalit and Tribal communities in India and Nepal for 40 years.

The caste system is an ancient form of discrimination that denies people their basic rights and keeps millions trapped in conditions of modern-day slavery solely on the basis of birth. Those most affected are known as Dalits, literally meaning “broken people”.

Despite huge economic growth in South Asia, these communities continue to face constant barriers of exploitation and exclusion. This has been hugely exacerbated throughout the pandemic, especially around access to health care.

Help save lives in India and Nepal!

Find out more about Karuna’s work

Looking into the Well Again:
Using Writing to Explore the Mind

A four-week course with Yashobodhi

photo of Sagaramati

Sundays: June 27th, July 4th, 11th, 18th
Each session will be done twice every week to accommodate time zones

Come to any session you want with your ticket.

About the course
During the sessions we will be writing to a series of prompts, which can be images, metaphors or situations. Through responding to these prompts with our minds, hearts, and even bodies, words start to flow that seem to express currents and patterns in our being that we usually do not encounter. After our journey through the prompts we end up with texts that show old narratives that develop and turn into something new. In this way we gently rewrite unhelpful stories and break out of stagnant patterns.

Please note, this is not a course about improving general writing skills, or about creating a text.

 

What to expect
The two-hour zoom sessions will start with a short meditation, followed by writing to a sequence of prompts ending with a short period of reflection. After a fifteen-minute break, we will go into small groups to reflect on the writing process and anything that may have come up through or during the writing. There is no obligation at all to read out what you have written.

You do not have to share your writing. It is for your eyes only!

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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First session (2 hrs): IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEST 18:00 | New Zealand 20:00

Second session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia AEST 04.00 (Monday) | New Zealand 06.00 (Monday)

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About Yashobodhi
Yashobodhi has been teaching Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness in different settings for over 15 years. She is originally from the Netherlands, but has lived and worked in the UK since 2010, initially mainly teaching at the West London Buddhist Centre. She left her full-time position at the WLBC in 2018, but still teaches a weekly class, now on zoom. In the last few years she has been teaching mindfulness and meditation in a range of contexts and continues to do so online during this pandemic.

“The four sessions of Looking into the Well we did earlier this year were very well received. About 100 people participated and I have received many letters from people who felt the writing had helped them, supported them and somehow transformed or clarified something important. It is hard to describe the magical process of this kind of writing”

Yashobodhi

photo of Sagaramati

Looking into the Well Again:
Using Writing to Explore the Mind

A four-week course with Yashobodhi

Sundays: June 27th, July 4th, 11th, 18th
Each session will be done twice every week to accommodate time zones

Come to any session you want with your ticket.

About the course
During the sessions we will be writing to a series of prompts, which can be images, metaphors or situations. Through responding to these prompts with our minds, hearts, and even bodies, words start to flow that seem to express currents and patterns in our being that we usually do not encounter. After our journey through the prompts we end up with texts that show old narratives that develop and turn into something new. In this way we gently rewrite unhelpful stories and break out of stagnant patterns.

Please note, this is not a course about improving general writing skills, or about creating a text.

 

What to expect
The two-hour zoom sessions will start with a short meditation, followed by writing to a sequence of prompts, ending with a short period of reflection. After a fifteen-minute break, we will go into small groups to reflect on the writing process and anything that may have come up through or during the writing. There is no obligation at all to read out what you have written.

You do not have to share your writing. It is for your eyes only!

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

***

First session (2 hrs): IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEST 18:00 | New Zealand 20:00

Second session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia AEST 04.00 (Monday) | New Zealand 06.00 (Monday)

***

About Yashobodhi
Yashobodhi has been teaching Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness in different settings for over 15 years. She is originally from the Netherlands, but has lived and worked in the UK since 2010, initially mainly teaching at the West London Buddhist Centre. She left her full-time position at the WLBC in 2018, but still teaches a weekly class, now on zoom. In the last few years she has been teaching mindfulness and meditation in a range of contexts and continues to do so online during this pandemic.

photo of Sagaramati

Yashobodhi is also a writer. She has had two books on Buddhism published in the Netherlands, and for many years contributed to an annual Dutch publication, writing short explanations of Buddhist quotes. She has also published articles in a variety of magazines, and was the editor of a Dutch Buddhist magazine. A few years ago Yashobodhi completed a course for facilitating expressive and therapeutic writing. She has been running a weekly writing group since the beginning of the pandemic.

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 course: $100 / £80 / €90 (or $20 / £30 / €25 per day).

Meditation | Meditación

Viveka and Paramananda

Weekly meditation times | Tiempos de meditación semanales

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

How to Really Save the World:

The Dharma life as a revolution for everyone

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to formulate your own ideals. 

Led by Parami and friends in English and Spanish

Friday August 6 – Thursday August 12 2021

‘CHANGE YOUR LIFE!’ These words on a poster in Scotland in 1977 revolutionised Parami’s view of herself and of the world. 45 years later, she’s going stronger than ever as a force for good in her exemplification of the Dharma, and in her pursuit of ethics, generosity and friendship in the great spirit of the “Bodhisattva Ideal” – living for the benefit of all beings.

The world still needs changing – more than ever. But how can we really save it? Can Buddhism offer a plausible way of ending the world’s suffering? Sangharakshita’s vision of a ‘new world’ where “we relate to one another as individuals, a world in which we are free to develop to the utmost of our potential, and in which the social, economic, and political structures will help us to do that” remains a beautiful vision. How are we to bring about such a world – by changing the system or by changing ourselves?

If you have these questions – and still want to give it a go – this retreat is for you!

Come and join Parami and friends online in August for an international retreat in Spanish and English (simultaneous translation available for all sessions).

This is how we really save the world – reserve your place and be part of the solution!

Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

La vida en el Dharma como una revolución para todos

Siete días de meditación, exploración dinámica, y amistad profunda y compasiva: un espacio para formular tus propios ideales.

Dirigido por Parami y amigos en inglés y español.

Del Viernes 6 de agosto al jueves 12 de agosto 2021

“¡CAMBIA TU VIDA!” Estas palabras de un póster en Escocia en 1977 revolucionaron la visión que Parami tenía de ella misma y del mundo. Cuarenta y cinco años después, más fortalecida que nunca como una fuerza para el bien por su ejemplificación del Dharma y en el camino de l Érica, generosidad y amistad en el grandioso espíritu del Ideal del Bodhisattva – existiendo por el beneficio de todos los seres.

El mundo necesita un cambio, más que nunca. Pero, ¿cómo podemos realmente salvarlo? ¿Puede el Budismo ofrecer una manera plausible para acabar con el sufrimiento del mundo? La visión que ofreció Sangharakshita de un “mundo nuevo”, donde “nos relacionemos con todos los individuos, en un mundo en el que seamos libres para desarrollar nuestro máximo potencial, y en el que las estructurar sociales, económica y políticas nos ayuden a hacerlo” permanece únicamente  como una hermosa visión. ¿Cómo podríamos crear un mundo como ese? ¿Tendríamos que cambiar el sistema o transformarnos a nosotros mismos?

Si te has hecho estas preguntas y aún lo quieres intentar, ¡este retiro es para ti!

Ven y acompaña a Parami y amigos en este retiro internacional que se llevará a cabo en línea en inglés y español (con traducción simultánea disponible en todas las sesiones).

Así es como realmente podemos cambiar al mundo, ¡reserva tu lugar y sé parte de la solución!

How to Really Save the World:

The Dharma life as a revolution for everyone

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to formulate your own ideals. 

Led by Parami and friends in English and Spanish

Friday August 6 – Thursday August 12 2021

‘CHANGE YOUR LIFE!’ These words on a poster in Scotland in 1977 revolutionised Parami’s view of herself and of the world. 45 years later, she’s going stronger than ever as a force for good in her exemplification of the Dharma, and in her pursuit of ethics, generosity and friendship in the great spirit of the “Bodhisattva Ideal” – living for the benefit of all beings.

The world still needs changing – more than ever. But how can we really save it? Can Buddhism offer a plausible way of ending the world’s suffering? Sangharakshita’s vision of a ‘new world’ where “we relate to one another as individuals, a world in which we are free to develop to the utmost of our potential, and in which the social, economic, and political structures will help us to do that” remains a beautiful vision. How are we to bring about such a world – by changing the system or by changing ourselves?

If you have these questions – and still want to give it a go – this retreat is for you!

Come and join Parami and friends online in August for an international retreat in Spanish and English (simultaneous translation available for all sessions).

This is how we really save the world – reserve your place and be part of the solution!

Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

La vida en el Dharma como una revolución para todos

Siete días de meditación, exploración dinámica, y amistad profunda y compasiva: un espacio para formular tus propios ideales.

Dirigido por Parami y amigos en inglés y español.

Del Viernes 6 de agosto al jueves 12 de agosto 2021

“¡CAMBIA TU VIDA!” Estas palabras de un póster en Escocia en 1977 revolucionaron la visión que Parami tenía de ella misma y del mundo. Cuarenta y cinco años después, más fortalecida que nunca como una fuerza para el bien por su ejemplificación del Dharma y en el camino de l Érica, generosidad y amistad en el grandioso espíritu del Ideal del Bodhisattva – existiendo por el beneficio de todos los seres.

El mundo necesita un cambio, más que nunca. Pero, ¿cómo podemos realmente salvarlo? ¿Puede el Budismo ofrecer una manera plausible para acabar con el sufrimiento del mundo? La visión que ofreció Sangharakshita de un “mundo nuevo”, donde “nos relacionemos con todos los individuos, en un mundo en el que seamos libres para desarrollar nuestro máximo potencial, y en el que las estructurar sociales, económica y políticas nos ayuden a hacerlo” permanece únicamente  como una hermosa visión. ¿Cómo podríamos crear un mundo como ese? ¿Tendríamos que cambiar el sistema o transformarnos a nosotros mismos?

Si te has hecho estas preguntas y aún lo quieres intentar, ¡este retiro es para ti!

Ven y acompaña a Parami y amigos en este retiro internacional que se llevará a cabo en línea en inglés y español (con traducción simultánea disponible en todas las sesiones).

Así es como realmente podemos cambiar al mundo, ¡reserva tu lugar y sé parte de la solución!

Shantigarbha

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 retreat:
$175 / £125 / €150 or $35 / £25 / €30 per day.

 

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: June 26.

USA PST 09:00 | México 11:00 | USA EST 12:00 | IE & UK 17:00 | Europe CET 18:00 | India 21:30 | Australia EST 02.00 (Sunday) | New Zealand 04:00 (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