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Buddhist events for everyone | Eventos budistas para todos
See what's on | Mira lo que pasaCatch up on all our events on YouTube

We’re taking a break from live events for much of August. Subscribe to the Dharma Toolkit Weekly for details of our new program in September, starting with more Courageous Conversations About Race!

Catch up on all the summer’s 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

Haremos una pausa en los eventos en vivo durante buena parte de agosto. Suscríbete a Dharma Toolkit Semanal para más detalles de nuestro nuevo programa de actividades para el mes de septiembre, comenzando con más Courageous Conversations About Race (conversaciones valerosas sobre temas raciales).

¡Ponte al día en todos nuestros eventos en vivo del verano! 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

We’re taking a break from live events for much of August. Subscribe to the Dharma Toolkit Weekly for details of our new program in September, starting with more Courageous Conversations About Race!

Catch up on all the summer’s 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

Haremos una pausa en los eventos en vivo durante buena parte de agosto. Suscríbete a Dharma Toolkit Semanal para más detalles de nuestro nuevo programa de actividades para el mes de septiembre, comenzando con más Courageous Conversations About Race (conversaciones valerosas sobre temas raciales).

¡Ponte al día en todos nuestros eventos en vivo del verano! 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 

Courageous Conversations About Race
A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula.

Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

Watch the first conversation with BIPOC/BAME Order members

Conversation 2 with white Order members
Saturday September 5th

11:00-13:00 PST | 13:00-15:00 México | 14:00-16:00 EST | 19:00-21:00 UK | 23:30-01:30 India | Australia EST 04.00-06.00 (Sunday 6th) | New Zealand 06.00-08.00

Moderator: Vimalasara

Panelists: Maitrisara, Parami, Prasadachitta, Ratnadharini, Ratnaguna, Saraka, Subhuti, Upayadhi

Questions will be invited from the audience. These panel discussions are open to the whole of the Triratna Community and to all who wish to attend.

Courageous Conversations about Race is a series of 3 discussions curated by Vimalasara where members of the Triratna Buddhist Order will be talking about race from their personal experience.  

These conversations have been inspired by the recent uprisings against systemic and structural racism and the impact this has had on our Triratna Buddhist communities around the world. They are also a continuation of recent talks rooted in friendship between Viveka and Paramananda, and between Suryagupta and Subhuti. 

It’s hoped that as many institutions are reflecting on systemic racism, we as a Buddhist community can reflect on how we can make Triratna more diverse, and our sanghas more reflective of the populations that live where some of our centers are situated.  

These conversations will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.

Save the date!
Please join us for the final conversations in this current series. Details to follow on this space soon!

Conversation 3 with a mix of Order members
Saturday September 26th 11am PST, 7pm UK

11:00-13:00 PST | 13:00-15:00 México | 14:00-16:00 EST | 19:00-21:00 UK | 23:30-01:30 India

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Vimalasara worked as an international correspondent covering aboriginal deaths in custody, and Lands Rights. She has a podcast series interviewing people working in the field of addiction/trauma and those with lived experience in this area. Vimalasara recently moderated a national panel in Canada: The African Canadian Response to the Pandemics and Uprisings. She is Chair of Vancouver Buddhist Centre and a respected Dharma teacher and author.

Vimalasara’s most recent book is: I Am still Your Negro

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 

Meditation | Meditación

Viveka and Paramananda

Welcoming Liberation

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

Last Saturday of every month: next meeting: August 29 (first gathering)

USA PST 09:00-10:30 | México 11:00-12:30 | USA EST 12:00-13:30 | IE &UK 17:00-18:30 | India 21:30-23:00 | Australia EST 02.00-03.30 (next day) | New Zealand 04.00-05.30

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

Contact us at bipocbamekula@gmail.com

Click to read more info

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’)

We are offering three open meditation spaces daily, Monday to Saturday, via the Zoom platform.

This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too.

You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

A few things have changed with our meditation schedule! Here’s what you need to know to connect:

  • Sessions will last for 45 minutes.
  • ‘Open meditation’ means that none of the sessions each day will be guided. Just bring your own practice and meditate with us!
  • The third meditation each day will support Spanish language speakers, in addition to English.
  • If you want to learn to meditate, we’ll be offering a range of introductory online classes by donation over the coming months.

Ofrecemos estos tres espacios de meditación de lunes a sábado a través de la plataforma Zoom.

Esto funciona en la mayoría de los navegadores, y existe también la aplicación gratuita para la mayoría de las plataformas móviles.

No es necesario pagar para crear una cuenta y poder así participar. 

¡Algunas cosas han cambiado en nuestros horarios de meditación! Aquí en contarás lo que debes saber para conectarte:

  • Las sesiones durarán 45 minutos.
  • “Meditación abierta” significa que las sesiones no será guiadas. Solamente trae tu práctica personal y medita con nosotros!
  • La tercera meditación de cada día apoyará a las personas de habla hispana, además de a los angloparlantes.
  • Si quieres aprender a meditar, próximamente estaremos ofreciendo una amplia gama de clases introductoras a la práctica en línea y por donativo.

We are offering three open meditation spaces daily, Monday to Saturday, via the Zoom platform.

This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too.

You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

A few things have changed with our daily meditation schedule! Here’s what you need to know to connect:

  • Sessions will last for 45 minutes.
  • ‘Open meditation’ means that none of the sessions each day will be guided. Just bring your own practice and meditate with us!
  • The third meditation each day will support Spanish language speakers, in addition to English.
  • If you want to learn to meditate, we’ll be offering a range of introductory online classes by donation over the coming months.

Ofrecemos estos tres espacios de meditación de lunes a sábado a través de la plataforma Zoom.

Esto funciona en la mayoría de los navegadores, y existe también la aplicación gratuita para la mayoría de las plataformas móviles.

No es necesario pagar para crear una cuenta y poder así participar.

¡Algunas cosas han cambiado en nuestros horarios de meditación! Aquí en contarás lo que debes saber para conectarte:

  • Las sesiones durarán 45 minutos.
  • “Meditación abierta” significa que las sesiones no será guiadas. Solamente trae tu práctica personal y medita con nosotros!
  • La tercera meditación de cada día apoyará a las personas de habla hispana, además de a los angloparlantes.
  • Si quieres aprender a meditar, próximamente estaremos ofreciendo una amplia gama de clases introductoras a la práctica en línea y por donativo.

Meditation times |
Tiempos de meditación

First sit | Primera meditación (45 mins):

UK & IE 7.30am
Europe 8.30am CET
India 12pm
Sydney 4.30pm
Auckland 6.30pm

Second sit | Segunda meditación (45 mins):

México: 6.30am
USA 7.30am EST
UK & IE 12.30pm
Europe 1.30pm CET
India 5pm

Tercera meditación | Third sit (45 mins):

USA | Estados Unidos 10.30am PST
México: 12.30pm
USA | Estados Unidos 1.30pm EST
UK & IE | Reino Unido e Irlanda 6.30pm
Europe | España 7.30pm CET

Meditation times | Tiempos de meditación

First sit | Primera meditación (45 mins):

UK & IE 7.30am
Europe 8.30am CET
India 12pm
Sydney 4.30pm
Auckland 6.30pm

Second sit | Segunda meditación (45 mins):

México: 6.30am
USA 7.30am EST
UK & IE 12.30pm
Europe 1.30pm CET
India 5pm

Tercera meditación | Third sit (45 mins):

USA | Estados Unidos 10.30am PST
México: 12.30pm
USA | Estados Unidos 1.30pm EST
UK & IE | Reino Unido e Irlanda 6.30pm
Europe | España 7.30pm CET