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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Aryadhi

By Satyalila on Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

 I think it was the missing piece of the jigsaw, as it were.

Aryadhi’s Annals

In 1968 I was 6 years old, final year at infant school and struggling with the outside world as I experienced it through school.

In 1978 I was 16 and studying for ‘A’ levels, on the brink of adulthood but feeling an outsider, never really fitting in and very afraid.

In 1988 I was working in a classical music publishers in London and leading a life immersed in the arts – in and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Healing and Insight: Buddhist Health and Wellness

By Candradasa on Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 16:05

Healing and Insight: Buddhist Health and Wellness

By Candradasa on Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 16:05

Originating in North America, Buddhist Recovery programmes have spread like wildfire over the past ten years. Noah Levine has created Refuge Recovery, Kevin Griffin has connected 12 Steps to the Dharma, and there are many other Buddhist Recovery variations out there. In Triratna we now have Eight Step Recovery (ESR) - Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction, an initiative spearheaded by two Triratna Order Members, Dr. Paramabandhu Groves and Vimalasara (featured in this video).

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery
November 7, 10-3 pm

It’s natural for us to seek comfort from the pain in our lives. In doing so we often develop strong habits that are largely unconscious and can lead to varying degrees of obsession, compulsion and addiction. This is known in Buddhism as the realm of Hungry Ghosts – where we can never be satisfied even when we are surrounded by enough.

The Buddhist Path offers practical...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Mindfulness Based Addiciton Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer Course

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:46

Mindfulness Based Addiciton Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer Course

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:46

Delivered by the award winning author of Eight Step Recovery - Using The Buddha’s Teachings to overcome addiction Valerie Mason-John, this course will be held at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Sat 11th, Sun 12th & Mon 13th July 2015 between 10am and 5pm.

The training is for experienced meditation practitioners, people with an understanding of
mindfulness, and health care providers working in the field of addiction in its broadest definition.

Group skills and teaching skills preferred but not an...

Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Eight Step Recovery wins 2014 USA Best Book Award

By Vimalasara on Mon, 1 Dec, 2014 - 04:05
Eight Step Recovery - wins an award 

“This book provides a spiritual pathway to recovery for people from any faith tradition, as well as for those who are not religious, and for those who suffer from addiction as well as those who are simply aware of the suffering associated with the human condition. This is a book for everyone!”

—Chris Cook, PhD, director of the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health, Durham University, United Kingdom

“Blending Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery with traditional Buddhist teachings and personal stories, the authors give us a wise and compassionate approach to recovery from the range of addictions. This comprehensive approach will be a valuable tool for addicts and addiction professionals alike.”
—Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
USA Best Book Award
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Wed, 22 Oct, 2014 - 14:42

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Wed, 22 Oct, 2014 - 14:42Starting November 14th!
On our new ‘Recovery Friday’ evening, 7-9 pm, we will explore and practice the Buddha’s teachings to help overcome addictions. Offered for anyone dealing with addiction issues. This is not a substitute for any other program or therapy. This will be a safe, confidential, non judgmental space for us to learn about Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques that can provide an alternate view to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We will use the Eight...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Taking Awareness Deeper

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:15
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Taking Awareness Deeper,” Paramabandhu draws on many years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist and Dharma teacher. He invites us to consider the lessons Buddhist techniques around meditation and mindfulness training can bring to the field of mental health – especially to problems with depression and addiction. In this excerpt, he talks about taking awareness deeper to really get a sense of impermanence ‘in our bones’.

From the...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Eight Step Recovery” Vimalasara speaks on the importance of loving oneself as a part of recovery from addiction as an introduction to her new book, co-authored with Paramabandhu, entitled ‘Eight Step Recovery – Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction’. She goes on to discuss the life conditions that she and Paramabandhu have emerged from, and how those energies came together and inspired the writing of the book. Outlining the...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Triratna Newsbyte 1 is here!

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 12:44

Triratna Newsbyte 1 is here!

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 12:44Clear Vision recently released Triratna Newsbyte 1, the first of their new twice-yearly video news bulletins from around the Triratna world, commissioned by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. And the Young Buddhists are in it!

In this 47-minute video:
  • The opening weekend of Adhisthana, UK
  • Vimalasara’s book launch at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK
  • Danabhadri at Dhanakosa, Scotland: Cooking as practice
  • Nagaloka Buddhist Centre, Portland, Maine, USA
  • Amoghalila and the Street Angels, Lancashire, UK
  • Young Buddhists’ gathering 2013, Adhisthana,
  • ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48The Buddhist Recovery Network is a worldwide network of people and groups dedicated to supporting the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Their New Zealand rep, Navachitta, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and teacher at Triratna’s Auckland Buddhist Centre, recently appeared on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Spiritual Outlook’ programme. Natalie Grace writes with the details, saying:

“Many very successful addiction recovery programmes...

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