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FBA Podcast: The Buddha; Just a Kind Old Man...

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 18 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

How do we relate to the Buddha? Sangharakshita has emphasised the importance of connecting with him as a historical figure. Through personal example and stories Dharmashalin asks the question, do we even see the Buddha as a kind old man? Maybe that would be a good start…

Talk given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK), 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Faith: Not Just Sentiment

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 May, 2020 - 14:00

Saccanama offers this glimpse into the meaning of faith from the Buddhist perspective through personal examples from his life and practice.

From the talk entitled Faith: the Key to the Mystery of Life given at Sangha Night at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
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Vacancy at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre: Centre Manager

By Nandavajra on Sun, 12 May, 2019 - 21:19

Vacancy at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre: Centre Manager

By Nandavajra on Sun, 12 May, 2019 - 21:19

Vacancy at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre: Centre Manager


An opportunity to work in team-based right livelihood in Birmingham!


Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 7 June: Interviews: Week commencing 17 June

We’re looking for a flexible, energetic and effective organiser with a welcoming approach and good communication skills to join the Centre Team and, in particular, to take responsibility for the day-to-day administration of our thriving Buddhist Centre. So you’ll also need to be attentive to detail and competent in the usual kinds...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Birmingham Museum's new Buddhist display

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Jan, 2016 - 09:41

Birmingham Museum's new Buddhist display

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Jan, 2016 - 09:41

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG), UK, launches its new Faith in Birmingham Gallery with a VIP event on 4th February. 

The centrepiece will be the museum’s longstanding star, the Sultanganj Buddha, discovered by workers building a railway in India in 1862, but as Samacitta found, the museum’s collection features one or two more Buddhist surprises. She’s Chair of Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre. 

“For the past year BMAG’s development of this...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

By Munisha on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 21:35

Ordination at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

By Munisha on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 21:35

We’re delighted to announce the public ordination of Colum Lavelle at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on 3rd January 2016. 

He becomes Sthirabandhu - a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He who is an unwavering kinsman’.

Public preceptor Arthapriya
Private preceptor Alokavira

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Pictures by Mahasiddhi.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating a “Dana economy”: Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Nov, 2015 - 12:35

Celebrating a “Dana economy”: Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Nov, 2015 - 12:35

Dana, or generosity, is top of several traditional Buddhist lists of fine ethical qualities to be cultivated. For any Triratna Centre, there’s a big decision: charge for classes or retreats and run the risk that some people will be put off booking, or run a “Dana economy” – relying entirely on donations - and risk a financial shortfall?

Samachitta is Chair of Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK). She writes: “All Buddhist classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been free since 2009.

Before...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Carers Project in Birmingham

By Lucinda on Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 23:24

Carers Project in Birmingham

By Lucinda on Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 23:24

For the month of June, the public classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been focusing on the themes from BAM. Last night 16th June, Maitrisara presented a slide show on the Centre’s Carers Project, now in its 11th year. Through this project, unpaid carers of family members learn methods to take care better care of their physical and emotional health. Over the life of the project so far, day workshops and overnight breaks have been available to 600...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Less is more

By Lucinda on Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 23:02

Less is more

By Lucinda on Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 23:02

Less is more

Birmingham Buddhist Centre has found an alternative to metal staples for paperwork. A “stapleless stapler” We found this gadget which folds the paper round on itself to secure one piece of paper to another. Amazing. 
 

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Successful Birmingham BAM Litter Picking on 9th June

By Lucinda on Thu, 11 Jun, 2015 - 18:59

Successful Birmingham BAM Litter Picking on 9th June

By Lucinda on Thu, 11 Jun, 2015 - 18:59

Last Tuesday a team met at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, and then went out and did a litter pick to improve the local environment. Here are a few photos of their productive day!

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

'Big Picture Dharma' - a day retreat at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Lucinda on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 22:55

'Big Picture Dharma' - a day retreat at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Lucinda on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 22:55

Birmingham Buddhist Action Month continues with a day retreat on Sunday 7th June. The day is Called Big Picture Dharma: The Wealth Gap and Estonia based Order member Vaddhaka is leading events based on his new book The Buddha on Wall Street: Whats Wrong with Capitalism and What we Can Do About it?

http://thebuddhaonwallstreet.com/

Here is the timetable for the day. Its suitable for anyone who knows the two meditation practices Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana. No charge, donations welcome. Bring...

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