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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Introducing Seven-point Mind Training and The Four Reminders

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:00

Introducing Seven-point Mind Training and The Four Reminders

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week

To get us ready for Day 1, here we get an encouraging introduction to what the seven-point mind training has to offer anyone interested in learning to work more effectively to lessen suffering (our own and other people’s). Yashobodhi’s experience with this material shines through - as does the practical joy of engaging in this way....

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Resources for International Practice Week: 22-29 September

By aparajita on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 12:02

Turning Arrows Into Flowers

This world-wide international practice week is based on the image of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got - but the Buddha does not react with anger, hatred, defensiveness but instead sits in complete peace and openness: the arrows, abuse & weapons hurled at him drift down around him as harmless flower petals.

In essence, the message to be communicated is: this is what we need to...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

Vajragupta and Prajnaketu in conversation on Karuna appeals as a unique context for Dharma practice - sitting in the gap, getting immediate feedback door-to-door, moving towards difficulties, getting ourselves out of the way to make something beyond us possible…

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

Ratnaguna, Padmavajra and Subhuti gave new series of talks in 2018

Men’s Open Retreat: “For Heroic Spirits intended”

Ratnaguna gave a series of powerful talks on this retreat in which he explored themes from the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha.

Śraddhāpa also gave a talk about translating the text from Sanskrit into English, a new translation of the text by Śraddhāpa was used on the retreat.

Find them here: https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/series/details?ser=X138

Milarepa: Devotion, Lineage and Discipleship

In May we held our annual five day retreat, this time on the theme...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Hear the Call to Give

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:47

In this Dharmabyte podcast, ‘Hear the Call to Give’, Vidyamala reminds us of the Buddha’s words that at the very least we can give. Our Bodhisattva journey, giving is the first paramita, the first training, because it is the complete opposite of grasping. Anyone can have a moment of open-handedness!

Excerpt from the talk ‘From Pinball Machine to River’, a talk given on the Manchester Buddhist Centre Sangha Retreat at Adhisthana on 21 May 2016.

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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

More information on the International Practice Week 22-29 Sept 2018

By mokshini on Thu, 12 Jul, 2018 - 09:59

International Urban Retreat   22-29 September 2018   “Turning Arrows Into Flowers”

The proposal for this international practice week is to make this a world-wide practice week, including all  Centres and Triratna Practice Groups wherever they are – the theme was inspired by Subhuti’s teaching on the 2017 order retreat at Bodhgaya.

The image to sum up and symbolize the theme of this urban retreat: the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got …… but...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Eight Verses for Training the Mind

By mokshini on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 14:45

The short talks given that Yashobodhi is preparing for the International Practice Week are based on an exploration of the Seven Point Mind Training. However, over the course of 2018 there have been several occasions where the EIGHT Mind Training verses have been studied (at the International Council at Bodh Gaya for example, and at the July European chairs assembly) - so here are two sheets: 

One with the Eight Mind Training Verses by Geshe Langri Thankpa, and the other sheet...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Padmavajra entitled ‘The Bodhicitta - A supra-personal spiritual force’. This is the second in a series of five talks given on a Going for Refuge retreat at Padmaloka called Living From The Bodhicitta.

Padmavajra explores some aspects of Sangharakshita’s insights into the Bodhicitta, as well as how we might live a life devoted to living from the Bodhicitta.

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Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhist!

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

It’s Buddhist Action Month, and you may well be reflecting on the choices you make and the impact they have on the world around you. It is clear that humanity is facing into an unprecedented situation of human caused global warming, and, without taking adequate and immediate action, runaway climate change is imminent- which would ultimately make most of our planet uninhabitable for humans. So far, so alarming. What is one to do in such a situation?

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Patience

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 30 May, 2018 - 16:05

This Dharmabyte podcast is called Patience by Bodhilila. A clear, practical and accessible talk on the third of the Bodhisattva perfections, Ksanti (patience or forbearance).

Talk given at the West London Buddhist Centre Sangha evening, March 2012.

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