Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Samasuri (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:48

It’s the wounded healer myth. I guess part of me wanting to be Doctor is my psyche trying to sort all that suffering out… Helping others like I’ve been helped or am being helped.

Samasuri’s Annals:

In 1968 I was not born yet!

In 1978 I was 4 years old, so probably at a play group and living in South Devon with my parents.

In 1988 I was 14 years old. Living with parents and younger brother in South Devon still. At private girls’ school in Exeter.

In 1998...

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Buddhafield

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

14 - 18th September 2022 | Blackdown Hills, Somerset

Our more intimate gathering, at the turning of the summer season, delving into community, nature based practice, land-based skills, crafts, and creative ways to forge social and ecological resilience.

We are an off-grid, drug and alcohol free, temporary camping community of up to 500 people, with workshops, talks, movement, meditation and celebration.

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Here’s a sneak peak at what to look forward to at this year’s camp:

Turner Prize nominated...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

What is Buddhist Activism? (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 427)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Apr, 2022 - 17:38

To mark Earth Day 2022, we’re joined by four friends who, one way or another, are involved with Buddhist activism. From the Buddhafield project to XR Buddhists to Silent Rebellion, we hear tales from the edge of socially engaged Buddhist practice, exploring what, if anything, Buddhists have to offer the world of protests, disruptions and often polarized issue-based politics. 

Amaragita, Katja Behrendt, Priyadaka and Yogaratna offer a thoughtful set of reflections in articulating why a distinctive Buddhist approach to urgent issues...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

The Peaceful Heart - Online Course with Dayajoti

By lotusbuddhafield on Tue, 14 Dec, 2021 - 09:57

The Peaceful Heart - Online Course with Dayajoti

By lotusbuddhafield on Tue, 14 Dec, 2021 - 09:57

Wednesdays, 7-8.45pm
January 12th, 19th, 26th, and February 2nd

A short course with small numbers exploring how to find a serenity that can hold the full range of our experience - through metta, mindfulness and insight.  

The four sessions will focus on:

  • Resourcing ourselves through finding space; leaning into places of pleasure and ease; and using the imagination.
  • Finding kindness towards painful experience, through opening to it on a bodily level; bringing an emotional attitude of welcoming and acceptance; and through ways of viewing the painful
  • ...
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Work with Buddhafield

By lotusbuddhafield on Mon, 13 Dec, 2021 - 15:41

Work with Buddhafield

By lotusbuddhafield on Mon, 13 Dec, 2021 - 15:41

We currently have the following supported, part-time position open within Buddhafield. Come and join our lovely team and help us offer nature-based retreats as well as our festival and online offerings. 

IT Administrator

Please contact rose [at] buddhafield.com to apply for the above role

We’re also looking for someone to help us find a new home for Buddhafield to take us into the next 25 years. This role is mostly remote and expected to be close to full-time. 

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Buddhafield
Buddhafield

At Home with the Elements Online Event 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 - 16:34

At Home with the Elements Online Event 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 - 16:34

13th - 27th February, 2022

Our sense of identity is deeply rooted in the real nature of things. This is the fullness of contentment.
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Subhuti, Mind in Harmony

What is the antidote to deep feelings of separation? Of despair and loneliness? Without being able to control everything, how can we hope to gain any sense of security?
 
Connecting with deep identity means realising that we are nature, that we contain the six elements within us at the same time...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Buddhafield 2022 retreat season now open for booking

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 19 Nov, 2021 - 10:10

Buddhafield 2022 retreat season now open for booking

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 19 Nov, 2021 - 10:10

We’ve just added our 2022 retreat season to our website. Over the course of ten events, we’ll be welcoming families, people training for ordination, beginners and more experienced practitioners. Our popular Spring Yatra walking retreat is back for the first time since 2019 and we are thrilled to be partnering with Tirartnaloka to offer a women’s training for ordination retreat on our land nr. Broadhembury in East Devon. 

Buddhafield events are all held under open skies and in...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Two Opportunities to work with Buddhafield

By lotusbuddhafield on Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 21:30

Two Opportunities to work with Buddhafield

By lotusbuddhafield on Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 21:30

We have two open positions in the Buddhafield team right now. 

Buddhafield Base Income Generation Role

Buddhafield is looking for a new home and we’re looking for someone to help us raise funds for this exciting project. You can read more about it here

The full role description is here

Publicity Bundle 

With a full season of events planned in 2022 and our year round fundraising and other events, we need some support with our publicity. This is a chance to be part of...

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Buddhafield 2021: Talks on YouTube - Kiss the Earth

By kusaladevi on Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 - 18:52

Buddhafield 2021: Talks on YouTube - Kiss the Earth

By kusaladevi on Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 - 18:52

In case you missed them, the talks from the Buddhafield “Kiss the Earth” festival are now available to watch on YouTube! 

A wonderful set of talks from Sanghadhara, Saddhanandi, Chittapala, Maitrijyoti, Dhivan, Kusaladevi and Joanna Spence.

The theme of the festival was “Kiss the Earth”. When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers...

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Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

Kiss the Earth: Buddhafield 2021- the Talks!

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 20:56

When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings, recognizing we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers that separate us from one another

We have learnt this past few years how rapidly things can change, and seen the illusion that humanity is in total control swept away. A more humble, respectful approach is need to rebalance our world, both internally and externally. 

To kiss the earth is to...

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