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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The 4 Gifts

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

All bona fide Buddhism is Activism. We want to make the world better right? The issue is energy; how can we cultivate energy in pursuit of the good.

In this week’s FBA Podcast, entitled The 4 Gifts, Padmavajra considers 5 fundamental aspects of Virya - known as Energy for Enlightenment.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 16:11

What the London Buddhist Centre (really) is

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 16:11

“It’s a lightning rod through which something utterly transcendent can find its way into the world”

Here’s a wonderful little film from the London Buddhist Centre, launched this week, which gives a flavour of what a Buddhist Centre is and can offer the world.

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Watch Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti - part of a series of events to mark the LBC’s 40th anniversary...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Needing Nothing

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 8 Oct, 2018 - 15:57

In the first of a series of three podcasts entitled The World is Burning, Ratnaprabha explains why craving is such a fundamental issue for Buddhists, how it relates to both desire and clinging, why it causes us problems, and how to deal with it.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Islam and the Buddha - New Writing from Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 11:53

Islam and the Buddha - New Writing from Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 11:53

Following on from his previous piece, Buddhism and Islam, Sangharakshita discusses Shah-Kazemi’s Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism, with special reference to an article of his own published sixty or more years ago, Religion as Revelation and Discovery.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: Islam and the Buddha along with other articles he has written....

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhism and Islam - New Writing from Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:43

Buddhism and Islam - New Writing from Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:43

Starting in his teenage years by reading three translations of the Koran, Sangharakshita has long taken an interest in the cultural, philosophical and mystical sides of Islam, and in 1982 he led a seminar on Al-Ghazali’s The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam. In this article, written in July 2018, he reflects on this earlier interest, with further thoughts about contact today between Buddhists and Muslims, post ‘9/11’.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Buddhist Way: New Book Published

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:08

The Buddhist Way: New Book Published

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:08

Nagapriya, the chairperson of the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, and also a member of the Spanish Translations Board, has recently published a short introduction to Buddhism called The Buddhist Way.  

Nagapriya is the author of two other books, published by Windhorse Publications: Exploring Karma and Rebirth (2004) and Visions of Mahayana Buddhism (2009).

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Shantigarbha's New Book and BBC Radio Interview

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Jul, 2018 - 13:47

Shantigarbha's New Book and BBC Radio Interview

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Jul, 2018 - 13:47

We are thrilled to report author Shantigarbha has recently been interviewed by Steve Yabsley on BBC Radio Bristol. 

Listen to it soon, as it will expire 25 July. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069878z  

Shantigarbha talks about empathy, his new book and his life as a Buddhist.

I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication by Shantigarbha is available from our website and Triratna Centre Bookshops in the UK. It will be released in the US in September.

I’ll Meet You There is a...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course: Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way

By SarahF on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 01:12

New Intro Course: Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way

By SarahF on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 01:12

Wednesdays, June 6-27, 7:00-9:00pm at Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga Studio

Our new 4-week introductory course, led by Dh Narottama, will focus on two basic Buddhist meditation practices passed down through the centuries within the Buddhist tradition. Participants will learn everything they need to begin a regular mediation practice. The journey begins here! 

The course will at the beautiful ‘Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga’ studio at 875 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH map & directions. There is parking in...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Buddhists and Stoics in the Philosophy Café

By dhivan thomas jones on Sat, 12 May, 2018 - 13:22

Buddhists and Stoics in the Philosophy Café

By dhivan thomas jones on Sat, 12 May, 2018 - 13:22

We present here a review of a new book exploring common ground between Buddhism and the philosophical tradition of Stoicism:

More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age

by Antonia Macaro

Icon Books, London, 2018. £12.99 hb

review by Dhīvan

I met the author of More Than Happiness, Antonia Macaro, at a mindfulness retreat in 2016 led by Ven Anālayo,[i] and then again in November 2017 at a Bodhi College weekend on ‘Philosophy as a Way of Life’. An encouragingly large number of us listened to Stephen...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

By SarahF on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

New Intro Course beginning June 6! "Mindfulness, Kindness and the Buddha's Way"

By SarahF on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 02:50

The Portsmouth Buddhist Center will be offering a new four-week intro course at Gateway Taiji, Qigong & Yoga studio at 875 Islington Street in Portsmouth on Wednesday evenings, June 6 - June 29 at 7-9 PM. Please look for details and registration next week. 

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