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FBA Podcast: From Literal to Liberated Mind

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

In this talk, Sarvananda looks at how our engagement with the arts can help us move from literal mindedness to an imaginative engagement with Buddhist myth and symbol.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the 2019 East Anglian Men’s Retreat.

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Animated Programme for the North London Buddhist Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 17:22

Animated Programme for the North London Buddhist Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 17:22

Have a look at this lovely animation of an Autumn Buddha by Aryajit, featuring our Autumn programme of open events. 

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Dharmabyte: Making the darkness conscious: three ways of engaging

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

Suryadarshini takes us into the forest to meet our shadows, drawing on traditional Buddhist sources and popular cultural references. Her personal approach to the Dharma accesses its universal aspects, and she navigates the darker parts of our experience with curiosity and kindness.

From the talk Shadows in the Forest given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Jyotika - Leonard Cohen: Troubadour, Psychonaut, Buddhist Monk (Culture Night 2019)

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:58

Leonard Cohen’s musical genius was intimately connected with his spiritual life, which was deeply influenced by Buddhism. In this talk Jyotika looks at how Buddhism and the philosophies of the East helped shape some of the finest songs ever written in the English language.

Talk given during Culture Night 2019 at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Note: During the talk Jyotika played the following songs: ‘Suzanne’, ’ Hallelujah’, ‘Anthem’ and ‘Avalanche’. For copyright reasons these songs are not included in this...

Windhorse Publications
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Pick up a bargain in Windhorse Publications’ new season sale

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 15:10

Pick up a bargain in Windhorse Publications’ new season sale

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 15:10

To celebrate the change of season, Windhorse Publications is offering 50% off selected paperbacks for a limited time. 

Meaning in Life by Sarvananda, was £3.99, now £1.99

A Path for Parents by Karunagita, was £11.99, now £5.99

A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra by Vessantara, was £11.99, now £5.99

The Windhorse Colouring Book by Āloka, was £9.99, now £4.99

Tales of Freedom by Vessantara, was £10.99, now £5.49

Thicker Than Blood by Maitreyabandhu, was £9.99, now £4.99

Vegetarianism by Bodhipaksa, was £6.99, now £3.49

The Poet’s Way by Manjusvara, was £8.99, now £4.49

The Triratna Story by Vajragupta, was £9.99, now £4.99

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Buddhism in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Lowestoft

About Us

By sinhadakini on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 11:45

About Us

By sinhadakini on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 11:45

We are a friendly Buddhist group which meets on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm in the heart of Great Yarmouth at the Friends Meeting house, behind Palmers Department store. Everyone who is interested in finding more about Buddhism and Buddhist meditation is welcome at any time though we would like people to do one of our 6 week meditation courses at some point (we have two of these a year).
Every four weeks, there is no class in Great Yarmouth but the...

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Buddhism in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Lowestoft

Introduction to Meditation - six week course starting September 24 2019

By sinhadakini on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 11:43

Introduction to Meditation - six week course starting September 24 2019

By sinhadakini on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 11:43

The course will give a thorough grounding in our two meditation practices: the mindfulness of breathing, which enhances our awareness and peace of mind; and the metta bhavana - the development of loving kindness - which brings about a gentle but potentially radical transformation in our emotional experience. Led by Saroja.
Six Tuesday evenings starting 24 September
Cost: £55/£40. Book by clicking link below
http://norwichbuddhistcentre.com/bookings/753


 

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Dharmabyte: A Set of Wonders

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 09:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is by Suryagupta, the new chair of the London Buddhist Centre. Entitled A Set of Wonders this excerpt is from the talk 40 Years of the LBC: Looking Back and Looking Forward on what Buddhism has to offer to individuals, communities and the world at large.

Given at London Buddhist Centre on the occasion of their 40th anniversary, June 2018.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Join us at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for an epic ritual celebration of the Buddha’s Teaching, Saturday, July 13, 1-5 pm.

In the morning, there will be opportunity to participate in one of two art workshops to come together creatively in community: Mantra Chanting with Sunada or Portable Shrine Making with Maryellen, both running from 9-1 pm. We will bridge the day with a shared potluck meal together, from 1-2:30 pm.

Please bring a vegetarian meal to share. Families with kids welcome!

Schedule:

9-1 – ...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Upcoming Mitra Ceremony for Penelope

By viriyalila on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:51

Upcoming Mitra Ceremony for Penelope

By viriyalila on Sat, 25 May, 2019 - 19:51

Portsmouth Buddhist Center is pleased to announce the Mitra Ceremony for Penelope Morrow on June 30, 9:30 am. Penelope has been a steady and inspiring member of our community for many years. As a professor at the University of NH, she arranged to bring hundreds of students to Aryaloka Buddhist Center over several decades. It was when to her delight that she learned Portsmouth Buddhist Center was established just a few blocks from her home that she started attending...

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