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FutureDharma
FutureDharma

"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

Posted by Liz_Bassett to FutureDharma on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

Money often substitutes for other things we want. But how to tell the difference? Amalavajra, a banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser, explores how his relationship with money has changed.

Listen to an interview with Amalavajra on his life as banker and buddhist

In May 1999, at the age of twenty-five, I was a bond dealer at JP Morgan, a major US investment bank just off Fleet Street. I had always wanted to be, yes, a ‘millionaire’, and was now well...

Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick.
Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick.

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Course - 4 weeks from Tuesday September 19th until October 10th

Posted by marklloyd77 to Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick. on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 17:38

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Course - 4 weeks from Tuesday September 19th until October 10th

Posted by marklloyd77 to Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick. on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 17:38

The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path — a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood. It also offers various practical tools such as meditation, mindfulness and ethical precepts to help anyone live better and cultivate for themselves a richer, more meaningful life.

A four-week introductory course is an ideal way to learn meditation –  supported by handouts, home practice and simple, straightforward teaching. 
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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 29 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

New Intro Course: Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter?

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 29 Jun, 2017 - 18:39

Our next four-week introductory course will be Who Was the Buddha and Why Does He Matter? A Practical Introduction. Join us Thursday evenings, 7-9 PM, July 13-August 3, to start getting acquainted with key Buddhist teachings, including meditation. The Buddha lived more than 2,500 years ago yet is still revered by millions of followers around the world as an exemplar of deep calm and profound kindness.  Learn his story and see how his wisdom can be usefully applied to everyday life.  Dh....

Chester
Chester

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

We are continuing to hold our weekly meetings at the Chester Quaker Meeting House.  The evenings include some discussion, meditation with tea and a chat.  Everyone is welcome.  We’re very friendly so feel free to drop in.

www.triratna-at-chester.org

triratna.chester [at] gmail.com...

Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick.
Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick.

Day retreat Warwick, Sunday 14th May, 10.30-4.30pm

Posted by warwick triratna to Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick. on Sun, 16 Apr, 2017 - 23:00

Day retreat Warwick, Sunday 14th May, 10.30-4.30pm

Posted by warwick triratna to Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick. on Sun, 16 Apr, 2017 - 23:00


We’re delighted to say that Karunavajra and Prajnabandhu have agreed to lead a day retreat for us at Old Milverton Hall on Sunday 14th May. Day retreats are a great way to nourish ourselves, get a bit deeper with our practice and get to know other members of the group in a more spacious way without demanding such a big time commitment as a residential retreat.
Information about the day is given below. If you want to come,...

Triratna@50
Triratna@50

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna@50 on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna@50 on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Today, the 6th April 2017, marks the 50th birthday of Triratna! This weekend we kick off our year of celebration and gratitude for all that’s been achieved around the world since Sangharakshita and a small group of women and men first gathered to meditate together in a small room in London all those years ago…

+follow above for regular updates this weekend and throughout the year from Triratna@50 

We’ll be bringing you a flavour of just some of the international gatherings this weekend as our anniversary year...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 03:10

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 03:10

Join us for our regional sangha celebration April 9th, 10am - 3 pm at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH.

The program will include an exploration of the Six Emphasis of Triratna, a community-wide kindness meditation (metta-bhavana), shared vegetarian potluck lunch, and a celebratory family-style puja in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome. There will be a children’s Dharma arts program in the morning, and all ages are invited to join us in the shrine room for...

Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick.
Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick.

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism : May 2nd - 23rd

Posted by warwick triratna to Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick. on Thu, 30 Mar, 2017 - 23:35

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism : May 2nd - 23rd

Posted by warwick triratna to Explore meditation and Buddhism in Warwick. on Thu, 30 Mar, 2017 - 23:35

                                                                         Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation.
                                                             4 Tuesday evenings, May 2nd - May 23rd....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

What the Buddha Taught: Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 10 Feb, 2017 - 19:14

What the Buddha Taught: Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 10 Feb, 2017 - 19:14

Join our next four-week introductory course, Thursdays 7-9PM, February 23-March 16. Our topic is What the Buddha Taught: Big Ideas and the Possibility of Real Change in Your Life.  Learn to meditate and become acquainted with the core teachings of Buddhism, which focus on seeing things as they are and on training ourselves to approach life with greater equanimity and kindness toward oursleves and others. Dh. Suddhayu will lead this course.

Registration is free.  Sign up here to ensure a place. Offered...

Hridayabija
Hridayabija

Hridayabija poster

Posted by sagara to Hridayabija on Tue, 10 Jan, 2017 - 13:14

Hridayabija, situated in East Devon, seeks to integrate Buddhist spiritual practice into the abundance of a living eco system; A Pureland if you will. Started on a bare horse paddock in 2010, it a few short years it has undergone an astonishing transformation into an amazing and magical ‘forest garden.’  People frequently report visiting the garden as being a life changing experience.  Hridayabija is an attempt to demonstrate that though while we cannot change the world, we can change at...

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