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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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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Give the Gift of the Dharma

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 13 Dec, 2016 - 11:24

Give the Gift of the Dharma

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 13 Dec, 2016 - 11:24

This season, awaken and enliven with a good book. Or, give the gift of one of our books or meditation CDs to a friend. Allowing a friend to explore a guided meditation CD or book on Buddhism, meditation or mindfulness can be a wonderful way to support him/her through the season. As stated in the Dhammapada, “The gift of the Dhamma surpasses all gifts.”

The eGift card can be used for any book or CD on our...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Priyananda Introduces Mindfully Facing Disease and Death

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 29 Nov, 2016 - 13:02

Priyananda Introduces Mindfully Facing Disease and Death

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 29 Nov, 2016 - 13:02

Mindfully Facing Disease and Death, Bhikkhu Anālayo’s newest book, has been out for over a month, and is selling steadily. Our Publishing Director, Priyananda, explores the highlights/importance of this book in this 5-minute video, also an audio track on Soundcloud.

Priyananda Introduces Mindfully Facing Disease and Death by Bhikkhu Anālayo from Windhorse Publications on Vimeo.

Bhikkhu Anālayo was ordained in 1995 in Sri Lanka and completed a PhD on the...

Clear Vision
Clear Vision

The Forest Garden

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision on Wed, 28 Sep, 2016 - 11:36

The Forest Garden

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision on Wed, 28 Sep, 2016 - 11:36

For the past 6 years Sagaravajra has been creating a Pure Land in a small field in a corner of East Devon, UK

Clear Vision
Clear Vision

The Jai Bhim Network, Hungary

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision on Mon, 5 Sep, 2016 - 11:45

The Jai Bhim Network, Hungary

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision on Mon, 5 Sep, 2016 - 11:45

Subhuti and the workers of the Jai Bhim Network in Hungary tell us about how they are helping the Roma Community through their Dr Ambedkar High School

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 22:34

September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 22:34

Dana Economy Launch Weekend

Sept 9 - 11

Join us to prepare, gather inspiration, go out in the community and to generally launch the dana economy here at the GBC, with activities all weekend. Get in!!

For more information about events for the launch weekend go here.

Meditation and Buddhism Classes**

The Essentials of Meditation, Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 13 Sept

The Essentials of Buddhism and Meditation (level 1), Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 14 Sept

Levels 2 & 3 Buddhism, Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 14 Sept

**Starting...

Clear Vision
Clear Vision

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

Posted by grahamclearvision to Clear Vision on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The London Buddhist Centre launches its new improved retreat Centre in Suffolk 

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Faith and Imagination in Pure Land Buddhism

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 12:05

Faith and Imagination in Pure Land Buddhism

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Tue, 28 Jun, 2016 - 12:05

Dharmacārī Saccanāma reviews a ground-breaking new book on Pure Land Buddhism, with new translations of sūtras, and finds much to appreciate and enjoy:

Ratnaguna & Śraddhāpa

Great Faith, Great Wisdom: practice and awakening in the Pure Land sūtras of Mahāyāna Buddhism

Windhorse Publications, Cambridge 2016, £14 pback, also in ebook

Review by Saccanāma

There is a debate going on in Buddhist publishing at present: titles such as Buddhism Without Beliefs, After Buddhism and Buddhism is a Religion: You can Believe It indicate the nature of that debate. On one...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Buddha As the Symbol of Awakening

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Sun, 22 May, 2016 - 12:57

Happy Buddha Day 2016! 

To mark this great festival day, Padmavajra evokes the qualities of the Buddha, and explores how seeing into the marks of existence is the best way to realise who and what the Buddha really was.

Buddha Day Talk given in Birmingham, UK, 2016

(Picture by Bodhidasa in Sydney, Australia)

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