By Suryaprabha on Thu, 29 May, 2014 - 17:25THEFIRST of two pieces of qawwali music I filmed in Dapoli, Konkan, India at the BH hostel in 2006. Probably in a room after puja on an all ages retreat during a traditional Indian holiday. It is just as I filmed it. It could be a Sufi-Buddhist fusion though I don’t understand the words they are singing. However, the youthful, even intoxicated male energy comes over as clearly now as that time. By the way, virtually...
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Candradasa from the Portsmouth Buddhist Center and Dharmachakra, home of thebuddhistcentre.com and Free Buddhist Audio, in conversation with Deirdre Hebert and Jasper Salach from Pagan FM radio. A wide-ranging discussion about Buddhism, old and new, and the spirit of different religious approaches to life and death. With a little sprinkle of magic every so often!
By Candradasa on Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 - 23:30Subhuti has just published the final instalment of his round of articles based on discussions with Sangharakshita, clarifying and exploring further aspects of Sangharakshita’s teaching, which is the foundation of the Triratna Buddhist Community’s system of practice.
By Candradasa on Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 - 23:22Or to give it its full title: ‘A Supra-personal Force or Energy Working Through Me’: the Triratna Buddhist Community and the Stream of the Dharma’…
The final instalment of Subhuti’s round of articles based on discussions with Sangharakshita, clarifying and exploring further aspects of Sangharakshita’s teaching, which is the foundation of the Triratna Buddhist Community’s system of practice.
By Viryanaga on Tue, 10 Jul, 2012 - 14:38One danger of any spiritual movement is to become respectable - to behave how others expect you to, to fit into the cultural norms of a particular time and place. The Buddha wasn’t respectable - he challenged the conventions of his day, and challenged people to change.
By Viryanaga on Mon, 2 Jul, 2012 - 11:48The most important thing about practising Buddhism is to stick at it, to keep turning up. If you do that imperfectly over the years you’re certain to make progress
By Viryanaga on Fri, 15 Jun, 2012 - 16:35Kalyanavaca introduces her “Just Sitting” course starting on the 17th July 2012, 7:15pm-9:45pm running for four weeks and culminating in a day of practice on Sunday 19th August 10am-5pm, at the London Buddhist Centre. Suitable for anyone with a regular meditation practice. Book online at http://www.lbc.org.uk/coursesmeditationbuddhism.asp