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A Sustaining Community of Meditators: Reflections from Cambridge on Being Divine Online

By Vidyasakhi on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 11:04

A Sustaining Community of Meditators: Reflections from Cambridge on Being Divine Online

By Vidyasakhi on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 11:04

Arthasiddhi, myself and around 40 friends, mitras and Order members from Cambridge sangha have been following the Being Divine Online Home Retreat as a community within the wider community, adding to the mix some of our own meditation sessions (every day at 8 am), three zoom plenaries (or check-ins) and WhatsApp home groups, as well as attending evening events at Cambridge Buddhist Centre online. It has been such a joy: and we’ve deeply appreciated the richness of Ratnavandana’s experience and teachings...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast: Community - With Your Own Front Door

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 May, 2019 - 15:26

So it’s community - but with our own front door

The Suvana (meaning ‘happy realm’) project aims to develop Buddhist co-housing in Cambridge, UK. It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint development, with the community inspired by Buddhist values.  

Here’s a conversation with Tejasvini and Jeremy Peters, both involved in the project, discussing co-housing as a response to the housing crisis, their plans for sustainable features, affordability, Buddhist almhouses and more. 

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Living out Buddhist values

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Apr, 2019 - 14:52

Living out Buddhist values

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Apr, 2019 - 14:52

Since announcing the project in Triratna News last September, the project to develop Buddhist cohousing in Cambridge, the Suvana Cohousing Project, has continued to gain momentum.

Their vision is to build a new type of community, where 20-30 households create a beautiful place with a mixture of dwelling types all benefiting from shared facilities and minimal impact on the earth’s resources.

Although they have yet to find a development site, the group of Order Members and Mitras who are involved in the Suvana cohousing...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is called Going Deeper into the Heart of How Things Are, from the talk entitled Prajnaparamita, the female Bodhisattva of wisdom, by Vessantara. This excerpt goes into detail of the several mantras associated with this figure.

From the series of talks for Sangha Night on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

New View is recruiting!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 9 Oct, 2018 - 15:31

New View is recruiting!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 9 Oct, 2018 - 15:31

New View, a growing Team Based Right Livelihood business in Cambridge is recruiting!

email mail [at] newviewresidential.co.uk to find out more

Triratna News
Triratna News

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

A group of Order Members and Mitras from the Cambridge Sangha have been meeting for about nine months with the vision of creating a different kind of community.  They have formed the Suvana co-housing project - ‘Suvana’ meaning ‘happy realm’.

Tejasvini (chair of the project) writes: “We imagine living separately (own front door) but together (in the same street or square), with many other shared facilities.

It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint, the community inspired by...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What is actually happening?

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 14:00

In this FBA Dharmabyte Arthapriya creatively explores the question: What is actually happening?

Arthapriya explores the Buddhist understanding of what we call reality, and how it is less common sensical than we might imagine. In particular, he questions how much our ‘outside world’ is in fact so strongly conditioned by our state of mind. Covering karma, emptiness, impermanence and galaxies, this is a wide ranging talk!

From the talk ‘The Nature of Reality‘ of a series of three talks entitled...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Team-based Right Livelihood opportunity with New View in Cambridge, UK

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:32

Team-based Right Livelihood opportunity with New View in Cambridge, UK

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:32

New View Residential is looking for a new team member to join a dynamic and professional Team-Based Right Livelihood in Cambridge. 

Team-based Right Livelihood’s offer fantastic opportunities to deepen our practice with other Buddhists, integrate our values into our every day lives more fully, and contribute our energy and skills to projects that have a positive impact on the world. 

New View Residential is one such organisation, and is now advertising a new position for a man or woman to join it. 

Watch this great short video...

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