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London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 16:38

Each season the London Buddhist Centre publishes a wonderful magazine and programme packed full of great articles, poems, images and more.

In this edition we are treated to a celebration of the children and families in the Sangha, paintings by Kusalasara, a poem by Vishvantara, a cartoon strip on hindrances to meditation, banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser Amalavajra, from FutureDharma Fund, on love and money, and music maker Tim Exile features in the latest instalment of Diary of a London Buddhist.

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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

School Visits and Children's Dharma Resources

By mokshini on Tue, 29 Nov, 2016 - 17:09

Schools Visits and Children’s Dharma Resources 

This page primarily offers resources for those organising visits by schoolchildren to Buddhist Centres. Resources for ‘Young Buddhists’ are in a separate section. Safeguarding policies for Children and Vulnerable Adults can be found here. 

Ask a Buddhist, Clearvision’s website with one-minute video-clip answers to schoolchildren’s 20 most-asked questions. The answers are by Buddhists from a range of traditions, not just Triratna.

The Bristol Centre’s Vitarka project has prepared three resource lists for teachers – each is a list of Buddhist...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Triratna Parents (2012)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 00:27

This post contains resources for Triratna Parents, especially those seeking to form ‘parent sanghas’ to support one another in the work and practice of parenting.

Best place to start is probably the new Facebook ‘Triratna Buddhist Parents Network‘ page, created by Kamalanandi from Sheffield. There’s a printable A4 poster attached to this post (you can share a link to it here - it comes in two versions spread over two pages – choose your favourite!)

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Kamalamani - Other Than Mother, Choosing Childlessness With Life In Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 17:18

Satyalila interviews Kamalamani about a strong decision in her life  as a Buddhist - to forego having children - and her subsequent decision to write a book about it. A great conversation between two good friends about a long, challenging, ultimately affirming personal process and choice.

Get more  information on Kamalamani’s book and where to buy it 

Watch Kamalamani’s short talk on the book for Buddhist Action Month 2016

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Amaragita - A Meditation On Our Three Bodies

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 17:56

A helpful introduction from Amaragita to the subtler reaches of body-based awareness meditation, bringing in a sense of our physical, emotional and mental ‘bodies’ as the basis for deep relaxation and resting in our experience.

Led as part of the 2015 Mothers Retreat at Taraloka Retreat Centre.

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Introduction and Dedication Ceremony

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 13:38

The retreat at Taraloka in Wales gets underway with a reassuring and encouraging message from Amaragita for all parents who need to stop from time to time, and then a lovely brief exercise led by Karunagita to ground everyone in the space. Dedicating the “sacred space” of the retreat follows, and we end with a beautiful chanting of the Green Tara mantra. A perfect way to begin…

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Family Friendly Village Retreat - all welcome
Buddhafield Family Friendly Village

Amaragita's Interview About the Family Friendly

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 12:43
“A really great conversation with Amaragita, one of the pioneers of Buddhafield retreats that are family friendly, a radical re-imagining of community retreat that has been one of Buddhafield’s most successful projects for 14 years.

How do you maintain a deep practice of the Dharma when you have a family? How can householders bring the Buddha’s teachings to bear on their lives and also feed their own experience into the wider sangha?

A fascinating look at aspects of...
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Amaragita On The Buddhafield Family Friendly Retreat

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Jul, 2013 - 14:42
A really great conversation with Amaragita, one of the pioneers of Buddhafield retreats that are family friendly, a radical re-imagining of community retreat that has been one of Buddhafield’s most successful projects for 14 years.

How do you maintain a deep practice of the Dharma when you have a family? How can householders bring the Buddha’s teachings to bear on their lives and also feed their own experience into the wider sangha?

A fascinating look at aspects of...
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Community Highlights

Devapriya on the 2012 Buddhafield Village Retreat

By lokabandhu on Fri, 24 Aug, 2012 - 17:48
A new audioboo from Lokabandhu talking with Devapriya about the 300-strong Buddhafield Village Retreat. Fantastic.
Imagining the Buddha...
Imagine the Buddha

Storytelling Bits...

By sanghadhara on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 22:31

From the storytelling performance, with Lokabandhu and his gang, channeling Angulimala