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Re-Watch the Best of International Sangha Day 2021

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 - 17:43

Re-Watch the Best of International Sangha Day 2021

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 - 17:43

International Sangha Day 2021: “May Our Communication Be Sangha”

Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focused on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict...

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Dharmabyte: Seeing Our Teachers as Ordinary Human Beings

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Vidyadaka talks about his spiritual teachers as offering the Dharma in an ordinary, straightforward way. 

Spiritual friendship is not an added-on part of Going for Refuge, nor is it the Buddhist equivalent to having some mates - rather it is of the essence of the spiritual life and a vital means of communication, emotional development, and meaning - not to mention challenge and enjoyment. But how do we do it and what does it look like?


From the talk entitled...

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Windhorse Publications

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.

What is the Sangha? The Nature of Spiritual Community by Sangharakshita

Was £11.99, Now £8.99

In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

International Sangha Day: May Our Communication Be Sangha

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Sep, 2021 - 20:51

International Sangha Day: May Our Communication Be Sangha

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Sep, 2021 - 20:51

Sunday November 21
Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.

This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focuses on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict and confusion, polarisation and the...

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Dharmabyte: Reflecting on your Speech

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Introducing the speech precepts, Bodhilila explains the Buddha’s advice on how to communicate effectively. How do you decide when and how to speak, using criteria of helpfulness, truthfulness, and whether or not it is pleasant to hear?

From the talk entitled The Buddha’s Speech given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Going Forth in Speech

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Marking the 50th anniversary of his own ‘Going Forth’ in India, Sangharakshita offers us his thoughts on the significance this adventure had for him and reflects on its relation to the Buddha’s search for Truth - with particular regard to actions of body, speech, and mind.

From the talk Reflections on Going Forth, 1997.

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FBA Podcast: Echoes From the Deep

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 15 May, 2021 - 06:00

Arthapriya explores the characteristics of a person who is a good communicator - having empathy for others, deeply listening, and drawing each other out into deeper presence with one another.

This is a talk given as part of the Year of Spiritual Community talks at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Introduction to Talking Meditation

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Vajradevi introduces the idea of ‘talking meditation’, where we carry the thread of awareness through verbal communication. This extends beyond awareness of the speech precepts to being aware of the texture or tone of our own and others’ voices, using a ‘settled back’ stance and giving priority to the thread of awareness/knowing over the content of what’s being said. She gives tips for the practice: staying aware of our own minds, aiming to let go of trying and...

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Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

I am Gunaketu and I am inspired to do more to help build “a new society” - based on truthfulness and sustainability - so very much in demand these days!

After helping build the Manchester Buddhist Centre I started the Oslo Buddhistsenter in 2000 which is now a thriving little centre with 9 men and women preparing for ordination.

To help promote social and ecological sustainability I want to write a doctorial thesis and a book. It will combine six articles already published and compare...

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