Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jyotipala (Highlights)

By Zac on Fri, 26 Aug, 2022 - 08:54

I must say, a couple of years before that, I’d actually – in one of my sober moments – not alcoholically, but… emotionally. I’d realised what an idiot I’d been in resigning.

Jyotipala’s Annals

In 1968 I was married and living in Brighton, working as a house painter.

In 1978 I left my wife, got ordained, and moved into the Aryatara community in Purley (not in that order).

In 1988 I was in India as an Anagarika [in robes], where I had been since 1981. I spent most...

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Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

14 - 18th September 2022 | Blackdown Hills, Somerset

Our more intimate gathering, at the turning of the summer season, delving into community, nature based practice, land-based skills, crafts, and creative ways to forge social and ecological resilience.

We are an off-grid, drug and alcohol free, temporary camping community of up to 500 people, with workshops, talks, movement, meditation and celebration.

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Here’s a sneak peak at what to look forward to at this year’s camp:

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Dharmabyte: Community Sangha is Vital

By Zac on Mon, 25 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Going Beyond Duality

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality? Jnanavaca shares how the practice of sangha is vital in making spiritual progress.

From the talk What Is Sangha & Kalyana Mitrata? Given at London Buddhist Centre as part of the series The Bi-Tendential Value of Being & The Greater Mandala, 2019.

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Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Karunadevi and Viradhamma, from California USA, share some of their reflections on the principles of the Triratna Order and Community, in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from around the...

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FBA Podcast: Going For Refuge - The Deepest Revolution

By Zac on Sat, 30 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Drawing on 40 years of experience as an Order Member, Surata confidently and uncompromisingly expounds his understanding of ‘The Deepest Revolution’, referring to both the Buddhist tradition and his own personal experience. Given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: What is Art?

By Zac on Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

“Art is the organisation of sensuous impressions that express the artist’s sensibility and communicate to his audience a sense of values that can transform their lives.” Using his own definition, Sangharakshita investigates the relevance of art and the artist to higher evolution.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Art and the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series The Higher Evolution.

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Dharmabyte: Communication With and Through the Heart

By Zac on Mon, 25 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

In this first talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi invites us to experience the dharma imaginatively: through art and heart.

From the talk entitled Rites of Passage given at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 Home Retreat hosted by The Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening...

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FBA Podcast: Why Ordination, Why An Order

By Zac on Sat, 23 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Maitreyi explores why we have an Order and what’s involved in becoming ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

This is a talk given on a weekend retreat for women mitras at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Responding to the World with Metta

By Zac on Thu, 21 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Ratnaghosha explores the Buddha’s teaching of Spiritual friendship being the whole of the spiritual life. The talk is wide ranging going into what spiritual friendship is and also how Buddhism sees the nature of reality.

From the talk The Reality of Spiritual Friendship given at Nottingham Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabyte: The Beauty of Friendship

By Zac on Mon, 18 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Jvalamalini evokes the meaning of kalyana mitrata, beautiful friendship, as one of the Six Distinctive Emphases of Triratna. From the talk entitled What Is Spiritual Friendship given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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