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Daily Circumambulations

By JamesBrodie on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Daily Circumambulations

By JamesBrodie on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 15:55

Bhante’s body lies at Adhisthana and Bhante’s spirit lies at the heart of what we do. During the lockdown the community is circumambulating every evening at 7am in an act of worship, devotion and rememberance.

Here’s a short snippet that was live-streamed last night.

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 9 - Breathing Space

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 16:30

Dr. Paramabandhu Groves is the co-author with Dr. Jed Shamel of ‘Mindful Emotion - A Short Course in Kindness’, and the pioneering spirit behind the Breathing Space project in London. Using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy he specialises in recovery work with those suffering from long-term depression and addiction issues.

As you might expect from someone who has lived for 30+ years in Dharma-centred community, Paramabandhu has also turned to developing resources for mental health based around core Buddhist practices...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 6 - Podcast Brasileiro!

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 22:33

Standing in the idyllic gardens of Chintamani Buddhist Retreat Center in México and Manjupriya from São Paolo, via Dublin, is telling us, “Time is poetry in Brazil.” Listen to the birdsong, close your eyes and you can almost smell the blossom.

Tom Jobim used to say “Brazil is not for beginners”. Manjupriya attests to this in the best of ways, describing frankly what it’s like to change culture and learn the long lessons of experience away from all you know. We discuss...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 5 - Guarding the Gates

By Centre Team on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 01:18

The Internet doesn’t always make things better! What do you do in the face of 24 hour news media that is just not going to stop? 

Join us for a conversation about how to guard the gates of our senses when it matters in order to stay sane. Inspiring words about the practice of beauty, being rooted in the body and the senses, staying centred in a storm of input and opinion and views. And a practical pathway towards life done differently,...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 4 - The Fear Issue

By Centre Team on Thu, 26 Mar, 2020 - 01:07

“What went before — let go of that!
All that’s to come — have none of it!
Don’t hold on to what’s in between,
And you’ll wander fully at peace.”

The Buddha

Today we look a key aspect of this most strange of times: fear itself. Whether it’s the virus, other people, or your own mind that sometimes gets to you. Whether you’re oddly calm, having to work with mild anxiety, or find yourself in the throes of full blown panic...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 3 - A Scientist's Tale

By Centre Team on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 23:26

A perfectly formed wee diamond of an episode featuring response and analysis from someone who knows what it’s like at the sharp end of working with viruses in a laboratory setting.

Danabhadri is our guest today, helping us move past the clinical language of “quarantines” and “isolation” towards a practical experience of interconnectedness. Evoking beautifully why that matters, she says:

“The virus is not the monster from the deep. It evolved on this planet the same way we did.” 

Hers is an urgent, challenging, ultimately empathetic...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 2 - The Unexpected Intimacy of Online

By Centre Team on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 11:41

Today’s episode brings friends together from Ireland, England and the USA to look at the very technology that connect us for use in things like this. Come and get meta with us about Zoom!

With the launch of our daily meditations we discuss how better versions of the Internet and its underlying technologies mean an evolution – and possibly a revolution – in how we conceive of Buddhist practice (and everything else) in community. 

What does a mature web context for...

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 1 - Turning Towards Uncertain Times

By Centre Team on Sat, 21 Mar, 2020 - 00:51

Welcome to The Dharma Toolkit Daily, our new podcast from The Buddhist Centre to keep you company through the weeks or months ahead in these extraordinary coronavirus times. 

We’ll be with you every week day with a diverse range of guests to renew your sense of a wider Dharma community standing with you. What better way to stay connected than to hear the voices of friends and strangers who understand something of what you may be going through in your particular...

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The Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times - Get Online Resources and Support During the Coronavirus Closure of Buddhist Centres

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

The Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times - Get Online Resources and Support During the Coronavirus Closure of Buddhist Centres

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

From the moment Dharma Centres of all traditions around the world began to close their doors for an indefinite period, here at The Buddhist Centre Online we’ve been thinking and talking about how we might promote and support a sense of community among all who practise in Triratna and beyond. 

For many of us, this kind of sustained physical distancing from our family, workmates, neighbours, fellow travellers in life is at best strange and at worst painful. Some of us already have relatives...

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An Introduction to this Space

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 20:47

An Introduction to this Space

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 20:47

Well, now. So here we are… 🤷🏻

From the moment Dharma Centres of all traditions around the world began to close their doors for an indefinite period, here at The Buddhist Centre Online we’ve been thinking and talking about how we might promote and support a sense of community among all who practise in Triratna and beyond. 

For many of us, this kind of sustained physical distancing from our family, workmates, neighbours, fellow travellers in life is at best strange and at...

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