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FBA Podcast: Lightning Flashes From the Realm of Pure Beauty

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

In this talk Padmavajra contemplates Beauty in different areas of Dharma life, including the beauty of people, of ethics, of friendship, community and ‘institutions’, and of wisdom. He also looks at the relationship between metta, formless beauty and the yidam, as well as knowing what beauty really is and ‘the pregnant man’.

This talk was given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the Spring Short Order retreat in March 2019.

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Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Centre Team on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 20:45

Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Centre Team on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 20:45

December 19-26th (45-60 minutes)

USA PST 09:30 | Mexico 11.30 | USA EST 12.30 | IE & UK 17.30 | Europe 18.30 CET | India 11pm | Australia AEDT 04.30 (20-27th) | New Zealand NZDT 06.30 (20-27th)

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This year, like everyone else, we’ve been re-telling our tale as a community in the face of great change, struggle and hardship, personal and collective. Having just recently celebrated so well...

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FBA Podcast: Shining the Infinite Light of Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

The social and political landscape is changing. Societies are, on the one hand, fragmenting whilst, on the other, unifying within a growing culture of consumerism and individualism. How can we create a community that is unified and diverse, exemplifying real values and being a force for good in the world? Suryagupta, current chair of the London Buddhist Centre, inspires us all to shine the light of the Dharma in the world.

This keynote talk was given to launch the year...

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Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 21:56

A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’.

Listen to part 1 of this conversation

In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much...

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Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Oct, 2020 - 20:50

We’re back with the first episode in a two-part conversation about what Buddhism has to say to 21st C. economics in the wake of populist political tides, globalization and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to part 2 of this conversation

Vaddhaka is the author of The Buddha On Wall Street, a Buddhist critique of Neo-Liberal notions of capitalism. Expect a stirring, provocative discussion around the state of western democracies in relation to...

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An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

What a year… Through dark days that have brought heartache for so many reasons, we’ve come together as a community time and time again. Resilient, reflective, remarkable. And now, as we head into winter in one hemisphere and summer in another, we invite everyone moved by the sangha in 2020 to gather again as one.

We’ll pass the torch around the world once more – starting at dawn in the south Pacific, ending with nightfall in the north – ringing Triratna with...

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FBA Podcast: Transcendental Refuge In the Time of Covid-19

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 12 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Candrika explores how we might work with the mythic dimension in our current situation of pandemic. There is so much going on in our local and global community. Candrika takes us through the wisdom and symbolism of the Five Buddha Mandala to help us make sense of the world, helping us to work with difficult feelings of fear, disruption, despair.

Talk given as part of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre, Scotland, April 2020.

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Courageous Conversations About Race - The Playlist

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:52

Courageous Conversations About Race - The Playlist

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:52

A series of conversations amongst panels of Order members talking about race from their personal experience. It’s hoped that as many institutions are reflecting on systemic racism, we as a Buddhist community can reflect on how we can make Triratna more diverse, and our sanghas more reflective of the populations that live where some of our centers are situated.  

The next conversation will feature Order members of mixed culture and race. It will take place on September 26th at 11:00 PST | 13:00 México | 14:00 ...

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Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 09:46

Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 09:46

Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

We hope you have enjoyed becoming Alive, Aware and Awake with us this week! 

Thank you so much to the Taraloka team for leading daily sessions, exploring the four foundations of - or gateways into - mindfulness. You can find the recordings of the daily Zoom sessions on the Home Retreat page. You can also find the recordings on this Youtube Playlist.

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Taraloka Live recordings available - Alive! Aware! Awake! Home Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 15 Jul, 2020 - 09:48

Taraloka Live recordings available - Alive! Aware! Awake! Home Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 15 Jul, 2020 - 09:48

If you haven’t been able to join the live Zoom sessions with the Taraloka, you’ll be happy to know that the video recordings of each day’s live event are now available on the Home Retreat page

You can still join the live practice sessions, today and tomorrow.

USA 11.30am PST | México 1.30pm | USA 2.30pm EST | UK & IE 7.30pm | Europe 8.30pm CET |  India 12am (following day) | Sydney 4.30am | Auckland 6.30am

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