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FBA Podcast: Conflict and Crisis

By Zac on Sat, 8 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

Suryagupta explores crisis and conflict in the life of the Buddha and what we can learn when responding to conflict in our own lives.

Talk given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Happiness and Joy: Mudita

By Zac on Thu, 6 Jan, 2022 - 06:00

We all need to find emotional equivalents to our intellectual understandings if our spiritual practice is to progress. Here Sangharakshita talks about how joy and happiness are characteristic Buddhist emotions that we seem to be missing out on. Mudita, the happiness we feel in other people’s good fortune, can be cultivated through practice.

From the talk entitled Reason and Emotion in the Spiritual Life: Right Resolve, outlining the positive emotions emphasized in Buddhism. Talk given in 1968...

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Dharmabyte: Altruistic Joy

By Zac on Mon, 3 Jan, 2022 - 01:00

If our metta is strong enough, it will become mudita, altruistic joy for others. Concise and essential, Satyaraja draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy.

From the talk entitled Mudita, part of the series Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind, Padmaloka Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: The Alchemical Buddha

By Zac on Sat, 1 Jan, 2022 - 01:00

Satyapara leads us in an evocation of the alchemical Buddha drawing out the mythic dimension through receptivity and imagination.

Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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FBA Dharma Story Hour Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Zac on Wed, 29 Dec, 2021 - 18:20

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Thank you for all your amazing support over the years. We really couldn’t have done it without you!

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Community house opportunity in Lewes, Sussex

By JulieW on Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 - 09:17

Community house opportunity in Lewes, Sussex

By JulieW on Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 - 09:17

Hello

We’re Julie and Luke, and we live in a quirky welcoming house, with a lovely garden and log cabin, on the outskirts of Lewes - we’d like to create a community here and so are looking for 2 people to join us.  

Julie first went on an Intro to Buddhism retreat at Rivendell about 15 years ago, and has since been part of Brighton and Lewes sanghas, and recently became a Mitra.  Luke has a regular meditation practice drawing from a range...

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Women's Community in Bristol

By EllaWalker on Sun, 21 Nov, 2021 - 17:01

Women's Community in Bristol

By EllaWalker on Sun, 21 Nov, 2021 - 17:01

Hello Sangha!

We are Ella, Dayajoti, and Amber of Kalyanaloka, a Triratna Women’s Community which has been established in Bristol for 5 years. Please see our lovely flyer attached to this post!

We would love to welcome a new order member or mitra into our community, which is built on the foundation of our friendship and shared practice. We have community time and meditate together in our dedicated shrine room.

Some of our rejoicings in life at Kalyanaloka are feeling witnessed in how our life and practice unfold,...

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New mixed community in East London

By aparajita on Fri, 24 Sep, 2021 - 11:20

New mixed community in East London

By aparajita on Fri, 24 Sep, 2021 - 11:20

Are you interested in considering joining our new four-person community in Bow, London, E3?

My partner Abhayanandi and I have at last managed to buy a 4-bed flat with a garden, and we’d love to live communally with two other Triratna Order Members or Mitras. We are moving in very soon.  It’s a nice flat with an open-plan living area and a garden. The rent will be somewhere around £600 per month plus bills. We’ve both really appreciated living in genuine practice communities, and...

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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Opportunity in Southampton

By Dhammavijaya on Mon, 9 Aug, 2021 - 16:34

Opportunity in Southampton

By Dhammavijaya on Mon, 9 Aug, 2021 - 16:34

The Southampton Buddhist Centre is in a period great growth since opening our distinctive new premises nearly four years ago. Since then there have been approaching twenty new mitra ceremonies, lockdown growth, numerous ordination requests, and this year two ordinations.

Southampton itself is an interesting city with a fascinating history, and is this year applying for recognition as UK City of Culture 2025. It is also surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside including the New Forest, with attractive coastline and beaches within reach....

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