The Buddha realised full well how hard it was going to be to communicate what he had discovered to other people - to us. He knew that the grip of greed, hatred and delusion is very strong. He could imagine how vexatious it might...
Our FBA Podcast this week is called Bright Blue Sky, Deep Blue Sea by Suryadarshini. Amitabha is one of the most well-known archetypal Buddhas, whose qualities of love and compassion attract myriad practitioners and devotees.
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is called Compassionate Action by Sangharakshita. This excerpt is from Taraloka Retreat Centre, when Sangharakshita inaugurates their new shrine cabin dedicated to Tara - the radiant Bodhisattva of compassion, inspiration to many who lead a Buddhist life aspiring to beauty and a steady openness in the face of the mysteries of existence.
How do we have a creative response to suffering, without either getting overwhelmed or turning away? ThisFBA Dharmabyte, ‘Embodying Compassion in the World’, illustrates the keep kindness of the Buddha with the story of Kisagotami.
In this talk, given on a work retreat at Taraloka, Maitrisiddhi describes the Bodhisattva Ideal with the myth of Avalokitesvara. She explores the crucial interrelationship between keeping our own personal practice and inspiration at our hearts and...
Day 5 saw us exploring the topic of gender diversity - who walks past our doors and how can we open up our Buddhist Centres to everyone? Dassini from Scotland is joined by Prajnasahaya from Germany and Prajnaketu from England to recap the day for us.
It’s worth noting up front that the Indian and Spanish Order members scheduled to appear in this video were unexpectedly unable to take part, so the very small panel isn’t itself diverse in terms of inclusion...
European Buddhist Union Conference 2018 - call for papers “Spreading wisdom and compassion in European societies” April 13/14/15 Benalmádena, Malaga, Spain
The European Buddhist Union (EBU, www.europeanbuddhism.org) organises a conference event every 2 years. Following the “Buddhism in Action” conference in Berlin in 2016, there will be the another such event in April 2018.
The theme of the conference event is “Spreading wisdom and compassion in European societies”, with their specific socio-political, cultural and economic features.