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A new book available for sponsorship: 'The Subtle Art of Caring' by River Wolton

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 22 Jun, 2023 - 10:02

A new book available for sponsorship: 'The Subtle Art of Caring' by River Wolton

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 22 Jun, 2023 - 10:02

Today, we want to introduce you and invite you to sponsor a book that will come out this November. It is called The Subtle Art of Caring: A Guide to Sustaining Compassion.

The Buddha taught the practices of loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. You may know and practise them as the Brahma Viharas. They are the guides and means to cultivate positive emotions and minimise harmful ones. 

Poet, writer, activist, coach, and Buddhist teacher River Wolton gives...

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Dharmabytes: Moving Closer to Truth

By Zac on Thu, 2 Mar, 2023 - 06:00

In this short personal talk, Prajnahridaya discusses the universal importance of love, a quality so vital if we want to live a meaningful life.

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Rising Sun given at the Annual Sub35 Men’s Weekend for Young Buddhists at Padmaloka in November, 2018.

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FBA Podcast: The Moon

By Zac on Sat, 25 Feb, 2023 - 06:00

Paramananda in this free-ranging talk, explains how the moon’s soft light represents compassion, and recites three moon poems that evoke messages of self-knowledge and the regular tides or rhythms of being human. This talk was given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Dharmabytes: This Human Situation

By Zac on Thu, 19 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Samantabhadri explores what it was like to meet the Buddha, the fully Enlightened human being. She then discusses ‘garava’ as devotion for the whole richness of our Dharma Lives, including positive emotions for all beings.

From the talk entitled Turning Towards the Buddha: The True Nature of Devotion given on the Women’s Area Order Weekend held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2022.

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FBA Podcast: Only Connect

By Zac on Sat, 10 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

From communist to Buddhist…. Vimalavajri talks of her personal involvement in the spheres of politics, feminism and Buddhism.  Using Indra’s net as a classic Buddhist image of interconnectedness, the talk explores what the dharma might have to say about social or political action, and asks what helps when we feel overwhelmed or stuck in ill-will.  If we really see Indra’s net, we will connect more deeply with life at all levels and our action will be more...

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Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

November 4-10 2022

🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to explore why the wisdom of emptiness is, precisely, compassion.

Led by Tejananda and friends

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The Heart Sutra is one of the most familiar of all Buddhist texts and, inevitably, there are innumerable takes on ‘what it means’. How do we square the opening statement that the skandhas (our psycho–physical constituents) are ‘empty’ with the following one that ‘in emptiness’ there are no skandhas,...

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FBA Podcast: The Jewel in the Lotus

By Zac on Sat, 25 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Sraddhagita explores in a quietly effective, down-to-earth way one of the great central images of Mahayana Buddhism, usually associated with the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

This talk was given at the London Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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Dharmabyte: Dukkha as Compost

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Dayajoti explores the metaphor of ‘sh*t happens’ - it’s what you do with it that matters! Turning towards your poo as a reflection on the process of transformation. 

From the talk Bodies of Earth - Beyond Me and Mine - Dukkha from a two-week women’s retreat at Eco-Dharma Retreat Centre, 2012.

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Dharmabyte: Things Break

By Zac on Thu, 16 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Maitridevi explores looking at ways to re-vision breaking and brokenness in ourselves and in relationships so that we can hold them with love.
Excerpted from the talk A Love of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: The Muchalinda Episode

By Zac on Mon, 6 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Buddhism appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so.  Sangharakshita introduces the myth of Muchalinda, the serpent-king that appears after the Buddha’s enlightenment, representing the forces of the unconscious mind in their most positive aspect. 
From the talk Buddhism and the Language of Myth is part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism, 1967.

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