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FBA Podcast: Compassion In a Chaotic and Dangerous World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Saddharaja explores self-sacrifice as a component of the Bodhisattva Ideal  introduces Chapter 18 The Chapter on the Tigress. He goes on to explore compassion and altruism, and how we can develop these by letting go of attachment and hatred, and thereby gaining true freedom.

The third of four talks given during the Open Retreat at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in October 2019.

This talk is part of the series The Sutra of Golden Light.

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ICin5: Highlights From The Heart of Triratna

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 22:20

ICin5: Highlights From The Heart of Triratna

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 22:20

If you are any way way connected to Triratna, the International Council is kind of a big deal. Even if you don’t know it! 

Last week – as every year – Order members all around the world gathered for a series of intensive discussions to explore Dharma practice in our community. What’s live and bubbling up in their own areas: Australia and New Zealand, Canada & the USA, Europe, India, Ireland & the UK. What’s passing...

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The Arising of the Bodhichitta (IC Dharma 2020)

By Centre Team on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:51

The Arising of the Bodhichitta (IC Dharma 2020)

By Centre Team on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:51

A series of talks given for the Triratna International Council 2020 Online exploring different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice.

Talks included:

  1. Entering the Mandala by Lokeshvara 
  2. The Blue Sky Nagapriya
  3. The Refuge by Maitripala 
  4. Bodhichitta + Compassion by Jnanadhara 
  5. The Vow by Parami


Themes:

  • The Blue Sky as the context for the practice
  • Connection with the Refuge
  • The development of Bodhicitta and Compassion
  • The expression of the Bodhisattva Vow

As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, International Councils are also a context for members to gather and build community. This year’s Dharma theme was the arising of the Bodhicitta.

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IC Dharma: The Vow by Parami

By Centre Team on Wed, 2 Sep, 2020 - 18:45

IC Dharma: The Vow by Parami

By Centre Team on Wed, 2 Sep, 2020 - 18:45

Parami talking about the Vow aspect of the Bodhicitta practice, for the International Council 2020 Online.

As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, the International Council meetings also are a context for members to meet together and build community, this year, taking as our Dharma theme the arising of the Bodhicitta, through study and meditation.

The series of talks explore different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice: the Blue Sky as the context for the practice; Connection with the...

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Triratna International Council

ICin5 No.5 - Day Three, Social Engagement and Harmony

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 22:09

ICin5 No.5 - Day Three, Social Engagement and Harmony

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 22:09

We’re in Australia and New Zealand for Day 3 of the International Council online! And today we hear about conversations around social engagement as Buddhists: the passion and the potential pitfalls, especially when we prize harmony as a deep value in community.

- Revisiting some working principles from last year from which to engage with issues: 
exemplification, renunciation, awareness, right effort, the precepts, right livelihood, spiritual friendship, ethical speech, conditionality, karma, active compassion.
- Discussing ways we can cultivate non-polarisation in...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

IC Dharma: Bodhicitta + Compassion by Jnanadhara

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 21:50

IC Dharma: Bodhicitta + Compassion by Jnanadhara

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 21:50

Jnanadhara talking about Bodhicitta + Compassion in the Bodhicitta practice, for the International Council 2020 Online.

As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, the International Council meetings also are a context for members to meet together and build community, this year, taking as our Dharma theme the arising of the Bodhicitta, through study and meditation.

The series of talks explore different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice: the Blue Sky as the context for the practice; Connection with the...

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FBA Podcast: Buddhism and Peace

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

What is peace? And what does peace mean for Buddhists? Is it just the absence of war and conflict; guns and screaming? Or is it also the deep silence that arises when the mind and heart are in harmony - a positive state of mind that can be cultivated both personally and collectively, where good and evil don’t exist as concepts? Parami explores these questions and more with great compassion and wisdom.

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FBA Podcast: The Great Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

How do we construct our world? Collective experiences impact on our personal views and experiences. Mahayana texts offer us the opportunity to interrupt our usual way of perceiving and thinking about the world. Suryagupta explores the extraordinary character, Vimalakirti, and his teaching of The Great Love – the love that is great compassion, the love that is never exhausted, the love that is giving, the love that is morality, the love that is tolerance, the love that is happiness.

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FBA Podcast: Radical Kindness In a Violent World

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

“The creative mind loves when there is no reason to love.” Sangharakshita

Viryajyoti gives the second talk in a series on Compassion for a Modern Word on a theme close to her heart. The Bodhisattva aim is to free all beings from suffering – what about here and now in the 21st century? What is radical kindness? What would it be like to be radically kind?

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The Compassionate Revolution - BAM! 2020

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 17:55

The Compassionate Revolution - BAM! 2020

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 17:55

Did you know it’s Buddhist Action Month (BAM!)? Taking place around the world throughout June, this year’s theme is “For the Earth” and we have exciting events taking place throughout the month.

Join us this Sunday 7th June for the first live event - a Presentation and Q&A by Parami: The Compassionate Revolution

USA 11am PST | México 1pm | USA 2pm EST | UKIE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET

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