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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: An Army of Compassion

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 12 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte, An Army of Compassion, is an excerpt from the talk Compassion Embodied by Vajratara.

The Bodhicitta is about the spiritual community, the sangha, because it is only when we work together that we can make an infinite sphere of influence and concern for the suffering of the world.

The Jewel that Arises 
The Priceless Treasure 
The Elixir of Life 
The Supreme Medicine 
The Tree of Shelter 
The Feast of Happiness 
The Rising
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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Embodying Compassion in the World

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 10 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

How do we have a creative response to suffering, without either getting overwhelmed or turning away? This FBA 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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

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...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Dukkha to Compassion

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:49

Dayajoti gives us this FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Dukkha to Compassion’. From the talk entitled, “Bodies of Earth - Beyond Me and Mine - Dukkha” given on a two-week women’s retreat at Eco-Dharma in May of 2012.

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Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union Conference 2018 - call for papers

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 - 12:54

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.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Consider Compassion This Sunday

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Consider Compassion This Sunday

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 17 May, 2017 - 17:01

Sunday May 21, 10AM - 12:30 PM
This Sunday, Dh. Rijupatha will lead us as we continue with our topic: What is the Good Life? Seeing Past Materialism, Inequality and the Cult of Fashion.  In this series, we are exploring the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes” – meditations practiced by Buddhists the world over to cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.  This week the focus will be on compassion, the wish that those who suffer may be free from their afflictions. Join...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting the Needs of the World - A Summary (Con algunas partes en español)

Posted by Candradasa to Triratna International Council on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 23:43

Day 2 of the 2016 Triratna International Council - a strong one, looking at the deep challenges for contemporary Buddhists who want to meet the needs of a suffering world head on.

Karmavajra from India, Parami from Scotland, and Viriyakirti from Mexico join Dassini and Candradasa to recap an absorbing, stimulating day. Climate change, diversity and racial bias, the Dharma as an effective antidote to suffering in India, and Buddhist recovery are amongst the topics of the day....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Isn’t the world a complicated place? It’s not always easy to know what to do about it. As we continue our series looking at imagination as a key aspect of practice, let’s get together this Sunday morning and spend some time in each other’s good company exploring compassion as a profound act of creativity. We’ll practice the karuna bhavana and look at how positive empathy can change both our own experience and the world around us.

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Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

Posted by Candradasa to Online Meditators on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

This week we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week around the world with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta (loving kindness) as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world. Come and help us build our meditative community, and take a stand for deep kindness and compassion in the...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Samacitta: Promoting Veganism At Centres

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Sat, 18 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

A characteristically passionate talk from Samacitta on the urgent ethics of food in a world devastated by the effects of the twin industries of meat and dairy production.

Read Samacitta’s free eBook: Buddhism On A Plate

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!...

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