Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31

Follow Up on Your Urban Retreat! Five Next Steps...

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 13:31Well folks, we’re drawing to a close here on the online space for this year’s Urban Retreat. It’s been a wonderful week and on the team we’ve loved being in touch with all those who took part here - as Vajragupta said, thanks so much for all of your efforts and engagement and the generally beautiful spirit in which this online retreat has been conducted.

We wanted to finish with a few posts that we hope will...
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Community Highlights

Children In Need and Compassion

By Vishvapani on Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 13:32

Children In Need and Compassion

By Vishvapani on Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 13:32This weekend in the UK saw Children in Need Day and the 75th anniversary of Krystallnacht, when my father watched the synagogue burning. The significance of how we respond isn’t just the money. It also says something about who we are and our relationships with others

Listen to a recording of this radio broadcast from BBC Wales, Weekend Word

Today we’ll be hearing stories of Children in Need due to poverty, disease,...
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Community Highlights

Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00

Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00You can listen to this short talk via the BBC over on Vishvapani’s Wise Attention blog (you may need to be in the UK to hear it). You can also hear it from anywhere via the Thought For the Day podcast.

Remembrance Sunday is an invitation to find a space in our harried lives for a silent opening to all that war has meant for the country: a national meditation on what Wilfred...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Online-Only Events for the Urban Retreat

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 22:44

Online-Only Events for the Urban Retreat

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 22:44You may have seen in the program for the retreat that as well as hosting the retreat materials here, we’ll also be doing some online-only events designed to help bring awareness of the practice into that aspect of our daily lives. We can easily spend so much time online - it’s a challenge to find mindful ways to engage amid so much distraction! And, of course, not everyone is near a Buddhist Centre… So we’re interested in new...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Urban Retreat in Danish

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 20:58

Urban Retreat in Danish

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Nov, 2013 - 20:58Further to Lokabandhu’s post yesterday about the Urban Retreat in German and Spanish, we’re delighted to pass on news that the retreat will also be available to Danish speakers, thanks to Advayasiddhi!

Urban Retreat 2013 på dansk
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Free Buddhist Audio

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22We rolled out some esoteric talks through the rest of October, giving space for reflection on Padmasambhava, the great guru of Tibet, including a ‘long-lost talk’ by Sangharakshita given at the London Buddhist Center in 1979 along with sprinkles of death, change and compassion.

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Check out these little Dharma nuggets in our twice weekly FBA Dharmabytes podcast:

In “Death is Certain” from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Worldwide Urban Retreat Map takes shape

By lokabandhu on Mon, 21 Oct, 2013 - 00:00

Worldwide Urban Retreat Map takes shape

By lokabandhu on Mon, 21 Oct, 2013 - 00:00*update*: some readers have reported a bug in Google/Picasa, so if you’re not getting the map below, click here to enjoy the photos in Google+.

With less than three weeks to go until Triratna’s 2013 International Urban Retreat starts, the interactive map of who’s participating around the world is taking shape - the latest additions coming from Beijing, Hong Kong, Barcelona and Portsmouth, NH! You can ...
Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhist!

World Vegan Day & Month

By jane.easton@blu... on Sat, 3 Nov, 2012 - 12:47

World Vegan Day & Month

By jane.easton@blu... on Sat, 3 Nov, 2012 - 12:47The Kind Diet: Celebrate with World Vegan Day and World Vegan Month

What?
A celebration of vegan ethics and food.

Why might this be relevant for Buddhists?
http://vimeo.com/thevegansociety/making-history - this inspirational short video explains why… but also,

· Veganism is kind to animals, the environment, human health and the world’s poor.
· This annual event enables people to dip their toes into the waters of veganism in a safe, non-judgmental and...

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