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European Buddhist Union Conference 2018 - call for papers

By Munisha 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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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

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

By Candradasa 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....

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: A Life-Changing Encounter

By Centre Team on Sat, 27 Feb, 2016 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Podcast recounts the harrowing and revelatory tale of Kisa Gotami in a talk entitled “A Life-Changing Encounter” by Jvalamalini.

In the story, Kisa Gotami’s grief for her dead child is completely transformed after her contact with the Buddha through the experience of compassion and insight, leading her to a life of spiritual commitment and renunciation.

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Dharmabyte: The Lotus of Compassion

By Rijupatha on Thu, 3 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s poems over the next few weeks. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “The Lotus of Compassion”. Selected from “Conquering New Worlds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1986.

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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva’s Reply

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s poems over the next few weeks. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”. Selected from “Conquering New Worlds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1986.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 6 Oct, 2015 - 00:19

Self-Compassion - Learning to Turn Loving-kindness Inwards
Vajra Bell is the quarterly journal from Triratna in North America, based out of Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire. In this issue, some moving and thought-provoking evocations of loving kindness and its radical effect - often in unexpected ways!

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FBA Podcast: Padmasambhava and the Magic Of Compassion

By Rijupatha on Sat, 1 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast, is brought to us by Padmavajra called “Padmasambhava and the Magic Of Compassion”. Padmavajra is an ideal person to introduce Padmasamabhava, the great Tantric guru of Tibet. He is both a devotee and a good storyteller – a winning combination as we are brought into vivifying contact with the origins and mysteries of this central Vajrayana figure.

Please note, there is some audio skipping on this recording for a couple of minutes at around...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Complete Archive Of Teaching On The Brahma Viharas

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 18:57

Ratnavandana has given much of her later life to the cultivation and teaching of Brahma Viharas meditation - helping inspire many people to move towards spending more of their time in the ‘divine abodes’ of love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.

Here is the complete archive of teaching from her Spring 2015 Rainy Season retreat in Bristol, UK. The theme was ‘Living In The Mandala’, looking at the Brahma Viharas in the context of the five Buddha mandala. Talks, readings, guided...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 7: Guided Brahma Viharas Meditation (With Notes on Bhavana)

By Centre Team on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 20:27

Ratnavandana introduces and guides us through a composite practice of all four Brahma Viharas at once - loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity.

She sets the scene perfectly with an introduction to the notion of cultivation/development within the context of a Buddhist spiritual life, showing how each of these qualities may be called forth whenever needed in the face of our experience, just as the flower is called forth from the seed in springtime.

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: A Puja To Amitabha

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 18:23
Karunavapi leads a rather beautiful puja to Amitabha, the archetypal Buddha of the west, red with the love and light of compassion. Featuring some excellent readings!

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