Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa 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

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa 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

By mokshini 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!

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Mokshini: On the Bodhisattva Heart Of Intention

By mokshini on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Mokshini: On the Bodhisattva Heart Of Intention

By mokshini on Thu, 16 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…

Here’s my own “video diary” on the great heart of intention that informs every act and can open up a beautiful space for us and the world if we only pay attention in everyday life…

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Kamalamani: On Unbounded Love

By mokshini on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Kamalamani: On Unbounded Love

By mokshini on Tue, 14 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…

Kamalamani’s exploration of issues around consciously choosing childlessness as an ethical move is both fascinating and challenging. The context of unbounded compassion for all beings is vital and animates an issue we all face in our lives as human beings coming to terms with an over-populated world.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhist Action Month is also happening in Essen, Germany. They’ve got a range of actions, ranging from cycling, themes at Sangha Nights the rationale of BAM, Compassion and Deep Ecology; the ethics of re-cycling; looking at our true values and priorities  and ending with a shared vegan brunch feast! 

BAM – Buddhistischer Aktions-Monat

Folgende Veranstaltungen zum Buddhistischen Aktions-Monat sind geplant:

21.5.-10.6. Wir machen mit einem eigenen Team mit beim „Stadtradeln“ („Buddhisten in Essen“). Einstieg auch verspätet möglich, mehr Infos: www.buddhistisches-zentrum-essen.de/community/engagierter-buddhismus/akt…

31.Mai       Dharma-Abend: Auftakt zu BAM:...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

In Spring of 2015 a team of volunteers spent six weeks at Karuna Trust Office in London giving the opportunity to the supporters to increase their donations for some of the poorest people in India.

Read about Karuna’s record-breaking year - and how you can help too!

For more information about Karuna visit karuna.org

Free Buddhist Audio
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.

Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Berlin Young Buddhists - Neue Workshopreihe / New Workshop Series

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 2 Feb, 2016 - 14:31

Berlin Young Buddhists - Neue Workshopreihe / New Workshop Series

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 2 Feb, 2016 - 14:31

NEUE WORKSHOPREIHE: MITGEFÜHLWEISHEITENERGIE

In dieser Workshopreihe wollen wir das Ziel des Buddhismus – Erleuchtung – näher untersuchen. Erleuchtung hat viele Namen, darunter Erwachen, Erkennen, Sehen wie die Dinge sind, Nirwana, etc.

In unseren Treffen wollen wir die drei Kernqualitäten der Erleuchtungserfahrung untersuchen, Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie. Wir werden im gemeinsamen Austausch und in Workshops untersuchen, was Erleuchtung, bzw. Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie für uns bedeutet, wo wir in unserer Erfahrung...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 11:34

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 11:34

Anālayo, professor of Buddhist Studies at the Sri Lanka International Academy in Pallekele, teaches at the Center for Buddhist Studies of the University of Hamburg and researches at the Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan. He has drawn on his extensive research into early Buddhism to present Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, our featured title this month. Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, comments, ‘Serious meditation students will benefit...

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