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Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Through the day this Sunday, 12 July, online.
Marking the anniversary of the Buddha’s first ever teachings (Dharma) soon after his awakening. 
“The world is made of stories. Good stories are hard to come by, and a good story you can honestly call your own is an incredible gift. The stories are part of a bigger story that connects us all.” (Gary Snyder) Can you discover Buddhism through stories, or do you need facts?

10:30    Ratnaprabha hosts from the Buddhist Centre shrine...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

Join Vimalasara, for the first conversation, with BIPOC/BAME Order members on Saturday 25th July 2020

USA PST 09:00-11:00 | México 11:00-13:...

Triratna InHouse Publications
Triratna InHouse Publications

New Dharma book for Dharma Day!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 22:45

New Dharma book for Dharma Day!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 22:45

Sunday sees the annual celebration of Dharma Day across the Triratna Buddhist Community - and Triratna InHouse Publications is launching a new Dharma book to celebrate!  ‘Seeing Like A Buddha’, by Nagapriya, is clear and straightforward introduction to  the Four Noble Truths, one of the core teachings of Buddhism. 

In the words of his friend Dayamati, aka Professor Richard Hayes, “The tone of the book is gentle and good-natured so that readers are sure to feel as though they are reading a...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Dharma & Meditation at Buddhafield Online Celebration 15th-19th July

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:06

Dharma & Meditation at Buddhafield Online Celebration 15th-19th July

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:06

There’s a host of dharma talks, workshops and meditations on offer at this event, with some wonderful contributors from different countries and traditions, listed below. Full details of whole programme are here:

https://www.flipsnack.com/6ED8D766AED/buddhafield-in-the-web-programme-2…

Acharya Kaspa Thompson Sitting with the Ashes
Amaragita Warrior, Lover, Magician, Sovereign
Archie Meban  Meditation for Recovery
Caroline Brazier Holding to Nothing in changing times
David Loy Ecodharma: a New Buddhist Path? 
Dhammamegha The Buddha’s Begging Bowl
Dhivan Is there a Buddhist Ecology?
Emma Slade (Ani Pema Deki)...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Buddhafield in the Web - an Online Celebration 15th - 19th July 2020

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:05

Buddhafield in the Web - an Online Celebration 15th - 19th July 2020

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:05

This Online Celebration is a fundraiser to help Buddhafield come through these times. Please buy a ticket, come and celebrate, and dive deep with the theme of ‘Holding to Nothing Whatever’.   If you’re outside the UK and haven’t been able to attend a Buddhafield before - here is a unique opportunity!

Tickets available here!

Full programme here: https://www.flipsnack.com/6ED8D766AED/buddhafield-in-the-web-programme-2…

The music on this video is from a ‘Soulful Singing’ workshop with Mahasukha.  He’ll be offering one of these...

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Awareness is Revolutionary: Talking about Race and Buddhism

By akasajoti on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 14:27

Awareness is Revolutionary: Talking about Race and Buddhism

By akasajoti on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 14:27

On 25 June, from 19.00-21.00 (UK), Subhuti will be in conversation with Suryagupta, the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, on the topic of race, caste and Buddhism. They will explore the themes personally, arriving at a distinctively Dharmic approach to race and Buddhism, with time for you to ask questions via the chat facility on their YouTube Livestream. All are invited to join the LBC Sangha for what promises to be a memorable and significant evening....

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This week's eBook give away - The Body

By dhammamegha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:21

This week's eBook give away - The Body

By dhammamegha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:21

The high streets are waking from their slumber, and we’re anticipating further easing of the lockdown. There are many questions; is it safe, when will travel be possible, when can I spend time with friends and loved ones in person again, what will happen with work and the economy?

Like many others I’ve also been involved in conversations about race and the growing anti-racism movement. I’ve been thinking about my own place and what I can do, exploring my conditioning, and listening...

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Windhorse Publications Free the Dharma - Stories of practice

By dhammamegha on Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:55

Windhorse Publications Free the Dharma - Stories of practice

By dhammamegha on Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:55

Many Dharma books give advice on how to meditate or reflect: others offer maps of the mind. But this week we’re giving away a book of a different kind; a book of stories of practice. 
 
How does the Dharma work? Based on 22 interviews or reflections, Challenging Times: Stories of Buddhist practice when things get tough is a compelling read. You can download it here until 8 June. 
 
Each person in the book faced some sort of...

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Prajnahridaya's Reflections on the slogan “All Dharma agrees at one point” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 5

By kusaladevi on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 11:28

Prajnahridaya's Reflections on the slogan “All Dharma agrees at one point” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 5

By kusaladevi on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 11:28

Prajnahridaya, living at Padmaloka retreat centre in Norfolk, UK, shares his reflections around this slogan, reflecting on the essence of the Mind Training teachings - a release from Ego Clinging.

⁣⁣⁣He reflects on the dangers of trying to get rid of something and focuses instead on the freedom, inspiration and beauty that can arise when we let go of clinging.

Visit the Turning Arrows into Flowers Home retreat page

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Free the Dharma - Mind in Harmony by Subhuti

By dhammamegha on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 13:21

Free the Dharma - Mind in Harmony by Subhuti

By dhammamegha on Mon, 11 May, 2020 - 13:21

This is the eighth week that we’ll be sharing a weekly e-book. When we started in March, it seemed likely that it would be something we’d do for a month or two at the most. Yet here we are, two months later, and this new future stretches before us. 

This week we’re giving away Subhuti’s Mind in Harmony: the psychology of Buddhist ethics. You can download it free here until 25 May. You can also buy a paper copy here

Mind in Harmony is...

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