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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, in the weekly Dharma night class at the LBC, offer their reflections on our current predicament. Together, in conversation, they explore some dharmic perspectives on our experience of our lives and the world in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. 

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear

By akasajoti on Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 13:33

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear

By akasajoti on Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 13:33

Padmavajra, one of the Public Preceptors on the ordination team at Padmaloka, gives a talk on how to go for refuge in times of adversity, even in a time of fear.

Given the situation in the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness? What is the real response to the situation we find ourselves in today?

Recorded on the 18th March 2020 in the Padmaloka...

Free Buddhist Audio
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FBA Podcast: From Literal to Liberated Mind

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

In this talk, Sarvananda looks at how our engagement with the arts can help us move from literal mindedness to an imaginative engagement with Buddhist myth and symbol.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the 2019 East Anglian Men’s Retreat.

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Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

The sangha presence at the Earth Strike

By Maitrisiddhi on Wed, 2 Oct, 2019 - 16:20

The sangha presence at the Earth Strike

By Maitrisiddhi on Wed, 2 Oct, 2019 - 16:20

On the 20th September there was a global ‘earth strike’ to demonstrate about human-caused global warming. The climate strikes certainly made world headlines, and Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN keeps up the pressure for ecological action on governments, business and individuals - including us! It’s hard to say what the effect of our sangha presence is - but getting out there on the streets where a lot of radical energy is; meditating and being seen; modelling love and...

Community Highlights
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Jyotika - Leonard Cohen: Troubadour, Psychonaut, Buddhist Monk (Culture Night 2019)

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:58

Leonard Cohen’s musical genius was intimately connected with his spiritual life, which was deeply influenced by Buddhism. In this talk Jyotika looks at how Buddhism and the philosophies of the East helped shape some of the finest songs ever written in the English language.

Talk given during Culture Night 2019 at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Note: During the talk Jyotika played the following songs: ‘Suzanne’, ’ Hallelujah’, ‘Anthem’ and ‘Avalanche’. For copyright reasons these songs are not included in this...

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FBA Podcast: Finding Freedom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 7 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Amalaketu explores freedom through images and stories from the Chappanakopama Sutta, the discourse on the simile of the 6 animals, and shows how Buddhism is the way to ultimate liberation.

Talk given at the East Anglian Mens Retreat, Padmaloka May 2012.

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FBA Podcast: Ultimate Freedom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Padmavajra visited the London Buddhist Centre to give a talk on Sangharakshita’s classic 1979 lecture ‘The Taste of Freedom’.

Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma-vinaya (Buddhism) has but one taste, the taste of Freedom.

(from ‘The Udana’). 

Talk given June 2019

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Dharmabyte: A Set of Wonders

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 09:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is by Suryagupta, the new chair of the London Buddhist Centre. Entitled A Set of Wonders this excerpt is from the talk 40 Years of the LBC: Looking Back and Looking Forward on what Buddhism has to offer to individuals, communities and the world at large.

Given at London Buddhist Centre on the occasion of their 40th anniversary, June 2018.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Which Windhorse book has changed YOUR life?

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Jul, 2019 - 09:00

Which Windhorse book has changed YOUR life?

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Jul, 2019 - 09:00

Windhorse Publications is excited to announce the launch of its #lifechangingbooks campaign.

Windhorse Publications has been publishing books on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism for 45 years. Over that time, thousands of people’s lives have changed as a result of reading a Windhorse book.

In this video, Sadayasihi from Dublin talks about a Windhorse book that has changed her life: Mind in Harmony by Subhuti.

Windhorse Publications is inviting you to:

  • join them on social media (InstagramTwitter or Facebook) to watch people talking about a Windhorse book that has
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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Join us at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for an epic ritual celebration of the Buddha’s Teaching, Saturday, July 13, 1-5 pm.

In the morning, there will be opportunity to participate in one of two art workshops to come together creatively in community: Mantra Chanting with Sunada or Portable Shrine Making with Maryellen, both running from 9-1 pm. We will bridge the day with a shared potluck meal together, from 1-2:30 pm.

Please bring a vegetarian meal to share. Families with kids welcome!

Schedule:

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