Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 21:56

A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’.

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In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Oct, 2020 - 20:50

We’re back with the first episode in a two-part conversation about what Buddhism has to say to 21st C. economics in the wake of populist political tides, globalization and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to part 2 of this conversation

Vaddhaka is the author of The Buddha On Wall Street, a Buddhist critique of Neo-Liberal notions of capitalism. Expect a stirring, provocative discussion around the state of western democracies in relation to...

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The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

The Money Issue (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 13)

By Centre Team on Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 22:54

Communities of all kinds all over the world have been facing up to the huge economic impact of Covid-19 and the ongoing lockdown. In the Triratna Buddhist Community this has meant financial stress at Buddhist Centres and an urgent need for help navigating the next few months, which will be crucial to the survival of many Centres, large and small.

Enter our two guests! Amalavajra and Danayutta are two former investment bankers, now working hard with Future Dharma Fund to...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

ECA Winter 2016 - Podcast No.3: Amalavajra on 'Awakening Money'

By mokshini on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 19:19

A wee report from day 3 of the 2016 Triratna European Chairs Assembly on Amalavajra’s ‘Money Awakening’ workshop. 

As Amalavajra points out, the Chair of a Triratna Buddhist Centre is likely to be one of the more influential people in their situation - so their views on money matter. 

We look at the 8 money archetypes, and the effect of giving more and more from a position of genuine generosity as we move towards a ‘gift’ economy within Triratna - a more appropriate term,...

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Community Highlights

The Buddha On Wall Street - Sample Chapter: The Waste Economy

The Buddha On Wall Street - Sample Chapter: The Waste Economy

By Candradasa on Tue, 7 Apr, 2015 - 21:59

Windhorse Publications are very excited to announce the release of Vaḍḍhaka Linn’s The Buddha on Wall Street: What’s Wrong with Capitalism and What We Can Do About It.

Described by David Loy as an ‘original, insightful, and provocative evaluation of our economic situation today’, The Buddha on Wall Street suggests that there is an alternative to our current economic system which allows us to fulfil our potential as human beings whilst living in a society...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What Money Can't Buy

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - 21:28
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “What Money Can’t Buy”, Vaddhaka has a close look at the nature of capitalism’s economic theory. How are we as buddhists supposed to engage with an economic system that arguably elevates egoistic craving into the position of a high virtue?
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Community Highlights

The London Buddhist, No. 2 - The 'Views' Issue

The London Buddhist, No. 2 - The 'Views' Issue

By Candradasa on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 17:00The spring 2015 issue of the London Buddhist Centre’s new combined magazine and program is out now. It’s got some great, in-depth articles about why ‘views’ matter in a Buddhist life…

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 3: Responses to Talk on Buddhist Economics and Capitalism

By sanghadhara on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 14:40

In conversation with Maitrisara, Visuddhimati, and Aryadhara about Vaddhaka’s talk on Buddhism and Capitalism, which received a standing ovation this morning. Available soon on Free Buddhist Audio and in this space…

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