International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 4: Monday reflections

By Munisha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 19:32

Day 4: Monday reflections

By Munisha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 19:32So, last day… and sunshine has poured down on us, and on the extraordinarily green and beautiful Herefordshire countryside around us. The mud is drying, but remains deep - and lethally slippery - in the dining tent.

The morning’s big events on the retreat “fringe”: a loud crash as the main crockery table sank into the mud, shedding its load, which all had to be rewashed; and a “wellie amnesty”, where everyone who’d lost their boots, or picked up...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Vegan Life on the Vegan Buddhists Space

By Rijupatha on Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 13:18

Vegan Life on the Vegan Buddhists Space

By Rijupatha on Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - 13:18We’ve had some rich discussions and informative postings on the Vegan Buddhists space on The Buddhist Centre Online this month! If you’re vegan, or vegan-curious, there’s lots of great material here to peruse. And you can +follow the Vegan Buddhists space to learn more as new updates arrive.

Early in the month there was a great back-and-forth chat between community members about cruelty-free eggs and ethics, followed by another...
Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhist!

Inside the Milk Machine

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 - 13:10

Inside the Milk Machine

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 - 13:10A great, in-depth article on Modern Farmer about the milk industry today…

Read the whole article

“At one time, milk was one of the more natural processes in farming. 
A bull would impregnate a cow — an actual bull, before the age of artificial insemination . She was pregnant for 
nine months and then a baby cow 
was born.

Afterwards, from the calf’s birth to up to three months after it was weaned, the farmer would...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte - Engaged Ethics

By Rijupatha on Tue, 11 Mar, 2014 - 20:07
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Engaged Ethics,” Parami gives us a perspective on the nature of Mahayana ethics – marked by compassion and wisdom and maximizing connectedness. The energizing effect of engaged ethics is a tool for living life fully for the benefit of others. From the talk “The Awakening Heart”.

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Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Human rights, democracy and developments in ethics (Advayacitta - Talk 2)

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 19:59

Human rights, democracy and developments in ethics (Advayacitta - Talk 2)

By bodhinaga on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 19:59The Second of Advayacitta’s series of talks, exploring the development of western thought from a Buddhist Perspective.
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God (full series now available)

By Candradasa on Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 20:38

Religion Without God (full series now available)

By Candradasa on Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 20:38
Download the complete series. If you’ve enjoyed the talks, please take a moment to support Free Buddhist Audio - an amazing resource that’s free to all users because of the generosity of listeners just like you! ...
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

The Lampton Worm

By bodhinaga on Fri, 26 Oct, 2012 - 14:23

The Lampton Worm

By bodhinaga on Fri, 26 Oct, 2012 - 14:23Vadanya tells the the tale of the Lampton Worm, a folk legend from the North East of England, and explores what it teaches us about integration and owning up to our own flaws. 23rd October 2012.
Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

Violence and religion

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 9 Oct, 2012 - 07:26

Violence and religion

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 9 Oct, 2012 - 07:26Last night Ratnaguna gave this wonderful talk at the Stockholms Buddhistcenter. You can download it from fba.
http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1400

The poem he ends with got a little cut off, right at the end. Here it is in full:



The Place Where We Are Right
by Yehuda Amichai

From the place where we are right
Flowers will never grow
In the spring.

The place where we are right
Is hard and...
Windhorse Evolution
Windhorse Evolution

Ethics at Evolution

By Windhorse Evolution on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 12:13
Ethics was the theme of some training with the retail team and evolution shops. Several members of staff from the shops gave talks, and their transcripts are available here. There are a variety of perspectives and reflections, well worth a read.

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