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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Place available in Abhirati Men's Community Nottingham

By Zac on Wed, 1 Feb, 2023 - 10:05

Place available in Abhirati Men's Community Nottingham

By Zac on Wed, 1 Feb, 2023 - 10:05

Hi!

The community occupies the top two floors of the Nottingham Buddhist Centre building, which lies in the heart of a vibrant Nottingham city center. There has been a mens community in the building for 25+ years now and currently there are 4 young men living together (pictured: Dayajava, Connor, Rio and Zac).

We’ve recently had someone move out last December and we are now looking to explore taking on a fifth person. As a community we aspire to...

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Dharmabyte: Friendship is a Verb

By Zac on Thu, 1 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Jayaraja describes how we develop a robust sense of self through friendship, through love, through repair, allowing us to fully let go.


From the talk The Fires and the Black River of Loss given at Buddhafield Festival, 2018.
 

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FBA Podcast: The Difference That Makes a Difference

By Zac on Sat, 12 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Dhammamegha speaks about Sangha as Dharma practice and how spiritual community and friendship with the admirable are part of our heritage in Triratna.

Talk given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 2017.
 

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Dharmabyte: Being Deeply Seen

By Zac on Thu, 3 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Vishangka explores the joys and challenges that arise in a spiritual community. Here he explores the story of Anguillamala and what we can learn from this sutta. 

From the talk Sangha In the Buddha’s Time given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Walking the Talk

By Zac on Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

The Buddha famously said that fellowship is the whole of the spiritual life. Is that really true?! Abhayanandi has been following this teaching notably by living in a residential Buddhist community and working in a team-based right-livlihood business. Hear her inspirational and hard-won reflections from the talk entitled Living Sangha given at London Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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FBA Podcast: Saluting the Sangha

By Zac on Sat, 29 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Friendships hold the sangha together, genuine personal connections, that support spiritual practice. Weaving in contemporary poetry with teachings from the Buddhist tradition, Ratnaprabha explores the nature of harmonious community by taking us through the Sangha Section of the TiratanaVandana.

A talk for Sangha Day given at the West London Buddhist Centre, Nov 2011.

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
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Sublet Place Available in Women's Community Bristol

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 12:45

Sublet Place Available in Women's Community Bristol

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 12:45

Are you interested in trying out community living in Bristol? Kalyanaloka have a room free from February 12 to early May 2023 while a resident is away travelling. 

The community live and practice together, share food, eat together regularly and often meditate together, as well as a weekly community night.

They are looking for a Mitra or Order member to join them for this period. They are also have very reasonable costs for Bristol!

Please contact Jo on 07814575788 or Jo.wagland [at] gmail.com to express...

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FBA Podcast: Seeding Community

By Zac on Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

How can we equip ourselves to co-operate in collective action and play? How do we work with negative emotions and polarized views? Many of us long to be in deeper communication and relationships with others, but in order to do that we need to create the necessary conditions for community to arise. Drawing on the Buddha’s teaching, as well as political and social thinkers, Dhammamegha looks at the tender and necessary ground for sustained action towards the...

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The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

Many of you will have heard our recent podcast The Sound of One Hand, where we chat to Satyadasa about his new memoir of the same name, published in February 2022.

Satyadasa’s book is a relatable and humorous account of a Buddhist life, and is already well regarded by many readers. In this video from a recent Sangha night at the The Nottingham Buddhist Centre in the UK, Zac Pomphrey, a member of our team here at...

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Dharmabyte: A Single Line of Poetry

By Zac on Thu, 25 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

The Mystery of Spiritual Friendship

In the opening talk of the series, Padmasagara explores the profundity of the Buddha’s statement that spiritual friendship is ‘the whole of the spiritual life’ or, in other words, the whole of the Going for Refuge. He emphasises the “guhya” (secret or hidden) nature of spiritual friendship and demonstrates how its emergence in the world was inseparable from the Buddha’s ineffable Nirvana. Excerpted from the talk The Mystery of Spiritual Friendship,...

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