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FBA Podcast: Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 14:00

Concise and essential, Satyaraja draws out practical and profound aspects of the four Brahmaviharas, considering them as both meditation practices and as realms that we can occupy. This is the second talk in a series of four talks on the topic of karuna, compassion.

From the series Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre Winter Retreat, 2016.

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Reflections from Ratnavandana - Being Divine Online Home Retreat: Day 7

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 09:05

As we come towards the end of our Being Divine Online home retreat it is my great pleasure today to share with you some further reflections from Ratnavandana on this theme.

She beautifully evokes where and how she is currently spending this time of lockdown in rural Wales, UK, and shares how the Brahma Viharas have been helping her at this strange and difficult time. What she gives us is her deep confidence in these practices and a rich tapestry...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 2: Half My Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 17:47

“Buddhism gave me an understanding - or at least a suggestion that one could change.”

In this second in the two part series about Manjusvara we hear about the three things that fundamentally changed his life: a car accident, coming across the London Buddhist Centre and fundraising. 

From his time in the US through to the practice of writing as a means of transformation to his involvement in fundraising for Karuna, Manjusvara celebrates having spent...

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Dharmabyte: Words Count

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Words Count, is excerpted from the talk Words Have the Power to Connect Or Create Walls by Aniruddha, an Indian Order Member working as an NVC (Non-Violent Communication) trainer in India.

This talk was given in 2009 on his first visit to the Buddhafield Festival and was a great hit. Learn more about the work of Karuna Trust.

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Inspired by Ambedkar: a western perspective

By vajratara on Fri, 18 Dec, 2015 - 17:10

The third of three talks looking at the inspiration and influence of Dr Ambedkar in the life of members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  Kusaladevi was ordained this year and works for the Karuna Trust, helping fund social projects that work with the most disadvantaged in India. Karuna used to fund the ordination teams in India, but a few years ago felt a new charity was needed specifically for Dhamma and ordination training, furthering the peaceful Dhamma revolution and transforming the lives of...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Compassion in Action: Fundraising with the Karuna Trust

By sanghadhara on Sun, 10 Jun, 2012 - 22:30
Lucy’s Talk given in October 2011 after completing a six-week Karuna fundraising Appeal.
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
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Come and do a Karuna Fundraising Appeal!

By lokabandhu on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 22:46
Recorded on the 2012 Triratna International Retreat, Jayaraja invites everyone present - including you, good listener! - to take advantage of the opportunity to do a Karuna Trust Fundraising Appeal.

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