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Thoughts for the Day: Buddhist Reflections on Brexit and the Coronavirus Crisis

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 18:06

Since 2006 Vishvapani has been contributing to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day: a prominent daily slot featuring reflections on the news from a faith perspective. 

Vishvapani comments: 
“I often see Buddhist friends commenting on politics, usually from leftwing perspectives and often assuming that their perspective is the correct expression of their Buddhist principles. Thought for the Day forces me to do something different. Because it’s an uncontested slot on public service radio (with no interviewer...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Continuing our tradition of having a livestreamed Saturday night puja during lockdown, you can join us this evening from 7.15pm BST on the Adhisthana facebook page.

A link to the event is here. Once there you will see ‘Live’ in the left hand column - click to join us in a ritual celebrating Bhante Sangharakshita.

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Fundraising for Karuna in lockdown - With Maxo

By Karuna on Mon, 25 May, 2020 - 14:54

Fundraising for Karuna in lockdown - With Maxo

By Karuna on Mon, 25 May, 2020 - 14:54

Maxo’s own life was touched significantly by Covid 19 when he lost two people close to him to the virus during this appeal. He didn’t let that become an obstacle but a fuel to motivate him to raise money to help the Dalit communities in India and Nepal whose situation is dire. He said that “It felt wrong to let the thing that you are fundraising for get in the way of fundraising.. ” It was this fire that meant...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

How to Meditate at Home - Positive Tools for Life

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:15

How to Meditate at Home - Positive Tools for Life

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 14:15

New 3-week online NLBC course with Aryadhara and Anandavajra starts Saturday 23rd May.

3 Saturday mornings: 23 May, 30 May, 6 June 10:30am-12:30pm

Discover how to meditate, and how to set up a regular practice at home. We will explore two core foundation meditation practices that help us to focus and to have an open heart - key skills for life both in and out of lockdown!

Regular meditation brings positive benefits in helping us to improve our mental states and thereby...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Donation to the Buddhist Centre Online

By Caroline I P on Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 17:08

Donation to the Buddhist Centre Online

By Caroline I P on Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 17:08

Since Adhisthana closed, we have been cancelling retreats and refunding those booked on a rolling basis. When contacting people we have also been inviting them to donate their deposit (or more), to be distributed to those Triratna centres and organisations that will need additional help with funding during these uncertain times.

There has been a massive outpouring of generosity from people, and you can see some of the team talking about this in more detail in one of our blog post ‘...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Community members donate to get food to Indian families in lockdown

By Caroline I P on Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 13:04

Community members donate to get food to Indian families in lockdown

By Caroline I P on Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 13:04

A few weeks ago, just after India had abruptly gone into lockdown, Aryajaya brought to the community the story of her friend Abhyanavita.

Abhayanavita did the Adhisthana International Course in 2018, and then returned to her home in Amravati, a city in Maharashtra. She runs a project there with a team of 4 Order Members and 6 Mitras running a hostel to enable vulnerable women and girls to step free of domestic and sexual violence and giving them the tools they need...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Dharma Wondrous Strange

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 14:00

Ratnaguna gives us ten pieces of advice from the Buddha that speak to the isolation we’re experiencing whilst the world is in lockdown.

The talk was given via Zoom, following the temporary closure of Manchester Buddhist Centre due to the Coronavirus pandemic, April 3, 2020.

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Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Subhuti's Warning

By Caroline I P on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 12:51

Subhuti's Warning

By Caroline I P on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 12:51

In the last of these three short videos showing a conversation between Subhuti and James, Subhuti reflects on what not to do during lockdown, and how we can distract ourselves by using the internet as a means to avoid our present moment experience.

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Adhisthana in lockdown: Saddhanandi and Caroline in conversation

By Caroline I P on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 15:35

Adhisthana in lockdown: Saddhanandi and Caroline in conversation

By Caroline I P on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 15:35

A playlist of three videos from the start of the lockdown at Adhisthana. Saddhanandi and Caroline discuss generosity and practicing in the lockdown.

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Working Together - FutureDharma and India Dhamma Trust

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 12:06

Working Together - FutureDharma and India Dhamma Trust

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 - 12:06

We’ve got some exciting news to share. We’re going to be working a lot more closely with India Dhamma Trust. 

With the world in lockdown, no-one is unaffected. In India conditions are hard. Food is difficult to come by and expensive. Many people don’t have homes or sanitation. People that do have homes often live with many family members sharing a small space. There is mass migration with migrant workers returning to their home villages. The sangha in India are responding to the needs...