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Islam and the Buddha - New Writing from Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 11:53

Islam and the Buddha - New Writing from Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 11:53

Following on from his previous piece, Buddhism and Islam, Sangharakshita discusses Shah-Kazemi’s Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism, with special reference to an article of his own published sixty or more years ago, Religion as Revelation and Discovery.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: Islam and the Buddha along with other articles he has written....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Urge your government to counter Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 12:44

Urge your government to counter Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 12:44

Please join Buddhists around the world speaking out in defence of ethnic Muslim minorities displaced by ethnic Buddhist violence in southeast Asia, especially the Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar).

A report published by Queen Mary University, London, says the Rohingya are facing the final stages of genocide”.

Richard Reoch of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition in the USA, writes:
“Please speak up for the tens of thousands of displaced people in southeast Asia...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Vishvapani broadcasts on Buddhist-Muslim violence in Burma

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Jun, 2013 - 07:34

Vishvapani broadcasts on Buddhist-Muslim violence in Burma

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Jun, 2013 - 07:34Vishvapani, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, is one of the religious voices on the Today programme, BBC Radio 4’s flagship daily morning news programme, reaching six million listeners a week.

Along with writers from several other major faiths, he regularly writes and reads the Thought for the Day - a three-minute topical piece from a faith perspective.

Vishvapani writes:
‘When things happen, such as the anti-Muslim violence in Burma, I think it is important that other...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God, Part 3 - Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 20 Oct, 2012 - 20:57
In the third talk in our ‘Religion without God’ series, we have some big questions. When you don’t believe in an afterlife, what vision can there be around death and dying? What did the Buddha mean when he taught about karma, re-becoming and rebirth?

Here Candradasa uses Buddhist scripture, vision literature, and poetry to tease out a sense of the Buddha’s awesome vision of what life is, and how that might affect our ideas of what happens after death...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God, Part 2: Sex and Morality - Going Beyond Puritanism

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 22:09
In the second talk in his ‘Religion Without God’ series, Candradasa considers the origins of negative views of the body and its desires in relation to spiritual life, as seen through the prism of Puritanism and its influences.

Tracking the Platonic ideal through St. Augustine we get a sense of the conditioning we seek to move away from as Buddhists while still wrestling with the key questions posed by our own experience of the connection between desire and suffering.
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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Religion Without God, Part 1 - A Radical Community of Values

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Oct, 2012 - 20:31
The first talk in ‘Religion without God’, a four-part series looking at how you can have a full spiritual life as a 21st Century person without recourse to blind faith or setting yourself against the rational world we find ourselves in. The Buddha faced some of the same dilemmas as us in India in 500 BCE, and we face some new challenges with 2500 years of culture and experience in between his time and our own.

In this...