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Return to Nature on the Inside (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 18)

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 15:14

Return to Nature on the Inside (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 18)

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 15:14

“The only way we can face the suffering in the world is to be involved in ending it.”

Back in April, The Buddhist Centre Online commissioned a series of podcasts called ‘Hair On Fire: Using the Threefold Way of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom to Turn Toward Climate Change’, released to mark Earth week.

To introduce that series we had a great conversation with Sara Khorasani and Akuppa, voyaging through time and the underworld of our own life,...

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Rooted in this very earth

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 11:39

Rooted in this very earth

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 11:39

An unintended consequence of the viral pandemic is that, rather than walking to my office at the university, I walk for exercise each day in the local woods. And I am not alone: lots of us seem to be taking the unexpected opportunity to find pleasure in springtime woodland. As I’ve been walking in the woods, I’ve been thinking more about Buddhist environmental ethics (see also Mettā for Plants). It’s often thought that Buddhism is eco-friendly because of its...

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Nature Reflections from Taraloka

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Apr, 2020 - 22:11

Nature Reflections from Taraloka

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Apr, 2020 - 22:11

Steeped in her love of both the natural world and the Dharma, Maitridevi is offering us her ‘nature-thought-for-the-day’ reflections and short meditations every day this week, connecting us with some of the burgeoning spring-time life at Taraloka. She’s calling them ‘a naturalist-Dharma melange’!

You can find them over on Taraloka’s YouTube channel, along with a series of videos of Hridayagita teaching Tai Chi Shibashi, to support you to remain grounded, embodied, and sensitive to the beauty...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Sangharakshita Foresees His Death In 'Padmaloka'

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Feb, 2020 - 09:00

Vishvapani beautifully explores Sangharakshita’s poem ‘Padmaloka’ in which he looks forward to his own death.

It’s a poem about death, rebirth and nature, and Vishvapani connects it to other poetry which it echoes.

This talk was given a week after Sangharakshita’s death in November 2018 at Cardiff Buddhist Centre.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
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50 Years, 50 Voices: Amitamati and Ratnadeva

By Candradasa on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 16:21

It’s like the laboratory of our minds.
Ratnadeva

It excites me too, the science… very strong links, science and Dharma.
Amitamati

NB. Amitamati has been in touch to say that in track 3 when she refers to having studied “Social Sciences” for 25 years she actually meant “Life Sciences”.

Amitamati’s Annals

In 1968: I wasn’t born! May be My consciousness was waiting for the right womb!

I was born in 1970 into a Buddhist family – my grandparents on both sides had converted with Dr...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Book Review of Vajragupta's book 'Wild Awake'

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:46

Book Review of Vajragupta's book 'Wild Awake'

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:46

In Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature Vajragupta draws on twenty-five years of experience going into nature alone. He recounts how these ‘solitary retreats’ have changed him, how he fell in love with the places he stayed in and the creatures there and includes a helpful A-Z guide on how to go about your own solitary retreat.  Wild Awake is available from Windhorse Publications as a paperback or an eBook.

Here is a review of Wild Awake...

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Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature - New Book by Vajragupta

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 11:47

Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature - New Book by Vajragupta

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 11:47

Windhorse Publications have announced the public release of Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature which is now available as a paperback or an eBook.

Wild Awake will soon be found in UK-based and European Triratna centre bookshops. The book will take a bit longer to emerge in bookshops outside the UK and Europe,  as the book distributors’ release in the US and the Americas is in June.

In Wild Awake, Vajragupta draws on twenty-five years of experience going into nature alone. He recounts how these...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

New Book by Vajragupta – Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 10:57

New Book by Vajragupta – Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 10:57

We now announce the public release! Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature is available for worldwide purchase from our website as paperback or eBook.

Wild Awake will soon be found in UK-based and European Triratna centre bookshops. Note our book distributors’ release in the US and the Americas is in June, so books will take a bit longer to emerge in bookshops outside the UK and Europe.  

In Wild Awake, Vajragupta draws on twenty-five years of...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Vajragupta is ordained within the Triratna Buddhist movement, and the author of a couple of our bestsellers. Sailing the Worldly Winds and Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life provide clear introductions and guidance to incorporating meditation and Buddhist practices into daily life. Vajragupta also wrote The Triratna Story, which provides perspectives on the Triratna Buddhist movement from its beginnings in the 1970s to the modern day.

Vajragupta is currently working on two books – Wild Awake, which we will publish...

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