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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Vidyamala: On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World

By mokshini on Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Vidyamala: On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World

By mokshini on Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Vidyamala is the inspirational founder of the Breathworks movement, introducing deep mindfulness practice for those suffering from chronic pain and stress. Here she explores how innovative approaches can revitalise the Dharma as traditional Buddhism finds its place in a world that desperately needs its message of wisdom and compassion.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Vidyamala On Opening to Pain with Mindfulness

By Centre Team on Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 22:40

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. In this interview with Giulietta Spudich from Windhorse Publications, she explores her incredible life journey and how her exploration of Buddhist Dharma and mindfulness helps many...

The SoundCloud content at https://soundcloud.com/windhorsepublications/vidymala-interview is not available, or it is set to private.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation

By Rijupatha on Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 - 22:32

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “A Dharmic Framework for Total Transformation”, an excerpt from the talk “Karma and the Consequences of Our Actions” by Ratnadharini.

There is nothing wrong with our experience, it’s how we interpret it. The Five Niyamas help us understand that total transformation is possible by shifting our habitual means of seeing things. Is it random? Is it fate? Why do the conditions that arise in our lives, arise? Where...

Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31The second of a series of short Dharma chats with Vajraguptā.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Why Are We So Afraid?

By viriyalila on Fri, 11 Oct, 2013 - 01:13
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Why Are We So Afraid?,” is an excerpt from the talk “Dying to Live” by Vidyamala. Here she talks about being present with fear in the face of impermanence.

In the full talk, Vidyamala gives a strong account of working with suffering and sorrow in life, and of transforming experience into one characterized by contentment and a sense of meaning. From her own practice of living with chronic pain comes a...
The Urban Retreat 2011
The Urban Retreat 2011

Manjupriya - Pleasure and Pain

By Manjupriya on Tue, 11 Oct, 2011 - 06:00

Manjupriya - Pleasure and Pain by thebuddhistcentre

Listen on iOS or get the app. Here’s Manjupriya in conversation with Jnanarakshita as a Soundcloud. (NB. There are passages of very poor sound quality, but it should all be listenable now.)

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For more information about using Soundcloud see our notes on experimental Dharma discussion....