By Rijupatha on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 20:24This week’s FBA Podcast is entitled: “Make Yourself An Island.” Reflecting on her favourite lines from the Paranibbana Sutta, Jvalamalini explores how to become an island in the midst of the eight worldly winds, especially how to steer through praise and blame, and fame and infamy by developing true individuality, and spiritual receptivity.
By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:39Traditional Buddhist festival celebrating the Buddha’s Parinirvana. A day of meditation, reflection and puja. Bring veggie lunch to share. It is traditional to wear white. Dana event: donations welcome. 3 Vajras. With Satyadakini, Aryashila and others. Sunday 16th February 10.30am-4pm (11am start)
By Munisha on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 00:37To mark Hallowe’en, Siddhisambhava writes from north Wales about her workshops and retreats on facing death. (Some readers may need to know that Hallowe’en is a festival concerned with ghosts, witches, death and other things we’d rather not think about. Children often mark it by “trick or treating”: going house to house playfully demanding sweets in return for not playing tricks on the owners. Pumpkin lanterns are traditional too.)
By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35This week Triratna Buddhist Centres all over the world will be marking the Buddha’s last days and Parinirvana. It’s a time when we come together to reflect on his life and death, and remember those we have known who have passed away. A chance to strengthen our practice of one of the most essential reflections in any spiritually healthy life - the recollection of impermanence - by engaging with the ‘purification’ practice of ‘...