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Statement Against Buddhist Violence in Burma/Myanmar

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 12 Sep, 2017 - 12:04

Today on Triratna News:

1) A statement against Buddhist violence against the mostly Muslim Rohingya people in Burma/Myanmar, signed individually and personally by senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order including Sangharakshita. The statement simply says that violence cannot be justified by Buddhist teachings.

2) Vishvapani’s broadcast this morning on BBC Radio Four’s Thought for the Day: ‘Burmese atrocities: the problem with a Buddhist state”. (Text and audio)

We first published a statement on this topic in 2013. In view of the even...

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Meditation Flash Mob on Election Day

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 22:06

Meditation Flash Mob on Election Day

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 22:06

Join us outside Portsmouth Middle School November 8, for a global, synchronized meditation for peace and mutual respect on election day – 6-7PM.  Organized by Elevate the Vote.  Bring warm clothes, something to sit on, and your device to listen to a live podcast led meditation, to be followed by a half hour of silent meditation. Here’s what Elevate the Vote says about this strictly non-partisan event:

Hundreds of Meditation Events are unifying on November 8th,
US Election Day,...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Beginners Course - Buddhism, Meditation & Peace in our Communities

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 4 Nov, 2016 - 14:04

Beginners Course - Buddhism, Meditation & Peace in our Communities

Posted by bhpruitt to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 4 Nov, 2016 - 14:04

Thursday evenings, 7-9PM, December 1 - 22.

This four-week course, led by Dh. Suddhayu, offers an opportunity for those new - and not so new - to Buddhist meditation to explore how these practices can offer insights into building peaceful relationships.  We teach traditional Buddhist meditations, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to practice and benefit from them.

The Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness, meditation teaches the cultivation of positive emotion toward oneself and others, the necessary basis for spiritual life and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Croydon's Meditation for Peace

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 13:39

Croydon's Meditation for Peace

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 13:39

Vijayasri reports from Croydon Buddhist Centre, in south London, UK.

“21st September was the International Day of Peace. As Buddhists, one of the great contributions we can make to peace is is our practice of metta. We experience the difference that metta makes in our own community; we have a vision of spiritual community; importantly we have a means to overcome conflict and disharmony.

Sangharakshita asks us to imagine a society where the metta bhavana meditation is regularly practised...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Harmony and Conflict Resolution - Day 5 Summary

Posted by Jnanadhara to Triratna International Council on Sun, 7 Aug, 2016 - 12:25

Jnanadhara and Dassini interviewing Munisha about a day framed by the idea of a community founded on the ideal of harmony between living beings. The nuts and bolts of that is moving towards finding a flexible commonality of approach to community and can often involve conflict resolution. We hear about initiatives and success stories in both these areas, as well as important safeguarding work going on at Triratna Centres around the world. 

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

peace meditation on the cathedral green in Exeter UK

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 13:31

peace meditation on the cathedral green in Exeter UK

Posted by Mokshini to Buddhist Action Month 2016 on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 13:31

What a beautiful way to start last weekend and Buddhist Action Month - a peace circle on Cathedral Green with lovely people! And a striking image for passers- by too. It was so positive we want to do it again in July …. 

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Reflecting On Peace - A Sangha Gathering for Memorial Day

Posted by candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 14:58

Reflecting On Peace - A Sangha Gathering for Memorial Day

Posted by candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 14:58

To mark Memorial Day this year, we’ll be having s special sangha gathering this Sunday to meditate together, and then reflect on the Buddha’s message of non-violence as the only truly viable way to peace. In the Commentaries of the Anguttara Nikaya and the Samyutta Nikaya we hear tale of the Buddha intervening in a dispute between rival clans and helping prevent a full-scale war. You can listen to a talk about this by Sangharakshita here:

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Buddha Prevents a War

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 - 13:16
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Sangharakshita recounts for us in today’s FBA Dharmabyte the Rohini incident in which “The Buddha Prevents a War”. The Buddha’s lone voice of sanity in this story is a wonderful template for us to work from when considering realistic courses of action in the modern world to promote peace and end warfare. Excerpted from the talk ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Seeking Triratna sangha in Israel

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 4 Oct, 2014 - 00:10

Seeking Triratna sangha in Israel

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 4 Oct, 2014 - 00:10What if there’s no Triratna sangha in your country? Yesterday and today we hear from people seeking Triratna sangha.

Today it’s Binyamin in Israel. Formerly of Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK, he’s completing advanced training as a Jungian psychoanalyst. He lives with his husband and two children in Jerusalem and he’s looking for others interested in starting a Triratna group.

He writes: “Here in Israel, the words “peace” and “dialogue” have been so over-used, they have ceased to...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

Posted by candradasa to Community Highlights on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00

Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

Posted by candradasa to Community Highlights on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00You can listen to this short talk via the BBC over on Vishvapani’s Wise Attention blog (you may need to be in the UK to hear it). You can also hear it from anywhere via the Thought For the Day podcast.

Remembrance Sunday is an invitation to find a space in our harried lives for a silent opening to all that war has meant for the country: a national meditation on what Wilfred...

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