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The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Rohingya people need your money, urgently.

A new Buddhist global project has been set up to help the Rohingya people, a million of whom are living in the world’s biggest refugee camp, Bangladesh, as a result of Buddhist-led violence in Myanmar/Burma. After fleeing their burning villages, many of them now find themselves living in very difficult conditions facing monsoon rains.

Late in 2017 a number of senior Order members published strongly-worded statement pointing out...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Meditation Flash Mob on Election Day

By shraddhavani on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 22:06

Meditation Flash Mob on Election Day

By shraddhavani 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

By shraddhavani on Fri, 4 Nov, 2016 - 14:04

Beginners Course - Buddhism, Meditation & Peace in our Communities

By shraddhavani 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

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 13:39

Croydon's Meditation for Peace

By Munisha 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...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

peace meditation on the cathedral green in Exeter UK

By mokshini on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 13:31

peace meditation on the cathedral green in Exeter UK

By mokshini 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

By Candradasa on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 14:58

Reflecting On Peace - A Sangha Gathering for Memorial Day

By Candradasa 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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Triratna News
Triratna News

Seeking Triratna sangha in Israel

By Munisha on Sat, 4 Oct, 2014 - 00:10

Seeking Triratna sangha in Israel

By Munisha 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

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00

Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

By Candradasa 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...
Family Friendly Village Retreat - all welcome
Buddhafield Family Friendly Village

Full Village 2013 > what else is available?

By libbydavy on Tue, 6 Aug, 2013 - 11:40

Full Village 2013 > what else is available?

By libbydavy on Tue, 6 Aug, 2013 - 11:40We are a full village now for 2013! Bookings Closed.

Infact we seem to book out every year, just by word of mouth, and have had to start limiting numbers. Please book early next year to make sure you can come.

Part of creating this online space is to help us germinate other family friendly events within the Triratna movement. Anyone that has any energy at all to help make that happen, can find a way to get...