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Beauty and Environmental Action (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 41)

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 17:05

Join us for a deep dive into the relationship between art, aesthetics, the environment, and the inner life of people, objects and houses! In this episode we discuss the current ecological and biodiversity crises with an artist and a poet, asking how an appreciation and fuller understanding of beauty itself can help us take action in our own lives.

Be prepared to have your notions of “the beautiful” challenged and, hopefully, also affirmed as we range with our guests Padmacandra and Vilokini...

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Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 11:58

A conversation exploring the central role of strong personal friendships in creating a culture that encourages women and girls in India to take seriously their own aspirations - whether in Buddhist training or life in general. 

Abhayanavita and Tarahridaya are wonderful leaders and exemplars in this work, speaking across generations, across gender, and across caste to help inspire the new Buddhists of India.

From extremely difficult conditions each has forged her own path towards safety, respect and acceptance. And in a time of terrible...

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Alive in Nature! An Invitation (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 39)

By Centre Team on Mon, 3 May, 2021 - 23:32

A special episode of the podcast to invite you to Alive In Nature! - a series of live meditations and Dharma adventures from the Scottish Highlands!

Find our more and reserve your space on Alive In Nature!

For three Saturdays in spring or autumn - whichever hemisphere you are in, whatever state of lockdown you’re living through - you’re invited to sit with us and the amazing team from the Dhanakosa community in the birch woods of the...

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha at Rivendell (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 38)

By Centre Team on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 14:54

Live from Forest House near Rivendell Retreat Centre in the UK - we’re not sure a podcast setting gets any more mythic than that!

Our friends Mandarava and Nagasiddhi are running an online Home Retreat for us - with amazing puppets, original artwork for the event, and an abundance of magic images illustrating tales from the life of the Buddha. And you are invited!

Register for a space on ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’

Meditation,...

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FBA Podcast: The Possibility of Practice

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

If a talk could ever be described as beautifully bracing, this is it! Amaragita brings a sharp-edged mind and a long-term perspective to the whole question of what practice is.

As you might expect, she also brings humour, warmth and kindness too, qualities that more than balance out the penetrating clarity and sometimes challenging questioning underpinning this exploration of the possibility of practice - for all and especially for those raising families at any stage of...

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Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 21:56

A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’.

Listen to part 1 of this conversation

In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much...

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Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Oct, 2020 - 20:50

We’re back with the first episode in a two-part conversation about what Buddhism has to say to 21st C. economics in the wake of populist political tides, globalization and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to part 2 of this conversation

Vaddhaka is the author of The Buddha On Wall Street, a Buddhist critique of Neo-Liberal notions of capitalism. Expect a stirring, provocative discussion around the state of western democracies in relation to...

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These Are The Moments (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 32)

By Centre Team on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 21:36

Hello again! We’re back for a new season of The Dharma Toolkit podcast. We’ve had a wee break, passed through fleeting summer, and are turning towards the first fall/autumn of these strange, pandemic times ready to renew our own sense of connection through community with you. Welcome aboard!

We begin again by following up and extending our previous mini-series ‘The Many Jewels: Buddhism, Writing and the Arts’ about the place of poetry and art in forming a response...

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Alive! Aware! Awake! - Home retreat starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:52

Alive! Aware! Awake! - Home retreat starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:52

Alive! Aware! Awake!
A chance to thoroughly explore the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness, with the Taraloka Retreat Team. 

Friday July 10 – Thursday July 16

Daily live practice sessions:
USA 11.30am PST | México 1.30pm | USA 2.30pm EST | UK & IE 7.30pm | Europe 8.30pm CET |  India 12am (following day) | Sydney 4.30am | Auckland 6.30am

Find all the retreat resources and the link to join the live sessions on the home retreat space

If...

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Alive, Aware, Awake! (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 31)

By Centre Team on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 15:27

What is it to be fully aware, fully alive? Here is a great conversation with the retreat team from Taraloka, who are about to lead our online Home Retreat around the relief and ease of being in the present moment – whatever that present moment looks like. 

Join in with Alive, Aware, Awake - a Home Retreat for everyone!

Experience can be an adventure in awareness. How can we taste the deep excitement of opening to the nature...

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