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The Earth as Source of Inspiration - Paramananda & Maitridevi in Conversation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 428)

By Centre Team on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 20:24

This week’s episode is a wonderful conversation from our archive of live events here on The Buddhist Centre Online, featuring our host Paramananda and his guest Maitridevi, Chair of Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women in Wales.

Starting from a poem by W.S. Merwin, an initial conversation about gratitude for life despite all our knowledge of sorrows blooms into a shared set of reflections on impermanence, on our lack of centrality as a species, and on meditation...

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The Sound of One Hand (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 427)

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Apr, 2022 - 00:06

Sometimes a new Dharma book turns up that manages to seem both effortlessly profound and very funny. Of course, Satyadasa’s The Sound of One Hand is actually the product of hard-won experience, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the podcast to talk about his wonderful memoir as a tale of struggle, inspiration and the meeting of twin lineages in his life: Dharma practice and family. 

We hear Satyadasa’s account of the challenges and joys to be had figuring out...

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What is Buddhist Activism? (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 426)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Apr, 2022 - 17:38

To mark Earth Day 2022, we’re joined by four friends who, one way or another, are involved with Buddhist activism. From the Buddhafield project to XR Buddhists to Silent Rebellion, we hear tales from the edge of socially engaged Buddhist practice, exploring what, if anything, Buddhists have to offer the world of protests, disruptions and often polarized issue-based politics. 

Amaragita, Katja Behrendt, Priyadaka and Yogaratna offer a thoughtful set of reflections in articulating why a distinctive Buddhist approach to urgent issues...

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Karuna USA! (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 426)

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Apr, 2022 - 20:06

This week’s episode is a brilliant, edited conversation from the launch of Karuna USA live in New York City, featuring speakers from India, America and the UK.

Karuna USA believes that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity.

Social and economic systems with high levels of inequality hurt everyone’s progress. That’s a fact. Working together we can challenge these systems and ensure access to...

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It's Not Out There (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 425)

By Centre Team on Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 - 20:10

Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’ is within us.

We’re joined this week by Buddhist teacher and mentor, Danapriya, author of ‘It’s Not Out There’. Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’ is within us. We are full of these qualities: happiness, love, contentment and more.

In ‘It’s Not Out There’,...

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Buddhism for Teens (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 424)

By Centre Team on Sat, 12 Mar, 2022 - 10:13

We are delighted to announce a new episode of The Buddhist Centre Podcast, marking the start of a new season of curated conversations.

We begin the new season with some role reversal! Instead of his usual place hosting guests, Dhammamegha from Windhorse Publications puts Candradasa in the hot seat to talk about his new book, ‘Buddhism for Teens’, just published by Rockridge Press.

Download a sample chapter and get a copy of ‘Buddhism for Teens’

It’s not always easy for teenagers to...

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Future Dharma Renewed! (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 423)

By Candradasa on Sun, 17 Oct, 2021 - 23:59

A full Dharma life: you can come to it from anywhere, and it will lead you in unimagined ways… From the investment banking hothouses of the City of London, to visionary experiences in a field with Green Tara and the Chemical Brothers at the Glastonbury Festival, here are stories told by a team of people dedicating their work to setting up conditions for a future where the great hope of the Buddhist path is available to all.

We...

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Buddhist Voices Podcast: Amarapushpa and Chandrasiddhi - Finding a Practical Sense of Wholeness

By Centre Team on Fri, 17 Sep, 2021 - 21:53

I had been looking for so long.  And then I saw my first woman Order Member. And that was like the ‘fourth sight’… that inspired me to go for refuge. (Amarapushpa)

It’s not something that has to do with ideas and concepts… It’s about more practical wholeness, with your heart. (Chandrasiddhi)

Grabación en inglés y español | Recording in English and Spanish

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After a long hiatus, the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project is back! We’re picking up where we left off before the pandemic,...

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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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