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Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

By parami on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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Buddhist Voices - Kalyanaprabha On Editing Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 11:14

An excellent conversation with Kalyanaprabha on what it’s like to work with and edit Sangharakshita, as his latest book, ‘A Moseley Miscellany’ hits the bookshops and the project to publish his Complete Works gets underway. Words and their meanings, the transformative effect of literature in a life, writing as a gateway to spiritual insight - these are just some of the topics covered as we hear from someone whose passion for literary work is both inspiring...

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Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - Surrendering to the Beautiful

By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Aug, 2015 - 12:17

Parami with Lokeshvara drawing to a close a great weekend’s coverage of the Buddhist Arts event “Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful”. Some reflections on the event, a lot of laughter, and looking ahead to what comes next…

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Parami's Perspectives - Mainland Europe Convention #1: The Brothers Karuna

By parami on Mon, 20 Jul, 2015 - 20:33

Parami with Karunajala and Karunabandhu in Lychen, Genrmany, from the Triratna mainland European Order Convention. 

Some lovely description of the site and an exploration of why it’s important to meet as Europeans…

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Parami's Perspectives - Berlin #1

By parami on Sat, 18 Jul, 2015 - 16:56

Parami reporting from Berlin in the run up to the start of the mainland European Convention of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Beginning with a conversation with Jnanadakini from Mexico who is visiting the Convention to connect with the European Spanish language community. 

Some reflections on the recent history of Berlin and personal lessons to be learned from history…

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Parami's Perpectives No. 1 - Holding Harmony, Holding A Radical Vision For The World

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 22:43

The first in a new occasional series with Parami​, one of the most experienced members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. Over the coming months and years, Parami will be joining us for conversation and sharing her generous perspectives on what she encounters during her travels around a contemporary international Buddhist sangha. We’ll be hearing from her at home in the UK, as well as on the road from Mexico, Australasia and the U.S. 

A true Dharma farer,...

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Kamalashila's Quarterly No.3 - On Gonzo Psychogeography And New Beginnings

By Candradasa on Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 - 18:37

Another excellent conversation with Kamalashila in our occasional series from West London, where we celebrate the opening of their incredibly impressive new Buddhist Centre. But first we touch on all things liminal in our ongoing exchanges about landscape - particularly, in this case, the “gonzo psychogeography” of London and its subterranean rivers. 

We also hear about new beginnings in the shape of a Welsh contemplative community project, and Buddhafield as it re-emerges from some years...

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Buddhist Voices - Vidyadevi On The Sangharakshita Library

By Candradasa on Wed, 14 Jan, 2015 - 19:23
Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has long dreamed of starting a new library to house his collection of 11,000+ books on Buddhism, the Dharma and literature (including extensive reference and poetry collections). Vidyadevi, one of the people who helped make it happen, introduces the new library at Adhisthana as it finally opens its doors. Her passion for this project and her love of books is both infectious and challenging as she talks with us about a...
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Buddhist Voices - Amalavajra, Banker to Buddhist

By Candradasa on Tue, 30 Dec, 2014 - 23:26
How do you go from investment banker to full-time Buddhist practitioner? A fascinating account of a very rich life that takes Amalavajra from English boarding school and Cambridge University to J.P. Morgan as a pioneer of the now infamous asset-backed securities that became a prime factor in the credit collapse of 2008. His journey winds via improbably different worlds: from scuba diving on coral reefs to the Henley Regatta, from delivering pizzas around London at night to riding the...
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Buddhist Voices - Amitasuri on Buddhist Chaplaincy

By Candradasa on Wed, 10 Dec, 2014 - 17:27
A wonderful conversation with Amitasuri who has overcome huge health difficulties to train and work as a Buddhist Chaplain in the UK. Her passion for the vocational side of chaplaincy is inspiring and infectious, and it’s moving to hear how her own situation has allowed her to be present - truly present - with people suffering greatly, and to make a difference in that way.

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