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What Are We Committed To? - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 6

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 08:19

What Are We Committed To? - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 6

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 08:19

The big questions keep coming as we move deep into our week of shared practice around the seven point mind-training. What are we “bonded” to? How do we see our ethical path? How do we envision making commitments to ourselves and the promises we make? Yashobodhi offers some lojong (“teaching slogans”) that can help us clarify what it is, exactly, we are up to!

Watch Yashobodhi’s talk What Are We Committed to?

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FBA Podcast: Changing Power to Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Drawing on Bhante’s paper on the Ten Pillars from 1984, the Dhammapada and the Mind Turning teachings, Dhammadinna talks about the paradigm shift we make in our ethical practice from power mode to love mode, and the renunciation of power and blame through which we enter into experience of forgiveness and ksanti.

This talk is part of the series The Order as Practice: Shifting Paradigms.

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Ipswich Young Buddhists - Talk on Intoxication

By RCheesley on Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 14:13

Ipswich Young Buddhists - Talk on Intoxication

By RCheesley on Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 14:13The next in the series of talks from Young Buddhists at Ipswich Buddhist Centre will be on Saturday, 7th March from 1-3pm.

Rosa will be giving a talk on Intoxication, there will be an opportunity to meditate together, and discussions around how we relate to this precept in our lives.
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Young People's Activities in Colchester

By RCheesley on Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 14:08

Young People's Activities in Colchester

By RCheesley on Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 14:08After a recent planning meeting we’re pleased to announce the next series for the Young People’s Group at Colchester Buddhist Centre. We’re going to be considering the five precepts:

Saturday, 28th February, 7.30pm - Do no harm
Saturday, 21st March, 7.30pm - Not taking the not given
Saturday, 25th April, 7.30pm - Sex, Love and Simplicity
Saturday, 23rd May, 7.30pm - Truthful Speech
Saturday, 27th June, 7.30pm - Intoxication and Mindfulness

If you would like to join us...
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FBA Podcast: Energy, the Tantric Precepts and Enlightenment

By Rijupatha on Mon, 1 Sep, 2014 - 16:47

FBA Podcast: Energy, the Tantric Precepts and Enlightenment

By Rijupatha on Mon, 1 Sep, 2014 - 16:47Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

Vajratara delivers our FBA Podcast this week, “Energy, the Tantric Precepts and Enlightenment.” An exploration of what energy means in the spiritual life and how to work with it, especially referencing Sangharakshita’s ‘Tantric’ version of the Five Precepts. Given at the 2011 National Young Triratna Buddhists Weekend retreat exploring the theme of ‘Energy for Enlightenment’. See www.buddhismtoday.co.uk for more young Buddhists’ events.
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Altruism, Actually: Getting Out and Doing It - by Mokshini

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 10:11
Mokshini talks about how we can tie our precepts to our everyday actions. How do we practise the precepts as consumers? As she pointed out, every purchase we make is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.

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International Retreat 2014
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Day 4: Monday reflections

By Munisha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 19:32

Day 4: Monday reflections

By Munisha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 19:32So, last day… and sunshine has poured down on us, and on the extraordinarily green and beautiful Herefordshire countryside around us. The mud is drying, but remains deep - and lethally slippery - in the dining tent.

The morning’s big events on the retreat “fringe”: a loud crash as the main crockery table sank into the mud, shedding its load, which all had to be rewashed; and a “wellie amnesty”, where everyone who’d lost their boots, or picked up...

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