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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Aryadhi

By Satyalila on Tue, 7 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

 I think it was the missing piece of the jigsaw, as it were.

Aryadhi’s Annals

In 1968 I was 6 years old, final year at infant school and struggling with the outside world as I experienced it through school.

In 1978 I was 16 and studying for ‘A’ levels, on the brink of adulthood but feeling an outsider, never really fitting in and very afraid.

In 1988 I was working in a classical music publishers in London and leading a life immersed in the arts – in and...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting the Needs of the World - A Summary (Con algunas partes en español)

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 23:43

Day 2 of the 2016 Triratna International Council - a strong one, looking at the deep challenges for contemporary Buddhists who want to meet the needs of a suffering world head on.

Karmavajra from India, Parami from Scotland, and Viriyakirti from Mexico join Dassini and Candradasa to recap an absorbing, stimulating day. Climate change, diversity and racial bias, the Dharma as an effective antidote to suffering in India, and Buddhist recovery are amongst the topics of the day....

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World - Bright Spots

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 20:15

Meeting The Needs Of The World - Bright Spots

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 20:15

Following the earlier set of talks about different areas of challenge for contemporary Buddhists in the modern world - at times sobering as we heard evoked strongly the huge needs involved - we get to hear some tales of ordinary communities of practitioners who are doing something creative in response.

Jnanadhara evokes a wonderful climate march in Dublin; Viveka reports on the San Francisco sangha looking together at racial bias; Vajrajyoti describes how a Buddhist recovery movement took...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Healing and Insight: Buddhist Health and Wellness

By Candradasa on Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 16:05

Healing and Insight: Buddhist Health and Wellness

By Candradasa on Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 16:05

Originating in North America, Buddhist Recovery programmes have spread like wildfire over the past ten years. Noah Levine has created Refuge Recovery, Kevin Griffin has connected 12 Steps to the Dharma, and there are many other Buddhist Recovery variations out there. In Triratna we now have Eight Step Recovery (ESR) - Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction, an initiative spearheaded by two Triratna Order Members, Dr. Paramabandhu Groves and Vimalasara (featured in this video).

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:34

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:34

All in the process of recovery from addiction are welcome to join us for ‘Recovery Friday’ evening, 7-9 pm. We will explore and practice the Buddha’s teachings to help overcome addictions. Offered for anyone dealing with addiction issues. This is not a substitute for any other program or therapy. This will be a safe, confidential, non judgmental space for us to learn about Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques that can provide an alternate view to recovery from addictions of all...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:22

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 21:22

Darkness and Light: A Day Retreat - February 6, 10 to 4 pm

On this day retreat we will explore the realms of craving and desire. Through meditation, reflection and discussion we will draw out what these experiences mean to us and how they impact our lives and those around us.

The Buddhist Path offers practical and profound teachings that can help us see the truth of our human predicament and allow us to disentangle ourselves from the cycle of craving. In this workshop,...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Mindfulness Based Addiciton Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer Course

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:46

Mindfulness Based Addiciton Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer Course

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:46

Delivered by the award winning author of Eight Step Recovery - Using The Buddha’s Teachings to overcome addiction Valerie Mason-John, this course will be held at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Sat 11th, Sun 12th & Mon 13th July 2015 between 10am and 5pm.

The training is for experienced meditation practitioners, people with an understanding of
mindfulness, and health care providers working in the field of addiction in its broadest definition.

Group skills and teaching skills preferred but not an...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Recovery Day Retreat: Finding Freedom

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 - 12:12

Recovery Day Retreat: Finding Freedom

By viriyalila on Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 - 12:12

Saturday, April 25th | 10am – 4pm

Come explore recovery from addictions through the lens of Buddhist teachings and practices. This day will be dedicated to meditation, discussion and friendship and is not meant as a substitute for any existing program or therapy of recovery and is open to anyone dealing with addictions in all it’s forms. A vegetarian meal will be offered and the cost of the day is based on donations. Facilitated by Narottama and friends.

Suggested...

Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Eight Step Recovery wins 2014 USA Best Book Award

By Vimalasara on Mon, 1 Dec, 2014 - 04:05
Eight Step Recovery - wins an award 

“This book provides a spiritual pathway to recovery for people from any faith tradition, as well as for those who are not religious, and for those who suffer from addiction as well as those who are simply aware of the suffering associated with the human condition. This is a book for everyone!”

—Chris Cook, PhD, director of the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health, Durham University, United Kingdom

“Blending Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery with traditional Buddhist teachings and personal stories, the authors give us a wise and compassionate approach to recovery from the range of addictions. This comprehensive approach will be a valuable tool for addicts and addiction professionals alike.”
—Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
USA Best Book Award
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Wed, 22 Oct, 2014 - 14:42

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Wed, 22 Oct, 2014 - 14:42Starting November 14th!
On our new ‘Recovery Friday’ evening, 7-9 pm, we will explore and practice the Buddha’s teachings to help overcome addictions. Offered for anyone dealing with addiction issues. This is not a substitute for any other program or therapy. This will be a safe, confidential, non judgmental space for us to learn about Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques that can provide an alternate view to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We will use the Eight...

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