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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...

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...

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...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Eight Step Recovery” Vimalasara speaks on the importance of loving oneself as a part of recovery from addiction as an introduction to her new book, co-authored with Paramabandhu, entitled ‘Eight Step Recovery – Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction’. She goes on to discuss the life conditions that she and Paramabandhu have emerged from, and how those energies came together and inspired the writing of the book. Outlining the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Good Tricycle review for Eight Step Recovery

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Jul, 2014 - 12:47

Good Tricycle review for Eight Step Recovery

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Jul, 2014 - 12:47Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction was published last year by Triratna book publishers Windhorse Publications and has been well reviewed in this summer’s edition of American Buddhist magazine, Tricycle.

Sadhu to Windhorse and the authors Vimalasara (Vancouver, Canada) and Paramabandhu (London, UK)!
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Read the review.
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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

The latest issue of the Triratna Highlights newsletter, taking us into the new year, is fresh off the digital presses! If you’re signed up to receive it via email, it should be in your inbox now. If you’re not signed up, you can find the web version here, or go to ‘my profile’ (top right of any page when you are logged in), choose ‘edit’ and check the ‘Newsletter sign up’ box.

The newsletter gathers together some of the best...

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

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57We hope you enjoyed Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves’ 21 Day Meditation for Recovery course. Some of you will be familiar with the expression 7th Tradition; in Buddhism we call this dana, which means ‘generosity’. If you have enjoyed this course, you can help in several ways.

Firstly, you can donate money which will help us spread the teachings of the Buddha and help finance the Eight Step Recovery tours in the United Kingdom and North...

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