Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Reading Lists

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 19:36

Windhorse Publications have prepared a series of recommended books for people at different levels of involvement with Triratna. We also includes reading list prepared by Vajramati in New Yor. 

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Basic Core Teachings (A Six-Week Course By Achala)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 19:28

Here you can download the handouts for a six-week course, provided by Achala from New Zealand.

Please note that according to Achala further improvement of some of these handouts is needed! Please share your improvements in the comments.

NOTE: This is what Achala said about his intentions when designing this course:

I tried to construct a course such that it:
 

  • covers what an average human being needs to effectively practice Buddhism
     
  • doesn’t not have a scholastic bent (so a few Pali/Sanskrit terms seemed reasonable
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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Essentials Of Buddhism and Meditation (A Six-Week Course By The Glasgow Buddhist Centre)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 19:23

This is a six-week course from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. The course offers introductions to the basic meditation practices and covers the following topics:

Buddhism: the basics and the path

  • The Buddha, historical and ideal
  • Ethics, meditation, wisdom
  • The Sangha, the fellowship of practitioners,
  • The six emphases of Triratna.


Outline of the course 

Introduction
Short course description including a commented reading list

  • Meditation: posture and body awareness
  • Buddhism: the basics and the path
     

Session 2

  • Meditation: awareness of the body and breath
  • Buddhism: the Buddha, historical and ideal
     

Session 3

  • Meditation: the mindfulness of breathing
  • Buddhism: the Dharma, part 1 – ethics
  • ...
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: What Makes You A Buddhist? (A Six-Week Course By Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 19:12

This is Module 1 of the Level 2 Buddhism Course by Vajrapriya used at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK (November 2007). 

The resources include: notes for the course leader (including learning objectives, guide lines for input and exercises, background information, suggestions for home practice), and handouts

Week 1: Sraddha – Faith within a Buddhist context
Topics: Grounds of faith; developing faith; faith and doubt; faith and inspiration; experiences of faith.

  • Notes for the course leader
  • Handout 1 (2 pages): Faith within a Buddhist Context
  • Handout 2 (1 page): Quotes on Faith
     

Week 2: Going for Refuge
Topics:...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Simple Dharma Handouts

By lokabandhu on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 17:58
  • A one-page Buddhism handout (by Lokabandhu, as used for the Buddhafield Festival)
     
  • A one-page handout introducing basic Triratna resources eg our main websites (Lokabandhu)
     
  • A 17-page booklet - the same but in much more detail, including Triratna websites, recommended reading lists and basic intros to meditation, Dharma, and Triratna. Also prepared by Lokabandhu
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Introduction (2008)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 17:48

Mokshini has prepared a great summary of how Triratna’s System of Practice (Integration-Positive Emotion-Spiritual Death-Spiritual Rebirth-Spiritual Receptivity links with the above levels. It’s attached here.

Please don’t hesitate to make suggestions for improvements and ask questions: add comments below. 

If you are interested in an overview about what is taught at urban Triratna centres, you can also download a survey prepared by the Dharma Teaching Coordinator for the Chairs Assembly in July 2008.

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhist!

Veganuary - recipes, inspiration and more

By jane.easton@blu... on Mon, 5 Jan, 2015 - 07:34

Veganuary - recipes, inspiration and more

By jane.easton@blu... on Mon, 5 Jan, 2015 - 07:34The lovely folk at www.veganuary.com have relaunched last year’s site and it’s even better (and bigger) - and of course, it’s free. Whether you’ve already dipped your toes in the waters of vegan life or want to give it a go, this is a great resource. It may be that you want to try the entire month as a vegan or perhaps try a more gradual approach, eg Vegan Monday (or Tuesday or…) It’s completely flexible.

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