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Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)

By shubhavyuha on Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 - 12:48

Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)

By shubhavyuha on Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 - 12:48

Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)
Led by Ratnaguna and Saddhanandi
17-21 February

Am I an individual, or just part of the group?

This is a question we need to keep trying to penetrate more deeply whether we are a Mitra or an Order member. It is a question that is central to the development of a saṅgha, a spiritual community, no individuals, no saṅgha. Any consideration of what the saṅgha is must therefore include as full an understanding as...

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Dharmabyte: Nourishment and Encouragement

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

In the Dhaniya Sutta, the questions arise: ‘how do we move in this world with a freedom to be creative?’ and ‘how often do we follow the addictive tendency?’ Saddhanandi looks at vertical and horizontal nourishment as she explores these questions.

Excerpted from the talk The Dhaniya Sutta - Freedom to be Creative, part of the series Evoking Shakyamuni  given at Adhisthana, 2020.

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 3: 'On Laziness' by Saddhanandi

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 28 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 3: 'On Laziness' by Saddhanandi

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 28 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

Our third talk this year is recommended by Kusaladevi who joined the Dharmachakra team this past year to help with social media and has been a delight to work with!

She has selected a talk by her preceptor, Saddhanandi, Chair at Adhisthana and a much-loved speaker. ‘On Laziness’ was given as part of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre’s Rainy Season Retreat in March 2020.

Thousands of people around the world rely on FBA for their connection to the Dharma online. Our service is always...

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FBA Podcast: Virya: A Path of Transformative Action

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Viriya expresses itself in action, with attentiveness, care and enthusiasm. Saddhanandi shares from her personal training and experience as an artist to elucidate the meaning of Virya, drawing out the aspect of training the mind to develop positive mental states.

Talk given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, GBC Rainy Season, March 2020.

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Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Weren’t able to make it to the Sub30 Symposium? Here are all the conversations and Q&As from the weekend - evidence of inspiring friendships and deep Dharma experience!

Thanks to Sanghadhara at thebuddhistcentre.com for the editing

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Sub30 Symposium: Four Gifts to the World

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 09:39

Sub30 Symposium: Four Gifts to the World

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 09:39

Fri 3 Jul | UK & IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET | Mexico 1pm

Sat 4 Jul | UK & IE 10am | Europe 11am CET | Aus 7pm AEST

thebuddhistcentre.com/live

What can Buddhism offer the world today? What does it mean to live a Buddhist life? Gather with young people from around the world for four intergenerational conversations and a chance to meet others aged 30 and under through discussion groups.

On Friday 3rd July...

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Closing the home retreat - Turning Arrows into Flowers

By kusaladevi on Fri, 22 May, 2020 - 12:57

Closing the home retreat - Turning Arrows into Flowers

By kusaladevi on Fri, 22 May, 2020 - 12:57

We’ve come to the end of this home retreat, “Turning Arrows into Flowers”. Find the Post retreat resources here

However you have used the resources this week, we really hope that Training your Mind and having a sense of community online have benefited your Dharma practice at this time. Let us know here how you have found the week, we’d love to hear from you.

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Countdown to #buddhaday - 10 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 11:35

Countdown to #buddhaday - 10 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 11:35

Countdown to #buddhaday!

“A thousand brilliant hues arise,⠀
More lovely than the evening skies,⠀
And pictures paint before our eyes…”

During this day of recollection and celebration of the many beautiful qualities of Enlightenment, Saddhanandi and Saddhaloka will offer a special Buddha Day Q&A live-streamed from Adhisthana.

🎧 “The Poetry Interviews – Saddhanandi + Sangharakshita” 

thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day for the full programme and to connect⠀ 

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Dharmabyte: Ill-Fitting Wheel

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Saddhanandi reads the episode of the Buddha working out whether or not he will teach the Dharma. From the talk entitled Dukkha and the Unbiased given as a series of talks and led meditations from a retreat at Adhisthana on Dukkha and the Unbiased.

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FBA Podcast: Shakyamuni

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Saddhanandi is the Chair of Adhisthana and a preceptor. She was for many years the Chair of Taraloka retreat centre. She was a close friend of Bhante Sangharakshita and is noted for her warmth, friendliness and skills as a Dharma teacher. Here she shares her thoughts on the Buddha Shakyamuni.

This talk is part of the series Buddhas and Bodhisattvas given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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