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Sangha Night tonight, online with the North London Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:01

Sangha Night tonight, online with the North London Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:01

Meeting the Unknown with Courage, Kindness, and Connection

Monday 6 April, 7.00pm

Santva reflects on a Buddhist approach to change and how to be with our worry and anxiety.  The evening will also include meditation and ritual.  Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/334434901 Meeting ID: 334 434 901

13 April Lalitaraja (login to follow).

20 April Santva on Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels - What is this and what might it look like?  Santva reflects on...

Bumping Elbows
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Changing Practice in Times of Crisis - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 4

By kusaladevi on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 12:36

Changing Practice in Times of Crisis - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 4

By kusaladevi on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 12:36

In today’s reflection, Vajragupta suggests we review our practice so far and how we are getting on with Sailing the Worldly Winds. In times of adversity, I am often more able to honestly review my practice - how am I coping with the uncertainty? Based on my response to a crisis, I can often see more clearly which areas of my practice require attention and where I have set up positive conditions and responses within my mind. I...

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How I'm Remembering to Remember - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 3

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 5 Apr, 2020 - 14:02

How I'm Remembering to Remember - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 3

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 5 Apr, 2020 - 14:02

In these times, when so much is going on - when there’s a constant flow of information and the situation is seemingly changing by the hour - it can feel hard to maintain one’s practice. It can be hard to not be blown about by the worldly winds. 

I’ve been acutely aware of the extremes of my responses to even the smallest of things these past few days: joy at the sunlight streaming in the window, at exchanging smiles with a stranger...

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Truthfulness As a Teacher - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat, Day Two

By kusaladevi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Truthfulness As a Teacher - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat, Day Two

By kusaladevi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Truthfulness has always been very important to me. It’s something which I valued long before I came across the Dharma. So I was quite struck when Vajragupta suggested the opportunity to practice truthfulness when the winds of Praise and Blame are blowing. Praise and Blame are the Worldly winds I notice most in my experience, or perhaps the ones I am blown about by most strongly.

So I started to reflect on this - how might truthfulness help me when...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Sangha as the Way to the End of Dukkha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Instead of the traditional description of the Fourth Noble Truth - the Eightfold Path - Saccanama  explores Sangha as a means to counter the individualism of our times. What exactly is the true meaning of Sangha? And how can the mysterious ‘third order of consciousness’ or Bodhicitta help us to transcend our preoccupation with ourselves? He looks at three stories from Buddhist tradition that explore the true meaning of Sangha - the Anuruddhas, the Pure Land and the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Good Friends Reflect Us Back

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 14:00

Maitreyi shares the story of Meghiya to illustrate the importance of having strong friendships on the spiritual path.

From the talk entitled Sanghakaya and the Heart’s Release given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, December 2015.

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Sangha Night, 'The Religion of Art'

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 12:54

Sangha Night, 'The Religion of Art'

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 12:54

Monday 30 March, 19:00
Lalitaraja is a dance artist and educator as well as a committed Buddhist. He reflects on some of the key themes in Sangharakshita’s ‘The Religion of Art’ and their impact on his practice.

Join Zoom Meeting here.  Meeting ID: 441 207 687. Donate here.

The 6 April Sangha night will be led by Santva....

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The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 2 - The Unexpected Intimacy of Online

By Centre Team on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 11:41

Today’s episode brings friends together from Ireland, England and the USA to look at the very technology that connect us for use in things like this. Come and get meta with us about Zoom!

With the launch of our daily meditations we discuss how better versions of the Internet and its underlying technologies mean an evolution – and possibly a revolution – in how we conceive of Buddhist practice (and everything else) in community. 

What does a mature web context for...

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College of Public Preceptors

A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

By akasajoti on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, in the weekly Dharma night class at the LBC, offer their reflections on our current predicament. Together, in conversation, they explore some dharmic perspectives on our experience of our lives and the world in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 1 - Turning Towards Uncertain Times

By Centre Team on Sat, 21 Mar, 2020 - 00:51

Welcome to The Dharma Toolkit Daily, our new podcast from The Buddhist Centre to keep you company through the weeks or months ahead in these extraordinary coronavirus times. 

We’ll be with you every week day with a diverse range of guests to renew your sense of a wider Dharma community standing with you. What better way to stay connected than to hear the voices of friends and strangers who understand something of what you may be going through in your particular...

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