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FBA Podcast: Shining the Infinite Light of Wisdom

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

The social and political landscape is changing. Societies are, on the one hand, fragmenting whilst, on the other, unifying within a growing culture of consumerism and individualism. How can we create a community that is unified and diverse, exemplifying real values and being a force for good in the world? Suryagupta, current chair of the London Buddhist Centre, inspires us all to shine the light of the Dharma in the world.

This keynote talk was given to launch the year...

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Dharmabyte: Kalyana Mitrata

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality?

There is no real Buddhism if it’s all about self liberation. We have to see other people as like ourselves. Jnanavaca, telling the story of Meghiya, unequivocally draws out the importance of sangha and kalyana mitrata as the means to bring the Dharma to life in the world.

Excerpted from the talk What is Sangha...

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Dharmabyte: Tugging on the Net

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 - 05:29

Kulanandi focuses on the importance of drawing on myth and symbols in relating to the ideals of spiritual community.

Excerpted from the talk The Spiritual Community As Myth given at Stockholm Buddhist Center, June 2013.

Kulanandi focuses on the importance of drawing on myth and symbols in relating to the ideals of spiritual community.

Excerpted from the talk The Spiritual Community As Myth given at Stockholm Buddhist Center, June 2013.

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An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

What a year… Through dark days that have brought heartache for so many reasons, we’ve come together as a community time and time again. Resilient, reflective, remarkable. And now, as we head into winter in one hemisphere and summer in another, we invite everyone moved by the sangha in 2020 to gather again as one.

We’ll pass the torch around the world once more – starting at dawn in the south Pacific, ending with nightfall in the north – ringing Triratna with...

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This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, has permeated modern western culture, and can now be found almost everywhere, from Instagram to the garden centre. But who was the Buddha? In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

Who is the Buddha? is a concise yet far-reaching...

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This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's offers from Windhorse Publications

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week I’ve not only got news about free eBooks from Windhorse Publications, but also about how to quality for free shipping when you buy books from us.

In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha?, Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

If you haven’t yet downloaded last week’s free eBook, What is the Sangha?,...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Monthly NLBC Women's Class, in the park

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 - 09:46

Saturday 8 August 14:00 - 15:30

Coming together in ‘real’ life for the first time in months! A socially distant gathering in Highbury Fields, close to the NLBC, near the end of Fieldway Crescent. Brief led movement or activities and time to connect with each other. Please bring your own drink, clothing for British summer weather, and something to sit on.

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Dharmabyte: Taking In the Perspective of Others

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Siladevi reflects on an aspect of Buddhism that is often played down, but is nonetheless an organic part of Buddhism – that of working together with others to effect change in the world.

From the talk The Ideal Society and the Ideal Individual given at Manchester Buddhist Centre during a day in commemoration of the death of Sangharakshita, 30 October 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Loving Caring Intention

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 16 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

Spreading Our Goodness Into the World

Sunada shares her personal reflections on simple down home ways to be an activist in a world that at times feels like a living nightmare. How do we as Buddhists respond, individually and as a sangha? And how do we keep our sanity? 

Excerpted from the talk Practice During Times of Chaos and Uncertainty given on Sangha Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, USA, 2017.

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Windhorse Publications Free the Dharma - Stories of practice

By dhammamegha on Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:55

Windhorse Publications Free the Dharma - Stories of practice

By dhammamegha on Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:55

Many Dharma books give advice on how to meditate or reflect: others offer maps of the mind. But this week we’re giving away a book of a different kind; a book of stories of practice. 
 
How does the Dharma work? Based on 22 interviews or reflections, Challenging Times: Stories of Buddhist practice when things get tough is a compelling read. You can download it here until 8 June. 
 
Each person in the book faced some sort of...

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