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Dharmabyte: Virya: Everyday Buddhist Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Aug, 2020 - 14:00

Sangharakshita gives us a clear look at Viriya - Energy or Vigour - from the point of view of both subject and object, contrasting with a Hindu story about Indra + a squirrel.

From a talk about the Five Spiritual Faculties entitled The Pattern of Buddhist Life and Work given in 1966 as part of the series Introducing Buddhism.

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News from Windhorse Publications: this week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:10

News from Windhorse Publications: this week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:10

This week Windhorse Publications are giving away the eBook edition of The Yogi’s Joy by Sangharakshita, to support the online summer retreat ‘The Fire of Joy’.

If you find this book helpful, you could also read the text that came from the rest of Sangharakshita’s Milarepa seminars, published across two volumes of his Complete Works under the title Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship. You can find the first volume here and the second volume here. We’ve created a discount code fireofjoy that you can use at checkout...

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Windhorse Publications

This week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:03

This week's free eBook and this month's discounted paperbacks

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 15:03

This week we’re giving away the eBook edition of The Yogi’s Joy by Sangharakshita. 

We’re offering The Yogi’s Joy to support the online summer retreat ‘The Fire of Joy’. If you find this book helpful, you could also read the text that came from the rest of Sangharakshita’s Milarepa seminars, published across two volumes of his Complete Works under the title Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship. You can find the first volume here and the second volume here. We’ve created a discount code fireofjoy that you can...

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Dharmabyte: Communication Problems

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

The Buddha’s lone voice of sanity once prevented a war. Modern warfare is on a far larger scale, and could involve nuclear weapons. As we are faced with a choice between world peace and eventual disaster, Sangharakshita discusses realistic courses of action for peace activists and others.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War given in 1984.

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Dharmabyte: Instant Response: Taking Responsibility

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

The Buddha and Ananda once tended a sick monk, neglected by his companions because of his ‘uselessness’. Sangharakshita shows that people cannot be treated as ‘things’ in the spiritual community.

From the talk entitled A Case of Dysentry given in 1982 as part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon.

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Dharmabyte: Nothing More to Learn?

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

In describing the qualities of patience, Sangharakshita calls on a story from the Saddharma-Pundarika (The Lotus Sutra) to illustrate the necessity of spiritual receptivity.

From the talk Masculinity and Femininity in the Spiritual Life as part of the series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal, 1969. The full talk explores the third and fourth Perfections: kshanti (forbearance, tolerance or spiritual receptivity) and virya (energy in pursuit of the good).

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Urgyen House website

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 - 11:57

Urgyen House website

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 - 11:57

After Sangharakshita’s death, the Uddiyana Trustees (the charity which is dedicated to preserving his legacy) renamed the annexe where Sangharakshita spent his final years, Urgyen House. 

Urgyen House was Sangharakshita’s home for the last five-and-a-half years of his life. This building and the Sangharakshita Library (which is located in a different building at Adhisthana) provided not only living quarters for Sangharakshita but a place for his entire collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts.

The Uddiyana Trust has now embarked on a project to...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Continuing our tradition of having a livestreamed Saturday night puja during lockdown, you can join us this evening from 7.15pm BST on the Adhisthana facebook page.

A link to the event is here. Once there you will see ‘Live’ in the left hand column - click to join us in a ritual celebrating Bhante Sangharakshita.

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Adhisthana

Saturday Bhante Puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 23 May, 2020 - 19:14

Saturday Bhante Puja

By Caroline I P on Sat, 23 May, 2020 - 19:14

Another Saturday night puja for Sangharakshita. Join us live at 7.15pm every Saturday night on Facebook.

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Transference of Merit and Self Surrender- Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 7

By kusaladevi on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 15:40

Transference of Merit and Self Surrender- Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 7

By kusaladevi on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 15:40

Coming to the end of the ‘Transforming Arrows into Flowers’ Home retreat, it is always useful to dwell on any benefits you have received from the week. Perhaps you would like to make a few changes to your life – such as less time checking your emails; or ‘doing nothing’ for ten minutes each day. You may wish to write these down and keep them by your bed or on your fridge as a reminder. Telling other people can also...

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