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Prajnagita - The Buddha And His Begging Bowl (Culture Night 2019)

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:52

The image of the meditating Buddha reminds us that there is another way to live, an alternative to the busy, disconnected, hustle-bustle of our lives. The begging bowl that often accompanies this image reminds us, in particular, of a simpler way of life. In this talk, Prajnagita draws on the significance of the begging bowl in Buddhism, the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi which is steeped in the Zen tradition, and the modern practice of Minimalism to describe...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Path of Simplicity - Vajrapriya

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 10:31

The Path of Simplicity - Vajrapriya

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 10:31

Vajrapriya gives a talk on simplicity at the Green Earth Awakening Camp 2017.

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The Secret Life of Buddhafield: Practical Reflections on Embracing Simplicity, by Sarah Boak

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 14 Mar, 2017 - 13:04

The Secret Life of Buddhafield: Practical Reflections on Embracing Simplicity, by Sarah Boak

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 14 Mar, 2017 - 13:04

Buddhafield Administrator, Sarah Boak, reflects on the 2017 theme of ‘Embracing Simplicity’.

Taken from Buddhafield’s blog - regularly updated with great pieces from the team.

“For me, simplicity is about making space to fully encounter the richness of life. To be able to be open to my experience, each day, with a sense of curiosity and wonder. I want to live life with purpose and intention, rather than letting time go by with no real sense of where I’m going or what I want...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism and Grassroots Revolution (Discussion)

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 11:46

Questions and answers with the Essen Young Buddhists on what’s happening in the Oxford Sangha now; simplicity vs activity; being a Buddhist in the world… and German engineering. With a German translation from Rainer Pretz.

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Dharmabyte: Simplicity of Lifestyle

By Rijupatha on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 20:13
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Simplicity of Lifestyle,” Amritamati talks about how we can practice simplicity in our lives: whatever our lifestyle is or whatever we want our lifestyle to be, from parenting to becoming a celibate ‘Anagarika’. This Dharmabyte is excerpted from the full talk of the same name, and was given on a weekend retreat at Tiratanaloka for women who are training for Ordination.

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Dharmabyte: What is Life?

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:59
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “What is Life?,” is an excerpt from the talk “Awareness of Nature” by Dharmasakhya. Quoting the poem, Leisure, by WH Davies, Dharmasakhya makes a beautiful case for more simplicity in one’s life.

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Dharmabyte: Blending Reason and Reverence

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 20:20
Our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Blending Reason and Reverence” is an excerpt from “The Diamond Sutra – Taking Mind to its Limits: Talk 1” by Padmavajra. Blending the intellectual and the devotional, here Padmavajra describes the setting of the sutra exploring simplicity and awareness.

This is an excerpt from the first in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on ‘The Diamond Sutra’. We...
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Suvarnaprabha (and Others) - Writings on Celibacy (eBook)

Suvarnaprabha (and Others) - Writings on Celibacy (eBook)

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 17:18As part of marking the life and death of Suvarnaprabha (1963-2013) we’ll be publishing some of her writing here on The Buddhist Centre Online, in conjunction with her friends in San Francisco, and her friend and editor, Vidyadevi.

Suvarnaprabha had been living with advanced stage cancer for the past couple of years and writing the most amazing blog about it.

Some months ago she also took the step of becoming an Anagarika within the...