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FBA Podcast: The Imaginal Faculty

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 9 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Imaginal Faculty….what is it and why does it matter in our spiritual lives? Taravandana offers a personal perspective on her journey and experience of it in her practice. She offers guidance and pointers on how to open up further to the Imaginal Faculty in our own practice.

A talk given as part of a day for women training for ordination, Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: An Inexhaustible Treasure

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 - 06:41

How can we be helpful? Do we go beyond ourselves to do things for others? Are we inspired by the ways in which we are helpful?

Taravandana explores the meaning of the final verses of the Sevenfold Puja as practiced in the Triratna Buddhist Community. The Transference of Merits verse is based on Chapter 3 of the Bodhicaryavatara, Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva.

Excerpted from the ninth talk in the Sevenfold Puja series at the Manchester Buddhist Centre,...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Breathworks and the UK's 'Mindful Nation' report

By Munisha on Thu, 19 May, 2016 - 12:51

Breathworks and the UK's 'Mindful Nation' report

By Munisha on Thu, 19 May, 2016 - 12:51

The latest NewsByte video from Clear Vision covers Breathworks’ involvement in the northwest England launch of the UK’s ‘Mindful Nation’ report (11 minutes). 

Order members Taravandana and Singhashri explain the pioneering nature of this report, making the UK the first country in the world to introduce mindfulness to across many areas of public life and policy, including education and the health and prison services.

This regional launch follows the national launches at Westminster in October last year, and in...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Mindful Nation UK Report and Breathworks

By Amaradaya on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 08:58

Mindful Nation UK Report and Breathworks

By Amaradaya on Wed, 18 May, 2016 - 08:58

Taravandana and Singhashri tell us about the world’s first Mindfulness Report and how Breathworks were involved in its NorthWest launch.

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

International Women's Day talks from the Manchester Buddhist Centre: 2/2

By Munisha on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 17:56

International Women's Day talks from the Manchester Buddhist Centre: 2/2

By Munisha on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 17:56

From Clear Vision, Taravandana’s workshop ‘Bringing Out the Best in Us - Friendship in the Spiritual Life’, given to mark International Women’s Day in March 2015; the second of three public presentations given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre for IWD.

This 16-minute video represents a longer workshop consisting of a talk with breaks for discussion.

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Clear Vision Trust

Taravandana - Bringing Out the Best in Us - Friendship in the Spiritual Life

By Amaradaya on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:16

Taravandana - Bringing Out the Best in Us - Friendship in the Spiritual Life

By Amaradaya on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:16

Taravandana gives a workshop (a talk with pauses for discusssion) for International Women’s Day 2015 at the Manchester Buddhist Centre.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratana and Mindfulness in the UK parliament

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Nov, 2014 - 00:57

Triratana and Mindfulness in the UK parliament

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Nov, 2014 - 00:57Over the last two years around 120 members of the UK Parliament - in the House of Commons and House of Lords - have taken mindfulness courses. Some are also exploring how mindfulness can affect British society as a whole. They’ve formed an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) devoted to mindfulness, which has been holding meetings throughout this autumn. Several people from Triratna are involved.

Vishvapani writes: “It’s moving to see how deeply the parliamentarians have been...