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Akasati: Heart and Soul - the Power of Ritual

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:44

Akasati: Heart and Soul - the Power of Ritual

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:44Does ritual have a place in 21st Century Buddhism? Akasati explores tradition and innovation in Buddhist ritual and looks into the area of creating our own rituals.

Given at Buddhafield Festival 2012 in the Dharma Parlour

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Srivati: Open Heart, Open Hand

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:32

Srivati: Open Heart, Open Hand

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:32“What does it mean to be generous? Is there enough of everything to go around? Why should we share anyway? Maybe the golden Buddha Ratnasambhava has the answers…”

A talk given at Buddhafield 2011 in the Dharma Parlour.

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Buddhafield Teaching

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 16:26

Buddhafield Teaching

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 16:26Buddhafield may be almost synonymous with the general joie de vivre of the main main summer Festival itself, but that doesn’t take away from the depth of the project as a distinctive contribution in its own right to contemporary reconceptions of the Buddha’s own way of living and teaching 2,500 years ago. As Kamalashila mentions in his essay introducing the history and spiritual basis of Buddhafield: “The Buddha’s simple outdoor life inspires this.”

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Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Sat, 30 Mar, 2013 - 00:42In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...
Triratna News
Triratna News

The Dharma School Seeks A New Head Teacher

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 - 14:25

The Dharma School Seeks A New Head Teacher

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 - 14:25The Dharma Primary School, Europe’s only primary school to offer an education based on Buddhist values (based in Brighton, East Sussex, UK), is seeking a new Head Teacher.

Current head Peter Murdock is preparing to move on after more than a decade of leadership at the end of this year. Since his appointment in 2002, Peter has taken the school through two successful Ofsted inspections (‘outstanding personal and social development’) and evolved the school’s...
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Buddhist Voices from India - A Discussion with Kalyanadharini and Vidyadharini

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 10:46
Another ‘Buddhist Voices’ episode from the end of the Triratna Buddhist Order Convention 2013 at Bodh Gaya in India. A pretty fantastic discussion with two ‘dharinis’ - young, inspired Indian Dharmacharinis who speak boldly about the challenges faced by women practising the Dharma in India.

A wonderful conversation too around issues of leadership and taking one’s place in the sangha in order to come alive and help others. Very exciting listening!

Recorded at Bodh Gaya, India,...
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All Four Papers from Subhuti and Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 - 23:14

Updated December 2018 to include a new revision of ‘Initiation Into A New Life’.

Here are all four of the articles written over the past couple of years by Subhuti following his conversations with Sangharakshita, clarifying and taking further expositions of Sangharakshita’s teaching as the basis of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. Essential reading!

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Dhammarati on the System of Practice

By Candradasa on Thu, 21 Jun, 2012 - 18:45
Here’s Dhammarati’s talk from the last Chairs’ meeting…

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