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Afrikan Wisdom

By Vimalasara on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom

By Vimalasara on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:29

Afrikan Wisdom, edited by Vimalasara:
New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond

A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.

Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winning author and editor Vimalasara’s (Valerie Mason-John) collection of 34 essays–written by an eclectic and inspirational group of Black thought leaders and teachers–reflects on the unique and multilayered experience of being Black in the world today.

Afrikan Wisdom is available now via North Atlantic...

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FBA Podcast: The Third Precept

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Vimalasara gives a thorough talk on the third precept, exploring some of the issues we all need to reflect on if we are to live life more fully with simplicity, contentment and stillness. Relevant to modern day living, this talk also signposts some of the issues that women and queer people have to contend with when reflecting on this precept.

Talk given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2013.

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Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Saturday 10th July 10, 2021, 3 hours

09.00 US PST  |  12.00 US EST  |  17.00 UK & IE  | 18.00 Europe CET  | 21.30 India



“Try to love everything that gets in your way …..  
because if something is in your way it is
going your way, the way
of all beings; towards darkness, towards light.”

From “Because even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle”,...

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Invitation to Black & Buddhist Free Online Event - with Suryagupta and Vimalasara

By Centre Team on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 18:06

Invitation to Black & Buddhist Free Online Event - with Suryagupta and Vimalasara

By Centre Team on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 18:06

Suryagupta, Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, along with Vimalasara (Chair of Vancouver Buddhist Centre), are taking part in ‘Black & Buddhist’ - a free online event, from 18th until 25th February which explores what Buddhism can teach us about race, resilience, transformation, and spiritual freedom.

Suryagupta gave a keynote talk at the London Buddhist Centre at the beginning of February which touched on the events of last year including her response to the some of the...

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A new audiobook and our latest free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

A new audiobook and our latest free eBook

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 - 16:30

A new audiobook

One of our best-selling titles has just been released as an audiobook. It’s the award-wining Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction by Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara) and Dr Paramabandhu Groves.

Human nature has an inbuilt tendency towards addiction. Many of us self-medicate in response to hardships, turning to food, drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, work, and so much more in an attempt to promote happiness. All of us can struggle with these tendencies, but for some it can lead to the...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

By kusaladevi on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 3 With a Panel of Order Members of Mixed Culture and Race

By kusaladevi on Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 12:01

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

Watch the first two conversations with BIPOC/BAME and white Order members

Saturday 26th September:
11:00-13:00 PST |13:00-15:00 México | 14:00-16:00 EST | 19:00-21:00 UK + Ireland | 23:30-01:30 India | Australia EST 04.00-06.00 (Sunday 6th) | New Zealand 06.00-08.00

Moderator: Vimalasara

Panelists: Amaradipa, Amitamati, Bodhilila, Candramalin, Dayavasini, Dhivajri, Lokamitra,...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

By kusaladevi on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: Conversation 2

By kusaladevi on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 10:53

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

In association with the International Triratna BIPOC/BAME Teaching Kula. Sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online

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Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC / BAME Dharma and Community Connection.

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 15:49

Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC / BAME Dharma and Community Connection.

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 15:49

Welcoming Liberation: A Space for Thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection

Last Saturday of every month: see here for times this month.

What is the space?
This is a gathering for people practicing the dharma, at any stage of that journey and experience and who also come from the richly diverse lived experiences of these intentionally welcomed identities: Black, Indigenous, and people of color inclusive of Asian/Pacific Islander,...

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Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 15:04

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 15:04

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

The First Conversation - Saturday 25th July 2020

USA PST 09:00-11:00 | México 11:00-13:00 | USA  EST 12:00-14:00 | IE & UK 17:00-19:00 | India 21:30-23:30

Questions will be invited from the audience. These panel discussions are open to the whole of the Triratna Community and to all who wish to attend.

There will also be a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter at this event.

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Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 12:11

Courageous Conversations About Race: A series curated by Vimalasara

Join Vimalasara, for the first conversation, with BIPOC/BAME Order members on Saturday 25th July 2020

USA PST 09:00-11:00 | México 11:00-13:...

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