Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Buddhist Centre Online Highlights from 2021

By Centre Team on Sun, 26 Dec, 2021 - 12:58

The Buddhist Centre Online Highlights from 2021

By Centre Team on Sun, 26 Dec, 2021 - 12:58

2021 has been another rollercoaster of a year: with the three of the traditional ‘four sights’ of old age, sickness and death an ever present backdrop. But 2021 has also been interspersed with moments of beauty, generosity, connectedness and hope.

Our team has been busy this year keeping the fourth sight—the Dharma—alive; fostering community—sangha—at a time of continued uncertainty.

Looking back over the year, here are some of our highlights from the year that was 2021:

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Nottingham Buddhist Centre
Nottingham Buddhist Centre

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 16:59

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

By kusaladevi on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 16:59

Friendship Through Good Times and Bad: Sangha Day celebration

Saturday 20th November 2021 (2.5 hrs)

10:30am-1pm IE &UK

USA PST 02:30 | México 04:30 | USA EST 05:30 | IE & UK 10:30 | Europe CET 11:30 |  India 16:00 | Australia AEST 21:30 | New Zealand NZDT 23:30


For the Sangha festival this year, the Nottingham Sangha will be connecting with our brothers and sisters in the...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

2022 Dharma Life Courses (applications for women closing soon!)

By Ksantikara on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 11:33

2022 Dharma Life Courses (applications for women closing soon!)

By Ksantikara on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 11:33

Dharma Life Course for Young Women | 7 March – 24 June 2022
Application deadline: Friday 10 Dec 2021, email caroline [at] adhisthana.org (subject: Dharma%20Life%20Course) .

Dharma Life Course for Young Men | 22 Aug – 9 Dec 2022
Applications open January 2022 but express interest online now

A four-month residential course providing you with an opportunity to live an intensive dharma life: living, practicing, studying and working together within...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Sub35 Online Day Retreat: Why Join An Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 11:35

Sub35 Online Day Retreat: Why Join An Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 11:35

Saturday 4 September

Why join an Order? Isn’t enough to simply practice Buddhism without joining anything? Vajratara and Karunadhi from the women’s ordination team along with Dharmacharinis from the young people’s steering group, will communicate a glimpse of the vision of the Order and the potential of spiritual friendship. The Order is more than it appears to be, and to realise that, we must also realise that we are more than we appear to be…

Join us for an online day for young people training...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

By Sanghanath on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

By Sanghanath on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Streaming Zoom Live Event, Thursday 3rd June, 7-8pm (BST)

Register here: https://appeals.karuna.org/get-involved

I hope we all remember how migrant labourers suffered during the sudden lockdown last year in India. The first thing that comes to my mind are images of ‘tired feet’ and ’hunger’. I can not believe millions of feet had to walk thousands of miles to get their homes, and many of them never made it.

One of my inspirations from India is Ashif Shaikh, the founder of ‘Jan Sahas’ (‘People’s...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Oskar on why we comes along to the Wednesday Sub30 Meditation each week

By Ksantikara on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 12:54

Oskar on why we comes along to the Wednesday Sub30 Meditation each week

By Ksantikara on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 12:54

Sub30 Meditation Every Wednesday
7.30am – 8.30am (UK Time)
8.30am – 9.30am (Central Europe)
6.30pm – 7.30pm (Sydney/Melbourne)


A weekly chance for those aged 30 & under, who know both the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana, to gather together. Expect 5 mins of brief teaching at the start, followed by 30+ mins of meditation and then a chance to meet (& talk about meditation) with other young people in breakout groups...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

An exciting online opportunity for young women, aged 18 to 30.

Friday 30 April 30 to Sunday 2 May.

The ancient Indian cremation ground is a symbol for any crucial situation where we meet impermanence, death, aloneness and fear. It is also a symbol of transformation, a place where death meets life and life meets death. A place where great yogis and dakinis gather at night in darkenss and secrecy, meditating, dancing, embracing and drinking from the skull cup of wisdom. A place of liberated...

Bump elbows, say hello!
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Reflections from Akasajoti and Varadhi - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 6

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 11:01

Reflections from Akasajoti and Varadhi - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 6

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 11:01

Here’s a delightful conversation between friends: Akasajoti, based in London, UK and the recently ordained Varadhi, in Melbourne, Australia!

Akasajoti and Varadhi explore their favourite mind-training slogans – ‘of the two witnesses, hold the principal one’ and ‘liberate yourself by examining and analysing’ – looking at how empowering it can be to bring greater honesty and self-awareness into their lives.

Visit the Turning Arrows into Flowers home retreat page

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The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Prajnahridaya's Reflections on the slogan “All Dharma agrees at one point” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 5

By kusaladevi on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 11:28

Prajnahridaya's Reflections on the slogan “All Dharma agrees at one point” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 5

By kusaladevi on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 11:28

Prajnahridaya, living at Padmaloka retreat centre in Norfolk, UK, shares his reflections around this slogan, reflecting on the essence of the Mind Training teachings - a release from Ego Clinging.

⁣⁣⁣He reflects on the dangers of trying to get rid of something and focuses instead on the freedom, inspiration and beauty that can arise when we let go of clinging.

Visit the Turning Arrows into Flowers Home retreat page

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Dhammakumara in conversation with Prajnaketu - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 4

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 May, 2020 - 11:11

Dhammakumara in conversation with Prajnaketu - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 4

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 May, 2020 - 11:11

Dhammakumara, from the UK, but currently based in Sydney, Australia, in conversation with Prajnaketu, talks about how he’s been making his life a life of practice during the lockdown. Touching on responding to fear and overwhelm and coming back to the practice of just being with his current experience, whether that’s drinking coffee or reading the news…

Visit the Turning Arrows into Flowers home retreat page

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