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The Tale of the Whale

From Triratna News on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 12:23

The Tale of the Whale

From Triratna News on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 12:23

Padmacandra, an Order Member living in West Norfolk and associated with the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in the UK, has her first children’s picture book out as illustrator with Scallywag Press this month (March 2021).

The book, The Tale of the Whalewhich tells of an adventure between a child and a whale, has a strong environmental message about plastic pollution, and is suitable for 3 to 8 year olds (read 8 years plus!)

Padmacandra was asked if she would illustrate the book after the...

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Dharmabyte: Bringing Together Parenting + Meditation

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Upayavira has been exploring, often through necessity, ways to meditate with children since 2000 when shortly after his ordination he became a parent. He takes the aim of demonstrating that practicing with your young children present is not just possible, there can be some huge benefits in this form of practice.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Meditating with Your Child which includes a led meditation, 2015. Upayavira has led Meditation for Parents workshops at the ...

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Dharmabyte: Tiny Steps: Tiny Connections

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 25 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Lilapa talks openly about how the Brahma Viharas inspired and challenged him as a father. Parenting can be very hard, a connection with the Brahma Viharas, also known as The Immeasurables, can support infinitely expansive and positive states of mind.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Parenting and the Brahma Viharas, part of the series Talks from Adhisthana’s Weekend Retreat for Parents, given at Adhisthana, 2018.

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FBA Podcast: Buddhist Practice In the Context of Motherhood

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 23 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Karunagita, author of A Path for Parents (Windhorse publications 2005), gave this talk at the first weekend retreat for mothers held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2014. Here, she introduces the gifts of parenting, including the development of patience, maturity, opening to love and the development of wisdom through direct experience of the three laksanas, as well as the inherent challenges such as lack of time and how they can be approached.

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Dharmabyte: Parenting as Practice

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 21 Jan, 2021 - 06:56

What does an effective Buddhist practice look like as a parent amidst a family household life? How do we keep alive our values and bring them to the joys and challenges of parenting? In this talk Amaladhi gives us an inside view of life as an Order Member and parent of her young and energetic son, discussing how she engages with parenting as a practice. Whether you are a parent or not she offers a thought provoking exploration...

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Dharmabyte: Self-Transformation Through Parenting

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

What if our children are seen as aspects of our mind – this moment greed, this moment hatred. The Buddha advises us to ‘be with’ whatever arises, just allowing and then seeing what happens. Amaragita takes a look at Buddhist practice in the light of parenting.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Staying at Home, Dancing with the Universe given at the Buddhafield Festival, 2006

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Monthly Online Parent-Dharma class

From Community Highlights on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 11:42

Monthly Online Parent-Dharma class

From Community Highlights on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 11:42

The London Buddhist Centre and North London Buddhist Centre are offering monthly classes for parents online, every second Sunday from 8th August, 10.30-12.00 UK time. Open to all parents everywhere. The core team is Maitrinita, Karunagita and Rebecca, plus guest teachers. The class includes led meditation, a short talk or introduction to an aspect of the Dharma or practice within family life, an opportunity to connect and talk with other parents and brief ritual.

Please do join us, or pass this on to parents at your centre....

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Dharmabyte: Remembering to Remember

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Amaragita offers three principles for considering the possibilities of deepening into the Dharma in any situation, and they are are worth remembering - or as she says, remembering to remember! Great, gently radical words that are bold enough to imagine and even assume the possibility of a more compassionate future for all beings.

From the talk entitled The Possibility of Practice given as part of the 2015 Mothers Retreat at Taraloka Retreat...

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The story of Yasa (story telling evening)

The story of Yasa (story telling evening)

From Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:36

Lokabandhu hosts this special evening of story-telling from the Pali Canon - the story of Yasa and the golden slippers - brought to life by a young cast, songs and colourful costumes!

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The story of Padmasambhava (Story telling evening) International Gathering 2019

The story of Padmasambhava (Story telling evening) International Gathering 2019

From Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:33

The second evening of story-telling at the 2019 Triratna International Gathering was hosted by Jayaraja and friends. Featuring a king, courtiers, demons, galloping horses and the great Guru Padmasambhava himself, prepare yourself for an entertaining precis of how Padmasambhava came to Tibet.

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