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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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Myth and Magic: Day 1 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering

It’s the first full day of the Triratna International Gathering and Adhisthana is basking in summer sunshine! 

In this short podcast we get a flavour of the ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. A couple of people share their highlights from the International Gathering so far - from the first talk by Ratnaguna on ‘Transforming Self’, a classic music concert after lunch, workshops on tai chi, yoga, the activities for children as well as authentic conversations and the possibility of...

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Podcast: Community - With Your Own Front Door

From Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 27 May, 2019 - 15:26

So it’s community - but with our own front door

The Suvana (meaning ‘happy realm’) project aims to develop Buddhist co-housing in Cambridge, UK. It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint development, with the community inspired by Buddhist values.  

Here’s a conversation with Tejasvini and Jeremy Peters, both involved in the project, discussing co-housing as a response to the housing crisis, their plans for sustainable features, affordability, Buddhist almhouses and more. 

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Wake Up Mummy! The Potential For Liberation In the Family Life

Wed, 12 Dec, 2018 - 12:22

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 of the...

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Practicing As a Parent

From Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 22:27

Sudaka, the Mitra Convenor in the Valencia Buddhist Centre, talks about his experience of Buddhist practice as a parent and discusses how he fits in his meditation practice, the importance of having a supportive partner and how his practice informs his parenting.

He also mentions the upcoming International Family Retreat (Retiro Internacional De Familias) which is taking place in Suryavana at the end of July, which he is facilitating along with Vidyadasa and friends. Find out more about the ...

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Sudaka on Buddhist Practice as a Parent

Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 22:04

Sudaka, the Mitra Convenor in the Valencia Buddhist Centre, talks about his experience of Buddhist practice as a parent and discusses how he fits in his meditation practice, the importance of having a supportive partner and how his practice informs his parenting.

Recorded at Suryavana, Valencia, July 2018.

Check out the International Families Retreat (Retiro Internacional De Familias) being held at Suryavana at the end of July.

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Talks from Adhisthana's Weekend Retreat for Parents

Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 11:29

Adhisthana’s first weekend retreat for parents took place on 8th to 10th June, led by a team of Triratna Order Members who are parents themselves – Upayavira, Maitrinita, Lilapa, and Karunagita. It was open to parents and parents-to-be, including Order Members, Mitras and those with a regular practice in the context of Triratna. 

Here are two of the talks from the weekend:-

Six Gifts of Parenting:
Karunagita brings to life gifts for Buddhist practice...

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Buddhist Parenting - Karunagita

Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 - 14:38

This is another great talk from the ‘Dharma Warriors’ series given at the Buddhafield Festival. Karunagita is the author of ‘Growing as a Parent - What Buddhism Has to Offer’, and here she presents some of that material to an audience of summer loving practitioners under the blue skies of Devon. Settle back and enjoy the sound of drums, kids’ voices, and Karunagita’s perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of raising a child as part of your practice of the...

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Staying at Home, Dancing with the Universe - Amaragita

Wed, 26 Jul, 2006 - 14:55

This talk takes a look at Buddhist practice in the light of parenting, and was given at the Buddhafield Festival in 2006. Look out for some lovely singing throughout!

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Meditating With Your Child - Upayavira

Wed, 26 Jul, 2006 - 14:32

Upayavira was ordained in 2000, and became a parent soon after. Since then he has been exploring, often through necessity, ways to meditate with children around. He has led Meditation for Parents workshops at the Buddhafield Festival and at the Buddhafield Village retreat, as well at some local Buddhist Centres; with 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.