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The first knock

Posted by Prajnaketu on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 15:31

The first knock

Posted by Prajnaketu on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 15:31

I was already late. And it was hot. Very hot. Indian hot. The adrenaline had taken me so far but now my legs were palpably wobbling as I approached the last bend before my destination. The hasty bowl of muesli rumbled restlesslessly in my stomach, rising and falling as the urge to vomit repeatedly came and subsided… Hold it together man… 

I’ve been here before - exams, big talks, lesson observations when I was a trainee teacher - and deep down I know...

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Thank you, brother, for allowing us to walk alongside you. 

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Thanks for reading Bodhidasa :)

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The way you practise always inspires.

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Thanks for sharing - good luck with the rest of the appeal - may it benefit you and many others :-)

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Thanks Khemajoti - yes, may the benefits flow forth! Nearly at the end of week two, and all’s going well so far. x

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A doorstep into the unknown...

Posted by Prajnaketu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

A doorstep into the unknown...

Posted by Prajnaketu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

Sooo… I’ve just started a six-week fundraising appeal in London with these wonderful people (Mike, Declan, Chris, Ramesh Babar, Vajragupta, and Kusaladevi Spence)! We’re going to be raising money for an amazing charity called Karuna which helps to transform the lives of individuals and communities affected by the tyrannical caste system in India and Nepal. 

We’ve all now arrived and are settling into community we’ll be living in together. For most of us, this is the first time we’ve done anything like this...

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This Weekend - Live coverage of the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Jul, 2018 - 10:44

This Weekend - Live coverage of the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Jul, 2018 - 10:44

The second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention is taking place in Suryavana in Valencia this weekend! We’ll be bringing you the best of the event online throughout the weekend: talks, interviews, podcasts, video and pictures.

+ follow the Young Buddhists space for Dharma content. And connect with us on social media for the sights and sounds of the great gathering through the weekend:

Follow us on: Instagram  | Facebook  |  Twitter  |  ...

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The Spiritual Community Beyond Borders

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:10

The Spiritual Community Beyond Borders

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:10

As the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention in Valencia draws nearer, three ‘Young Buddhists’ from Valencia share a bit about their inspiration to practice the Dharma and how they have benefitted.

Estela:

“Last year I attended the meeting of Young Buddhists in Berlin. It was an incredible experience! I met young people from other countries, and it surprised me that we could connect really well despite cultural differences.

The atmosphere was very nice, open and fun. We had really...

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Big One 2017: Go forth, Go beyond! and autumn events 2017

Posted by Prajnaketu on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 08:47

Big One 2017: Go forth, Go beyond! and autumn events 2017

Posted by Prajnaketu on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 08:47

Big One 2017: Go forth, Go beyond! 27-29th October Adhisthana

This is the young Buddhists retreat of the year: the largest gathering of young Buddhists from across Europe and beyond. Suitable for people of all levels of experience and none - a friendly and inspiring way to connect with other young people who are practising the Buddhist life. Come along and bring your friends!

Book at http://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=202

More for 2017

Young Women’s Weekend
For women who’ve asked for ordination
8-11th Sept, ...

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Help Bihar Flood Victims - NNBY

Posted by JoCross80 on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 16:13

Help Bihar Flood Victims - NNBY

Posted by JoCross80 on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 16:13

Dear Friends

You may be aware of the recent flooding in Bihar,  which has badly affected more than 65,000 people in the region, leaving them without shelter, food and the loss of their livelihoods.

Supplies are not getting to those that are the most in need.

NNBY (National Network of Buddhist Youth) are raising funds to help those most in need..


The following is a list of emergency supplies needed:

Medical health services
Safe drinking water through establishment of water purification plants, accessibility of Aqua-tab or...

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NNBY National Convention

Posted by JoCross80 on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

NNBY National Convention

Posted by JoCross80 on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Hi All,


I am fundraising for the NNBY (NATIONAL NETWORK OF BUDDHIST YOUTH) for their 11th National Convention.
(A note from Uttam: This year 2017, NNBY is celebrating its 11th National Convention first time in Siyana, Uttar Pradesh, since its first convention which was held on 25th Dec 2007. In this 11th National Convention, we are expecting about 500 of NNBY youths and leaders from different parts of India. So, to make...

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Men's Dharma Life Training Course 2018

Posted by Prajnaketu on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 10:29

Men's Dharma Life Training Course 2018

Posted by Prajnaketu on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 10:29

Adhisthana Dharma-Life Training Course for Men

04/03/2018 to 03/08/2018

The course aims to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of Triratna Buddhism and you will have the opportunity to live an intense and full-time Dharma life for 5 months. It will be fully residential, and you will be living in a designated community space at Adhisthana. Community living is an important part of the course and you will be sharing a room whilst you are here. As well as a...

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Small Actions: Growing Minds

Posted by Prajnaketu on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 11:13

Small Actions: Growing Minds

Posted by Prajnaketu on Thu, 4 May, 2017 - 11:13

Low Countries young Buddhists retreat April 2017

Gerda writes:

On a sunny, cloudy and windy Easter weekend in April, 27 young buddhists from five different countries came together in retreat centre Metta Vihara in the Netherlands to explore the idea of ‘total action, free mind’.

If we long to free our minds, it may be most obvious to turn to practices working directly with the mind, such as meditation and reflection, which will help us to become wiser, more aware and, as a result, more skilful...

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Ipswich Young Buddhists presents: Sangha Soiree night for BAM 17th June

Posted by Prajnaketu on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 14:57

Ipswich Young Buddhists presents: Sangha Soiree night for BAM 17th June

Posted by Prajnaketu on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 14:57

Doors open at 6:30pm, curry served from 6:45pm and the show will start at 7.30pm - all are welcome!

A bit of a twist on the usual Curry and Poetry night - you are invited to share a meal with others before being entertained (or entertaining others!) with poetry, music, song, dance - anything goes!

If you would like to volunteer to help out on the night or to brave the stage, look out for forms at the centre soon (or contact Jo via...

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