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Sub30 Online Retreat: Taste of Freedom

Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 17:24

Sub30 Online Retreat: Taste of Freedom

Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 17:24

Sub30 retreat: The Taste of Freedom
Led by Ksantikara, Aryadasa, Kusaladevi, Prajnahriyadaya & Prajnaketu

12-14 March

Book here

Drawing inspiration from Sangharakshita’s rousing (and much-loved) 1979 lecture, we’ll use our computer screens to meditate together, hear short talks, gather in discussion groups and try some online rituals – with plenty of breaks in-between to save our eyes (& our minds!)

If you’re aged 30 or under, then this retreat is for you – it doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to meditation and Buddhism,...

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Ben on joining the weekly Sub30 meditations

Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 09:41

Ben on joining the weekly Sub30 meditations

Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 09:41

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 for 15 mins at...

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

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 12:54

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

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...

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Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Sub30 Symposium videos out now!

Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 15:53

Weren’t able to make it to the Sub30 Symposium? Here are all the conversations and Q&As from the weekend - evidence of inspiring friendships and deep Dharma experience!

Thanks to Sanghadhara at thebuddhistcentre.com for the editing

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Sadayasihi

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

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 20 May, 2020 - 11:01

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

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times 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.

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

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times 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

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times 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.

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

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 18 May, 2020 - 11:11

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

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times 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…

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Garavavati's Reflections on the slogan “Drive all Blame into one” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 3

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sun, 17 May, 2020 - 10:54

Garavavati's Reflections on the slogan “Drive all Blame into one” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 3

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sun, 17 May, 2020 - 10:54

Garavavati, living in a women’s residential Buddhist community in London, UK, shares her reflections around this slogan, particularly the choice we have between the limiting restrictions of experiencing blame and the freedom in choosing to take responsibility for our own minds.

⁣⁣⁣Reflecting that our actions have consequences, Garavavati concludes that the potential of reflecting on this slogan could lead to the ultimate freedom and protection of Awakening.

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Simharava's Reflections on the Bodhicitta - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 2

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:17

Simharava's Reflections on the Bodhicitta - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 2

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:17

Simharava, living in the women’s residential Buddhist community in Berlin, Germany, talks about how she is trying to help alleviate suffering at the moment and, in particular, shares her thoughts on the Buddhist figure of the Avalokiteshvara - associated with Great Compassion - who holds the wish-fulfilling jewel to his heart.

Noting how Avalokiteshvara listens to the suffering in the world but at the same time radiates rainbow light and compassion, Simharava explores how that myth might play out in her own life.

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Prajnaketu's Reflections on the Four Reminders - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 1

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 15 May, 2020 - 11:49

Prajnaketu's Reflections on the Four Reminders - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 1

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 15 May, 2020 - 11:49

We are delighted to say that this week we will be joined by a team of Young Order members who will be sharing their reflections on the Seven-Point Mind Training material. First up is Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist coordinator. 

Prajnaketu, from sunny Oxford, UK, shares his thoughts on the teaching of the Four Reminders: our precious human birth, death and impermanence, karma and rebirth, and the defects of samsara. Noting that these reflections can be a bit of...