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Dharmabyte: Eyes Wide Open

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Aug, 2021 - 12:20

How can our livelihood and our networks be a doorway to leading our lives in a way in which our eyes can be wide open rather than our eyes being wide shut? Pasannamati points out that there is more to Perfect Livelihood than the work we do. Outside of our work we have a whole load of choices on how we spend our time and money which impacts other people’s livelihood.

From the talk entitled Tinker,...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – July 2021

By punyamala on Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Chairs' Letter – July 2021

By punyamala on Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 14:25

Dear Order Members and friends,

Ratnadharini has been encouraging the College deputies to write this monthly letter occasionally, so I agreed to take the plunge this month!

July started with an international, online weekend meeting of the College. Since I became a public preceptor in 2015 the College has met twice a year in March and November so it is a new development to meet in the summer. The meeting worked well and I appreciated connecting with the other public preceptors. Due to the...

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FBA Podcast: The Importance of Mindfulness

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 31 Jul, 2021 - 06:23

Kamalashila explores the centrality of mindfulness to the Buddhist path. He discusses the concept of intoxication, with reference to the 5th Precept and the Sutra of Golden Light. Kamalashila then considers the four foundations of mindfulness from the Satipatthana Sutta and concludes that mindfulness is the basis of metta and allows us to embrace the realm of truth and beauty.

This talk was given at Croydon Buddhist Centre, 1996. This talk was made available by the...

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Irish

Threefold Puja, Dedication Ceremony, Refuges and Precepts and Heart Sutra in Irish

By Prajnagita on Fri, 30 Jul, 2021 - 11:40

A collection of translations into Irish including:

The Threefold Puja (translated into Irish by Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, from the English version by Sangharakshita)

The Dedication Ceremony (translated into Irish by Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, from the English version by Sangharakshita)

The Refuges and Precepts (with the 5 and 10 Positive Precepts) (translated into Irish by Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, from the English version by Sangharakshita)

The Heart Sutra (taken from the Dublin Buddhist Centre’s Celtic Puja) 

For those with little Irish who would still like to participate, please feel free to follow the set of voice recordings made...

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Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Birmingham Buddhist Centre

“If Any Passengers Have a Pilot's Licence, Please Make Your Way to the Flight Deck. Thank You.”

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 30 Jul, 2021 - 00:00
Sangharuchi gives a Sangha night talk investigating the various components of mindfulness, why would you want to be mindful and some practical tools for cultivating mindfulness in our daily lives.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Why Mindfulness?

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Ratnaprabha describes the qualities of mindfulness in a talk about the fifth precept, intoxication and mindfulness. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Fifth Precept given at the West London Buddhist Centre, 2013.

Ratnaprabha describes the qualities of mindfulness in a talk about the fifth precept, intoxication and mindfulness. 

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Fifth Precept given at the West London Buddhist Centre, 2013.

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Triratna Resources
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Over 30 Policy/Procedure Template Documents (for mostly UK use)

By aparajita on Wed, 28 Jul, 2021 - 14:58

Dear responsible person at a Centre or Group

The policies and procedures contained in this document are intended to be adapted and tailored to your specific needs. Obvious slots exist for you to drop in your organisation name, or the job title of the relevant person, but it’s important to read through the policies fully before deciding whether further changes are required!

There are also consistent references to some key terms like “staff”, “volunteers”, “beneficiaries”, “Chief Executive”. Using “find and replace” it should be...