Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Bristol seeking a new women's mitra convenor

By Vimalavajri on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 14:30

Bristol seeking a new women's mitra convenor

By Vimalavajri on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 14:30

Dear all,

The Bristol Buddhist Centre needs a new Women’s Mitra Convenor / Centre team member.  We have 63 women Mitras, including 35 who are training for ordination.  It’s a vibrant situation, with 17 Dharmacharinis, 8 of whom are actively involved in a women’s mitra convening kula.   You will be part of a supportive and effective Centre Team, helping plan and coordinate the many aspects of Centre life.  The team are : Chair (Bhadra), Men’s Mitra Convenor (Naravira), and Centre Team member (Khemajoti).

We would...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Upcoming highlights this year

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 11:23

Upcoming highlights this year

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 11:23

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To tie in with The Buddhist Centre Online’s Triratna Day celebrations, until April 10th we’re giving away the eBook edition of Subhuti’s Sangharakshita: A New Voice in the Buddhist TraditionDownload your free copy here. 

Windhorse author Shantigarbha is offering six-week online courses on the theme of responding to the climate and ecological emergency, based on his new book The Burning House, due to be published in August (see below). The first course begins March...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Update on Safeguarding in the Anglican Church

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 10:29

Update on Safeguarding in the Anglican Church

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 10:29

In November we reported on IICSA’s public inquiry into failures to Safeguard children in the Church of England and Church in Wales, both part of the Anglican Church worldwide.

This week IICSA has published two brief updates on measures taken (or not taken) by those two Churches in response to recommendations made by IICSA.

Triratna’s ECA Safeguarding officer Munisha was called to testify as part of IICSA’s hearings in May 2020.

NBIICSA is not investigating cases of child sexual abuse...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Characteristics of the Five Buddhas

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 06:00

Taranita discusses the Five Buddhas of the Mandala, their characteristics, how their wisdom may manifest itself in everyday life, and how their features may benefit the Western Buddhist practitioner.

From the talk entitled The Five Buddha Mandala given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2007.

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Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sub30 Online Retreat: Taste of Freedom

By Ksantikara on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 17:24

Sub30 Online Retreat: Taste of Freedom

By Ksantikara on 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,...

The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

Upcoming Online Seminar - How to Attract and Engage Young People

By Vajrashura on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:51

Upcoming Online Seminar - How to Attract and Engage Young People

By Vajrashura on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:51

Saturday 24th April 2021 (1.5 hours online seminar):

9.30am UK | 8.30pm Auckland | 10.30am Central Europe | 3pm Mumbai | 8.30pm Melbourne | Auckland 10.30pm

5pm UK | 10am San Francisco | 11am Mexico City | 1pm Maine | Central Europe 6pm | 6am (Sun 28 Mar) Auckland

Book on now >>

Are you involved in teaching at your local Buddhist Centre? Perhaps you’re part of the Centre Team, a Chair or a trustee? Maybe you’re involved in running Young Buddhist events, or...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:49

Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:49

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka summer programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings!

There are some new themes coming out with this programme:

  • The Buddha’s Victory, exploring the Buddha as the victorious one, the ‘Jina’;
  • Awakening Imagination, a retreat where we will look into Bhante’s exploration of the imagination in two lectures: ‘St Jerome Revisited’ and ‘The Journey to Il Convento’;
  • The Taste of Freedom, where we will delve into the Buddha’s teachings on Freedom or Liberation.

The retreats will again be a mixture...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Die Angst Loslassen

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 21:08

Die Angst Loslassen

By Centre Team on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 21:08

Vom Buddha heißt es, er sei vollkommen furchtlos gewesen. Was bedeutet das für uns?

Wir alle erleben manchmal Angst. Und Angst hat ihre Vorteile! Sie kann uns aufrütteln und hilft uns Gefahren zu vermeiden. Aber Angst kann auch uns auch gefangen halten und lähmen. Sie kann uns daran hindern, das Leben so zu leben, wie wir es wollen. 

Die Welt ist manchmal ganz schön angsteinflößend. Wie können wir also selbst furchtlos werden?

Dies ist ein schöner Animationsfilm von Aryajit über Angst und wie wir ihr begegnen...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Gala Night: Performances from Padmamati, Jonathan Cohen and others

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 - 10:59

Hello friends,

Due to the popularity of the WLBC’s Poetry Evening recently, we are inviting you all once more to our Precious Jewel fundraising finale on Friday 12 March, 7-9.30pm! There will be storytelling from Padmamati (Stephen Coates), music and words from Jonathan Cohen and a reading of poetic extracts from the writings of Jinananda – and much more!

No booking needed, just turn up: https://westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/event/precious-jewel-gala-night-per…