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Sources of Inspiration with Paramananda - Atula, Working in the Depths (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 37)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 15 Feb, 2021 - 23:44

Forty years of friendship around meditation, the Dharma, and a common interest in the workings of the ‘psyche’ - the human ‘soul’ - mark out this first pilot episode for a new series of live podcasts. Join Paramananada in conversation with a set of friends to explore and share together their ‘Sources of Inspiration’.

Our first guest is Atula (Richard Huson), psychosynthesist and good friend to many in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Atula has made it his life’s work to consider the...

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Bringing Online Learning to the Slums of India (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 36)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 4 Feb, 2021 - 20:07

This episode was recorded in October 2020 when the project to bring online learning to kids from Nagpur’s poorest communities was just getting started. Please support this vital work now if you can:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aryaloka

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Aryaketu is amazing. For 20 years he has been forging a life of extraordinary service in India with the Buddhist ‘Bodhisattva Path’ as the main context for his work. His vital, pioneering computer training school - the Aryaloka Institute - is all about the...

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The Alchemical Heart (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 35)

Sun, 3 Jan, 2021 - 19:42

In this first podcast of 2021 we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat on meditation: ‘The Alchemical Heart’ with Paramananda.

Happy New Year! May 2021 prove a kinder, more hopeful year for all.

In this first podcast of the year we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat: ‘The Alchemical Heart’ with Paramananda.

In our conversation around the work involved...

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Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 21:56

A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’.

Listen to part 1 of this conversation

In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much...

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Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

Wed, 7 Oct, 2020 - 20:50

We’re back with the first episode in a two-part conversation about what Buddhism has to say to 21st C. economics in the wake of populist political tides, globalization and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to part 2 of this conversation

Vaddhaka is the author of The Buddha On Wall Street, a Buddhist critique of Neo-Liberal notions of capitalism. Expect a stirring, provocative discussion around the state of western democracies in relation to...

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Alive, Aware, Awake! (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 31)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 15:27

What is it to be fully aware, fully alive? Here is a great conversation with the retreat team from Taraloka, who are about to lead our online Home Retreat around the relief and ease of being in the present moment – whatever that present moment looks like. 

Join in with Alive, Aware, Awake - a Home Retreat for everyone!

Experience can be an adventure in awareness. How can we taste the deep excitement of opening to the nature...

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Into the Dark Wood (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 30)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 01:58

Join us for a walk into the forest of the unknown. Enchantments await. Groves of images. Bridges to the unseen. A path that wanders lost until some deeper magic happens…

We are back in the realm of art and the making of images, the making of things, the making of meaning. Nagasiddhi’s trainings in technical sculpture, prop design and building, the rituals of puppetry, and carpentry with wood left by his father long ago - all these have prepared him for a...

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Earth Week on The Buddhist Centre Online! Hair On Fire: A New Podcast Mini-Series

Tue, 21 Apr, 2020 - 22:46

This week on The Buddhist Centre Online and the Dharma Toolkit we are marking Earth Day - all week long! Watch out for our specially commissioned mini-series of podcasts released through the week: “Hair On Fire: Using the Threefold Way of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom to Turn Toward Climate Change”.

We’ll be book-ending these special episodes with some lively, thoughtful conversations around the whole area of Buddhist responses - human responses - to climate change, especially...

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Prajnaketu & Subhadramati - Encouraging Young People on the Path

Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 - 23:12

Here are two wonderfully passionate members of the Order talking across generations about the need to open up effective pathways of commitment for young people as they connect and engage with the possibilities in a Buddhist life. 

Subhadramati has pioneered such pathways for women for many years at the London Buddhist Centre, one of the biggest Centres in Europe. She discusses her plans for 2020 to start a women’s community in London where she and a few experienced friends will share a...

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Las Sietas Magníficas (en español) - Podcast de la Convención Panamericana

Sun, 27 Oct, 2019 - 03:26

Ya transcurrieron un par de días desde que inició la Convención Panamericana. En el comedor se pueden oír conversaciones en inglés y en español, incluso hay quien sirve de traductor para aquel que lo necesita. En este espacio, donde flores y el canto de los pájaros enmarcan las actividades de la convención, tuvieron la oportunidad de reunirse una vez mas. 

Hace poco mas de dos años tomaba lugar su retiro de ordenación en este mismo sitio; alguien tuvo...