We’re delighted to announce that Bhikkhu Analayo has agreed to be interviewed in relation to his book and online course on Mindfully Facing Climate Change as part of Triratna Earth Sangha’s online conference, 24 - 26 September.
The next three volumes in the Complete Works have just been released, bringing the total number of published volumes to eighteen. With another nine volumes to go, we’re now officially two thirds of the way through the project. To mark this milestone, the chief editor, Vidyadevi, has written a Complete Works update.
2021 has been one of the hottest years on record in many parts of the globe. There have been wildfires in California, Turkey, Italy, Greece and Siberia as well as floods in the UK, Germany, Belgium, India and China. The continued existence of humans and other species is at risk if we don’t change our ways.
António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, warned: ‘This is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is undisputable:...
After 5 years in rented buildings that we have now outgrown, we are planning a secure home for our community in our own property. We are almost in a position to go ahead with buying a Centre. We are still short of funds to secure a property.
We have a Just Giving Page to collect the remaining funds and we would be grateful if you could share this page as wide as you can. Thank you
Afrikan Wisdom, edited by Vimalasara: New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond
A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.
Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winning author and editor Vimalasara’s (Valerie Mason-John) collection of 34 essays–written by an eclectic and inspirational group of Black thought leaders and teachers–reflects on the unique and multilayered experience of being Black in the world today.
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...
Learning to grow my own food has led to a big shift in consciousness – from the detachment of living exclusively on restaurant-served or shop-bought produce to the grounding intimacy of eating home-grown fruit and veg – and helped me greatly on the path toward veganism.
In 2015 I got involved in a community garden in inner city Dublin, not far from the Dublin Buddhist Centre (DBC). At the time I was living in a first floor flat with no outside...
I’m running another online meditation retreat from Saturday 25th September to Friday 1st October 2021. The retreat is aimed at Order Members and Mitras and is offered on a Dana basis.
The emphasis will be on a relaxed, open, and attentive quality of ‘knowing’, receptive to whatever is happening within our experience. We will be cultivating mindfulness that is ‘uncontrived’ and natural and looking to bring ‘right view’ – a wisdom perspective - to each moment of awareness.
Vimalasara gives a thorough talk on the third precept, exploring some of the issues we all need to reflect on if we are to live life more fully with simplicity, contentment and stillness. Relevant to modern day living, this talk also signposts some of the issues that women and queer people have to contend with when reflecting on this precept.