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Chairs' Letter – May 2021

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – May 2021

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 31 May, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order Members and friends,

Last month one of my deputies, Amrutdeep, wrote from his perspective about the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in India. 16 Order members and over 35 Dhammamitras died in India in the last couple of months and it’s still pretty grim; if you’d like to help, you can read more about some of the ways in which you can give here.

Its poignant that over the past...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha's Social Revolution

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 5 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

In the first weeks after his Enlightenment, the Buddha stayed alone near the Bodhi tree, assimilating his profound discovery and enjoying its bliss. But from the first moment he encountered another human being, the force of his compassion led him to revolt against the social hierarchies of his day. In this impassioned talk at the London Buddhist Centre’s 2021 Buddha Day celebrations, Subhuti explores the nature of social conditioning. In doing so, he calls for...

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Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 17:08

Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 17:08

Looking into the Well Again: Using Writing to Explore the Mind
A four-week course with Yashobodhi

Sundays: June 27th, July 4th, 11th, 18th
Each session will be done twice every week to accommodate time zones - come to whichever session suits best with your ticket.

First session (2 hrs): IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEST 18:00 | New Zealand 20:00

Second session (2 hrs)USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST...

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Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

From Karuna Fundraisers on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

From Karuna Fundraisers on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Streaming Zoom Live Event, Thursday 3rd June, 7-8pm (BST)

Register here: https://appeals.karuna.org/get-involved

I hope we all remember how migrant labourers suffered during the sudden lockdown last year in India. The first thing that comes to my mind are images of ‘tired feet’ and ’hunger’. I can not believe millions of feet had to walk thousands of miles to get their homes, and many of them never made it.

One of my inspirations from India is Ashif Shaikh, the founder of ‘Jan Sahas’ (‘People’s...

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Candradasa

Join Our Dharma Web Team! Looking for an Experienced Junior or Senior Developer

From Jobs, Volunteering & Communities on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 21:25

Join Our Dharma Web Team! Looking for an Experienced Junior or Senior Developer

From Jobs, Volunteering & Communities on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 21:25

Dharmachakra (the team behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) is expanding as we turn our attention to building and maintaining Triratna web sites and services that work beautifully on mobile and across all devices.

We’re looking for an experienced junior or senior developer.

If the thought of helping us spread the Dharma around the world excites you, we’d love to hear it! We’re looking for enthusiastic, motivated, highly skilled and confident developers who have a passion for...

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Summer reading ideas from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:39

Summer reading ideas from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:39

With summer in the northern hemisphere fast approaching, and infections under control in many places, including here in the UK, lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease. What joy to be able to spend time together again! Some of us are making plans to go away on holiday, even if the choice of destination is somewhat limited. 

We’re really proud of our new books this year and we think any – or all! – of them would make great summer reading. Whether...

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Caroline I P

The Precepts of Atisha

From Adhisthana on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The Precepts of Atisha

From Adhisthana on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The precept of the Lama is more important than scriptures and commentaries.

- Atiśa

In the early days of the Order, Sangharakshita held a seminar on a book called The Door of Liberation, which consisted of seven Tibetan texts, translated under the auspices of Geshe Wangyal. The Kadamthorbu was one of those.

The text consists of dialogues between Atiśa and his closest disciples, especially with his principal disciple, the layman Dromtönpa, who later founded the Kadam school. It’s an informal exposition of how to live as...

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Caroline I P

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

From Adhisthana on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

From Adhisthana on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

THU 26 AUGMON 30 AUG

Early Bird Rate Extended to 16th May

Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us. 

The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds....

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Another free eBook from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:32

Another free eBook from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:32

A line from a poem by Damian Barr has been widely quoted recently: ‘We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat.’ In some places the winds of COVID-19 are raging, and the boats are not seaworthy. In India. In Brazil. Amongst those who have lost much in the last year, one way or another. So, this week we’re giving away the eBook edition of Vessantara’s The Heart, a guide to cultivating a boundless, loving heart that...

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Centre Team

Solidarity with India: An Evening of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

Sat, 1 May, 2021 - 22:16

Solidarity with India: An Evening of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

Sat, 1 May, 2021 - 22:16

Ratnasagara, Shakyajata and Mahabodhi with an event to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India.

​Give direct within India to Trailokya Buddha Mahasangha Sahayak Gana

Re-watch on YouTube

Twelve members of our Order have died of #COVIDー19 in the past few weeks in India. They are:

Danavajra, ordained 2003, aged 78, from Amaravati
Khemaprabha, ordained 1993, aged 93, from Pune
Amoghabhadra, ordained 1993, aged 51, from Corona relief team
Shilavajra, ordained 2017, from Uttar Pradesh
Jnanaghosh, ordained 2019, aged 38,...