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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Maitripala (highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 4 Aug, 2022 - 12:45

I don’t need to go away from samsara to be really going for refuge. I can be right in the middle of it.

Maitripala Annals:
 
In 1968, I was 12 years old. I was living with my parents and siblings in suburban Reservoir, Melbourne Australia.
I was second eldest (first daughter) of five children. We had moved up to the city from an idyllic country life in Gippsland to have closer access to secondary schools. My early life...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jayadevi (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 12:28

I’d be a bitter, burned-out trade unionist, I think, if I wasn’t a Buddhist…

Jayadevi’s Annals

In 1968 - I was living in Hackney, at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. Winning the school scripture prize, attending Girl Guides, Church (C of E) and Sunday School.

In 1978 - I was a student in Liverpool studying English Lit and Psychology with Divinity. In a long term relationship with a boyfriend. The nearest I have ever come to being married!

In 1988 - A full-on GFR Mitra...

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Dharmabyte: Reimagining the Significance of Breaking

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Allowing Sensitivity + Poignancy 

Maitridevi explores how things that are broken can be given a fresh perspective through their repair and how, through this process, a greater beauty can be revealed. Excerpted from the talk entitled Love and the Beauty of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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News from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Jul, 2022 - 16:00

News from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Jul, 2022 - 16:00

We’re pleased to announce a new podcast episode and our plans for Buddhafield.

NEW PODCAST EPISODE

In February this year, we published a memoir by a man diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer. That man is Devamitra, and his book, Entertaining Cancer, covers his remarkable story of working with his mind through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

In this podcast episode Dhammamegha interviews Devamitra to learn more about the man behind the cancer journey, and finds out what conditioned his strength of character, and...

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Dr. Samuel Johnson - A New Video by Urgyen House

Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 - 15:40

Dr. Samuel Johnson - A New Video by Urgyen House

Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 - 15:40

Sangharakshita would oft quote Dr. Johnson in his talks and writings. His portrait was displayed in Sangharakshita’s bedroom at Urgyen House. In this video blog Paramartha explores the connection between Sangharakshita and his eighteenth century literary hero.

Urgyen House, at Adhisthana, has proved a popular and inspiring space for visitors offering the opportunity to see Bhante’s last home and visit the current ‘Precious Teachers’ exhibition. The video blogs posted on the Urgyen House website...

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Dharmabyte: Vision-Worlds Unveiled

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 9 Jun, 2022 - 06:00

Nagapriya encourages us to read Mahayana Sutras, when reading such a text, if we allow ourselves to really enter into it, we find ourselves transported into it. The scripture, through our participation in it, unveils a samadhi, a particular vision-world that a Bodhisattva dwells in. 

Excerpted from the talk Mahayana Buddhist Scriptures, part of the series Visions of Mahayana Buddhism, given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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The Earth as Source of Inspiration - Paramananda & Maitridevi in Conversation (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 429)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 20:24

This week’s episode is a wonderful conversation from our archive of live events here on The Buddhist Centre Online, featuring our host Paramananda and his guest Maitridevi, Chair of Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women in Wales.

Starting from a poem by W.S. Merwin, an initial conversation about gratitude for life despite all our knowledge of sorrows blooms into a shared set of reflections on impermanence, on our lack of centrality as a species, and on meditation...

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FBA Podcast: What The World Needs Now - An International Community And A Transcendental Vision

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 7 May, 2022 - 06:00

Subhuti offers a brilliantly evocative and personal call to connection, across all boundaries and conditionings. *** What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift is a day celebrating our Dharma community’s contribution to the world. A vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (beautiful friendship) for the benefit of all.

For more inspiring Dharma from the day + access to live events year round on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness and culture, visit:

thebuddhistcentre.com/triratna-gift

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Season Two

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 21:39

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Season Two

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 21:39

And we’re back…! As the pandemic moves into a new phase we’re delighted to announce a second season of the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project, picking up where we left off in 2019 

If you’re not familiar with this work, the project was begun in the 50th anniversary year of the Triratna Buddhist Order, with the aim of curating an audio archive and web exhibition reflecting on the inspiring, often messy, vibrant reality of living a Dharma-life and co-creating a new Buddhist tradition.

Season...

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A new website for Sangharakshita's life and work!

From Triratna News on Tue, 12 Apr, 2022 - 00:04

A new website for Sangharakshita's life and work!

From Triratna News on Tue, 12 Apr, 2022 - 00:04

The Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust has just launched the brand new Sangharakshita.org - a place to learn about Sangharakshita’s life and access his teachings. 

🏠 The Home page introduces people to Sangharakshita. 

🙏 The Life page tells the story of his life using a variety of media. The first chapter is available now and we’ll be releasing another each week over the next 5 months.

📚 The Teachings pages provide access to his work. Check out the Articles page to read Sangharakshita’s late writings,...