Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times

By Suddhayu on Sat, 7 Aug, 2021 - 15:23

The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times

By Suddhayu on Sat, 7 Aug, 2021 - 15:23

The Path of Transformation: Embracing Change and Finding Refuge in Unsettled Times
Meditation, Dharma, Community every Sunday 10-11:30am ET,  In-person at Gateway Taiji or Online on Zoom Beginning 09/19

What motivates us to grow with change? What do we turn to when things are difficult? Recently, we have all likely experienced degrees of uncertainty, loss and polarization in navigating the pandemic, climate change and our political climate. We also face the particular challenges of our personal lives and the larger existential...

Chester
Chester

Chester Quaker Meeting House Closed to Public

By prashrabdhi on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 16:16

Chester Quaker Meeting House Closed to Public

By prashrabdhi on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 16:16

Sadly, the Chester Quaker Meeting House has closed its doors to the public.  We have had to remove our equipment.  We send thanks and well wishing to the staff who have been so kind and helpful over the last 6 years.  They have been made redundant.

Manny is storing our equipment until we find a new physical meeting place.  In the meantime, we are meeting on Zoom every Wednesday evening.  All welcome.

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Could you be FutureDharma's next Finance & Systems Director?

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 12:11

Could you be FutureDharma's next Finance & Systems Director?

By Liz_Bassett on Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 12:11

Job opportunity: Finance & Systems Director

We’re looking for a talented individual to join our team and Board of Directors as Finance & Systems Director. Could it be you?

Full time

£16,926 (or £19,565 if you live in Greater London) (the UK Real Living Wage)

Plus needs-based supplement for dependents, 8 week’s leave, £1,500 retreat allowance, and pension contributions

Open to applications from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Closing date 30th September 2020

Interviews: week beginning 12th October 2020-09-07

Start date: December 2020/January 2021

FutureDharma Fund

In the last five years FutureDharma has grown to support...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

The Importance of Sangha in India

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 15:13

The Importance of Sangha in India

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 15:13

The world is in lockdown. In many ways the world is on fire. In this compelling talk, Subhuti focusses on the suffering of thousands of people in India, and rejoices in the Order members and mitras who are bringing food and the Dharma to them. He urges us all to play our part in “bringing something out of the fire”. Subhuti emphasises how our Sangha is making a difference in society, and reminds us that the creation of true Sangha is...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

FutureDharma launch Thrive Online Appeal

By Liz_Bassett on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:00

FutureDharma launch Thrive Online Appeal

By Liz_Bassett on Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:00

FutureDharma Fund and India Dhamma Trust are launching Triratna’s Thrive Online Appeal, and we need you to join us. 

Our world is in lockdown. COVID-19 is changing everything: nobody knows what our world will look like in a year’s time. For some, the challenge of lockdown is overwhelming, causing a tragic surge in depression, addictions, and domestic violence.

This distanced, suffering world needs the Three Jewels more than ever.

The problem is that our centres are closed. The core of what Triratna has offered the...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. A free course led by Vajramitra.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:00

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. A free course led by Vajramitra.

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:00

Buddhism Going Deeper - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
A free North London Buddhist Centre online course led by Vajramitra.

Book here. Four Wednesday evenings from 13 May, 19:00-21:00, online via Zoom, you’ll be sent the link when you book. (Note the recent NLBC newsletter had the wrong date.)
A going deeper course focused on the Tibetan Wheel of Life. It’s for you if you have practised mindfulness of breathing and loving kindness meditations. No charge, but a donation...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Karuna on Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Karuna on Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

It was hard to explain to my friends what I was doing for six weeks. I flippantly described my volunteer work at Karuna as a mixture of meditation, group therapy and telesales. Whilst this depiction clearly undersold my experience, on the surface the job did primarily involve calling up Karuna supporters and asking them to increase their donations – an activity undertaken by numerous charities.

And yet, I have come away from these six weeks with a profound sense of gratitude that...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation | core concepts, root experiences

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 19:56

Introduction to Buddhism & Meditation | core concepts, root experiences

By shraddhavani on Wed, 27 Mar, 2019 - 19:56

Four-week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 PM, May 30 - June 20
Portsmouth Public Media building, 280 Marcy Street

How do we practice Buddhism in the modern world?

After 2500 years, the Buddha’s teaching is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This four week workshop will give participants an introduction to the life and teachings of the Buddha, and all they need to begin their own practice! Basic meditation instruction will be given as well...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Bringing us Together

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Bringing us Together

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Q. There’s no shortage of Dharma materials available online, right? So why is the buddhistcentre.com so important?

Used by 60,000 people every month, free of charge, thebuddhistcentre.com is for everyone.  

It brings us together. Regardless of where we live we can share a wealth of news, video, talks and led meditations. It’s an online space where we can communicate, learn, and support each other in our practice - even attend a mitra ceremony!

Inspired to Give to FutureDharma and support thebuddhistcentre.com and our other amazing projects?

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Friendship is most important

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 13:14

Friendship is most important

By Liz_Bassett on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 13:14

Following last week’s film about India Dhamma’s Young People’s Projects, this week Liz celebrates the achievements of a young member of our Sangha in India.

Neha Gajbhiye is a graphic designer, film-maker, and a GFR Mitra. She lives in Nagpur with her husband Maitriratna and shares her Buddhist practice with her family, who are also involved in Triratna. But it wasn’t always like this. Neha has worked through incredibly hard circumstances to create this life for herself and her family.

Neha...

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