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This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

This week's free eBook and September's monthly sale titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 14:30

If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa. 

Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.

You can download both free eBooks here.

Today is the first day of a new month, which means we’re offering 25% off...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Week 1 of trying to live without buying single-use plastic ....

By mokshini on Tue, 6 Jun, 2017 - 12:22

Week 1 of trying to live without buying single-use plastic ....

By mokshini on Tue, 6 Jun, 2017 - 12:22

Lessons learned so far: 

1. Aiming to be vegan AND avoid single-use plastic at the same time is going to be super-challenging: it is really not obvious where to get lentils, beans, vegan quorn, quinoa or nuts & seeds that isn’t sold in plastic wrapping. So I’m going to give myself some slack there ….. 

2. Travel food: there was very little to buy at the food shops at Paddington station that wasn’t wrapped in plastic - rows and rows of plastic...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna: safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Apr, 2016 - 23:26

Triratna: safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Apr, 2016 - 23:26

“Ensuring the sexual, physical and psychological safety of young people and vulnerable adults involved in the activities of Triratna Buddhist Centres and other enterprises is an expression of the First Precept: the principle of non-harming, or love.”

So opens Triratna’s ‘Child protection general advice’ document for centres and enterprises in Europe, the introduction to a set of model policies developed over the last three years to help Triratna’s European Chairs meet their ethical and legal responsibilities to safeguard children and ‘vulnerable adults’.
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Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

New article by Gaziano and Lewis on vegetarianism

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Thu, 12 Dec, 2013 - 17:36

New article by Gaziano and Lewis on vegetarianism

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Thu, 12 Dec, 2013 - 17:36I am very pleased to announce that I’ve uploaded a new article in the Western Buddhist Review. Joe Gaziano and Jacquie Lewis are Buddhists in a vipassanā tradition in the US. Their article explores the topic of Buddhism and vegetarianism in their home country, where many Buddhists appear not to translate the Buddha’s teaching on non-harming into a commitment to a vegetarian diet. I welcome their thoughtful yet principled discussion, based on their desire to inspire fellow Buddhists to...