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Alive in Nature! An Invitation (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 39)

By Centre Team on Mon, 3 May, 2021 - 23:32

A special episode of the podcast to invite you to Alive In Nature! - a series of live meditations and Dharma adventures from the Scottish Highlands!

Find our more and reserve your space on Alive In Nature!

For three Saturdays in spring or autumn - whichever hemisphere you are in, whatever state of lockdown you’re living through - you’re invited to sit with us and the amazing team from the Dhanakosa community in the birch woods of the...

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Alive in Nature - Sit and Walk Outdoors With Us!

By Centre Team on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 23:07

Alive in Nature - Sit and Walk Outdoors With Us!

By Centre Team on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 23:07

Alive in Nature!
A series of live meditations and Dharma adventures from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22
First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30...

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Sources of Inspiration: Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 18:36

Sources of Inspiration: Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 18:36

In ‘Sources of Inspiration’, Paramananda talks to his guests about what gets their spiritual juices flowing and has helped them stay inspired in their rich, committed Dharma lives. Each week his guests bring something along to share - and a depth conversation begins…

These conversations were aired live and unrehearsed, so who knows what might emerge to delight or surprise us! Tune in and find out some of the things that keep experienced Buddhists going in these difficult times.

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Alive in Nature: Micro-Adventures with Dhanakosa Retreat Centre

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 - 06:26

Alive in Nature: Micro-Adventures with Dhanakosa Retreat Centre

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 - 06:26

Alive in Nature: A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22

Reserve a space on this event

First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe...

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Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

By Maitridevi on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

By Maitridevi on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation, Thursday 22nd April 

This event marks the start of a coming together of all those in Triratna for whom concern for the environment is an intrinsic part of their Dharma practice. We will be gathering online on Earth Day (April 22nd) for a period of meditation, sitting in solidarity with this beautiful fleeting world. So wherever you are in the world please join us.

First meditation led by Paramananda

UK & ...

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Online Weekend: The Tree, the Snake and the Goddess

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 - 16:41

Online Weekend: The Tree, the Snake and the Goddess

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 - 16:41

April 16-18

Exploring the Buddha’s relationship with nature: a study practice weekend with Dhivan

The teaching of the Buddha is practical and concerned with the ending of dukkha or suffering. But the life-story of the Buddha shows him becoming Awakened at the foot of the Bodhi tree, encouraged and sheltered by the nāgas or mythical snakes, and having defeated Māra with the help of the Earth Goddess. These symbols of tree, snake and goddess tell us something on the level of myth...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Return to Nature on the Inside (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 18)

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 15:14

Return to Nature on the Inside (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 18)

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 - 15:14

“The only way we can face the suffering in the world is to be involved in ending it.”

Back in April, The Buddhist Centre Online commissioned a series of podcasts called ‘Hair On Fire: Using the Threefold Way of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom to Turn Toward Climate Change’, released to mark Earth week.

To introduce that series we had a great conversation with Sara Khorasani and Akuppa, voyaging through time and the underworld of our own life,...

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Rooted in this very earth

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 11:39

Rooted in this very earth

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 11:39

An unintended consequence of the viral pandemic is that, rather than walking to my office at the university, I walk for exercise each day in the local woods. And I am not alone: lots of us seem to be taking the unexpected opportunity to find pleasure in springtime woodland. As I’ve been walking in the woods, I’ve been thinking more about Buddhist environmental ethics (see also Mettā for Plants). It’s often thought that Buddhism is eco-friendly because of its...

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Nature Reflections from Taraloka

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Apr, 2020 - 22:11

Nature Reflections from Taraloka

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Apr, 2020 - 22:11

Steeped in her love of both the natural world and the Dharma, Maitridevi is offering us her ‘nature-thought-for-the-day’ reflections and short meditations every day this week, connecting us with some of the burgeoning spring-time life at Taraloka. She’s calling them ‘a naturalist-Dharma melange’!

You can find them over on Taraloka’s YouTube channel, along with a series of videos of Hridayagita teaching Tai Chi Shibashi, to support you to remain grounded, embodied, and sensitive to the beauty...

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FBA Podcast: Sangharakshita Foresees His Death In 'Padmaloka'

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 1 Feb, 2020 - 09:00

Vishvapani beautifully explores Sangharakshita’s poem ‘Padmaloka’ in which he looks forward to his own death.

It’s a poem about death, rebirth and nature, and Vishvapani connects it to other poetry which it echoes.

This talk was given a week after Sangharakshita’s death in November 2018 at Cardiff Buddhist Centre.

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