Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Vidyamala, OBE! - A Platinum Jubilee Honour for Breathworks (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 432)

By Centre Team on Sat, 4 Jun, 2022 - 09:19

We’re on the road this week with a festive episode of the podcast to celebrate Vidyamala: the extraordinary inspiration behind Breathworks who has just been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List. She has been honoured for her Services to Wellbeing and Pain Management as Co-founder of Breathworks, an organisation which teaches mindfulness-based approaches to people coping with pain, illness and stress.

In a riot of birdsong, on...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

War and Peace: Living Buddhism in Poland (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 431)

By Centre Team on Sat, 21 May, 2022 - 12:01

When tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees began to cross the border with Poland, the Triratna community at Krakow Buddhist Centre got involved with the same great generosity that has marked the Polish people’s response to war flaring up uncomfortably close to home. 

In this episode we hear from Saddhajala and Nityabandhu on the ground in Krakow—not just about the war in Ukraine but about how Buddhist practice has enabled them to meet the crisis and try to bring to life ...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Vessantara - Finding Deeper and Deeper Reservoirs of Energy (Full Interview)

By Zac on Fri, 20 May, 2022 - 19:05

Things have changed in the last 10 years or so. A lot of it was just building on what I’d received from Bhante and other Order Members and other people… over the years. But I think, for me, it feels as if those three years with all that time to completely focus on the Dharma did sort of liberate things or bring to fruition a lot of seeds that had been planted by Bhante and other people over a long

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Telling the Story of Sangharakshita (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 430)

By Centre Team on Sat, 14 May, 2022 - 20:44

Some of the team at the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust join us for a deep dive into the art of digital storytelling and biographical work online, as we hear about the ongoing creative challenges involved in helping a spiritual community hold the legacy of their teacher across generations.

Sangharakshita was a brilliant, complex, sometimes provocative and controversial figure. He was also a friend, a thinker, a writer, and a hundred other things besides. Prajnaketu and Suryanaga discuss with us the making...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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

By Centre Team 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...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Ratnakumar - Changing Self, Changing World (Full Interview)

By Zac on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 17:00

I asked him, if I would go there, will I get food? And he said “Yes, obviously there will be a feast and you can have enough to eat.’ And I thought then, ’I’ll go.’

In 1998 when Ratnakumar was 13 years old, one of his cousins asked him if he’d like to go to a public meeting. That meeting just so happened to be an anniversary celebration for the birthday of Dr. Bimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of India’s Dalit community...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Karuna USA! (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 426)

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Apr, 2022 - 20:06

This week’s episode is a brilliant, edited conversation from the launch of Karuna USA live in New York City, featuring speakers from India, America and the UK.

Karuna USA believes that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity.

Social and economic systems with high levels of inequality hurt everyone’s progress. That’s a fact. Working together we can challenge these systems and ensure access to...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

We've started a podcast!

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 6 Apr, 2022 - 11:00

We've started a podcast!

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 6 Apr, 2022 - 11:00

Dhammamegha here again. I was in my teens and having a bit of a rough time when I first had a spontaneous experience of great expansiveness and love. It was suffused with peace and proved to be a turning point in my life.

Before the Internet, and relying on a small suburban library in Cape Town, I looked for anything that might resonate with that experience. And that’s when I found my first Dharma books. They helped me to keep in touch...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Future Dharma Renewed! (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 423)

By Candradasa on Sun, 17 Oct, 2021 - 23:59

A full Dharma life: you can come to it from anywhere, and it will lead you in unimagined ways… From the investment banking hothouses of the City of London, to visionary experiences in a field with Green Tara and the Chemical Brothers at the Glastonbury Festival, here are stories told by a team of people dedicating their work to setting up conditions for a future where the great hope of the Buddhist path is available to all.

We...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Beauty and Environmental Action (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 41)

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 17:05

Join us for a deep dive into the relationship between art, aesthetics, the environment, and the inner life of people, objects and houses! In this episode we discuss the current ecological and biodiversity crises with an artist and a poet, asking how an appreciation and fuller understanding of beauty itself can help us take action in our own lives.

Be prepared to have your notions of “the beautiful” challenged and, hopefully, also affirmed as we range with our guests Padmacandra and Vilokini...

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