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Ohne Mitmenschen geht es nicht. Ohne menschliche Beziehungen sind wir einfach nicht lebensfähig - weder physisch noch psychisch. Und doch kann das Miteinander am Arbeitsplatz oder im Privaten zur Quelle von Streit, Frustration oder gar Krankheit werden. Wie aber sieht das buddhistische Ideal des Zusammenlebens aus. Und welche Wege führen zu diesem Ideal? Antworten dazu gibt uns Sangharakshita in seinem Vortrag aus dem Jahr 1999.
1. Einführung in das Thema
2. Ohne Mitmenschen geht es n...
This is a screen-capture of a Dharma class given on a Saturday morning at the Sydney Buddhist Centre.
This class explores a way of approaching the traditional teaching of the Four Noble Truths and the teaching of the Middle Way as reflections rather than dogmatic assertions about the nature of reality. It addresses core texts from the Pali Canon and makes attempts to challenge some misrepresentations of these teachings that one finds online and in school textbooks.
Maitreyabandhu in conversation with Arundhathi Subramaniam.
Arundhathi is an award-winning poet and writer on spirituality and culture. She mostly lives in Mumbai (a city she is perennially on the verge of leaving). She has published two books of poetry in Britain, Where I Live: New & Selected Poems and When God Is a Traveller, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her poems explore life in a Third World megalopolis, myth, the politics of culture and gender, and the persistent trope of the e...
Devamitra shares his experiences fresh from a one-month solitary retreat. Drawing inspiration from Milarepa's 'Myriad Manifestations of Mind' he considers the connection between the path of vision and the path of transformation in the Dharma life.
spiritual life. He once said “One of the problems facing the religious teacher is that literal-minded people want literal answers to literal questions.” And in 'My Relation to the Order' (p7): “The Mara of literalism is always lying in wait for us.” Showing how metaphor is so much more than a simple device in poetry, Satyalila suggests that we might even see the Order itself as 'his Gandhavyuha Sutra'. See more from this event: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/tags/triratna-writers
In this important talk Ananda sets out, with clarity and passion, what American poet William Stafford has helped him to understand about writing as a path to insight. Ananda describes how Stafford's work and example 'led him to the next level of the mystery' as he came to understand that "the end is not the individual work of art, the end is the life of art and its meaning." See more from this event: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/tags/triratna-writers
Dhivan - Ted Hughes and the Goddess (Original Audio Excerpt)
This is a tantalising snippet - just 14 minutes of Dhivan giving a talk in 'right brain mode' exploring and sharing his long-standing fascination with Ted Hughes and his relationship with his Muse, with the goddess. Sadly the batteries on the mic ran out (or Hermes intervened), but there's a substantial glimpse of his theme and thesis. A highlight which was lost on video was Dhivan reading Hughes' poem 'Go Fishing'. Listen to the full audio of this talk:...
A reading from some poets who are also committed Buddhists, celebrating imagination, art and poetry and the spiritual life. See more from this event: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/tags/triratna-writers
In this beautifully woven talk, Abhaya brings to life Bhante's teaching on the importance of an aesthetic/artistic approach to the spiritual life. Effortlessly moving to and from traditional Buddhist texts and the deep archetypes of the Western tradition it is clear that he is speaking directly from his own experience of the threshold of artistic inspiration and higher consciousness. It's worth a listen just to hear Ananda's marvellous introduction of his oldest friend in the Order and for...
Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias
Viveka exploring the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds. Specifically, this talk investigates: - Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias. - Understanding 'implicit bias', which is how thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions are...
an inspiring little video with Karunaprabha, a Triratna order member living in Pune, India. Here she talks about her life, about Dr Ambedkar, and her work with the Green Tara Foundation which helps young girls and women from 10 slum districts of Pune