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A collection of NewsBytes celebrate Sangha Day 00:13 Opening the new Vajrasana Retreat Centre 12:41 Celebrating 20 years of the Manchester Buddhist Centre on Turner St 19:54 The Jai Bhim Network in Hungary 35:08 The Forest Garden in Devon 43:57 The first online Mitra ceremony 52:13 Triratna Around The World - Triratna Days in Essen
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
For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them... Here are Khemasuri's notes on how a Bodhisattva's training happens in the context of the Buddha's teaching on the complex, conditioned nature of reality - pratitya samutpada ('conditioned co-production', 'dependent arising'). Change is badly needed in the world - how do we engage with the way things are in the face of great suffering? The power of ethical action as...
Imagina poder ayudar a crear un mundo mítico en estas tierras mediterráneas.
Imagina que cualquier persona, independientemente de sus recursos económicos, pudiese beneficiarse de los beneficios del Dharma enseñados en el marco de un retiro.
Imagina que este mundo mítico sea factible y que tenga en sus cimientos la visión del Buda tal y como nos ha sido transmitida por Urgyen Sangharákshita.
El 1 de julio de 2016 te contaremos dónde se esconde; cómo llegar y podrás tener la oportunidad de prac...
'The Business of Buddhist Action' - Anjali Chatterjee
A talk by Anjali Chatterjee at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on Triratna Night, 13 June 2016, during June’s Buddhist Action Month – BAM!
Anjali talks about a potential team-based right livelihood business inspired by the Dharma. Drawing on the radical example and ideas of Dr. Ambedkhar, the business will aim to work in collaboration with the India Dhamma Trust
For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them... Guhyapati has been spearheading a pioneering Eco-Dharma community in the Pyrenees for many years, and wants to see some of the principles of that movement brought to bear in our own lives of practice, giving rise to new projects that will re-shape the personal, economic, political and ecological landscape of the 21st Century.
Vidyamala On Building Bridges To Buddhism In The World
For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them... Vidyamala is the inspirational founder of the Breathworks movement, introducing deep mindfulness practice for those suffering from chronic pain and stress. Here she explores how innovative approaches can revitalise the Dharma as traditional Buddhism finds its place in a world that desperately needs its message of wisdom and compassion. More at...
For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them... Dayasara's talk at his local Buddhist Centre evokes the case of a friend in need of the support of his community. It's a great way to introduce the idea of more formal Buddhist care projects as part of the fabric of our idea of Buddhist sangha - and an active, practical, everyday way to practise the Bodhisattva Path. More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!