Thank you so much to all of you who donated to our Indiegogo Eight Step Recovery campaign. We raised $3,140, exceeding our target by $140! All of the funds raised will go directly to bringing out this exciting new book, which will help many in addiction recovery. Look out for our online launch of Eight Step Recovery in … [ Read More ]
The following books are now available as ebooks: Creative Symbols of Tantric Buddhism Challenging Times Dhammapada Hello at Last The Evolving Mind The Inconceivable Emancipation Visit our website for a full list of the ebooks we have available.
There are just 5 days to go until the end of our Indiegogo fundraising campaign for Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction and we still need to raise just over $500 to reach our target. Can you help by donating to the campaign? If we don’t meet our target Indiegogo will take a bigger … [ Read More ]
This Sunday 17th of November, Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves will be releasing their 21 Day Meditation Recovery Course to listen to or download from The Buddhist Centre Online. It is a short course in meditation to accompany their book, Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, which will be published in January. The meditations are … [ Read More ]
This week Vessantara is giving daily talks on The Buddhist Centre Online for the Urban Retreat. His talks are all on metta (loving-kindness), which is also the focus of his book, The Heart. If you’d like to find out more about the book, here are some excerpts from our interview with Vessantara on themes from … [ Read More ]
In case you need another reason to join the International Urban Retreat, here’s a short quote from Sangharakshita on mettā, from his book, Living with Kindness: “Without developing love, compassion, faith, joy, delight, rapture, we won’t get very far. There has to be a firm, quiet ground of positive emotion to our life all the time. This … [ Read More ]
You mention in the preface to your book that you were originally drawn to the Buddhist approach to life because it was so pragmatic. What is so practical about the Buddhist path? One of the things that appealed to me about Buddhism was that it didn’t just say ‘this is what you’ve got to do’, … [ Read More ]
“If the potential for Buddhahood is within all of us, then the potential for metta certainly is.” – Sangharakshita The International Urban Retreat begins this weekend, with Buddhist Centres around the world engaging with the theme of metta: blazing like the sun. We’re going to join in by celebrating the theme of loving-kindness for a … [ Read More ]