June is Buddhist Action Month – a celebration of Buddhist-inspired social action. In this video interview, Vaḍḍhaka puts forward some suggestions for what we can do to create a society that is less dominated by greed, hatred and delusion and more in line with the Buddha’s values. What are you doing for Buddhist Action Month? … [ Read More ]
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In 1993 I took a short sabbatical break from Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for women, where I lived and worked as part of the team running the place. I had been ordained early in the previous year, and my focus for the retreats I led was very much on women who were new to Buddhism … [ Read More ]
The Moon and Flowers brings together essays by 19 women who have been ordained within the Triratna Buddhist tradition. They come from different countries and have different lifestyles. Some are career women, some are mothers leading a family life, others live and work in country retreat centres. Their firm commitment to Buddhism is perhaps the … [ Read More ]
There’s just three weeks to go until Vaḍḍhaka begins his tour of the UK and Ireland to launch his new book, The Buddha on Wall Street: What’s Wrong with Capitalism and What We Can Do about It. Here’s a full list of the dates and venues: May 11th – Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK May 12th – Sheffield Buddhist … [ Read More ]
We are very excited to announce the release of Vaḍḍhaka Linn’s The Buddha on Wall Street: What’s Wrong with Capitalism and What We Can Do about It. Described by David Loy as an ‘original, insightful, and provocative evaluation of our economic situation today’, The Buddha on Wall Street suggests that there is an alternative to … [ Read More ]
Although most of us who follow the Buddhist path will accept the law of karma, it seems there is an increasing number of Buddhists (in the East and in the West) who are not convinced by the doctrine of rebirth. When researching views on the topic in the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community, … [ Read More ]
In this short video, Nagapriya suggests that karma is a process of habit formation. How we act shapes the people we become. Find out more about Nagapriya’s Exploring Karma & Rebirth
Everyone has heard of karma and rebirth these days. But when Karma is a perfume and Rebirth is a skin care brand, it’s not always clear what the concepts actually refer to. This month, we’re going to be reflecting on these two important but often misunderstood Buddhist doctrines. We’ll be using Nagapriya’s Exploring Karma & … [ Read More ]
You’re just back from leading a retreat on insight into the nature of reality at Rivendell and are about to go off to Adhisthana to lead another one on spiritual death. Are insight and spiritual death topics that you are particularly interested in exploring at the moment? Spiritual death and rebirth are always interesting topics … [ Read More ]
Within Buddhism, and within our particular tradition, we encounter a diversity of dharma practices, and it’s important we understand what each is intended to achieve. All dharma practice really boils down to one: the practice of spiritual realisation. Cultivation of the Buddha’s awakening, and receptivity to the influence of that awakening, is the thread running … [ Read More ]
Setting up the conditions for effective meditation – an excerpt from Kamalashila’s Buddhist Meditation
This month we’ve not only reduced the price of Kamalashila’s Buddhist Meditation from £17.99 to £14.99 but we’re also making three of the chapters available for you to read for free! Here’s Chapter 5 on the conditions for effective meditation. Enjoy!