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Suryagupta became the new Chair of the London Buddhist Centre in March.  In a short interview she talks about her background, the journey to becoming Chair, her family's response to her taking on this responsibility as well as her vision for the future of one of Triratna's oldest and largest urban Buddhist Centre, outside of India.

#women #diversity #families #Triratna

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Bodhipaksa, author of 'Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View' and of the Wildmind Buddhist Meditation site, investigates the truth behind some of the ubiquitous Buddha quotes in his new book I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha! - a funny and fascinating read!

#books #Dharma #FakeBuddhaQuotes #fake #quotes #Quotations #Buddha

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"I just would be an unintegrated mess if it wasn’t for the Sangha… communication with others and their help, and the inspiration of Sangha."

Vajratara explores her early experiences of suffering, and talks about her 'eureka' moment, myths that inspire her and what draws her on in her practice in this '50 Years, 50 Voices' release. (Note: this talk was recorded in 2012) - https://thebuddhistcentre.com/50Voices/50-years-50-voices-vajratara

50 Years, 50 Voices is our beautiful online project to document 50 years of people’s commitment and practice within the Triratna Buddhist Order around the world.

Come and +follow to hear all the tracks and get notified when new voices are released!

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/50Voices

#Buddhism #Buddhist #Buddha #Dharma #community #sangha #Triratna  #myth #Eureka 

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"It’s a practice for the fundraiser and it’s a practice for the potential donor… a sort-of cremation ground in the Padmasambhava sense."
Amalavajra

"It’s kind-of like I’m definitely feeling like I’m Santa Claus…"
Jayaraja

Here are Amalavajra and Jayaraja talking about how they met, competitiveness, fundraising, generosity and more in this release: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/50Voices/50-years-50-voices-amalavajra-and-jayaraja

50 Years, 50 Voices is our beautiful online project to document 50 years of people’s commitment and practice within the Triratna Buddhist Order around the world.

Come and +follow to hear all the tracks and get notified when new voices are released!

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/50Voices

#Buddhism #Buddhist #Buddha #Dharma #community #sangha #Triratna #fundraising #generosity

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Day 7 - Guides to What Actually Works. This is the final talk in our International Practice Week series. With thanks to Yashobodhi, our guide for the week, and the West London Buddhist Centre!

+Follow the International Practice Week space http://ow.ly/fL7050j5AFj

#InternationalPracticeWeek2018, #lojong, #mindtraining, #bodhichitta, #bodhicitta, #bodhisattva, #meditation, #tonglen, #urbanretreat, #Atisha

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What are we committed to? How do we see our ethical path? How do we envision making commitments to ourselves and the promises we make? Yashobodhi offers some lojong ("teaching slogans") that can help us clarify what it is, exactly, we are up to!

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#InternationalPracticeWeek2018, #lojong, #mindtraining, #bodhichitta, #bodhicitta, #bodhisattva, #meditation, #tonglen, #urbanretreat, #Atisha

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It's day 5 of the International Practice Week, our online urban retreat!

Here's Yashobodhi addressing our doubts and provides a clear set of questions to ask ourselves in checking out that the things we're doing are actually helping.

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#InternationalPracticeWeek2018, #lojong, #mindtraining, #bodhichitta, #bodhicitta, #bodhisattva, #meditation, #tonglen, #urbanretreat, #Atisha

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Day 4 of the International Practice Week: Making Our Whole Life a Life of Practice

'Turning arrows into flowers' is the theme for this week's online urban retreat.

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#InternationalPracticeWeek2018, #lojong, #mindtraining, #bodhichitta, #bodhicitta, #bodhisattva, #meditation, #tonglen, #urbanretreat, #Atisha

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What to do when challenges arise? 'Take adversity onto the path' - Day 3 of the International Practice Retreat

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#InternationalPracticeWeek2018, #lojong, #mindtraining, #bodhichitta, #bodhicitta, #bodhisattva, #meditation, #tonglen, #urbanretreat, #Atisha

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Join in an online meditation session tomorrow as part of the International Practice Week!

The session will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK on Google Hangout - http://ow.ly/icah50jbBtP

+Follow the International Practice Week space http://thebuddhistcentre.com/international-practice-week

#InternationalPracticeWeek2018, #lojong, #mindtraining, #bodhichitta, #bodhicitta, #bodhisattva, #meditation, #tonglen, #urbanretreat, #Atisha
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