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News, event coverage, mantras and rituals, Dharma conversations among diverse voices from the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world, keeping you up-to-date with the latest in our sangha. Check out our other podcasts! Buddhist Voices ( | Free Buddhist Audio Talks ( (iTunes) | FBA Dharmabytes ( (iTunes)


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News, event coverage, mantras and rituals, Dharma conversations among diverse voices from the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world, keeping you up-to-date with the latest in our sangha. Check out our other podcasts! Buddhist Voices ( | Free Buddhist Audio Talks ( (iTunes) | FBA Dharmabytes ( (iTunes)




383: The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 6 - Podcast Brasileiro!

Standing in the idyllic gardens of Chintamani Buddhist Retreat Center in México and Manjupriya from São Paolo, via Dublin, is telling us, "Time is poetry in Brazil." Listen to the birdsong, close your eyes and you can almost smell the blossom. Tom Jobim used to say "Brazil is not for beginners". Manjupriya attests to this in the best of ways, describing frankly what it's like to change culture and learn the long lessons of experience away from all you know. We discuss the lifelines of...


382: The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 5 - Guarding the Gates

The Internet doesn't always make things better! What do you do in the face of 24 hour news media that is just not going to stop? Join us for a conversation about how to guard the gates of our senses when it matters in order to stay sane. Inspiring words about the practice of beauty, being rooted in the body and the senses, staying centred in a storm of input and opinion and views. And a practical pathway towards life done differently, steeped in appreciative awareness of the simple, the good...


381: The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 4 - The Fear Issue

"What went before — let go of that! All that's to come — have none of it! Don't hold on to what's in between, And you'll wander fully at peace." The Buddha Today we look a key aspect of this most strange of times: fear itself. Whether it's the virus, other people, or your own mind that sometimes gets to you. Whether you're oddly calm, having to work with mild anxiety, or find yourself in the throes of full blown panic – this is a podcast for you. A conversation amongst friends that neither...


380: The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 3 - A Scientist's Tale

A perfectly formed wee diamond of an episode featuring response and analysis from someone who knows what it's like at the sharp end of working with viruses in a laboratory setting. Danabhadri is our guest today, helping us move past the clinical language of "quarantines" and "isolation" towards a practical experience of interconnectedness. Evoking beautifully why that matters, she says: "The virus is not the monster from the deep. It evolved on this planet the same way we did." Hers is an...


379: The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 2 - The Unexpected Intimacy of Online

Today's episode brings friends together from Ireland, England and the USA to look at the very technology that connect us for use in things like this. Come and get meta with us about Zoom! With the launch of our daily meditations ( we discuss how better versions of the Internet and its underlying technologies mean an evolution – and possibly a revolution – in how we conceive of Buddhist practice (and everything else) in community. What...


378: The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 1 - Turning Towards Uncertain Times

Welcome to The Dharma Toolkit Daily, our new podcast from The Buddhist Centre to keep you company through the weeks or months ahead in these extraordinary coronavirus times. We'll be with you every week day with a diverse range of guests to renew your sense of a wider Dharma community standing with you. What better way to stay connected than to hear the voices of friends and strangers who understand something of what you may be going through in your particular lockdown situation? In our...


377: Voices from Venezuela / Voces de Venezuela

"In a crisis you have to find new ways to be, you can't just carry on with the old ways...Buddhism gives you something new...a way of finding happiness, that comes from a different place." "I think the world, at the moment, is giving us lessons in the need for spirituality" On a recent visit to Venezuela, Parami speaks with Abhayasara (ordained in October) and Maria Elena, Wilman and Arsenio who are all involved in the Merida sangha. Full of gratitude and appreciation for what they have been...


376: Exploring Buddhist Modernism

"I see philosophy as not only part of the great modernist, or western project of understanding, but feeding into the Buddhist project of bringing awakened values into the world" - Dhivan Sanghadhara chats to Dhivan, Silavadin and Dr Matt Drage who recently led a philosophy symposium at Adhisthana called 'Exploring Buddhist Modernism'. The premise of this symposium being that western Buddhism has been deeply conditioned and informed by assumptions of the modern age: in particular, by...


375: Encouraging Young People on the Path - Prajnaketu & Subhadramati

Here are two wonderfully passionate members of the Order talking across generations about the need to open up effective pathways of commitment for young people as they connect and engage with the possibilities in a Buddhist life. Subhadramati has pioneered such pathways for women for many years at the London Buddhist Centre, one of the biggest Centres in Europe. She discusses her plans for 2020 to start a women's community in London where she and a few experienced friends will share a home...


374: Podcast - European Chairs Assembly Winter 2020: Agreeing New Strategic Priorities

Here's a short conversation with Akuppa (Newcastle, UK), Parina (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Dhammapitika (Metta Vihara Retreat Centre, The Netherlands) on the morning of the last full day at the Winter ECA - European Chairs assembly meeting, talking through the some of the new priorities that have been agreed on. We also hear about the fledgling plans underway to bring these to life in the coming months. They also share some of their highlights from this particular meeting -...


373: TBCO Magazine Podcast #2

Our second episode of our 'audio magazine' includes some of the highlights from the past six months: we hear about a land project in Hawaii, the revival of the Urgyen tulip, what's going on 'Down Under', what it's like working on an online Buddhist team and much more besides!


372: Working in an Online Team: A Buddhist Perspective

This podcast features the Dharmachakra team - who bring you The Buddhist Centre Online ( website and platform, Free Buddhist Audio ( , podcasts like this one, event coverage, technical support and more besides! As part of an online practice week in August some of this team gathered to talk about the Dharma and how they practice it in the context of their lives - in particular, in a busy, online 'team-based right livelihood...


371: Las Sietas Magníficas (en español)

Ya transcurrieron un par de días desde que inició la Convención Panamericana. En el comedor se pueden oír conversaciones en inglés y en español, incluso hay quien sirve de traductor para aquel que lo necesita. En este espacio, donde flores y el canto de los pájaros enmarcan las actividades de la convención, tuvieron la oportunidad de reunirse una vez mas. Hace poco mas de dos años tomaba lugar su retiro de ordenación en este mismo sitio; alguien tuvo la ocurrencia de llamarles las “siete...


370: Triratna Young Buddhists: Transforming Through Sangha

"When I went on those first Young Buddhist retreats I saw a future for Buddhism in my life.." "I don't think I've ever put my phone away for an entire weekend since I was about fifteen so coming away and doing that was incredible - I didn't realise the effect it'd had until I left..." Suzie from Manchester and Dharmasara from Berlin talk about their involvement in the Young Buddhist project. From gaining more confidence as a result of taking responsibility in their local sanghas to sharing...


369: Triratna International Council 2019 - New Zealand & Australia Edition

The 6th Triratna International Council is in full swing in England this week. Folk from around the world converging on beautiful rural Herefordshire to explore the work of making sure our community is united and available to all in the years ahead. We're joined by our friends from New Zealand and Australia for a check-in around their take on the week and the relevance of international perspectives to their own communities and their experience of the Dharma life back home. Inspiring to hear...


368: Creating a Heaven on Earth: Day 3 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering

"...[the International Gathering is] quite intentionally like a mix of a retreat and a festival...but it's a whole retreat and a whole festival happening at the same time!" On the final full day of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering we tune in with Sanghamani, who gave one of the keynote talks, Sanjay from London and David, who is on the current men's Dharma Life course at Adhisthana, about how they've been finding the gathering. Sharing their favourite moments - of conversations, the...


367: A Reunion: Day 2 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering

Sadayasihi is reunited with Gina Plant Cabrita and Christine Thuring who all first met on the 2014 Triratna International Gathering. They recall that Gathering and how, for each of them, it marked a pivotal moment in their lives - and what they did afterwards. The conversation then turns to day 2 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering and what's been happening. We hear more about the significance of the international dimension - in particular, how coming together in large numbers can...


366: Myth and Magic: Day 1 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering

It's the first full day of the Triratna International Gathering and Adhisthana is basking in summer sunshine! In this short podcast we get a flavour of the 'Alchemy of the Dharma'. A couple of people share their highlights from the International Gathering so far - from the first talk by Ratnaguna on 'Transforming Self', a classic music concert after lunch, workshops on tai chi, yoga, the activities for children as well as authentic conversations and the possibility of ice cream! Recorded at...


365: A Mandala of Awakening - UK & Ireland Area Order Convention 2019

Dassini talks to the International Order Convenors, Aryajaya and Lokeshvara, and Vimalamati and Vajrapriya from the International Order Office on day 2 of the UK & Ireland Area Order Convention at Wymondham, UK. The inspiration for this particular Convention has been to make the programme more retreat-like as well as also having forum spaces to facilitate Order debate and dialogue and we get a sense of how it is going on its second full day. We also hear about the ongoing work of the...


364: Concluding thoughts at the End of the ECA, Summer 2019

"To be a chair is not to be a particular kind of person...they are very different. But what they do have in common, is a love of Triratna, a love of the Dharma and a longing to help..." The 2019 Summer ECA - European Chairs' Assembly - took place at Padmaloka in the UK. We are joined by Aryanita from Paris, Vanaraji from Mid-Essex, Jayaraja from Buddhafield and Amrutasiddhi from Nagpur, India, all reflecting on how the meeting how went and what they really valued. We hear how the meeting...