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    Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

    Buddhist Economics, Part 2 - Post-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 34)

    A bonus episode with extra material from last episode’s wonderful conversation with Vaddhaka, author of ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’. (https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/the-buddha-on-wall-street-print-ebook/)

    In part 2 of our discussion about the contribution Buddhism may have to make to all matters economic, we turn to the post-pandemic realities now faced around the world. The times prompt a reconsideration of the “attention economy” and its relationship to social inequality when everyone’s lives are much more centred on the web. And we explore the relationship between the “wellbeing economy” and ideas of economic growth; as well as whether the community-led origins of the UK ‘Welfare State’ might serve as a model for the future.

    Some fundamental questions are asked and well met: What do we value as  a society? What does human nature tend towards? What does the “common weal” look like after COVID-19? Finding throughout the conversation the opportunities for kindness in our dealings with each other – beyond economic and political positions.

    Featured this week
    The Buddha On Wall Street by Vaddhaka Linn (https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/the-buddha-on-wall-street-print-ebook/)

    Listen to a mini-series of podcasts on The Buddha On Wall Street (https://soundcloud.com/thebuddhistcentre/sets/the-buddha-on-wall-street-podcast)

    Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_for_Realists)

    Humankind by Rutger Bregman (https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/rutger-bregman/humankind/9780316418553/)

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    Check out our Dharma Toolkit space (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/toolkit) for details of all we have on offer to help you make it through the pandemic and stay inspired.

    Come meditate with us any week day! (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/meditation/)

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    Theme music by Ackport! (https://soundcloud.com/rascal-press/06-make-room-for-fun) Used with kind permission.

    Cover art, ‘Hold’ by Nagasiddhi (https://nagasiddhi.com/)

    #coronavirus #Covid19 #crisis #pandemic #Buddhism #Buddhist #Buddha #Dharma #Triratna #community #sangha #economics #economy #money #democracy #Socialism #NeoLiberalism #wellbeing #kindness #Capitalism

    • 20 min
    Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

    Buddhist Economics, Part 1 - Pre-Pandemic (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 33)

    A passionate two-part exploration of how Buddhist approaches to community might help transform the economics of our time.

    • 42 min
    These Are The Moments (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 32)

    These Are The Moments (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 32)

    Today we're exploring creativity and meaning at the juncture between life and death. Encountering strange creatures at the edges, feeling for the depth of the blue sea and of the earth "Apparelled in celestial light".

    • 34 min
    Alive, Aware, Awake! (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 31)

    Alive, Aware, Awake! (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 31)

    What is it to be fully aware, fully alive? Here is a great conversation with the retreat team from Taraloka (https://taraloka.org.uk/) , who are about to lead our online Home Retreat (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/awake/) around the relief and ease of being in the present moment – whatever that present moment looks like.

    Join in with Alive, Aware, Awake - a Home Retreat for everyone! (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/awake/)

    Experience can be an adventure in awareness. How can we taste the deep excitement of opening to the nature of reality itself – right here, right now? Rooted in a thorough exploration of the Buddha's teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness, this a delightful evocation of how freedom of the heart is available to anyone.

    Taraloka (https://taraloka.org.uk/) is a women’s Buddhist retreat centre, founded in 1985. Ever since, they've been offering a breadth and depth of retreats for all levels of experience. But with coronavirus they’ve had to shut the buildings and go online to offer what they do to everyone across the globe, while still living and working as a residential community through lockdown.

    We hear how the crisis has brought out the best in the community. And the spirit of Taraloka's approach to Dharma practice - and of their beautiful Welsh retreat centre - comes across strongly. The qualities of Green Tara made manifest as part of a lineage of women sharing, practising, handing on the Dharma.

    Read about the Satipatthana Sutta (Foundations of Mindfulness) (https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanasatta/wheel019.html#found)

    Follow Taraloka on YouTube to see their Dharma reflections on the natural world (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6oxGwZkzW31vnZgeqpx-DQ)

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    Check out our Dharma Toolkit space (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/toolkit) for details of all we have on offer to help you make it through the weirdness and stay inspired.

    Come meditate with us any week day! (https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/meditation/)

    ***

    Theme music by Ackport! (https://soundcloud.com/rascal-press/06-make-room-for-fun) Used with kind permission.

    #coronavirus #Covid19 #crisis #pandemic #Buddhism #Buddhist #Buddha #Dharma #Triratna #community #sangha #mindfulness #meditation #Satipatthana #body #breath #mind #heart

    • 37 min
    Into the Dark Wood (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 30)

    Into the Dark Wood (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 30)

    A conversation about art and the making of images as a response to the sorrows and beauties of the world. Come and get lost with us in the dark wood...

    • 40 min
    Meditating in the Mandala (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 29)

    Meditating in the Mandala (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 29)

    Exploring in the body and in meditation a dynamic mandala of five key principles:
    

Integration
    Positive Emotion
    Spiritual Death
    Spiritual Rebirth
    Spiritual Receptivity

    • 54 min

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