One of the upsides of the lockdown is the proliferation of dharma activities online. The IBC offering is a great place to start but there are other gems out there, Here is a handpicked selection.
Meditation and Reflection
Buddhist Centre Online. Dharma Toolkit. Online meditation, twice a day, 7.30am and 2.30pm. Monday-Friday. https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/meditation/
Newt Reflection by Maitridevi (3mins) on; Taraloka’s YouTube channel https://youtu.be/9xLdpt9m234
Our sister-centre Colchester is running daily online morning meditations 8.30-9.30am. Lunchtime meditations (M/W/F) 1-2pm. https://colchesterbuddhistcentre.com/
Also nearby, Norwich Buddhist Centre is offering five Lunchtime drop-ins a week in addition to online classes and courses http://www.norwichbuddhistcentre.com/
Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre has a daily Meditation every morning and other classes https://mid-essex-buddhist-centre.org.uk/online-classes
On Taraloka’s YouTube channel…https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6oxGwZkzW31vnZgeqpx-DQ/videos Tai Chi Shibashi by Hridayagita. Very slow, gentle teaching videos of this style of mindful movement. 7 episodes, including one for seated Tai Chi.
Buddhafield on the Web
Triratna Events and Notices
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TriratnaEventsandNotices/ , this includes Network of Buddhist Youth
Cambridge Buddhist Centre
Are offering a host of possibilities with home retreats, yoga classes and much more. Sign-up for an email newsletter here; firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS
From Sheena and the BookShop kula
Where to get your Dharma books whilst the Centre is closed?
All the books on sale at the centre (and more) are available from Windhorse Publications, a charity that is part of the Triratna Community. So even though the centre is closed, you can buy Dharma and meditation books directly from them. All profits from their sales stay within Triratna.
They currently have several attractive offers.
• Firstly, they are selecting an ebook each week, which they’re giving away FREE.
• Each month there is a Stay at Home sale, with one-third off a selection of 5 or 6 books. April’s selection includes Sangharakshita’s translation of the Dhammapada, always a popular title, which they are offering for only £5.99.
• Finally, postage is now free.
And if that is not enough, you get an extra 10% discount when you sign up for an account.
So, don’t miss out. Check out their website at www.windhorsepublications.com