The Dharma Toolkit

Welcome to the Dharma toolkit!

We want to support you in finding the Dharma resources you need to stay connected and inspired when you’re more apart than usual from your friends and loved ones. And to explore how online community and practice can be an antidote to some of the likely issues you may face during the extended crisis. Like any context in life, online will only work for us if we set up the conditions well. We hope this space can be part of what helps you figure that out!

You’ll find a great set of resources within our dedicated online spaces over the next weeks and months:

Daily open sit meditations https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/meditation/ to help you stay grounded and in connection with others.

Community podcasts https://audioboom.com/channels/4929068 with a diverse range of guests and voices to renew your sense of a wider sangha standing with you.

And specially curated home retreat courses https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/awake/ to give your practice week a shape and focus if the going gets tough!

We’ll be using our new community toolkit space https://thebuddhistcentre.com/community-toolkit?display=categories&terms=toolkit%20features to bring you a daily supply of the best Dharma content from around the world – new features and teaching, plus highlights from our extensive archives. Join us there to offer your own resources and support to others from wherever you are.

May you be well! We are all physically distanced for now – and community can still grow and flourish among us!

Thank you Saddhavati for a wonderful evening – The India Dhamma Trust came to Inverness!!

For those who came to the inspiring and deeply moving evening which Saddhavati led ‘One Order;One Sangha’ and for those who wished they’d come!!

Here is the link to the film Saddhavati mentioned https://youtu.be/0nvfhql-24w

Thank you Saddhavati for a wonderful evening x x and to the India Dhamma Trust which carries out such important and life changing ‘work’.

Here also is the link to the India Dhamma Trust itself https://indiadhammatrust.org/

Exciting News…….The Highlands welcomes our new president – AKUPPA

Akuppa, Chair of Newcastle Buddhist Centre, visited us for a week recently meeting Order Members, Mitras and regulars, attending the AGM and Council meeting and leading Sangha festival. We are delighted that he has agreed to be President of the Highland Buddhist Centre. Sadhu!

Here is a link to the talk he gave at the Sangha Festival:

A President’s role is to support the Chair, Trustees and the wider Sangha through developing friendship based on our practice of Going for Refuge to the 3 jewels (Kalyana Mitrata)

He is happy for Sangha folk to keep in touch with him at : akuppa@btinternet.com

We are hoping that he will be able to spend time with us in March and come to Sangha weekend in Gairloch Youth Hostel from 20th to 22nd March 2020 – a date for your diary!

Photo from our 24 Hour meditation at Chanonry Point

Thank you to all who supported us in our 24 Hour meditation time; it was a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed meeting new people and being with each other whether meditating or not. Special thanks to those who came up from Glasgow to join us. The dolphins were totally awesome too; appearing throughout the 24 hours, sometimes too many to count and lots of breaching and play. There was an extraordinary atmosphere at times especially through the night. You can catch Sridakini talking about us on BBC Radio Scotland ‘Sunday Morning With….. on 24/06/18. Her interview begins at about 1:37 x Wishing you all well.