The outbreak of COVID-19 is a graphic reminder of the interconnectedness of all life. It is also a reminder to apply the Buddha’s teachings to respond with kindness, clarity and fearlessness. We have collected some of the best resources to help you navigate and keep these ideals alive during these challenging times.
Live Classes from Wellington Buddhist Centre
Many of our friends around the world have recorded some video talks responding to the current situation. We will curate some of our favourites here - check back regularly for more, or see what others are sharing on The Buddhist Centre Online's Community Toolkit.
Audio Talks & Guided Meditations
Free Buddhist Audio have a huge collection of audio talks from Triratna Order Members, and the complete archive of our teacher Sangharakshita.Visit Free Buddhist Audio Introductory Talks
Books & eBooks
With all this time being spent at home, now is a great time to dive into a Dharma book. Windhorse Publications have a great selection of books and eBooks from Triratna authors and are currently giving away a free topical eBook each week.
This week’s free eBook is There’s more to dying than death by Lama Shenpen Hookham. It will be available until 1st June.
The Buddhist tradition in all its variety is deeply interested in death. This book offers a Tibetan view that explores the nature of consciousness and what transitions can show us of the liberation of spiritual death and the opening of the heart. Shenpen Hookham, an early student of Sangharakshita, looks at bereavement, facing your own death and helping others who are dying or bereaved. It is inspiring and hopeful.Get This Week's Free eBook
The Buddhist Centre Online are releasing daily podcasts with a diverse range of guests and voices to renew your sense of a wider community standing with you.More options...
There has never been a better time to inject some wisdom into your social media feeds. Here's our social media links and a selection of our friends you might want to follow too.
Daily Worldwide Meditations
We know many people find meditating with others an invaluable part of practice. The Buddhist Centre Online are running open meditation sits every weekday. These sits are 45 minutes long and unguided.
The sit is at 6:30pm New Zealand time.Join the Daily Worldwide Meditation