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ALBA Community logoCommunity: The Amaravati Lay Buddhist Newsletter

Community magazines were issued over about 15 years or so up until 2010. They contain articles and news from the extended ALBA lay-community.

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Spring 2010 / 2553 Issue No. 29

  • Community & Communion
  • Thich Nat Hanh and Plum Village
  • Buddhist Perspective on Social Action
  • A Hunters Guide to Rare Animals
  • Tick the Box
  • The ‘I’ Delusion
  • The God Survey

Spring 2009 / 2552 Issue No. 28

  • Faith in the economy
  • It’s not just about sitting
  • Questions
  • Don’t Sleep there are Snakes
  • The Crucible of Practice
  • The Dalai Lama’s Visit
  • A day for RE teachers

Autumn 2008 / 2551 Issue No. 27

  • Secular Buddhism
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Anandwan – Forest of Bliss
  • Debtless

Autumn 2007 / 2550 Issue No. 26

  • Truly, madly, deeply engaged Buddhism
  • Judging by Appearances
  • No suffering
  • Honesty
  • Translating the Karaniya Metta Sutta 
  • Review of the God Delusion

Spring 2007 / 2550 Issue No. 25

  • Climatic Uncertainty
  • The Ugly Duckling – Not I!
  • Tisarana Buddhist Monastery
  • Birth, Buddhism & Babies!
  • Joe: Living with Fragile x Syndrome
  • A Journey to Assisi
  • A Visit to Nilambe

Spring 2006 / 2549 Issue No. 24

  • The End of the World
  • A Journey to Assisi
  • Meditation Workshop
  • Seeing Haiku
  • Religion – Comfort or Challenge
  • What a Fudge!
  • The Inferior Path

Autumn 2005 / 2548 Issue No. 23

  • In people we trust?
  • The Temple at Kosgoda
  • Sickness – A Teacher
  • Making connection beyond words
  • The wisdom of the heart
  • Assisted Dying 
  • Bluebell Walk

Spring 2005 / 2548 Issue No. 22 

  • Impermanence of Buddhism
  • On pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya
  • Luang Por Pannavaddho – an appreciation
  • India – impressions and reflections

Spring 2005 / 2548 Issue No. 21

  • Teaching Buddhism
  • Women’s Weekend
  • The Buddha’s Smile
  • The Problem with Anatta
  • Kindness and Understanding

Summer 2004 / 2547 Issue No. 20

  • Snowflakes – a declaration of intent
  • Reflections on Insubstantiality
  • Handling anger with kindness

Spring 2004 / 2547 Issue No. 19

  • Theory versus Practice?
  • Buddhist Meetings
  • Samadhi
  • One Life
  • Holiday Reflections
  • Doing a David Blain

Summer 2003 / 2546 Issue No. 18

  • Virtuous Institutions?
  • The Perfect Pot
  • Retreat Reflections
  • Buddhist Cosmology
  • The Essential Buddhism Course
  • Right Mindfulness
  • The Amaravati Album

Spring 2003 / 2546 Issue No. 17

  • Buddhism and the Jedi Knights
  • The Goat that Laughed and Wept
  • Right Effort
  • Is there a self?
  • The Dhaniya Sutta
  • Retreat Reflections

Spring 2002 / 2545 Issue No. 16

  • Communal Effort
  • A Complete Beginner
  • Are you a Buddhist?
  • The Alexander Technique
  • The Path Review – 2
  • Bodhisatva

Spring 2002 / 2545 Issue No. 15

  • Uncertainty and the Mortgage
  • Disengaged Buddhism?
  • Insight
  • What is Welcome
  • Parkinsons and Meditation
  • Random Thoughts in Thailand

Summer 2001 / 2544 Issue No. 14

  • Creativity and War
  • The Path Reviewed
  • Words for the Heart
  • Creativity Weekend
  • He Who Laughs Lasts?
  • The Joy of Translating

Summer 2001 / 2544 Issue No. 13

  • Why are you reading this?
  • What’s in a name?
  • The Sutta – Are all questions worthy of answers?
  • Greed, Hatred and Delusion: a weekend for Lay people at Amaravati

Summer 2001 / 2544 Issue No. 12

  • Green Buddhism
  • The Greening of Anicca
  • Zen Bones, Theravada Bones
  • Medicine – The Fourth Requisite
  • Weeds as Dhamma!
  • Sacred Spaces Pilgrimage
  • Hazards, Habits and Trips

Summer 2000 / 2543 Issue No. 11

  • Kalyanamitta Weekend
  • A Tale of Two Retreats
  • How Did You Become a Buddhist?
  • Intimacy and Spiritual Practice

Summer 2000 / 2543 Issue No. 10

  • Uplifting the Heart – KATHINA
  • Zen Retreat
  • Roads
  • Sorrow, Lamentation, Pain, Grief and Despair &ndash Our Study Day Theme – 27th May 2000
  • The New Kid on the Block

Winter 2000 / 2543 Issue No. 9

  • Travels and Travails
  • Greetings from Mendut
  • Travelling Light
  • Women with a Mission
  • The Road to Hell and Back
  • Rediscovering America
  • The Virtuous Highway?

Winter 2000 / 2543 Issue No. 8

  • Interview with Jack Kornfield
  • Experiences on a Metta retreat
  • An artist’s View of Samye Ling
  • The Buddha that Walked
  • Skillful Intoxication?
  • Into the West – Sunyata

Summer 1999 / 2542 Issue No. 7

  • A winter in the deathless
  • Temple Opening
  • Hana Maturi
  • Letting Go……. A bit
  • Allies or Enemies?

Spring 1999 / 2542 Issue No. 6

  • From Tourist to Pilgrim:…
  • Is Buddhism enough?
  • A Sailing Weekend
  • Story Page
  • Personal diary…

Autumn 1998 / 2541 Issue No. 5

  • Gratitude
  • The Story of Frog and Toad
  • Amaravati Temple Opening
  • London Rain
  • Xmas Practice
  • The Mirror and Mystery of Metta

Spring 1998 / 2541 Issue No. 4

  • UT in California
  • A Lay Vinaya
  • A Skilful Ending
  • Taking Responsibility

February 1997 / 2540Issue No. 3

  • Reflections
  • No Bike No Self
  • Magha Puja Weekend
  • Deepening our Practice
  • Upasika Weekend Retreat

Spring 1996 / 2539 Issue No. 2

  • Return to the Dhamma
  • The Practice of Worldly Concerns
  • Some Approaches to Sutta Study
  • Bowing
  • Homeless
  • Summary of National Upāsikā Meeting Health at the Samatha Buddhist Centre, Manchester, January 20-21, 199

Spring 1995 / 2538 Issue No. 1

  • Buddhist Aerobics
  • Snowflakes – a declaration of intent
  • In summary – Dhamma , News and Views
  • The potential parachutist – a personal journey
  • Study Day – another perspective