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The Precepts of Atisha

Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The Precepts of Atisha

Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The precept of the Lama is more important than scriptures and commentaries.

- Atiśa

In the early days of the Order, Sangharakshita held a seminar on a book called The Door of Liberation, which consisted of seven Tibetan texts, translated under the auspices of Geshe Wangyal. The Kadamthorbu was one of those.

The text consists of dialogues between Atiśa and his closest disciples, especially with his principal disciple, the layman Dromtönpa, who later founded the Kadam school. It’s an informal exposition of how to live as...

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Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

What does it mean to really beleive that friendship is the whole of the spiritual life? How will that change how we act?

Being willing to help each other is part of the central enterprise of the spiritual life - to grow. By being with people who we are not hiding anything from, it can connect us to ourselves more, and point us toward the wonder and mystery of what it is to be a human being.

Dhammarati and Saddhaloka discuss some of the jewels to be found in this study material for the online...

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Saturday Bhante Puja

Sat, 23 May, 2020 - 19:14

Saturday Bhante Puja

Sat, 23 May, 2020 - 19:14

Another Saturday night puja for Sangharakshita. Join us live at 7.15pm every Saturday night on Facebook.

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The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

Adhisthana in spring, filled with the sounds of devotion.

There may not be other people here, but the community are practicing together daily. If you would like to see our schedule during this ‘At home’ period, visit the Adhisthana website.

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Subhuti's Warning

Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 12:51

Subhuti's Warning

Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 12:51

In the last of these three short videos showing a conversation between Subhuti and James, Subhuti reflects on what not to do during lockdown, and how we can distract ourselves by using the internet as a means to avoid our present moment experience.

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A Beautiful Mango Grove

Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 13:18

A Beautiful Mango Grove

Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 13:18

Meditation not going quite how you’d planned?

In Saddhaloka’s third talk in the series, the Buddha talks with Meghiya after his unsuccessful attempt to meditate in a beautiful mango grove…

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Adhisthana in lockdown: Saddhanandi and Caroline in conversation

Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 15:35

Adhisthana in lockdown: Saddhanandi and Caroline in conversation

Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 15:35

A playlist of three videos from the start of the lockdown at Adhisthana. Saddhanandi and Caroline discuss generosity and practicing in the lockdown.

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For the Happiness and Welfare of Many

Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:46

For the Happiness and Welfare of Many

Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:46

In his second talk in the series counting down to Buddha Day, Saddhaloka shares the stories of just after the Buddha’s enlightenment. This talks covers the buddha’s first teachings, and the compassion that moved him and his followers to teach.

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Livestream Puja tonight 7.15pm BST

Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 16:53

Livestream Puja tonight 7.15pm BST

Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 16:53

Please join our fourth Facebook live-streamed Puja for Bhante, led by Saddhanandi with the Adhisthana community:

https://www.facebook.com/adhisthana.triratna/posts/3410280642339584?__tn__=-R

We will be chanting the five mantras Bhante asked us to do at his death.

Join in and participate at home (put your laptop/tablet/phone on your shrine and meditate, chant and make offerings with us!). Thanks to everyone who took part last week. We really enjoy doing puja with you all.

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Becoming a Buddha - Saddhaloka

Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:16

Becoming a Buddha - Saddhaloka

Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:16

In the countdown to International Buddha Day, Saddhaloka is giving a series of ten short talks on the life of the Buddha. Poetic and inspiring, this series is not to be missed!