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Triratna50 in Bristol playlist

Posted by jvalamalini on Mon, 17 Apr, 2017 - 16:56

Triratna50 in Bristol playlist

Posted by jvalamalini on Mon, 17 Apr, 2017 - 16:56

Four short talks on Sangharakshita’s poem ‘The Four Gifts’ - plus general video of the day.

Four Gifts
I come to you with four gifts.
The first gift is a lotus-flower.
Do you understand?
My second gift is a golden net.
Can you recognize it?
My third gift is a shepherds’ round-dance.
Do your feet know how to dance?
My fourth gift is a garden planted in a wilderness.
Could you work there?
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50 years, 50 people, 50 words

Posted by jvalamalini on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 17:32

50 years, 50 people, 50 words

Posted by jvalamalini on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 17:32

What does Triratna mean to you?  

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Ratnavandana talks about the Living in the Mandala Retreat

Posted by jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 16:20

Ratnavandana talks about the Living in the Mandala Retreat

Posted by jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 16:20

On the last day of the 2015 Rainy Season retreat, Ratnavandana talks about how it was to lead a retreat in an urban Buddhist Centre.

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Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

Posted by jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

Posted by jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality - part 2

Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our...
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Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

Posted by jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

Posted by jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality. Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our understanding of it deeper,...
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Opening of our current premises, 1997

Posted by jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Jul, 2012 - 22:29

Opening of our current premises, 1997

Posted by jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Jul, 2012 - 22:29A little bit of our history - and idealistic vision… Could we think a bit bigger than we do today?
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