Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Practice of Creating Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 06:00

This is an exploration by Saddhaloka of the distinguishing role of Sangha, spiritual community, in the development and life of the Triratna (formally Western) Buddhist Order, and, in fact, in any kind of Buddhist spiritual life. Saddhaloka here is steady and thoughtful as ever…

From the talk entitled Creating Sangha and Changing the World given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Dh Jnanghosh - at Solitary

By Saddhammapradip on Sat, 8 May, 2021 - 09:30

Dh Jnanghosh - at Solitary

By Saddhammapradip on Sat, 8 May, 2021 - 09:30
Dh Jnanghosh did solitary retreat for 15 days at retreat center just before one month. We have requested him to write about his experience Of solitary retreat but somehow not able to follow up with him.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva Ideal In India

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 8 May, 2021 - 06:00

In this moving and rousing talk, Dhammachari Amoghasiddhi illustrates how the Dhamma can radically transform people’s lives, liberating them from a hellish existence, particularly in India.

Using the examples of his own life, as well as the lives of Bhante Sangharakshita, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and others, he explains that if we want to live a meaningful life, we must open up to the suffering of others and do everything we can to help alleviate their suffering.
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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

The Dharma and Social Action

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 8 May, 2021 - 00:00
Maitrisiddhi talks personally about her experience of being on environmental social actions in 2019. A talk organised by the Brighton Buddhist Centre for Buddhist Action Month 2020
College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Scotland

By parami on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 19:25

Ordinations at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Scotland

By parami on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 19:25

I’m delighted to let you know that the following women from the Glasgow sangha were publicly ordained at Dhanakosa this afternoon:

Hilary Barclay becomes Vajracetana (long final ‘a’), A Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose purpose is diamond like’.
Westernised (registered) spelling: Vajrachetana

Christine Cather becomes Suvarnasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long ‘i’). A Sanskrit name meaning ‘Golden Light’.

Dassini was the private preceptor for both and I was...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations At The London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 11:21

Ordinations At The London Buddhist Centre

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 11:21

We’re delighted to let you know that three public ordinations took place at the LBC on Thursday 6th May. Following the ordinations at Adhisthana earlier this week, these are the second of three public ordination ceremonies for women on this one retreat.

Jenny Tarrant from Deal becomes Vidyanadi (a long first “a” and a long final “i”), a name meaning “She who is a river of wisdom.” Registered spelling: Vidyanadi. Private Preceptor: Dayapaksini.

Rowena Wingfield-Davies from Croydon becomes Simhasraddha (dot under the “m”, accent above the...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Moon of the Mind Guided Meditation

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 7 May, 2021 - 00:00
Maitridevi leads a relaxed and receptive Tong Len practice. From 'Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta' Taraloka & Tiratanaloka online Great Gathering weekend, for women training for ordination and Order Members.