Danasamudra talks about the initial motivation for getting the women's oral history project going and what we aim to do.
Dharmaprabha offers her brief reflection on why she's personally involved and wishes to contribute to the project and collaborate with Danasamudra and Suryagupta.
Sangha is not just a cosy group of people it is a context for transformation on the path to Awakening. Singhamati explores 10 points on how we can transform through the practice of sangha. Given in the context of Sangha Day at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre
A this inspiring talk, Nagapriya outlines his experience of working with others to establish the Centro Budista de Cuernavaca in Mexico.
Please note that this first 5-6 minutes of this talk are of poor quality.
Using a line from the Tibetan 14th-15th Century Buddhist monk, Tsongkhapa, Balajit explores the re-awakening of a connection with bodily sensations through a journey of practice, connection and inspiration.
In this talk, given as part of Manchester Buddhist Centre's Dr Ambedkar celebrations, Arthapriya provides a warm and provocative challenge for Western Triratna Buddhists to rise to the challenge of Dr. Ambedkar's vision by working collectively and ultimately seeing that our own well-being and freedom is so interwoven with those around us.
Vasakha was a generous laywoman disciple of the Buddha. In this story from the Pali Canon, she asks the Buddha for eight favours. The story tells us about the early sangha, about the Buddhist attitude to wealth, and about the effects of generosity on the donor. Jvalamalini shares the effects of the story on her practice, and draws out the significance for our sangha today. Talk given on Sangha day 2017.
"As many garlands are made from a heap of flowers, so one who is a mortal born should perform many ethically skilful deeds" - Dhammapada
Dhivan continues his talks on Pali suttas with the third in the series at the Bristol Buddhist Centre. This talk concerns the Discourse on the Not-Self Characteristic or Anattalakkhana Sutta (also known as the Discourse to the Group of Five or Pañcavaggiya Sutta), believed to be the second discourse given by the Buddha.
Dhivan's second talk of his series on Pali suttas at the Bristol Buddhist Centre concerns the Dhamma-cakka-ppavattana-sutta or the Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma; believed to be the first discourse given by the recently Enlightened Buddha.