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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

A New Life In An Ancient Tradition

Posted by Sadayasihi to Dublin Buddhist Centre on Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 - 12:50

Subhadramati is the president of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and also a Public Preceptor, one of the few men and women who make the final decision on who joins the Triratna Buddhist Order.

She has recently returned from leading a three month ordination course in Spain, during which she ordained nine women as their Public Preceptor.

In this interview with Jnanadhara, she reflects on the significance of ordination in the Buddhist tradition, her own experience of...

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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Quietly Revering the Unfathomable - Reflections on Guhyaloka

Posted by Vajrashura to Dublin Buddhist Centre on Wed, 10 Oct, 2018 - 21:25

On Monday 17th September 2018, Dayasagara had his Private Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order, followed by his Public Ordination on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

This took place in Guhyaloka retreat centre on a special one-month ordination retreat, and in total there were 12 men ordained, from all around the world.

In the sparkling and wonderful talk, Dayasagara evokes the magic and mystery around his ordination and his time in ‘the secret valley’, as well as his new Dharma name....

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Needing Nothing

Posted by Ratnaprabha to North London Buddhist Centre on Mon, 8 Oct, 2018 - 15:57

In the first of a series of three podcasts entitled The World is Burning, Ratnaprabha explains why craving is such a fundamental issue for Buddhists, how it relates to both desire and clinging, why it causes us problems, and how to deal with it.

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Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Evolution of a Pacifist - Sean O'Casey and Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi to Dublin Buddhist Centre on Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:13

From the glorification of violent struggle in ‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ through the rest of his Irish trilogy, Dublin playwright Sean O’Casey demonstrated the futility of violence to achieve political aims. Eventually in ‘The Silver Tassie’, set partially in the trenches of WW1, he espoused a pacifist message of the utter futility of war.

Maitrikaya explores how O’Casey believed in the solidarity of the entire human race over narrow national interests and how, though...

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Qu'est-Ce Que Le Bouddhisme ?
Qu'est-Ce Que Le Bouddhisme ?

Qu'est-Ce Que Le Bouddhisme ?

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Qu'est-Ce Que Le Bouddhisme ? on Wed, 3 Oct, 2018 - 00:00
Introduction générale mais très détaillée du bouddhisme par Varadarkini couvrant le Bouddha, le Dharma en tant qu'enseignements et pratiques, et de la Sangha.
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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 12:33

“Nature is, in itself, a healing environment”. 

During the 2018 Combined Order Weekend in Adhisthana, Dayajoti talks about a newly forming project - the Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground which has a vision of creating a beautiful ecological burial ground and retreat site. Here she speaks about the what the natural burial movement is about, the links between nature, death and the land, how it connects with Buddhist practice and where the project is currently at.

Find out more about the Tara...

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Dh Ambaranta's picture
Fantastic to have this posted here enabling more folks to find out and find out more about the Tara Sanctuary. Thanks for the the talk, clear and inviting as well as supporting us to naturally engage in conversations and actions about this thing called ‘death’ . A crucial conversation for us all and a non negotiable conversation for Buddhists. May all thats needed be realised. Much gratitude to those already involved.
Dayajoti's picture

Thank you Ambaranta for your affirming words!  Yes, a crucial conversation!!  That’s a good way of putting it.

Saddhanandi's picture

Hi Dayajoti,

It’s really great to hear this interview and to have more of a sense of this inspiring project. I hope you find the land you need and can soon start to anchor the Tara sanctuary in ‘place’ as well as in vision. May this project go from strength to strength.

Dayajoti's picture

Thanks Saddhanandi for taking the time to listen, and comment, with everything you have on!  Thanks for your support.

Amritavani's picture
This looks like a beautiful project Dayajoti. I do find it incredible to be part of a movement who puts their energies behind such things. I worked in a hospice for around 7 years and I have talked to many patients and carers about having a good death. I can imagine having somewhere like this would have been a great comfort to many especially the bereaved. I remember we used to be in touch with a company who made personalised cardboard coffins. They were beautiful. Have you come across this? Mind you the funeral directors did tell me some cautionary stories about them. Sadhu and much love for the project. I have some contacts here in a couple of hospices a although it’s been a while.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Mirror in the Wheel

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:48

This FBA Dharmabyte is an excerpt from a 1971 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘A Mirror in the Wheel’. The Wheel of Life, described here in all its wealth of detail, is not really a painting but a mirror, giving one successively more profound insights into yourself, and revealing the next step in escaping the endless round.

From the talk ‘The Symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life‘  from the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Why does the Dharma Exist?

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:26

This FBA Dharmabyte is another excerpt from a 1968 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘Why does the Dharma exist?’. Dharma is the experience of reality, and also the expression of that experience in the form of the Buddha’s teaching, especially the law of conditionality. It is the raft that carries you to Enlightenment, the further shore; it is whatever helps you to develop spiritually.

Excerpted from the talk entitled ‘The Meaning of the Dharma‘ given in 1968 as part...

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Dharma Jewel

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:20

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘The Dharma Jewel’ by Sangharakshita. Dharma is the experience of reality, and also the expression of that experience in the form of the Buddha’s teaching, especially the law of conditionality. It is the raft that carries you to Enlightenment, the further shore; it is whatever helps you to develop spiritually.

This is an excerpt from the talk entitled ‘The Meaning of the Dharma‘ given in 1968 as part of the series ‘...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Depth of Connection

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:15

In this FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Depth of Connection’ Nagabodhi shares memories of being in Croydon during the 1970’s. He describes the beautiful symmetry of the fact that he opened the first shrine room in the Croydon Centre and is now here to open the newly rebuilt shrine room in 2017.

Nagabodhi considers the many eras of Croydon’s history and shares the idea that a new shrine room is the seed of incalculable journeys for the future.

This is an excerpt from the...

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