Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Mindfulness of Death

By Candradasa on Fri, 14 Jun, 2024 - 22:09

Mindfulness of Death

By Candradasa on Fri, 14 Jun, 2024 - 22:09

A beautiful 20 minute gently guided reflection on how our bodies and our consciousness (parsed by Kamalashila as “manifesting a world”) might, in time, come into relationship with our own dying and death.

Listen to a conversation with Kamalashila about Buddhist practice in the face of terminal cancer

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Urgyen House: William Blake

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 May, 2024 - 16:30

Urgyen House: William Blake

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 May, 2024 - 16:30

William Blake had a profound and life-long influence on Sangharakshita’s thinking and imagination.

Our latest video, presented by Paramartha with contributions from Satyalila and Ratnaprabha, explores William Blake’s significance both for Sangharakshita personally and for the movement he founded.

Find more video blogs from Urgyen House

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Legend of the Buddha, Part 1: The Deathless

By Candradasa on Thu, 23 May, 2024 - 18:11

Legend of the Buddha, Part 1: The Deathless

By Candradasa on Thu, 23 May, 2024 - 18:11

A real treat to celebrate Buddha Day 2024 from Aryajit and his amazing ‘Guide to the Buddhist Path’ project.

If you’ve been enjoying Aryajit’s work woven through our new ‘Discover Buddhism’ pages, you’ll love this new venture. Aryajit makes animated videos and video essays on the fundamental teachings, stories and practices of Buddhism. And with this first part of ‘Legend of the Buddha’ he’s already well underway on his ambitious plans to bring the life...

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Community Highlights

Suryagupta with Jan Willis

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 May, 2024 - 10:55

Suryagupta with Jan Willis

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 May, 2024 - 10:55

Come to hear Jan Willis, (who Time Magazine named as one of six spiritual innovators for the new millennium), in conversation with Suryagupta for a fascinating exploration of Buddhism and spiritual friendship across the ages, traditions and cultures.

Born in Alabama Jan Willis was active in the Civil Rights movement participating in the legendary marches led by Dr Martin Luther King. She went on to study Philosophy, and has taught Buddhism across the world for decades, She is currently a Professor...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Watch the Launch of First Aid Kit for the Mind

By Centre Team on Sun, 19 May, 2024 - 14:56

Watch the Launch of First Aid Kit for the Mind

By Centre Team on Sun, 19 May, 2024 - 14:56

Celebrating the launch of First Aid Kit for the Mind: Breaking the Cycle of Habitual Behaviours by Vimalasara.

A conversation between two friends and experienced practitioners as they explore the book, its message and practices. and provide an opportunity to engage directly with the author.

Vimalasara and Candradasa explore the possibilities of bringing heart and mind back into alignment through self-regulation and self knowledge. A unique chance to gain insights into the powerful tools and strategies that First Aid Kit for the Mind offers...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The journey towards the ultimate

By Caroline I P on Sun, 12 May, 2024 - 12:10

The journey towards the ultimate

By Caroline I P on Sun, 12 May, 2024 - 12:10

Only the walker who sets out toward ultimate things is a pilgrim. The pilgrim resolves that the one who returns will not be the same person as the one who set out. Pilgrimage is a passage for the reckless and subtle. The pilgrim—and the metaphor comes to us from distant times—must be prepared to shed the husk of personality or even the body like a worn-out coat.

- Andrew Schelling

Pilgrims week is back, with the same epic ambitions. A continuous 108 hours of circumambulation,...

Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Swachta and Pani - Song by Children

By Saddhammapradip on Sat, 11 May, 2024 - 09:09

Swachta and Pani - Song by Children

By Saddhammapradip on Sat, 11 May, 2024 - 09:09

During Children’s retreat - A performance on the theme of Cleanliness and Water. 

A beautiful song at the end of act by Childrens. 

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Vajratara on Ethics (Sila Paramita)

By Candradasa on Sat, 4 May, 2024 - 16:46

Vajratara on Ethics (Sila Paramita)

By Candradasa on Sat, 4 May, 2024 - 16:46

Vajratara is one of our youngest Public Preceptors, and has lived and worked at Tiratanaloka, the ordination training retreat centre in the UK, for over a decade. She also has a strong connection with our Indian Sangha, as chair of the India Dhamma Trust, a charity which works with FutureDharma Fund to support the ordination team in India. She is our second speaker, on the theme of Sila Paramita.

“But we mustn’t forget that...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Suvana Cohousing

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Apr, 2024 - 17:06

Suvana Cohousing

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Apr, 2024 - 17:06

Here’s a great conversation between Jnanavaca and Tejasvini about the creation of a visionary new project in Cambridge, UK. Part of Suvana Cohousing’s vision is to create a multi-generational community, and also to provide some housing for Triratna retirees. For example, people who have lived many years in Buddhist communities but may need to have their own living space in retirement. And also younger people who struggle to find secure housing.  

For anyone interested in this brilliant initiative - perhaps...