Come and join Buddhafield for our big winter event! A spacious, month-long journey through the Six Elements of earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness. We will meet them in our daily lives, wherever we find ourselves. You can dip in as much or as little as you’d like.
There’s a wonderful programme of meditation; bodywork; dharma and other talks; workshops, poetry, music and dance. Regular emails to participants and a Facebook Event page.
Our Wooden Cabin is ready to for rent in Suryavana for doing retreats “in the nature” for a weekend or more. We are now open to receive reservations for March.
It is ideal for solitary retreats or spending time with a friend or simply being in a quiet and beautiful environment. It has wonderful views to the south towards the Sierra Espadan and Sierra Calderona. It is located in the grounds of our Reterat Centre amongst Almond trees, a suitable distance from the Retreat Centre to guarantee...
What does a Buddhist should do about their personality? Should they go forth from it altogether in the spirit of ‘no fixed self’? Should they examine and transform their personality? What of our personality remains after years of dedication to the spiritual path? Vajratara gives a personal and reflective talk using her experience of 25 years of Buddhist practice. This talk was given at an ordination training retreat based on Sangharakshita’s talk ‘Taste of Freedom’ and it assumes knowledge of...
Srimala, author of Breaking Free – glimpses of a Buddhist life, is offering further glimpses in a collection of poems – No Toast, No Marmalade.
Srimala is one of our first Public Preceptors. She is now more or less retired, although still working in India to support the appointment of women Public Preceptors there. For the past 16 years she has been living at Maes Gwyn in Wales, from where most of the poems were written.
By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
And for our last day of the Twelve Days of FBA we are delighted to have Ratnaghosha recommend a late talk by Sangharakshita entitled ’Fields of Creativity’.
Ratnaghosha was the host on the occasion of this recording when Sangharakshita returned to London to launch the final volume of his memoirs, ‘Moving Against the Stream’. From Yogi Chen to Beowulf, Aristotle to William Blake, this is a sparkling evocation of the crucial role of creativity in any Dharma...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
On Day 11 we welcome Shraddhavani, who joined the Dharmachakra Board of Trustees just over a year ago.
Initially dismayed that her favourite talk had already been selected by another team member, a further look through the many speakers who inspire her surfaced a beautiful talk given in 2020 by Parami on the mythical creature, the ‘windhorse’…
By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00
On Day 10 Parami recommends a scintillating title by Sangharakshita entitled simply Padmasambhava. Originally unreleased (because it was given off-the-cuff after Sangharakshita lost his notes!), this inspired talk sees Triratna’s founder intrigued by the Great Guru’s ability to transform the demons of the world, especially in the West.
Vidyamala’s pioneering work in the field of mindfulness for chronic pain has helped transform many people’s lives. Speaking from personal experience, Laura shares how she has benefited from access to these kinds of practice resources.