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Talk by Vessantara: Padmasambhava Practice – a Personal Unfolding

Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 - 19:33

In this wonderful personal talk about Padmasambhava, Vessantara talks about his connection with the strange figure of Padmasambhava.

On the way, he gives an insight into what it’s like to relate to these Buddha and Bodhisattva figures deeply, and how we can do this.

And he explores the effects doing this can have on our mind, our heart and our Dharma lives.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

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Dharma Talk - The Central Teaching of the Buddha: An Exploration of the Profound Teaching of Conditionality

Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 21:40

Paramabandhu explores in great breadth and depth the profound and central teaching of the Buddha: conditionality.

Drawing especially on incidents from the lives of the Buddha and his disciples in the Pali Canon, he highlights seven points that we should be particularly aware of when looking to understand this important teaching.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Friday 17th May 2018.

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BAM Talk - Dr. Ambedkar & the Dhamma Revolution in the West

Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 21:37

Dr. Ambedkar was a great social reformer in India who converted to Buddhism with hundreds of thousands of his followers, in order to help them escape the crushing oppression of caste.

Given as part of Buddhist Action Month in 2018, in this talk Jnanadhara explores the life and legacy of Dr. Ambedkar, and especially what Buddhists in the West can learn from the peaceful revolution that Dr. Ambedkar instigated in India.

Talk given in the Dublin Buddhist Centre on Friday 15th June 2018.

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It's Buddhist Action Month!

From Triratna News on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

It's Buddhist Action Month!

From Triratna News on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

The 1st June marks the start of Buddhist Action Month, a festival of social action which is being marked by many Buddhist groups across the UK and Europe.  In Triratna, Sanghas across our community have been preparing for this event and incorporating events and activities in their various programmes.

In Southampton in the UK there will be talks on the theme of transformation, a workshop exploring Engaged Buddhism through the work of Joanna Macy, an India evening and a special...

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New Inter-Buddhist Union formed in Ireland

From Triratna News on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 16:37

New Inter-Buddhist Union formed in Ireland

From Triratna News on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 16:37

Maitrikaya from the Dublin Buddhist Centre writes: “On March 24th 2018 at the historic Rotunda building in Dublin a meeting took place to establish the Irish Buddhist Union (IBU) to represent Buddhism in Ireland. The IBU is a new umbrella association of Buddhist Sanghas and Organisations in Ireland. It is envisioned as a fellowship of Irish Buddhists, intending to bring Buddhist ideas and principles to the attention of wider Irish society.

Buddhism...

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Happy 50th Birthday Triratna!

Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 13:12

Happy 50th Birthday Triratna!

Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 13:12

This week is the 50th anniversary of the founding of our community, the Triratna Buddhist Community!

On the evening of April 6th, 1967, around 24 people gathered in a room in London where they recited a ceremony specially written by Sangharakshita to inaugurate this new Buddhist movement.

Now, all these years later, the Triratna Buddhist Community has grown into a worldwide community of men and women inspired by the Buddha-Dharma, including our own Sangha here in Dublin.

On Sunday 9th April, 10am - 5pm, we’ll be...

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Please help develop the work of the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Thu, 23 May, 2013 - 13:47

Please help develop the work of the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Thu, 23 May, 2013 - 13:47The Spiritual Community at the Dublin Buddhist Centre is especially spiritually vital at the moment. There are many of us involved, from a diverse range of backgrounds, inspired by the vision of existence that the Buddha offers and engaging with his teachings in the company of others.

The vibrancy and continued success of the DBC presents us with a challenge: as the number of people involved increases, and as more and more people wish to take their practice...
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Freedom in a Mad World

Tue, 14 May, 2013 - 14:42

Freedom in a Mad World

Tue, 14 May, 2013 - 14:42Jnanadhara gives the key-note talk at the 5th Annual Gathering of Triratna Young Buddhists at Smallwood Manor; October 2012.

In his talk Jnandhara emphasizes the axial importance of freedom in the Buddhist quest from cultivating Mind Creative to breaking the fetters of habit, superficiality and vagueness. Moreover, Jnandhara locates the quest for Freedom in the world - a mad world - by invoking the mythical agency of Buddha Padmasambhava.