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Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

Posted by akasajoti on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

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The Buddhist Centre Online, Free Buddhist Audio, Triratna Centre Sites Back Online!

Posted by candradasa on Thu, 26 Oct, 2017 - 13:40

The Buddhist Centre Online, Free Buddhist Audio, Triratna Centre Sites Back Online!

Posted by candradasa on Thu, 26 Oct, 2017 - 13:40

Dear Friends,

Thanks for your many sympathetic messages of support over a rather long and trying 5 days here at Dharmachakra after the loss of most Triratna online sites and services. We really appreciated them!

Read about what happened and how we’ll avoid it in future

After last Thursday’s usually routine disk changes went wrong at our server hosts, Fasthosts UK, the team here endured a fruitless weekend being stonewalled by them (“there was an...

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Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana Retreat - The Talks By Subhuti

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:17

An outstanding series of talks by Subhuti on the theme of Sadhana during the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana in 2017.

Over the course of six talks he articulates the stages we traverse in the practice of sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality and Dedication.

Listen to more talks by Subhuti...

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Complete Retreat Recordings By Ratnaguna

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 - 15:05

On this retreat, recorded during the recent Rainy Season Retreat at Bristol Buddhist Centre in the UK, Ratnaguna guides us on a journey into Amitābha’s Pure Land, Sukhāvati – a mythical realm where the ground is golden, trees are made of jewels, heavenly musical instruments play ravishing music, and magical birds sing the Dharma. It is a vast ‘illumined image’ – a symbol of the beauty and joy of the spiritual life. The three Pure Land sutras invite...

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A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

Posted by akasajoti on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:18

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

Posted by akasajoti on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:18

About 60 Order Members gathered at Adhisthana last week for a retreat on the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana, spending each day moving through the system of practice and building up the Sadhana. Each afternoon in the Sangharakshita Library, before the image of Manjughosa that presides there, Subhuti gave a talk articulating six different aspects of the unfolding drama of the Sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality + Dedication.

It...

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Ordinations Live From The USA!

Posted by Centre Team on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 19:06

Ordinations Live From The USA!

Posted by Centre Team on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 19:06

*Updated* Welcome to the Order, Medhahshri and Chittavan!

(Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first. In Safari, with playback issues, right click and choose play.)

Welcome to New Hampshire, where we are getting the North American Order Convention underway by bringing you live coverage of the ordinations of the beings formerly known as Rochelle Gatlin and Steve Wade.

Both have already been ordained privately and given their...

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Public Ordinations, Streaming Live From The USA

Posted by Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 17:19

Public Ordinations, Streaming Live From The USA

Posted by Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 17:19

Watch the archived version here! 

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Join us on Sunday August 27th, and meet two new beings taking a great step into a new life…

2.45pm EST / 7.45pm UK, streaming live here on The Buddhist Centre Online and Facebook Live

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This Weekend - Live Coverage of the International Gathering & Public Ordinations

Posted by candradasa on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 10:15

This Weekend - Live Coverage of the International Gathering & Public Ordinations

Posted by candradasa on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 10:15

The International Gathering at Adhisthana is now underway! As usual, we’ll be bringing you the best of the event online throughout the weekend: talks, interviews, podcasts, video and pictures as people come together to explore the Dharma and celebrate community.

+ follow the International Gathering space for Dharma content. And connect with us on social media for the sights and sounds of the great gathering through Monday:

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