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Lokeshvara - Around the World in 80 Days

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 15 Mar, 2018 - 14:14

The first in an occasional series this year of unreleased archive episodes from Buddhist Voices. Here’s Lokeshvara, one of our two International Order Conveners in Triratna, talking in 2015 at the end of his voyage around the world achieved in exactly 80 days. No hot-air balloons or steam trains or packet ships, alas, just lots of economy flights and time zone surfing! 

What we do hear coming through is why it’s worth such an effort. Lokeshvara gives a great impressionistic sense of...

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Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade Live In Concert at Bodhgaya (Audio)

Posted by Centre Team on Wed, 14 Feb, 2018 - 15:18

Recorded at the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya, Bihar, here ‘s the great and renowned Indian classical violinist Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade, playing a full program of music for a very appreciative audience.

Watch the whole performance again

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Abhayanavita on Working With Women and Girls to Step Free of Discrimination and Sexual Violence in India - The Buddhist Centre Podcast

Posted by sanghadhara on Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 07:04

Abhayanavita has been involved with Triratna as a community since the age of 13. In her early days she learned to face her own difficult past with a fearlessness that is now reflected in her Buddhist name. She also learned to fight back against social injustice and gender discrimination via the Ashvaghosha project, educating people with plays and songs. 

These days she continues that work in new ways, working at the Bahujan Hitay Project in her home town of Amravati...

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The Lion's Roar Down Under - The Buddhist Centre Podcast

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 07:21

Today’s podcast features a roundtable discussion with 10 Order members from Australia, exploring the future of the Triratna community down under. Successes, challenges, the concerns of young Australians, we get a rounded picture of what Buddhist Centres in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney are doing to get ready for the next 50 years…

Recorded in a very noisy tent in India!

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Welcome to the Order Convention! Bodhgaya 2018

Posted by Candradasa on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 02:47

Welcome to the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention, marking the 50th anniversary of our Order’s founding. It’s fitting that such an auspicious occasion is taking place at the traditional spot where the Buddha is said to have attained liberation, Bodhgaya in Bihar, India.

Join us for a walk around the Convention site meeting wonderful beings from all around the world who are converging here to celebrate community and practice the Dharma together - for the benefit of all beings!

Follow along daily on ...

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Sheffield Pilgrims - The Buddhist Centre Podcast

Posted by sanghadhara on Sun, 4 Feb, 2018 - 03:07

Kicking off our podcast coverage of three weeks of Triratna events in India we meet a lovely group of pilgrims from Sheffield, England as they come to the end of a journey around the places traditionally associated with the life of the Buddha. 

Thanks to Mokshatara, Isabelle, Aryadasa and Martin for sharing their inspiration, impressions and delight with us!

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Abhaya On Beauty and The Imagination as Ways to Liberation - New Podcast

Posted by Centre Team on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 14:51

A deep-dive of a conversation between Abhaya and Satyalila, framing the practice of the Dharma as a path towards beauty, letting go, and liberation of the heart and mind. 

Abhaya speaks frankly about the very early days of the FWBO (now Triratna) and how his understanding of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s systematic approach has evolved alongside his personal connection to his teacher and friend. We also hear how his early inspiration around the Tibetan text translated as ‘Self Liberation Through Seeing with Naked...

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Maitripala - Buddhas In My Pocket

Posted by Candradasa on Fri, 15 Dec, 2017 - 21:46

A gem of a conversation with Maitripala, from Melbourne (via Emerald City) in Australia, describing her beautiful practice of Metta Walks across the continent and the Buddhas In My Pocket project that has grown up around it. Her evocation of a modern day pilgrimage, engaging with strangers and sharing moments of deep connection and mutual kindness, is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A shining example of living out the image of Indra’s Net, where every...

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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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Sangharakshita - The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 5 May, 2017 - 20:49

A series of ten personal interviews between Sangharakshita and Saddhanandi, reflecting on Sangharakshita’s own selections from his extensive body of poetry.

Each interview in this series begins with a lovely reading of the poem by Saddhanandi, and is followed by commentary from Sangharakshita on the verses - discussing his inspiration, the meanings behind the words, and what the poem has to say about spiritual life and his own personal history.

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Vajranatha's picture

Shame it is on soundcloud, that makes the files inaccessible in countries with slow internet. Will it be put on FBA too? That usually works ok.

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HI Vajranatha, sorry to hear you’re having trouble accessing on Soundcloud. We will post it to FBA too, though presumably the speed of internet connection (rather than the location, since they will be the same files) is the issue? 

In any case, we will also be making a dedicated web space for them in the next few months too. If sending them direct to you and others would be helpful, please do let us know.

Vajranatha's picture

Speed is half the issue. The other half is that soundcloud downloads seem to have sessions that expire after a while so you can’t just let files download & come back an hour later. FBA thankfully doesn’t do that.

Aryajit's picture

Really enjoying listening to this series- thank you!

Jnanacandra's picture

How can I download this? I would really like to listen to all these poetry interviews but certainly don’t want to do this sitting in front of my computer. I’d like to download it as mp3, but cannot find it on FBA or elsewhere in a downloadable format….