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Manjughosa Mantra

Posted by akasajoti on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 21:41

The Manjughosa mantra chanted in the puja this evening on the Women’s Order Convention 2016, dedicated to Anjali.

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The Golden Buddha

Posted by akasajoti on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 18:04

At the end of the first day of the Women’s International Order Convention at Adhisthana, Parami sits on the sofa of the women’s community with Kuladharini and Akasajoti and talks about some of the highlights of the day. Kuladharini talks about her relationship with Shakyamuni, and her practice as an anagarika. She describes a beautiful moment of her heart breaking open and hearing the words, “all griefs faithfully observed turn towards love”. And we hear a little from Akasajoti about...

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Buddhanusati led by Nagasuri

Posted by akasajoti on Mon, 22 Aug, 2016 - 17:07

A Buddhanusati led through by Nagasuri on the Women’s Order Convention 2016, using stories and images from the Pali Canon, as well as the traditional verses from the Tiratana Vandana, to evoke the Buddha’s qualities.

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Chanting the Shakyamuni Mantra

Posted by akasajoti on Mon, 22 Aug, 2016 - 15:40

Dharmacharini Vijaya, one of our private preceptors on the Indian ordination team, led us in the ‘Indian style’ Shakyamuni mantra in our dedication ceremony last night. Here’s a snippet of it for you all to listen to…

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A Vision of Grandfathers

Posted by upekshapriya on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 15:13

Devamitra reflects on the 1978 Order Convention and in particular the talks by Sangharakshita given then, especially ‘A Vision of History’.

A talk given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Men’s International Order Convention at Adhisthana, 10 August 2016.

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Sangharakshita On Chetul Sangye Dorje

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 6 Jan, 2016 - 23:32

Chetul (Chatral) Sangye Dorje, the great Tibetan Master who just passed away at the age of 102, was one of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers. Here is Sangharakshita in 1990, paying tribute to him.

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Prasadachitta - Whirlpools and Clear Water

Posted by Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 23:59

Prasadachitta’s talk is like a beautiful stillness amid the whirl of a full Order Convention. His conversational style gradually brings forth the depth of reflection behind it. And the integrity of his personal practice bubbles easily to the surface when, with humility and good humour, he shares his own experience of working across two very human tendencies that have a bearing on friendship. 

His evocation of the river - now full of whirlpools as it flows through the ‘Neurotaloka’, now becalmed as...

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