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Eight Verses for Training the Mind - A Series from the International Council 2018

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 19:11

As part of the 2018 International Council we’re studying the mind training verses. We’ll be adding more each day (as the rural internet allows!).

First up we have Dhammarati’s excellent overview of the text, followed by Saddhaloka’s look at the first two verses. We then have Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth consideration at verses 4-6. Parami explores the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen. And the series is rounded off by Viveka looking at the final verse as a...

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Hi there thanks for this, really enjoying Dhammarati’s talk listening to it now.  Seems very relevant as ever.

much metta Karunadhi

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We have just added Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth look at verses 4-6.

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Thanks that’s great!!!

Karunadhi

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Today we added Parami exploring the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen.

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Today’s final addition sees the series rounded off by Viveka looking at the last verse as a signpost to the true liberation and deeply energized compassion that is to be experienced through insight into what is actually happening. 

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The Lion's Roar: Talks from the International Order Convention

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 15:03

Here is a selection of talks from the 2018 International Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India on the theme of ‘Sinhanada, the Lion’s Roar’.  

Firstly, we have a rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evoking the fire that drove Doctor Bimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a radical for the ages, of greater and broader...

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New Retreat Series from Taraloka: A Path to Insight

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 11:30

Prasadavati gives clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, her depth of lived experience and love of Satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination in 2017 in Taraloka.

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Ordination Training Centres Exploring Triratna @ 50 - Ordination Vows and the Great Gathering

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:13

2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony.  These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order.  The...

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Wisdom's Gathering: the Difference That Makes a Difference

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 01:00
Dhammamegha speaks about Sangha as Dharma practice and how spiritual community and friendship with the admirable are part of our heritage in Triratna. A talk given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 27 August 2017
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The Return of the Bodhisattva

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 01:00
A talk given at the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 25 August 2017
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Everything of Worth Is Defenceless

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 01:00
A poetic and uncompromising talk on the value of the Dharma jewel given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 26 August 2017
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1967 and the Underground Counter-Culture

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 01:00
Manjunaga sets the scene for the beginning of the Movement in 1967. Given at the Tiratna@50 celebrations for the UK Northern region at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Saturday 8 April 2017
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Subhuti - For the Welfare of the World (Audio)

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:01

A great talk by Subhuti, live streamed around the world from London at the time, to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

The fire of peace has been ignited in the world by the Buddha. It burns brightly today in the Triratna Order and movement, and inspired by Sangharakshita’s vision will burn well into the future – but how do we fan the flames so that the heat of practice transforms the world?

Chaired by Subhadramati....

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Sangharakshita and the Shadow of the Past

Posted by Candradasa on Mon, 27 Feb, 2017 - 19:06

A strong, moving, nuanced set of perspectives from Vishvapani on areas of historical controversy in the FWBO/Triratna, especially those involving our founder, Sangharakshita. 

The talk spans Vishvapani’s long involvement with the community in both its light and “shadow” aspects - from first coming across the Dharma in Croydon, UK, at the age of 14 in the 1980s until the present day. It is in many ways a timely look at the past and the present, rooted in the...

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