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Storytelling Bits...

From Imagine the Buddha on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 22:31

From the storytelling performance, with Lokabandhu and his gang, channeling Angulimala

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Watch out for your fingers! :)
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Imagine the Buddha

Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 12:39

Imagine the Buddha (group)

Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 12:39

Here’s a space for anyone to contribute and comment on anything to do with the Buddha - especially if you were taking part in the just-finished 2012 International Retreat! How do YOU imagine him - let us know! It’s an opportunity for all of us to celebrate both Enlightenment and our own imaginative creativity!

Pictures, videos, thoughtful blogs, wee audio pieces - all welcome! Just click the ‘latest’ menu above to see what’s...

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Seeking the Buddha Through Symbol, Myth and Archetype by Dhammadinna

Seeking the Buddha Through Symbol, Myth and Archetype by Dhammadinna

From Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 15:16A jewel of a talk from Dhammadinna on how to cultivate a practice of reflection on the qualities of the Buddha that is relevant to your life experience, and your own culture. Taking as her theme, ‘Re-imagining the Buddha’, she opens up several key areas for us to contemplate - not least the practice of ‘waiting’ to let the images come to us.

This talk closes with a marvellous evocation of ‘felt presence’ (so key to any...
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Seeking The Buddha In History by Vishvapani

Seeking The Buddha In History by Vishvapani

From Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 16:18In this talk given to the Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention, 2011, Vishvapani explores and re-imagines the life and teachings of the Buddha as they have come to us through stories about him and the ancient texts that enshrine his teaching.

If you think you know the Buddha, think again!
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Buddha Puja words, translation and chant

Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 16:51

Buddha Puja words, translation and chant

Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 16:51Here’s a link to the Pali Buddha Puja sung by Joe on the last day of the Retreat, with a transcript of the words and their translation below…

Vanna gandha gunopetam,
Etam kusum santati,
Pujayami Munindassa
Siripada saroruhe.
Pujemi Buddham
Kusumen nena
Punnena metena labhami mokham
Puppham milayati
Yatha Idam me
Kayo tathayati vinasa bhavam
Ghanasarappa ditena
Dipena tamadhansina
Tiloka dipam sambuddham
Pujayami tamonudam.
Sugandhi kaya vadanam
Ananta guna gandhina
Sugandhi naham gandhena
Pujayami Tathagatam
Buddham Dhammam...
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Is it really Hindi? I thought it is Pali. And it is even tagged ‘Hindi’.
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Yup, it is Pali.

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Re-imagining the Buddha by Subhuti (with Sangharakshita)

Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 14:38
Here’s the original pdf version of the paper by Subhuti following his conversations with Sangharakshita.
File NameSize
Re-imagining the Buddha334.84 KB
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Audio from the International Retreat 2012

From Imagine the Buddha on Mon, 9 Jul, 2012 - 17:05
Here all the main audio recordings we made on the International Retreat in May, now with added Soundcloud goodness!

You can also hear delightful little audio snippets from the retreat over on audioboo, and subscribe to our ongoing podcast there featuring little bits of life from around the Triratna Buddhist Community.
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One correction to the introduction to the talk about the new retreat centre for the Low Countries: the new retreat centre is not part of the Buddhist centre amsterdam, it is from the whole Low Countries Sangha and a seperate initiative and charity.
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Thanks, Sobhanandi!
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Photos, photos, memories, memories...

Fri, 29 Jun, 2012 - 07:37

Photos, photos, memories, memories...

Fri, 29 Jun, 2012 - 07:37Thanks to Advayasiddhi from Denmark for some great images of the retreat, available here
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Buddha Images from the Shrine

Fri, 8 Jun, 2012 - 18:59

Buddha Images from the Shrine

Fri, 8 Jun, 2012 - 18:59
Thanks to Kalyacitta for these beautiful images from the International Retreat shrine - and for creating the shrine itself!
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Karaniya Metta Sutta chant in Pali (end of Triratna International Retreat 2012)

The evening after the retreat ended, just the team left on site gathered for a quiet evening of meditation and chanting: a quietly perfect way to round off the International Retreat – some exquisite chanting of the sublime Karaniya Metta Sutta, which outlines the basis of the Buddhist practice of ‘friendship of the lovely’, ‘friendship of the beautiful’.
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This is exquisite. Any chance of making it into a Youtube with photos so it can be viraled out?