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Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade Live In Concert at Bodhgaya (Audio)

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

See all posts from the 2018 International Order Convention

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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

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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sangharakshita - The Poetry Interviews

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.

The running order of the interviews is...

Hridayabija
Hridayabija

Hridayabija poster

By sagara on Tue, 10 Jan, 2017 - 13:14

Hridayabija, situated in East Devon, seeks to integrate Buddhist spiritual practice into the abundance of a living eco system; A Pureland if you will. Started on a bare horse paddock in 2010, it a few short years it has undergone an astonishing transformation into an amazing and magical ‘forest garden.’  People frequently report visiting the garden as being a life changing experience.  Hridayabija is an attempt to demonstrate that though while we cannot change the world, we can change at...

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Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell

Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell

By Shrijnana on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 12:54

The Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell is here, featuring articles about arts and the spiritual life and the Triratna Path of Practice.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Triratna Emphases – The Arts

By Rijupatha on Sat, 17 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Dayabhadra is the distinguished speaker with “Triratna Emphases – The Arts”.

Dayabhadra gives us a comprehensive look at the importance of the arts in the spiritual life, one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Painting the Void

By Rijupatha on Thu, 15 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Abhayavajra is the featured speaker in today’s FBA Dharmabyte, the subject of an interview by Maitreyabandhu in a talk entitled “Painting the Void”. He gives a lovely account of how his Buddhist practice and his creative life intersect and intermingle – giving us a window into why one of Triratna’s Six Emphases is the importance of the arts in spiritual life.

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Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

By Rijupatha on Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 - 22:53

In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“Lovingkindness Squared: Cultivating Self-Compassion” by Dh. Bodhipaksa

“Metta: A Gateway to Self-Compassion and Insight” by Dh. Vimalasara

“The Practice of Self-Compassion” by Dh. Varada

“A Life Lesson from Behind Prison Walls” by Susan DePietro

“Compassionate Presence” Retreat Review by Mike Mappes

Updates from the Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors of Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Sangha Notes from Boston, Nagaloka, San Francisco, Montana,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - Surrendering to the Beautiful

By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Aug, 2015 - 12:17

Parami with Lokeshvara drawing to a close a great weekend’s coverage of the Buddhist Arts event “Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful”. Some reflections on the event, a lot of laughter, and looking ahead to what comes next…

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