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Dharmabyte: Keeping Our Hearts Open

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 14:22

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Keeping Our Hearts Open’, an excerpt from the talk on Avalokitesvara by Dharmasri. Speaking from the heart, Dharmasri evokes the wish to alleviate the suffering of all beings embodied by the figure Avalokitesvara.

This talk continues the exploration of Transforming Self and World through looking at the seven-fold puja, by exploring the mantra of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Dharmasri introduces us to Bodhisattvas as aspects of the Enlightened mind.

We discover the Myth of Avalokitesvara and how...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

An Evening To Dedicate The 2018 Order Convention

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 03:00

An Evening To Dedicate The 2018 Order Convention

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 03:00

A quick taste via Instagram pictures and video of what it’s like to arrive at a great Dharma gathering in India, where over 600 members of the the Triratna Buddhist Order are gathered for a week of fellowship and practice, for the benefit of all beings. 

We were welcomed by Lokeshvara and Parami, made the seven traditional offerings (water to drink, water to wash, a flower, a candle, incense, perfumed water, food), performed the dedication ceremony, and greeted...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Avalokiteshvara mantra

By Munisha on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 22:01

This Avalokiteshvara mantra from our final puja took an unusually inspired and energetic turn…

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Sunday Sangha - September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:24

Sunday Sangha - September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:24

SundaySangha in September

Here’s a digest of what’s happening on Sunday nights as the first gentle notes of autumn begin to sound…


4th September 5:30 - 8:30
The Sangha sangha night will become a U Lab Hub for the evening led by Kuladharini. The GBC U Lab Coaching circle will share some of what they have learned from the free online introductory course for change makers all over the world. There will be an opportunity to experience for yourself what this thing...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Is Western Buddhism the perfect ideological supplement to capitalism?!

By mokshini on Sat, 13 Jun, 2015 - 10:30

Is Western Buddhism the perfect ideological supplement to capitalism?!

By mokshini on Sat, 13 Jun, 2015 - 10:30

…at least this is what Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic who writes an occasional column for the Guardian newspaper in England, has suggested. Vaddhaka quotes him in his book ‘The Buddha On Wall Street’*:

“According to Zizek, what he calls ‘Western Buddhism’ is the ‘perfect ideological supplement’ to capitalism. He believes that the emphasis in ‘Western Buddhism’ on meditation encourages Buddhists to create an inner distance from the ‘mad dance’ of modern capitalism, to give up any attempt to...

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Avalokiteshvara Mantra By Fire at the ECA

By Candradasa on Thu, 31 Jul, 2014 - 00:17
The closing Avalokiteshvara mantra from the final evening of the Triratna European Chairs’ summer assembly… We moved from the meetings space to the bonfire where the song of compassion for the world met the great flame of impermanence. Meetings and partings…

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Avalokiteshvara Mantra By Fire

By Candradasa on Wed, 30 Jul, 2014 - 23:41
The closing Avalokiteshvara mantra from the final evening of the Triratna European Chairs’ summer assembly for 2014… We moved from the meetings space to the bonfire where the song of compassion for the world met the great flame of impermanence. Meetings and partings…

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Great Faith Great Wisdom

By Viryabodhi on Fri, 16 May, 2014 - 09:25
The text that Rarnaguna has written and used in a talk at the Stockholms Buddhistcenter, on May 12, 2014.
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Dharmabyte: Illumined Imagination

By Rijupatha on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 12:38
In our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Illumined Imagination,” Maitreyabandhu shares anecdotes from his experience to draw out spiritual principles coming through ordinary experience. The full talk is about Avalokitesvara and was given on the LBC’s Winter Retreat at Sibford, Oxfordshire in December 2010.

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