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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...

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Avalokitesvara and the Internationality of the Order

By akasajoti on Sun, 28 Aug, 2016 - 12:05

Parami chats to Saddhajoti from Mexico and Karunadakini from San Francisco about their time in the UK, and their experience of a day devoted to Avalokitesvara on the Women’s International Convention.

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Buddhist Centre Features

The Lord of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 19:59

Yesterday we heard a bit from Parami about her connection with Avalokitesvara, the Lord of Compassion (with translation into Hindi), before listening to a lecture Bhante gave titled ‘The Jewel in the Lotus’ which you can listen to here on Free Buddhist Audio.

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
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Sheffield June 19 > Day of rejoicing (in our efforts, so far)

By Christine on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 14:31

Sheffield June 19 > Day of rejoicing (in our efforts, so far)

By Christine on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 14:31

A small group came together for a day of reflection, contemplation and rejoicings on Sun. June 19th. Although we were only 5 individuals, we had all participated on Sheffield’s first BAM event (Natural Dharma), so we were familiar with each others’ Green Precepts and with each other.

In addition to meditation, Suddhacandika led us through reflections of gratitude, for which we wrote our rejoicings on paper-cut-out hands and offered these to the shrine, to Avalokitesvara. Later we Harvested the gifts of the...

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Dharmabyte: Avalokitesvara in the Heart Sutra

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Avalokitesvara plays a key role in the Heart Sutra. In our FBA Dharmabyte today, “Avalokitesvara in the Heart Sutra,” Taranita charts the history and symbolism of this archetypal figure across Buddhist history and cultures.

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Reflections on BAM in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 20:24

Reflections on BAM in Dublin

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 20:24

One of the biggest difficulties one has to face into when one wants to change the world – whether this is helping to bring about world peace, tackling climate change, ending famine, overthrowing an unjust system – is the fact that it is impossible to do on your own.  Think of Avalokitesvara, prior to the intervention of Amitabha: he fell into despair at the realisation of how little a difference he could make as just one being on his own.

I feel...

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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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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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