Adhisthana
Adhisthana

What is Metta?: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10

What is Metta?: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10

The one who abides in love, and puts their faith in the teaching of the Buddha, will win through to the state of calm and blissful release.

The first presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

Saccanama evokes Metta through a variety of canonical and poetic sources, referring to the seminars which Bhante led on the Karaniya Metta Sutta, edited in Living with Kindness, as well as various suttas...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Great Secret of Morals is Love: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 22:33

The Great Secret of Morals is Love: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 22:33

We close the first full day chanting Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu after an evening of radiating metta and practising the Seven-Fold Puja together, dedicating the merits of a days study, discussion, meditation and ritual.

Earlier today, in his presentation, Saccanama evoked Metta through a variety of canonical and poetic sources, referring to the seminars which Bhante led on the Karaniya Metta Sutta, edited in Living with Kindness, as well as various suttas from the Pali Canon. He described the crucial place of...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

I want to begin to experiment with telling the stories of some of the events happening at Adhisthana – I want Adhisthana to be able to reach out all over the Triratna world across oceans and borders, and I want it to be a source of inspiration and positivity in the world and in this community. So over this week I’ll be on a retreat on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta, and will try to tell you the story...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Subhuti Talks about study sessions on the Bodhicitta

By Saccanama on Wed, 16 Nov, 2016 - 15:44

The 2 days of study during the College meetings are often the highlight for many College members. This time Subhuti led study on the Bodhicitta and in this interview he explains his reasons why he choose to lead study on that topic.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Bodhicitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Aug, 2016 - 23:00

Beautiful harmonies, recorded at the 2016 Triratna International Council as part of a puja to welcome new members of the Order.

Our friend Dhivan, an excellent Pali and Sanskrit scholar, says (see comment below):

Oṃ Bodhicittam Utpādayāmi

This means ‘oṃ! I generate (utpādayāmi) the bodhicitta’.”

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

A new three-part series from Ratnaguna introduces the Pureland texts as a practice in themselves, and discusses their relationship to Sangharakshita’s core teachings. 

In the first talk Ratnaguna takes us on an excellent exploration of imagination itself, essential for understanding the sutras on their own terms. The second talk discusses how the texts hint at what Sangharakshita calls the supra-personal force of the Bodhichitta. The third talk is on the importance of sangha in the sutras and its relevance...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Bodhichitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 19:14

Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order on their Pan-American Convention join with women training for ordination to chant the Bodhichitta mantra for the benefit of all beings. 

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line with the Buddha’s teachings, making no distinction between our own well-being and that of others. In that sense the development of Bodhichitta is...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Love and Emptiness

By Rijupatha on Mon, 24 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Love is a force affecting a miraculous transformation. Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Love and Emptiness” by Padmavajra. This is the first in a five part series by Padmavajra on all aspects of the Metta Bhavana practice and ‘The Great Love’ in Buddhist discourse and practice – from metta (loving kindness) itself to Bodhichitta. His starting point here is to source notions of love in traditional teaching from the Pali Canon and...

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