Tag: Bodhisattva Ideal

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

You Can Help To Make Padmaloka Dharma Talks Even Better

By Sanghanistha on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:57

You Can Help To Make Padmaloka Dharma Talks Even Better

By Sanghanistha on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:57

So far, 2018 has been another year of excellent Dharma talks given at here Padmaloka. Some of the highlights have included Subhuti’s talks on our Bodhisattva Ideal retreatPadmavajra’s talks on our five-day Milarepa retreat, as well as Ratnaguna’s and Sraddhapa’s talks on our open retreat. The only thing that lets these talks down is the sound quality of their recordings, which could be much much better. Candradasa has very kindly put together a proposal about how we might...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

Ratnaguna, Padmavajra and Subhuti gave new series of talks in 2018

Men’s Open Retreat: “For Heroic Spirits intended”

Ratnaguna gave a series of powerful talks on this retreat in which he explored themes from the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha.

Śraddhāpa also gave a talk about translating the text from Sanskrit into English, a new translation of the text by Śraddhāpa was used on the retreat.

Find them here: https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/series/details?ser=X138

Milarepa: Devotion, Lineage and Discipleship

In May we held our annual five day retreat, this time on the theme...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

A Myth For Our Times?!

By mokshini on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 13:30

A Myth For Our Times?!

By mokshini on Tue, 8 May, 2018 - 13:30

However innumerable beings are, I vow to deliver them;

However inexhaustible the passions are, I vow to extinguish them;

However immeasurable the teachings are, I vow to master them;

However incomparable the Buddha Truth is, I vow to attain it

Prajnaketu shares his thoughts for BAM 2018 and invites us all to discuss and explore how we can bring the myth of the Bodhisattva Ideal more into our lives in a practical way.

He writes - ”As we enter into Buddhist Action Month we consciously co-operate with the myth of the...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Enlightenment is Possible

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 19 Apr, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Enlightenment Is Possible’ by Saddhanandi from the talk Reflecting On the Life of the Buddha.

This is the first of four talks exploring Vasubandhu’s Four Factors. In his treatise Generating Bodhi Resolve, Vasubandhu describes them as able to generate the resolve to cultivate and accumulate the bases for the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You can find out more about them in Sangharakshita’s books The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva Spirit

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 12:37

In this FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita illustrates the cosmic grandeur of The Bodhisattva Spirit. This is from the talk entitled ‘The Cosmic Significance of the Bodhisattva Ideal’ from The Higher Evolution series given in 1969.

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FBA Podcast: The Evolution of the Bodhisattva Ideal

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 17:12

This FBA Podcast is brought to you by Vaddhaka entitled ‘The Evolution of the Bodhisattva Ideal’. In this elegant description of the evolution of the Bodhisattva Ideal Vaddhaka draws on his extensive reading and study, and picks out Jan Nattier’s writing in particular. Given at Sangha Night at Stockholms Buddhistcenter, 8 March 2010.

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Dharmabyte: Living in Harmony With the Truth

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 19:41

In this FBA Dharmabyte, we hear from Parami, our international Order Convenor, about how dukkha is not living in harmony with truth of conditioned existence and how it is metta that is the volitional response to interconnectedness.

‘Living in Harmony With Truth’ is from the talk “The Awakening Heart” the first talk in the series of the same name.  It touches on aspects of Sangharakshita’s ‘system of meditation’, and most specifically the area of positive emotion.

Parami is an...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Aryanisha on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Aryanisha on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhist Action Month is over ... long live Buddhist Action!

By mokshini on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 09:16

Buddhist Action Month is over ... long live Buddhist Action!

By mokshini on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 09:16

Today is 1 July and I guess that means the end of Buddhist Action Month. I have been enormously inspired and delighted to read and hear of all the many actions and events that have been taking place in Triratna Groups and Centres around the world - sadhu to us all! 

Over the past month, many of us have been engaged in actions and sangha gatherings around the theme of ‘Buddhist Action’. It has been an opportunity to reflect on our interrelationship...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhist Action Month's not over yet! 10 minute actions

By mokshini on Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 08:00

Buddhist Action Month's not over yet! 10 minute actions

By mokshini on Mon, 27 Jun, 2016 - 08:00

Apart from the fact that we can continue with our skilful actions engagements and all through the year, should you feel that you’d like to end the month doing something  to have a positive effect on the world and reach out to yourSangha as well as your local community - here are some ideas for 10 minutes actions which you can still do - even today! 

  • a daily dose of FMI’s: five minute interventions {not sure what they are? Look it up here,
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