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

‘The return of the Bodhisattva’ - Prajnaketu

By sanghadhara on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 10:29

‘The return of the Bodhisattva’ - Prajnaketu

By sanghadhara on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 10:29

The first of a fantastic series of three talks given at the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 25 August 2017

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

The Return of the Bodhisattva by Prajnaketu

By upekshapriya on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 15:22

Prajnaketu’s inspiring talk from the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana gave us a new take on the Bodhisattva path, with ‘Look up!’, ‘Grow up!’ and ‘Wake up!’

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Dharmabyte: The Lotus of Compassion

By Rijupatha on Thu, 3 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s poems over the next few weeks. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “The Lotus of Compassion”. Selected from “Conquering New Worlds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1986.

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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva’s Reply

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s poems over the next few weeks. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”. Selected from “Conquering New Worlds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1986.

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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Introductory Talk: Parami - Living In The Greater Mandala

By parami on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:15

Introductory Talk: Parami - Living In The Greater Mandala

By parami on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:15

Parami gives the introductory talk for the 2015 Triratna International Urban Retreat live in Adelaide, Australia. Her theme - and the theme of the whole retreat - is ‘Living in the Greater Mandala’, and she brings this alive in the most human, poetic, and inspired of ways.

Her range is broad as she evokes the mandala itself, and the profound, playful path of the Bodhisattva. Calling forth Rumi and Hafiz, the great Buddhist Perfection of Wisdom texts, Keats, Yeats, Robert...

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Vajrasattva Mantra

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 Oct, 2015 - 15:18

The 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva, the Buddhist bodhisattva figure associated with purification of the heart and mind as we cultivate wisdom and compassion.

Recorded at the 2015 Pan-American Triratna Buddhist Order Convention in Mexico.

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BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

Compassion is far more than emotion. It is something that springs

Up in the emptiness which is when you yourself are not there,

So that you do not know anything about it.

Nobody, in fact, knows anything about it (If they knew it, it would not be Compassion);

But they can only smell

The scent of the unseen flower

That blooms in the Heart of the Void

(‘The Unseen Flower’, by Bhante)

BAM in Ireland opened with a retreat over the June bank holiday weekend in the lovely surroundings of Sandville House, Co. Cavan.  Twenty...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante

By Rijupatha on Sat, 14 Mar, 2015 - 10:00

FBA Podcast: The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a gem from Vajratara entitled: “The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante.” Vajratara introduces the Bodhicitta in an easily accessible format: what, why and how. She starts with the symbolism of the Buddha’s own Bodhisattva vow at the time of Dipankara, the previous Buddha. She also draws out Sangharakshita s unique understanding of...
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FBA Podcast: From the Bodhicaryavatara

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 16:11

FBA Podcast: From the Bodhicaryavatara

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Vajratara brings us this week’s FBA Podcast entitled: “From the Bodhicaryavatara.” The Mahayana emphasizes the great goal of the spiritual life – the immeasurable energy, wisdom and compassion. This is what life is about, this is what the path of the spiritual practitioner is all about. Vajratara explores Santideva’s Bodhicaryavatara at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre on...

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