Tag: Bristol Buddhist Centre

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabytes: Discovering We Are Free

By Zac on Mon, 8 May, 2023 - 06:00

Bhadra explores the positive nature of spiritual death and how important it is to distinguish these opening and liberating experiences from the potentially disorientating and disturbing effect it has on our ego structure. Excerpted from the talk Turning Towards Spiritual Death with Metta given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2018.


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Dharmabyte: The Vajra: Two Meanings in One

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Mar, 2020 - 13:00

We often get ideas about the symbolism of the vajra as being tight and wilful. The language of determination can do that!

Jvalamalini looks at the importance of clarity of purpose for simplicity and meaning in life, and the powerful symbol of the vajra. This diamond-thunderbolt symbol is really more about integration then it is about powering through obstacles regardless of what the rest of our being is up to.

From the talk entitled Vajra: Symbol of Integration given at...

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Community Highlights

Complete Recordings from the Bristol Buddhist Centre Rains Retreat 2019

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 10:52

The 2019 Bristol Buddhist Centre’s Rains Retreat was called “Pathways to a Beautiful Mind”. Led by Vajradevi, the retreat explored ways of cultivating a beautiful mind by using the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta as well as the five spiritual faculties.

You can now listen to the complete recordings - which include led meditations and pujas as well as Dharma talks - and take part in your very own rains season retreat at your leisure! A big...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ananda - Recollections of Bhante

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Apr, 2019 - 12:22

“So my impression of Bhante was that he was a magician who had some secrets that I wanted to get…

Ananda was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order (then the Western Buddhist Order) on the 7th April 1968, which makes him the most long-standing member of our Order. 

In this full and frank conversation with Satyalila, Ananda speaks about his own spiritual journey in the Triratna Buddhist Order and his relationship with Bhante, Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of that Order.

From his first impressions of...