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Dharmabyte: The Buddha Appeared at Just the Right Time

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

In this talk Shakyapada introduces the Buddha as a historical figure living in inspiring and uncertain times. He explores the culture and environment through which the Buddha travelled as he was teaching the Dharma and how his teachings were revolutionary.

From the talk Spiritual Fire In the Ganges Valley given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in March 2018 as part of our regular Saturday morning Sangha class.

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Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

NLBC Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

25 May: Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis.
How are they connected?  With Santva, Katja Behrendt and Friends.

Zoom login details here, Meeting ID: 884 7432 3614, Password: 003288.

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The Pagoda of Consciousness: the Stupa

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:45

The Pagoda of Consciousness: the Stupa

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:45

Buddhist Symbols slideshow, Saturday 23 May 11:30 with Ratnaprabha.

The stupa started as a burial mound for the Buddha, but became a vast symbol, the architecture of enlightenment, with its special forms and meanings in the different Asian Buddhist cultures. The last of this series of slideshows.
Zoom login: https://zoom.us/j/630207959 Meeting ID: 630 207 959, or try YouTube live.

Recent talks and slideshows can be seen here on our YouTube channel.  Last week’s on the Vajra, Can the...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment
With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual.
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Meeting ID: 878 7847 7026, Password: 019357

18 May: Going for Refuge in Meditation 2 – Meditate like it matters!

A follow-on evening with Lalitaraja looking at Going for Refuge in meditation and meditation as a ground for deepening Going for Refuge.
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day tomorrow (10 May): changed programme

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:39

Buddha Day tomorrow (10 May): changed programme

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:39

Buddha Day this Sunday, 10 May

Zoom link for all Buddha Day sessions here.

This is the big festival of the year, celebrating the Buddha’s awakening under the Bodhi Tree on the full moon day of May. Ratnaprabha will be in the centre shrine-room to host the festival sessions.
       
10:30 -12 midday, Slideshow by Ratnaprabha on the Buddha’s visitors under the Bodhi tree, Mythic Beings at the Buddha’s Awakening, also on YouTube Live, followed by questions and meditation.
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Thought for the Day: The Four Sights in Lockdown

By Vishvapani on Fri, 8 May, 2020 - 12:58

Thought for the Day: The Four Sights in Lockdown

By Vishvapani on Fri, 8 May, 2020 - 12:58

Listen to Thought for the Day: The Four Sights in Lockdown 

07/05/2020

If the clouds clear tonight we’ll see the May full moon, traditionally called the Full Flower Moon to match the Spring blossoming. It will also bring to a close the Buddha Day Festival, when Buddhists around the world celebrate the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha. But the episode that resonates most strongly for me in the face of Covid-19 is the experience that starts...

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The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

The Shakyamuni mantra echos around Adhisthana

By Caroline I P on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 21:32

Adhisthana in spring, filled with the sounds of devotion.

There may not be other people here, but the community are practicing together daily. If you would like to see our schedule during this ‘At home’ period, visit the Adhisthana website.

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FBA Podcast: Dharma Wondrous Strange

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 May, 2020 - 14:00

Ratnaguna gives us ten pieces of advice from the Buddha that speak to the isolation we’re experiencing whilst the world is in lockdown.

The talk was given via Zoom, following the temporary closure of Manchester Buddhist Centre due to the Coronavirus pandemic, April 3, 2020.

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Free the Dharma - a #buddhaday gift from Windhorse Publications

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:42

Free the Dharma - a #buddhaday gift from Windhorse Publications

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:42

From the 1st to the 10th of May, our friends at Windhorse Publications are giving away Saddhaloka’s ‘Encounters with Enlightenment’, a book of stories from the Buddha’s life, as a #buddhaday gift! 🎁 ⠀

This collection of timeless, well-loved stories from the life of the Buddha is presented with simple elegance by Saddhaloka. By remaining faithful to the ancient Pali texts from which they are drawn, they allow us to enter the world of the Buddha...

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Countdown to #buddhaday - 7 days to go...

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:32

Countdown to #buddhaday - 7 days to go...

By akasajoti on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 23:32

Countdown to #buddhaday !⠀

In the lead-up to our Triratna international Buddha Day celebration, Saddhaloka offers a series of ten short talks telling stories of the Buddha’s life, filmed from Adhisthana during the lock-down. Listen to one a day, and enjoy a daily immersion in the world and life of the Buddha.⠀

🎧 LISTEN NOW ⠀

Saddhaloka will also be appearing on Buddha Day itself for a live-streamed...

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