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FBA Podcast: The Buddha's Social Revolution

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 5 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

In the first weeks after his Enlightenment, the Buddha stayed alone near the Bodhi tree, assimilating his profound discovery and enjoying its bliss. But from the first moment he encountered another human being, the force of his compassion led him to revolt against the social hierarchies of his day. In this impassioned talk at the London Buddhist Centre’s 2021 Buddha Day celebrations, Subhuti explores the nature of social conditioning. In doing so, he calls for...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Vesakh Greetings from the Vatican

By Munisha on Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 - 13:14

Vesakh Greetings from the Vatican

By Munisha on Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 - 13:14

The Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue recently published its annual message for the feast of Vesakh, headed
‘Buddhists and Christians: Promoting a Culture of Care and Solidarity’.

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Seven New Talks by Nagasiddhi

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 22:04

As a launch series for Free Buddhist Audio on YouTube, a wonderful new set of talks given by Nagasiddhi. We are taken through seven key stages of the Buddha’s mythic quest, from his unsure setting out, through his wrong turnings, his breakthroughs and his decision to share what he had learned with others. A perfect way to celebrate Buddha Day as Nagasiddhi brings his infectious sense of imagination, play and grounded experience to bear on a story...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Retelling the Tale of the Buddha (Buddha Day 2021)

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 20:27

Retelling the Tale of the Buddha (Buddha Day 2021)

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 20:27

For Buddha Day this year, we decided to offer up a treat from this year’s fantastic Home Retreat looking at the mythical life of the Buddha and its urgent relevance to us today.

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​Listen to a new series of seven talks by Nagasiddhi on the Buddha’s life

First, we have a beautiful re-telling of the Buddha’s life story told live with handmade sets and puppetry by Mandarava...

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Buddha Day Celebrations

By gunabhadri on Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 15:20

On the full moon day of May… we celebrate Buddha Day.

Visit the Buddhist Centre Online on Instagram for highlights of Buddha Day celebrations around the world…

Here are some of the ways Triratna Centres are celebrating this important event this year.

22 May


23 May

  • Cambridge: 23 May 10am-1pm: Buddha Day
  • Stockholm and Oslo will have a joint zoom celebration (with possibly the Danish sangha, too). There will
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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
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Padmaloka Buddha Day Puja - Wednesday 26th May - 8pm

By Satyakirti on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 20:00

Padmaloka Buddha Day Puja - Wednesday 26th May - 8pm

By Satyakirti on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 20:00

‘…today we are celebrating the Buddha’s attainment of Enlightenment, which is to say that we’re celebrating the Buddha’s transformation from an unenlightened to an Enlightened, a fully Enlightened, a supremely Enlightened, being. We’re celebrating his realization of, we may say, the ultimate truth and reality of things. We’re celebrating his becoming the object of refuge for all living beings. We are thus today celebrating something which is of very great importance and very great significance not only to the Buddha...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Quest for Freedom

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Jnanavaca weaves magic and myth with the day to day practice of the Dharma in exploring vimukti, freedom, which arises just before full and perfect Enlightenment in the spiral path.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Freedom Or Death given on Buddha Day 2019 at the London Buddhist Centre.

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Webinar on Relief work in India

By Sudipta on Thu, 16 Jul, 2020 - 14:48

Webinar on Relief work in India

By Sudipta on Thu, 16 Jul, 2020 - 14:48

Following the success of the Buddha Day appeal, which raised 57 lakh rupees (£60,000 or $75,000) for Coronavirus relief in India, the Coronavirus Relief Work India team have decided to host an hour long webinar about relief work in India on Sunday 19th July to update donors from the West and India.

West Coast USA 02.30 | Mexico 04.30 | East Coast USA 05.30 | UK & IE 10.30 | Europe 11.30 CET | India 15.00...

Triratna News
Triratna News

An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

On May 9th 2020, the international Triratna community celebrated Buddha Day. And in the process raised 57 lakh rupees | £60,000 | $75,000 for Coronavirus relief in India.

As part of an extraordinary day, with thousands of people online from all around the world, we reached out to our sangha friends in India, who were already pouring their energy and love into helping alleviate great hardship on the ground. Here is an update on the amazing work they have been...

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A Rose-Apple Tree Experience – #buddhaday

By akasajoti on Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 10:04

A Rose-Apple Tree Experience – #buddhaday

By akasajoti on Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 10:04

And, a final #buddhaday treat for you all…

Sangharakshita tells us that the Enlightenment of the Buddha isn’t cold and detached, but sees everything as beautiful because it sees with a mind and heart of Metta.

For our International Buddha Day celebration, Subhadramati evokes this aspect of the Enlightenment by telling a story of a pivotal moment in the Buddha’s life, which precedes the dawning of his enlightenment experience, where he recollects a memory of sitting beneath a rose-apple tree in his youth. She...

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