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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Dharma Day – Sound and Vision | Mantra | Art | Ritual

By viriyalila on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:09

Join us at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for an epic ritual celebration of the Buddha’s Teaching, Saturday, July 13, 1-5 pm.

In the morning, there will be opportunity to participate in one of two art workshops to come together creatively in community: Mantra Chanting with Sunada or Portable Shrine Making with Maryellen, both running from 9-1 pm. We will bridge the day with a shared potluck meal together, from 1-2:30 pm.

Please bring a vegetarian meal to share. Families with kids welcome!

Schedule:

9-1 – ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Turning Arrows into Flowers: The International Practice Week 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 - 12:06

Turning Arrows into Flowers: The International Practice Week 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 - 12:06

The International Practice week will take place from the 22nd to 29th September. It will be a world-wide practice week, including all Centres and Triratna Practice Groups wherever they are, on the theme of ‘Turning Arrows into Flowers’, inspired by Subhuti’s teaching on the 2017 Order retreat at Bodhgaya.

The image that sums up and symbolises the theme of this urban retreat is that of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got …… but the Buddha...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

NNBY National Convention

By JoCross80 on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

NNBY National Convention

By JoCross80 on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Hi All,


I am fundraising for the NNBY (NATIONAL NETWORK OF BUDDHIST YOUTH) for their 11th National Convention.
(A note from Uttam: This year 2017, NNBY is celebrating its 11th National Convention first time in Siyana, Uttar Pradesh, since its first convention which was held on 25th Dec 2007. In this 11th National Convention, we are expecting about 500 of NNBY youths and leaders from different parts of India. So, to make...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Join us this Sunday for Parinirvana Day – a celebration of death, impermanence and the last days of the Buddha’s life.

We will start at 10.30am with a meditation and reflection, with a reading from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

1pm - Lunch. Please bring vegetarian food to share.

2pm - We will be looking at how impermanence touches our lives.

3.30pm -  Dhammapada Puja. Please bring photographs of any loved ones who have died over the last year. We will be remembering friends and relatives in the puja.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 16:34

Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One weaves ancient sources and modern understanding into an insightful and thought-provoking biography. In an interview with Hannah Atkinson, author Vishvapani discusses how his research into the Discourses provided him with a strong sense of the Buddha.

Gautama Buddha is an incredibly full and rich account of the Buddha’s life and teachings. I think you wrote it over a period of three years?

Yes, and it was by far the hardest...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

A new three-part series from Ratnaguna introduces the Pureland texts as a practice in themselves, and discusses their relationship to Sangharakshita’s core teachings. 

In the first talk Ratnaguna takes us on an excellent exploration of imagination itself, essential for understanding the sutras on their own terms. The second talk discusses how the texts hint at what Sangharakshita calls the supra-personal force of the Bodhichitta. The third talk is on the importance of sangha in the sutras and its relevance...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk from Parami on “Buddha Day (2012)”. Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment on the full moon day in May, Parami delivers an inspiring talk marking this occasion at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre....

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Voice of the Buddha

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:02

FBA Podcast: The Voice of the Buddha

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:02

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We’ve all read the words of the Buddha – but what did he SOUND like? What might it have been like to actually hear him…? In our FBA Podcast this week, Ratnaguna gives us a beautifully imaginative and well-researched evovation of the Buddha entitled “The Voice of the Buddha”.

Talk given on the 2012 Triratna International Retreat, under the overall theme ‘Imagining the Buddha.’...

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FBA Podcast: Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions

By Rijupatha on Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 - 15:00

FBA Podcast: Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions

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Our FBA Podcast this week is entitled “Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions”. Here Vaddhaka delves into the Buddha’s unanswered questions; questions that Vacchagotta, Malunkyaputta and others asked him. Among them: ‘What happens to a Buddha after death?’ And what happens at our own death; what did the Buddha really say; and why did...
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FBA Podcast: Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves

By Rijupatha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 02:10

FBA Podcast: Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves

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In this wide-ranging FBA Podcast entitled “Understanding Money, Understanding Ourselves”, Siddhisambhava encourages us to talk about money more and suggests reasons why we often find that so hard to do. She outlines the Buddha’s approach to money and encourages us become clearer and more confident in it...

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