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A Symposium of Three Talks on the Buddha, Sangharakshita and Triratna

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 16:01

A second series of three great short talks from the women’s wing of the 2018 Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India. This time we hear from inspiring dharmacharinis hailing from the Spanish-speaking world, from North America and from Germany. 

Recorded in February 2018, Bodhgaya. 

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Buddhist Centre Features

Reverencing the Buddha At the Place of His Enlightenment by Purna

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 07:36

As his contribution to evoking the “lion’s roar” of the Buddha, Purna talks about myth and the importance of reverence in any spiritual life, regardless of temperament. We are given a faith-centered tour of the seven traditional spots around the Bodhi tree marking different aspects of the Buddha’s Enlightenment experience. And Purna enjoins us to “release faith” by following in the Buddha’s footsteps and dropping our rigid self view…

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, 2018.

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The Golden Buddha

By akasajoti on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 18:04

At the end of the first day of the Women’s International Order Convention at Adhisthana, Parami sits on the sofa of the women’s community with Kuladharini and Akasajoti and talks about some of the highlights of the day. Kuladharini talks about her relationship with Shakyamuni, and her practice as an anagarika. She describes a beautiful moment of her heart breaking open and hearing the words, “all griefs faithfully observed turn towards love”. And we hear a little from Akasajoti about...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhanusati led by Nagasuri

By akasajoti on Mon, 22 Aug, 2016 - 17:07

A Buddhanusati led through by Nagasuri on the Women’s Order Convention 2016, using stories and images from the Pali Canon, as well as the traditional verses from the Tiratana Vandana, to evoke the Buddha’s qualities.

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Chanting the Shakyamuni Mantra

By akasajoti on Mon, 22 Aug, 2016 - 15:40

Dharmacharini Vijaya, one of our private preceptors on the Indian ordination team, led us in the ‘Indian style’ Shakyamuni mantra in our dedication ceremony last night. Here’s a snippet of it for you all to listen to…

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Buddha As the Symbol of Awakening

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 May, 2016 - 12:57

Happy Buddha Day 2016! 

To mark this great festival day, Padmavajra evokes the qualities of the Buddha, and explores how seeing into the marks of existence is the best way to realise who and what the Buddha really was.

Buddha Day Talk given in Birmingham, UK, 2016

(Picture by Bodhidasa in Sydney, Australia)

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Life Story of the Buddha

By jvalamalini on Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 13:55

As told by Taranita at our Sangha night on 5 January 2016

Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Going Beyond - a talk for Parinirvana day

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 02:59
Here is the talk given at the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s Parinirvana day event. It explores four moments from the last days of the Buddha’s life and draws out some reflections that make this festival day more than just about the death of the Buddha.
College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Moksananda en español

By Vidyatara on Thu, 13 Nov, 2014 - 19:27
Hoy Parami entrevista a Moksananda, el preceptor público con responsabilidad para el entrenamiento de los hombres preparándose para entrar en la orden. Moksananda habla de su experiencia en el colegio, de sus amistades y de su práctica personal y colectiva.

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