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In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 00:55

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By Centre Team on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 00:55

A Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre with Mandarava and Nagasiddhi

Seven days of interactive meditation and practice workshops with storytelling 

Friday April 23 – Thursday April 29 2021

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 14:00 | Australia AEDT 18.30 | New Zealand 20.30

Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 07:30 | México 09:30 | USA EST 10:30 | IE &...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Longing for the Dharma: The Power of Dharma Chanda

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:48

Longing for the Dharma: The Power of Dharma Chanda

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:48


All you need is faith!


Follow the YouTube link for a short talk by Maitrisiddhi, given to Order Members during Summer 2020, during which she shares her renowned passion for the Dharma.


For more, joinMaitrisiddhi
online for ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’ in February, an online retreat suitable for GFR mitras and OMs.


For more information, or to book a limited space, please visit: https://taraloka.org.uk/retreats/online-true-entrusting-shinran-the-budd…

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

*ONLINE ORDER MEMBERS RETREAT* Uncontrived mindfulness

By SophieAnn on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 16:49

*ONLINE ORDER MEMBERS RETREAT* Uncontrived mindfulness

By SophieAnn on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 16:49

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a seemingly simple practice of on-going awareness help us to know the nature of reality? 

Join Vajradevi and her team online from Saturday 13 March to Friday 19 March for a retreat using the Buddha’s words in the Satipatthana Sutta to practice with this profound yet accessible teaching.

Through periods of formal and...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy back in print

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 12:08

Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy back in print

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 12:08

Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy (Who is the Buddha?, What is the Dharma? and What is the Sangha?) is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Buddhism. It provides an elucidation of the three central principles on which Buddhism is based: the Buddha, who represents the principle of ‘awakening’; the Dharma, the teachings and practices that cultivate awakening; and the Sangha, the principle of spiritual friendship. For quite some time, both Who is the Buddha? and What is the Sangha? have been out of print. We’re pleased...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Sharpening the Image

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 2 Jan, 2021 - 06:27

Here, Ratnaprabha discusses the value of using images and the imagination to become more emotionally involved in practice. Is an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva used in meditation real or not?

Talk given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha Vandana

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Dec, 2020 - 06:00

A self-proclaimed ‘doctrine follower’, Nagasuri challenges herself to speak on the basis of her faith in the Buddha, and does so with moving eloquence. Personal, full of devotion, she shares over 30 years of being in contact with the Buddha and explains how the grace of the Buddha’s blessings has opened her heart time and time again.

Talk given at the Women’s International Order Convention 2011.

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FBA Podcast: Dwelling In the Presence of the Buddha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 28 Nov, 2020 - 06:00

Subhuti considers the significance of Sangha day falling on the cusp of winter, and the importance of the seasons in human life. He recalls the genesis of Sangha day from the time of the Buddha, and considers it’s relevance for us here in the 21st century.

Ultimately Subhuti focus on the Sangha jewels itself; its vital importance for the individual practitioner and as a real sign of hope for this world.

Talk given for the Sangha Day Celebration at ...

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FBA Podcast: Visibility

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 14 Nov, 2020 - 05:10

Kuladharini explores what it’s like to be an example of the fourth sight in the world, to be a visible embodiment of dharma practice. Using the metaphors of the begging bowl, robes and shaved head she shares three ways in which she has gone forth as a visible example of a dharma farer.

Talk given at Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 2009.

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Dharmabyte: Long Ago in Ancient India

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 - 05:10

Padmavajra tells the tale of Bahiya of the Bark Cloth demonstrate his ability to instantly wake others up to Reality. The Buddha was the first of the Mahasiddhas, or Great Perfected Ones. In the sixth century a new kind of Buddhist practitioner appears, picking up on these aspects of the teachings of the Buddha and opening up a new universe of myth, symbol and imagination.

From the talk entitled The Buddha and the Mahasiddhas, part of the eight-part...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

This week's free eBook and how to qualify for free shipping

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 15:30

The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, has permeated modern western culture, and can now be found almost everywhere, from Instagram to the garden centre. But who was the Buddha? In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.

Who is the Buddha? is a concise yet far-reaching...

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