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.

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...

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

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

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 5

By Rijupatha on Wed, 30 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Welcome to Day 5 of our Twelve Days of FBA Fundraiser! For our main offering today we have two full-length talks by Dharmacharinis Vajratara and Vajrasara on the topic of the Buddha’s life. Like so many of the speakers in our archive, these two women demonstrate both their knowledge of the Dharma and their immense capacity to make it relevant to our modern life in these talks.

Vajratara’s talk, “An Overview of the Life of the Buddha”, starts us off with...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Not Just a Matter of Recitation

By Rijupatha on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 18:18

The essential act that makes one a Buddhist is Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels: the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Then one’s life begins to centre on spiritual, not mundane values. Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Not Just a Matter of Recitation” by Sangharakshita from the talk “Going for Refuge” given in 1965. This talk is part of the series “The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism”.

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Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

"Touching the Body, Touching Enlightenment" - a talk by Shraddhadhi

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 15 May, 2015 - 14:35

"Touching the Body, Touching Enlightenment" - a talk by Shraddhadhi

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 15 May, 2015 - 14:35

In this inspiring talk, Shraddhadhi, a Rosen-therapist and physio, shares her own journey of re-embodiment. Weaving in stories of Mara’s attack on the Buddha, she explains why a deepening awareness of the body is essential to Dharma practice, and how wisdom is found by dropping our habitual negative storylines and letting go into the deeper energies of the body.

A talk given at the Norwich Sangha’s Buddha Weekend camping retreat, May 2015.

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

Dharmabyte: Reality's Unfolded, What's Next?

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:14

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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is brought to us by Vajratara, entitled “Reality’s Unfolded, What’s Next?.” Vajratara condenses nearly 50 years of the Buddha’s life, using stories from the Pali Canon to show how the Buddha built a spiritual community that lasts to this day. Transcending the conflict between the desire to withdraw and the desire to engage, the Buddha wanders northern India out of compassion,...

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Dharmabyte: Myth Evoking Inner Reality

By Rijupatha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 18:09

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Just how does one explain the taste of a mango? Vadanya gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Myth Evoking Inner Reality”Here, Vadanya illustrates just how rich myth and symbols are to elucidate the inner reality of the Buddha’s experience. From the talk entitled, “Brahmas Request”, given as part of a series of talks on Stories and Symbols at Sheffield Buddhist Centre...

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