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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…

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Buddhist Centre Features

Shakyamuni Mantra (Indian Style)

By Centre Team on Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 - 16:17

The mantra of the Buddha Shakyamuni, chanted as part of the opening ceremony at the 2016 Triratna International Order Convention.

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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Approaching the Buddha, A Six-Week Course (Achala)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 01:19

Here you can download notes for six talks/guided discussions introducing the Buddha, provided by Achala from Wellington, New Zealand.

  1. Approaching the Buddha: His youth; the ‘Four Sights’ and the Going Forth; Enlightenment and the Nature of the Buddha; faith in the Buddha.
     
  2. The Buddha’s Victories: Leaving the family/group; overcoming complacency and ambition; facing existential fear; being alone; Mara.
     
  3. Stories from the Buddha’s Life: The first teaching; a case of dysentery; Kisagotami; Devadatta; meeting with Bharadvaja; mediating between the Koliyans and
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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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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...

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

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